6. Oscar Isaac/Adam Driver - Inside Llewyn Davis/Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac both did very well out of Inside Llewyn Davis; Isaac was rightly showered with awards and nominations, and Driver was marked as someone to watch thanks to his small, scene-stealing role.
Their music performance of the terrible - but insanely catchy - song “Please, Mr Kennedy” is one of the highlights of the film. The song tells of an astronaut who really, really doesn’t want to go to outer space; lyrics that must have caught the attention of J.J. Abrams.
Sometime after both actors were cast in The Force Awakens, with Isaac playing lovable rogue Poe Dameron and Driver as Kylo Ren. This link didn’t escape film fans either, and while Dameron and Ren sadly don’t share a duet – at least not in this entry – it’s hard to look back on Inside Llewyn Davis without linking it to Star Wars now.