Actors & Filmmakers


Rachel not only inspires young hollywood, fellow actors and filmmakers have also expressed their admiration for her over the years and have expressed their interest in working with Rachel.


Rachel’s breakout year in 2005 didn’t went unnoticed by other actors and filmmakers. Actor, director, producer and screenplay writer George Clooney (Ocean’s Eleven, Gravity) has express his admiration for Rachel. Clooney told Variety in 2007, “She’s a smart actor”. Similarly, he told Entertainment Weekly (via) that Rachel is an actor he likes from the younger generation, saying Rachel has a “great range and can do all kinds of stuff”.

Another possible future collaborated who expressed her admiration for Rachel is actress and producer Julia Roberts (Nothing Hill, Erin Brockovich). Roberts called Rachel a “fabulous actress” to Vanity Fair in 2007. A few years later Roberts mentions Rachel again in another interview, saying she would love to work with Rachel because she is “always consistently interesting”. Roberts shares her admiration for Rachel with her niece Emma Roberts. For more on Emma, head over to our young hollywood special.


The following actress can be considered a co-star of Rachel but they haven’t actually shared a scene together. Marion Cotillard (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) and Rachel both starred in Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris“. Additionally, both were part of the voice cast for “The Little Prince“. Cotillard told the press in 2010 that Rachel is “one of my favourite actresses” and also added that she hopes she will work with Rachel one day.

Jenna Dewan-Tatum (Step Up), who is married to Rachel’s “The Vow” co-star Channing Tatum, called Rachel her dream co-star in 2012 and added “I love to learn from people who I think are better”. Dewan-Tatum’s husband Channing Tatum mentioned something similar during “The Vow” press tour, saying the reason he signed on for the movie was because he “wanted to learn from Rachel.”



Director and screenplay writer Jason Reitman (Up In The Air, Young Adult) told the press in 2009 he would love to work with Rachel, adding “I really love Rachel McAdams” and repeated in 2013 that he would love to work with her. Fun fact: While Reitman and Rachel have yet to collaborate on a feature project together, the two of them sort of worked together. Rachel was part of Reitman’s “The Princess Bride” live read at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Screenplay writer Angus MacLachlan (Junebug, via) revealed in in 2009 that he was working on a project with Rachel. However, no additional reports were published to confirm further development of this project.

Director and screenplay writer David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle) confirmed the reports that Rachel was one of the actresses who auditioned for the lead in “Silver Linings Playbook“. He told Vulture in 2012, “There were multiple actresses who kept auditioning for the role, and they were wonderful.” Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Secret Life of Bees, Beyond The Light) is another director/screenplay writer who has expressed interest in working with Rachel. She shared on her official twitter account that Rachel is on her “bucket list of actors to work with” and also mentioned she already had a movie idea in her head.

Other filmmakers who have expressed their interest into working with Rachel include director/writer Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven) and director David Fincher (Fight Club, Gone Girl). It was revealed that Rachel met with Soderbergh while he was filming “Magic Mike” to talk about possibly doing a movie together (via). Back in 2008 it was rumored Rachel was up for David Fincher’s adaption of “Torso” and Fincher told MTV, “I’ve never spoken with Rachel McAdams, though it’s a fine idea.” Additionally Rachel’s manager Shelley Browning told YorkU back in 2006 that representatives ” from Robert De Niro to Leonardo DiCaprio were calling, trying to set up projects” with Rachel.


This page was lated updated on January 14, 2016. Information gathered from various interviews and articles.