The 2009 Hollywood Portfolio
Leibovitz photographed 10 actor-director partnerships, for Vanity Fair, that helped generate more than four dozen Oscar nominations this past season.
These are my favorites:
DANNY BOYLE and DEV PATEL
One film together: Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
SAM MENDES and KATE WINSLET
One film together: Revolutionary Road (2008)
RON HOWARD and TOM HANKS
Four films together: Splash (1984), Apollo 13 (1995), The Da Vinci Code (2006), and the upcoming Angels & Demons (2009).
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN and the late HEATH LEDGER
One film together: The Dark Knight (2008)
Composite photo: Christopher Nolan photographed in Los Angeles, 2008; Heath Ledger photographed in New York City, 2005.