Comedian Inès Reg and her companion Kévin Debonne land on Amazon in a romantic comedy freely inspired by their life. The opportunity for us to bring to light these more or less mythical couples who, like them, played lovers on the screen, while they were together in the city. The selection is eclectic, from Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet to Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, including Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem.
Inès Reg and Kévin Debonne
I want you, neither do I (2020) – Following their video that went viral on Instagram (“when are you going to put glitter in my life Kévin ?!“), the comedian Ines Reg and her husband, screenwriter Kévin Debonne, are co-directing their first feature film, in which they also play the main roles. A romantic comedy inspired by their own love story.
Guillaume Canet and Marion Cotillard
Rock’n Roll (2017) – They had played together in Children’s Games, before being a couple. Then The Last Flight after. But it is with Rock’n Roll that Guillaume Canet, also a director, signs his most memorable collaboration with Marion Cotillard, since the two actors embody real-false versions of themselves, in a nice self-mockery number.
Joanne Woodward & Paul Newman
From the top of the terrace (1960) – Third of fifteen collaborations between Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, who died in 2008. But their first film as a couple, them that the Cannes Film Festival will honor in 2013 by composing its poster from a photo of La Girl with a cap, released fifty years earlier.
Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn
Madame wears the panties (1950) – It was on the set of The Woman of the Year (1942), the first of their nine feature films together, that Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, began a relationship that would last twenty-six years but remained secret, the actor being then married and unwilling to leave his wife. Even if the actress kept a preference for Mademoiselle Gagne-Tout (1952), among this series of films, it is the couple’s previous collaboration with George Cukor, Madame wears the panties, which has further marked the history of cinema. And makes them a husband and a wife from the beginning of the story.
Dax Shepard & Kristen Bell
Hit & Run (2012) – Because we are never better served than by ourselves, it is in the film that he co-realizes that Dax Shepard directs his partner Kristen Bell (whom he will marry the following year) and gives her the role of his girlfriend. He will repeat the experience by making it appear in his adaptation of the series CHIPS (2017), after having made a cameo in the feature film Veronica Mars in 2014.
Dennis Quaid & Meg Ryan
Flesh and Bone (1993) – Following their meeting on the set of The Adventure Within in the late 1980s, this is the first film to reunite Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan after their marriage. But also the last of the couple, who divorced in 2001.
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
Sea view (2015) – Their relationship started on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, it ended a decade later, just a few months after the release of this film directed by Angelina Jolie, the story of a couple in crisis in which Brad Pitt plays her husband. A premonitory subject therefore for a resounding failure in dark rooms.
Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith
Ali (2001) – Married since 1997, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have given each other the answer only once in the cinema: in Ali by Michael Mann, biopic on the famous boxer whose actress embodies the companion. She has since made a cameo (uncredited) in Men in Black III, but that’s it.
Sean Penn & Madonna
Shanghai Surprise (1986) – Married for six months when filming began, the terrible couple formed by Sean Penn and Madonna was the main attraction of this film which has remained above all famous for having been the only one bringing together the two spouses, whose romance has never not withstood the public and critical failure of the feature film, since they divorced in 1989.
Jean Dujardin & Alexandra Lamy
Brice from Nice (2004) – Its appearance is more cameo, even if we see it in several scenes of the film. But Alexandra Lamy and Jean Dujardin briefly played a couple in Brice de Nice, before ending up in Lucky Luke, still in front of James Huth’s camera.
Jenna Dewan & Channing Tatum
10 years already (2011) – On this side of the Atlantic, Jenna Dewan is too little known, not having had a film or series that marked the spirits. It is also on VOD that this feature film came out in our region in which she plays the companion of her then-husband Channing Tatum, whom she met on the set of Sexy Dance and of which she is divorced since 2019.
Paul Dano & Zoe Kazan
Her Name Is Ruby (2012) – In a relationship since 2007, Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan give each other for the first time in this romantic drama written by the second, also a playwright and who is none other than the granddaughter of Elia Kazan. They will team up again by co-writing Wildlife, the actor’s first film in 2018.
Penélope Cruz & Javier Bardem
Escobar (2018) – Their careers have very often been linked before their love life is. But it is as husband and wife that Javier Bardem and Penelope cruz are showing at Escobar. A few months before playing former lovers in Everybody Knows by Asghar Farhadi, presented at the opening of the Cannes Film Festival.
Jennifer Connelly & Paul Bettany
Creation (2009) – Married since 2003, after meeting on the set of Un homme d’exception, Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany only really met once on the big screen as a couple: in the Creation biopic dedicated to Charles Darwin, to whom the actor lends his features. The two comedians then lent their voices to two artificial intelligences of Tony Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Jarvis for him, and his replacement Karen for her.
Rose Byrne & Bobby Cannavale
Adult Beginners (2014) – Even if he shoots a lot, Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale, a couple since 2012, have rarely seen each other on the big screen. Three times only, for the needs of Annie, Spy and this Adult Beginners, a dramatic comedy never before seen in our dark rooms and in which they play spouses.
Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1967) – They didn’t just feed the pages “people” magazines, according to their chaotic relationship marked by two marriages and as many divorces. Richard burton and Elizabeth Taylor have been featured in nearly fifteen films together, including the famous Cleopatra or Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in which they embody a husband and his wife.
Kenneth Branagh & Emma Thompson
Much Ado About Nothing (1993) – A flagship couple of Anglo-Saxon cinema from the end of the 80s until their divorce in 1995, Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson very regularly shared the poster of films directed by the actor. Starting with his adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, the last opus of their fruitful collaboration.
Emily Blunt & John Krasinski
Without a noise (2018) – Not content with directing his wife Emily Blunt, John Krasinski also gives him the answer by playing her husband in Without a sound, horror hit of 2018 which will have a sequel this year. The opportunity for the interpreter of Jim in The Office to put the cover back, in front of and behind the camera.
Annette Bening & Warren Beatty
Date with Fate (1994) – Despite his status as a die-hard killer, Warren Beatty is still in a relationship with Annette Bening, whom he met on the set of Bugsy in 1991. The aptly named Rendez-vous with Destiny therefore marks their first collaboration as a husband. and wife. In front of and behind the camera.
Anne Bancroft & Mel Brooks
To Be or not To Be (1983) – Their respective careers were linked until the death of the actress in 2005, so we can no longer count the collaborations between Anne Bancroft and Mel Brooks, among which this remake of To Be or not To Be, directed, not by the actor and director, but Alan Johnson.
Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick
Pyrates (1991) – Married since 1988, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick represent a model of longevity in Hollywood. And if they have worked together on more than one occasion, Pyrates remains their most interesting collaboration as a couple, because their characters live a passionate relationship in this romantic comedy never before seen in France.
Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez
Father and Daughter (2004) – Glamorous couple from the early 2000s, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are featured in this Kevin Smith film which, small feat, still counts today as one of the worst opus of the respective careers of those who there participated. So much so that the future Batman will have to wait two years and the presentation of Hollywoodland in Venice to regain some credibility by winning an interpretation award.