12 New, Exciting Muse-Director Relationships

'Vanity Fair' can't wait to see what comes of these partnerships

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 14, 2013 2:51 PM CDT

(Newser) – Woody Allen and Diane Keaton (or Mia Farrow, take your pick). Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren. Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman. There have been some great director-muse relationships over the years, and Vanity Fair speculates on the next generation. Click through for a sampling, or check out the full dozen.

David O. Russell guided Jennifer Lawrence to her Best Actress Oscar win for "Silver Linings Playbook," and next up they're working on "American Hustle" together.   (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)
Lena Dunham has said that she's been "obsessed" with Jemima Kirke since the two were 8 years old. Dunham tends to write characters with friends in mind, Kirke included. She directed Kirke in "Tiny Furniture"...   (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca)
Anna Kendrick is starring in two of director Joe Swanberg's new and upcoming films: "Drinking Buddies" and "Happy Christmas." Swanberg has been in need of a new source of mumblecore inspiration ever since...   (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Zach Braff once directed an up-and-coming Natalie Portman in "Garden State." Next up, he'll direct Joey King, 14, in "Wish I Was Here." They met on the set of "Oz the Great and Powerful." Could King be...   (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for New Line Cinema/AP Images)
In the past, playing Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet" has been a "cinematic game-changer for both director and muse," Vanity Fair notes. Next up: Hailee Steinfeld will play the role in Carlo Carlei's version.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Mia Wasikowska stars in David Cronenberg's upcoming "Maps to the Stars." Cronenberg did pretty amazing things with Robert Pattinson in "Cosmopolis," so it'll be exciting to see what he can do with Wasikowska....   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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