In one corner, the boorish, hyper-macho American, in the other an elegant, gay Frenchman. The one thing they have in common is their need to compete and win - and need so great that even after wrecking their cars, they just keep on going.
Frenemies before that was even a term. Anne Bancroft + Shirley MacLaine = can't go wrong.
That's right Ice... man, I am dangerous. Oh young Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer, the world was your oyster before you both turned out to be famously crazy. But, hey, we'll always have Top Gun.
Rivals, competitors, eventually friends. The Rocky/Apollo relationship was an integral part of the Rocky series... you know, until they killed off Apollo and then kept making movies.
Bette Davis and Joan Crawford were both formidable, terrifying women and their off-screen rivalry was legendary. Their on-screen rivalry in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? is pretty good, too, though I imagine that it pales in comparison to the original.