Chris Hemsworth and More Celebrities Who Acted With Their Spouses in Movies

Actors have often fallen in love on set after playing love interests. Some of the same ones later try to recreate the spark by c0-starring in a movie again after walking down the aisle. After all, when looking for two people who can have chemistry, why not pick people who love each other in real life?

Sometimes, this has led to good movies and other times, not so much. There are also some interesting stories about how the couple managed to work together. So which spouses liked working together? Here are 20 celebrity couples who acted together in movies.

1. Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky in 12 Strong

Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky posing for photographers on a red carpet.
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky | Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

The two actors are part of huge franchises, with Chris Hemsworth playing Thor and Elsa Pataky playing Elena in the Fast & Furious franchise. They have also been married since 2010 and have three kids together: daughter India and twin sons Tristan and Sasha.

Their latest movie is 12 Strong where they also portray a married couple, which made their job easier. Hemsworth told Cinema Blend:

Obviously, it was much easier with Elsa playing my wife. I felt like we’ve been rehearsing more than seven years for this part. We joked while we were filming, ‘If we don’t have any on-camera chemistry in this movie then we’re in trouble.’

Pataky also talked about how this experience is different for them at the movie’s premiere. “It’s like we’re going to the movies but we are in the movie, which is great. It’s fun,” she told ET. “We are both excited. Usually, it’s me supporting him and now, this time, I have a role here. So it’s interesting to just watch us and we’re both excited [in] the same way.”

Next: These two married actors starred in two movies together in 2017.

2. Alison Brie and Dave Franco in The Disaster Artist, The Little Hours, and The Lego Movie

Alison Brie wraps her arm around Dave Franco.
Dave Franco and Alison Brie | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

The married couple walked down the aisle in 2017 and appeared on screen together twice the same year. Alison Brie played Dave Franco’s love interest in The Disaster Artist. Given James Franco also co-starred in the movie, it was clearly a total family affair.

But it wasn’t the first time the spouses played love interests together. Franco told InStyle:

I’ve been lucky enough to work with Alison a few times this past year. It was a little scary going into the first project, because we were playing love interests in that one as well. In the back of my mind, I was scared that there might not be chemistry between us onscreen, and that would be weird! But on the contrary, it was so easy to act with her.

Next: This Oscar-nominated movie had married movie stars play a couple that divorced.

3. Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith in Ali

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith standing closely together.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith | Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez/AFP/Getty Images

Will Smith played Muhammad Ali and Jada Pinkett-Smith played his first wife in the biopic. The movie is still one of the actor’s best, and it got him an Oscar nomination.

The experience impacted them both to the point where they thought about spending a year in Johannesburg with their family because they didn’t want their kids to be “completely miseducated” about their heritage, according to ABC News.

Next: These two celebrities made movies before, during, and after their marriage.

4. Courteney Cox and David Arquette in Scream 2, The Shrink Is In, The Tripper, and more 

Courteney Cox and David Arquette standing closely together as they pose for photos on a red carpet.
Courteney Cox Arquette and David Arquette | Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI

The two actors have a long and interesting history with each other and the Wes Craven franchise. They met on the set of the first Scream movie and were married by the time of the sequel. However, they divorced in 2013. They still came back to work together for the later sequels though.

Cox claimed it’s actually better working with Arquette now than the first time around. “I love him so much,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “We are the closest of friends. I would say we’re probably better now than we were during that movie.”

They worked on eight movies together in total, six of which occurred were while they were married.

Next: These movie stars did three movies together before their divorce.

5. Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise in Far and Away and Eyes Wide Shut

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise standing near a group of photographers.
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise | Torsten BlackwoodAFP/Getty Images

The celebrity couple met on the set of Days of Thunder and wed in 1999. They reunited for the movie Far and Away, which featured Tom Cruise’s terrible Irish accent.

They also later starred in Eyes Wide Shut together before divorcing in 2001.

Next: These two actors have been married for 19 years and recently made a movie together.

6. Annette Bening and Warren Beatty in Love Affair, Bugsy, and more

Annette Bening and Warren Beatty smiling in front of a blue backdrop.
Annette Bening and Warren Beatty | Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

The celebrity couple has been married since 1992. Since then, they have worked together on four movies: Love Affair, Bugsy, Forever Hollywood, and Rules Don’t Apply. The last one was in 2016, and although Warren Beatty has had a long-running career, he still puts his marriage first.

“What I think is that having four kids, and having the marriage that I have, is the best thing that has ever happened to me,” he told Deadline.

Next: This actress would often have to act repulsed by her husband onscreen.

7. Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor in Zoolander, Tropic Thunder, and more

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor at the 2016 MET Gala.
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor | Mike Coppola/Getty Images for

The couple got married in 2000. They then went on to do five scripted movies together: Zoolander, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Tropic Thunder, Zoolander 2, and Little Boxes

Christine Taylor would sometimes have to act repulsed by Ben Stiller’s characters and talked about that while promoting Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. “To me, he’s my husband, he can’t look bad in anything,” she said, referring to his unitard to Black Film.

She continued, “That being said, I loved being the nemesis. I loved it. I loved being repulsed, and it was just a great experience all [around]. I mean, we had a blast.”

They lasted for quite some time for Hollywood and had two kids, but shockingly announced their separation in 2017.

Next: This couple scandalously got together on the set of one movie and later made another.

8. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in By the Sea

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at a 2015 movie premiere.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in 2015. | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The couple famously met and fell in love on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. But they reunited on screen again in By the Sea a year after they were officially married.

The couple is now separated and moving forward with a divorce.

Next: You might not have noticed but this funny actor puts his wife in a lot of his movies.

