Cinema has given fans a multitude of compelling lead performances that were heightened by the addition of a trusted companion. Whether part of a buddy cop outfit like in Bad Boys, a romantic comedy in When Harry Met Sally, or a budding bromance in Step Brothers, the central relationship between the two lead characters in a film often leads to cinema gold. Here are some of the most iconic duos to hit the big screen that have provided us with an endless stream of classic movie scenes.
20. Cheech & Chong
Cheech & Chong are an award-winning comedy duo consisting of Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong who first found a following in the 1970s through their stand-up routines and stage skits. The duo went on to release several albums throughout the 70s and won a Grammy for Best Comedy Album for 1974’s Los Cochinos. Cheech & Chong’s shtick was based on the 1970s hippie and free love movement and the central theme of their passion for cannabis.
Many of their stand-up routines made their way to the big screen including the famous “Dave’s not here” bit which was featured in their first film, Up In Smoke (1978). The hilarious duo had some excellent chemistry and played the roles so well that it made you wonder how much they were actually acting. Cheech & Chong went on to star in a long list of low budget cult classics that continue to entertain audiences today.