Epic Photos of World-Famous Rivals Getting Friendly
The Bride and O-Ren
One of the most spectacular rivalries ever on the big screen is between the Bride and O-Ren Ishii from the epic Kill Bill Volume 1.
The Bride, played by Uma Thurman, had one goal only: to take revenge against those who ruined her life and murdered her baby. O-Ren (Lucy Liu) was the first one on the Bride’s hit list.
The Bride scalped off O-Ren’s head, but that didn’t stop the two from taking this photo right after the fight.
The Predator and Dutch
While he was hunting an alien intruder better known as the Predator, in the jungles of Central America, Major Alan “Dutch” Schaefer (Arnold Schwarzenegger), the leader of a U.S. Army Special Forces’ elite rescue team, probably didn’t think about politics and running for elected office, nor did shaking his mortal enemy’s hand as an option.
Some 15 years later it all happened, and Ah-nold became the Governor of California with the endorsement of the Predator himself.
Bane and Batman
Perhaps one day in the future both of these talented fellows, Christian Bale and Tom Hardy, will take the same side as honorary British knights. Until then, we’ll remember them as Batman and Bane, bitter enemies in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.
The two characters certainly had different plans for the future of Gotham City but apparently shared the same passion for disguise. If nothing else, it was the masks that brought them together for a little chat and a laugh.
The Joker and Batman
You know what they say — once a joker, always a joker. Some things don’t change, not even in the city of Gotham. But when the lights were off on 1989’s Batman, you might be surprised at what these two, Batman (Michael Keaton) and the Joker (Jack Nicholson), were really up to.
As it turns out, Nicholson wouldn’t arrive until 10 am (he loved his parties, remember), and could often be found in between takes yelling at televised Lakers games.
Colt and Tang Lung
When two legends of martial arts get together, everyone is (secretly) hoping for a fight or at least a quick demonstration of what two masters can do when facing off against each other.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t really happen, not even on the sets of martial arts action movies.
Instead, you’re more likely to see a scene like the one in this photo with Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris posing together during filming for The Way of the Dragon.
Dracula and Frankenstein
If you have ever thought that monsters are nothing but horrible creatures who live only to hate and destroy others, you might want to reconsider that line of thinking after seeing this lovely photo of the two of the greatest monsters of all time – Dracula (Béla Lugosi) and Frankenstein (Glenn Strange.
Both of them are wearing those big smiles on their faces as if Dracula is just telling his patched-together buddy Frankenstein a great joke about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde while “they” are not around.
Freddy Krueger and the Elm Street Kids
What may seem like a dream come true for one person can easily be a real nightmare for another. We bet the guys of Elm Street never saw this coming: their girlfriends kissing Fred Krueger, the clawed monster killer from their dreams.
On the other hand, Freddy does seem pretty darn happy in this picture. Despite his evil looks and even worse deeds, he’s still managing to add insult to future injury by stealing some smooches.
An Unlikely Hogwarts Reunion
It looks like there was a big reunion at Hogwarts and everyone was invited, including both Lord Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange. What kind of magic did they need to use to bring together all these characters for a group photo? And what the heck is Harry wearing?
It seems nobody told Mr. Potter he should be appropriately dressed for such an occasion, and skip wearing an old hoody and pair of jeans he kept ever since the days of the Order of the Phoenix.
James Bond and a Baddie
After several decades of reviving the story about the famous 007 agent also known by the name of James Bond, the general impression is that his only weak spots are gorgeous women and an occasional martini — shaken, not stirred.
Seen in this photo, Mr. Bond (Daniel Craig appears to have an additional Achilles heel. If his arch enemy’s henchman knows how to throw a killer punchline, he might take Bond down with that as well.
Lauri Strode and Michael Myers
It’s really hard to decide what’s worse: be a victim of a serial killer’s persecution and abuse or to discover that the very same serial killer is, in fact, your brother who is deliberately trying to kill you.
In the case of Jamie Lee Curtis a.k.a. Laurie Strode in the Halloween franchise, both of these scenarios happen to be true.
Nevertheless, the sisterly love suppresses the fears, or so it seems in this lovely family photo.
Jaws and Quint
Even the most brutal fight for life and death between beast and man can come to the point when both sides need a little rest, or so it seems in this photo taken between filming of the 1975 ocean epic ‘Jaws.’
Taken out from the water, both Quint, the shark hunter played by Robert Shaw, and the titular great white decided to lie down for a bit before they continue their struggle to outwit each other on the open sea.
Luke Skywalker and Grand Moff Tarkin
Even in the eternal battle of good versus evil, things can become a bit blurry every now and then.
When Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) met Grand Moff Tarkin (Peter Cushing), the two of them not only spared a moment to chat but share a few good laughs too (and this is before ‘how big is your lightsaber’ jokes were all the rage).
As seen in this photo, Luke was really enjoying the commander’s company, much more than anyone could have ever guessed.
Neo and Agent Smith
It’s no secret that Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) had a very special relationship throughout the Matrix trilogy, but no one could really guess that these two would ever become such close friends.
These two look as if they are on their way to grab a few drinks together before they get back to their duties of trying to Neo destroying the Matrix While Agent Smith makes sure everything keeps running smoothly in the world of the machines.
Ripley and the Alien
When Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) started the war against Alien we are more than sure she never planned to become so attached to it, or genetically intersect with the creatures. Yet, it happened.
Seen in this image, the two of them are not only relatives now, but great friends too. So, when they run into one another somewhere in between galaxies, taking a family photo is a must, simply because you never know when the next reunion will be.
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates
In a world-changing, Hollywood-esque real-life rivalry, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates shared a long and exciting “love/hate” relationship for over 30 years.
During this time, they never really got along that great, but they could never have done what they did without the other.
It seems they always thrived with someone challenging them, and who could be a better challenger to Gates than an individual like Jobs, and vice versa.
Thor and Loki
The eternal enemies of Norse mythology and today great rivals and blood brothers of the Avengers series, Thor and Loki are definitely a complicated pair of opponents and companions.
Wherever the two of them show up together, something big is ought to happen. It will probably include some major destruction or at least some world-domination scheming, but when Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) think that no one is watching, they don’t mind breaking character to share a laugh.