9. Adam and Jackie Sandler in Big Daddy, 50 First Dates, Eight Crazy NightsGrown Ups, and more

Jackie Sandler and Adam Sandler pose on the red carpet of a screening in Los Angeles.
Jackie Sandler and Adam Sandler | Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Netflix

The comedian has made it to the point in his career where he can produce most of his stuff, so that means he has a lot of power in casting. He has actually been putting his wife, Jackie Sandler, in most of his movies along with other family members.

She appeared in Pixels, as did their two kids and his nephew.

Next: When this couple worked together, they fought over cleavage.

10. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard in CHIPS, When in Rome, and The Boss

Kristen Bell and Dax Shephard posing together on a red carpet.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard | Jason Merritt/Getty Images

The celebrity couple has been married since 2013 after they met on the set of Hit and Run. They have done multiple movies since, but Dax Shepard directed and starred in the movie adaption of CHIPS. 

Kristen Bell was cast as a trophy wife named Karen in the movie. By that time, they were married for four years. They actually disagreed on how much cleavage she would show.

“When I came out with a chest that size, he said, ‘It looks great, but you need to zip the bathing suit up a little bit,'” she told E! News. “And I was like, ‘Honey, I get these one time. I want a lot of cleavage. I want this to look aggressive.’ … it was the one disagreement we had on set.”

Next: This couple are in a mostly silent horror movie together.

11. John Krasinski and Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski at the Alice Through The Looking Glass premiere.
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski | John Sciulli/Getty Images

The two play parents in this quiet horror movie, which John Krasinski actually directed. In real life, they have been married since 2010 and have two children together. Krasinski had nothing but nice things to say about Emily Blunt’s acting.

The air changes in the room when she starts doing what she does,” he told Vanity Fair. “It’s so honest and so pure and so powerful. It’s like a superpower that she can just unlock and do so specifically with not many attempts. For me, I love acting, and I’m so lucky to be doing it. But she’s on another plane.”

They both were also involved in The Muppets, Don Jon, The Wind Rises, and Animal Crackers.

Next: This singer and actor starred in a bad movie together.

12. Madonna and Sean Penn in Shanghai Surprise

Madonna and Sean Penn posing in front of a blue backdrop.
Madonna and Sean Penn | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for J/PHRO

The pop star married the actor in 1985. A year later, their crime movie was released and it was panned by critics. The relationship also fell apart, and the two divorced in 1989.

Next: This Hollywood couple married twice and did more than 10 movies together.

13. Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?The Taming of the Shrew, and more

Elizabeth Taylor leans on Richard Burton as she wears flowers on her hair.
Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor | William Lovelace/Getty Images

One of the biggest Hollywood love stories is between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. They had a famously tumultuous relationship and actually married twice.

The first time was from 1975 to 1976. Their second marriages lasted from 1964 to 1974. In the end, they made 11 movies together.

Next: This couple from the U.K. did movies and television together.

14. Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson in Dead AgainMuch Ado About Nothing, and more

Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson at an outdoor event.
Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson | Diane Freed/Getty Images

The two were married from 1989 to 1995. During that time, they did five movies and a mini-series together. The first time they paired up was in 1989’s Look Back in Anger. They then went on to do Dead Again, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, Peter’s Friends, and Fortunes of War.

After their divorce, they actually reunited, starring in The Boat That Rocked in 2009.

Next: Bogie starred in multiple movies with his wife.

15. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, and Key Largo

Humphrey DeForest Bogart and Lauren Bacall
Humphrey De Forest Bogart and Lauren Bacall | Victor Drees/Evening Standard/Getty Images

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall previously starred in To Have and Have Not together in 1944. They then were married from 1945 to 1957. During that time, they made three more movies together and had two children.

Next: This couple did a remake together before their messy divorce.

16. Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger in The Getaway

Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger attending the 1998 Golden Globes.
Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger | Hal Garb/Getty Images

The actors met on the set of The Marrying Man and were then married from 1993 to 2002. In 1994, their remake of the adventure movie, The Getaway, was released. That was their last movie.

They had a daughter together and eventually went on to have a messy divorce.

Next: This couple was married for 50 years and did a lot of work together.

17. Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in Harry & Son, Paris Blues, and more

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward smiling while standing outdoors.
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward | Sim Rog via YouTube

The couple first met on the set of The Long, Hot Summer and got married in 1958.

They were married for 50 years, and during that time, they did nine movies together: Rally Round the Flag, Boys!, Harry & Son, Paris Blues, From the Terrace, WUSA, Winning, The Drowning Pool, A New Kind of Love, and Mr. & Mrs. Bridge.

Next: This funny couple did some work together before separating.

18. Chris Pratt and Anna Faris in What’s Your Number? and more

Anna Faris and Chris Pratt look at each other on the red carpet.
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt | Jesse Grant/Getty Images

The funny stars got married in 2009 after meeting on the set of Take Me Home Tonight. They went on to do two more movies together: What’s Your Number? and Movie 43.

In 2017, they announced they were separating so their time working together is probably over.

Next: These stars were in a fake movie together.

19. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis in Annie

Actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis attend the game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis | Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

The movie stars got married in 2015. Since then, they have done one movie together, Annie. In it, they play actors who star in a fake movie called Moonquake Lake, in which a woman who is half-fish falls in love with a man. It’s crazy but looks fun.

Next: This couple did a movie together but someone else was cast as the husband’s love interest.

20. Leighton Meester and Adam Brody in Life Partners

Leighton Meester and Adam Brody at the 2014 Tony Awards.
Leighton Meester and Adam Brody | Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions

The television stars got married in 2014. After that, they starred in a little movie called Life Partners. Instead of playing a couple that falls in love, Leighton Meester plays a woman who is hurt when her friend gets a boyfriend. Her co-star, Gillian Jacobs, is the one who has the love story with Adam Brody.

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