Fire or Ice? 18 Married Celebrities Who Starred in Movies Together (PHOTOS)

Sure, you have chemistry offscreen, but will that translate on film? Plenty of married celebrities have tested their ability to work together by making movies together, with results that vary from totally electrifying to, well, meh.

These celebrities took their work home with them and vice versa, starring with their spouses in varied films. Check out which celebrities who starred together made sparks fly and which ones barely created an ember. 


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  • Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall


    Before there was Brangelina there was Bogie and Baby. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall caused a scandal when they started seeing each other while filming To Have and Have Not. He was still married and she was just 19 (he was 44). They went on to make three more movies -- two while married (Dark Passage and Key Largo, left).

  • Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith


    When you're enough of a box office draw to star in an Muhammad Ali biopic, you can bring on your real-life wife on to play your onscreen one. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith electrified Ali with their portrayal of the boxer's intense but brief first marriage. In real life, of course, the couple have been going strong for 18 years.

  • Courteney Cox & David Arquette


    She was a sitcom queen, he a comedic goofball. Somehow, they connected while filming the slasher film, Scream (left), where she played a bitchy reporter and he the town sherriff who courts her (they reprised their roles in Scream 4). They married in 1999, separated in 2010 and divorced in 2013, though they still have a production company together, Coquette Films (Cougar Town).

  • Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman


    This Hollywood golden couple had been married six years when they began filming Stanley Kubrick's erotic drama, Eyes Wide Shut, which took a record 400 days to shoot. Two years after the film premiered, they were divorced (2001), leading to speculation that the intense shoot ruined their marriage. Kidman debunked the rumors, but fans still draw parallels between the marital struggles of the couple's onscreen characters with the actors' real woes.

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  • Warren Beatty & Annette Bening


    After Bugsy sparked a romance between Annette Bening and Warren Beatty, the two married to the shock of many who knew Beatty as a longtime lothario. In Love Affair (left), a remake of the Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr classic An Affair to Remember, the glow of their wedded bliss is palpable. The couple has been married since 1992.

  • Ben Stiller & Christine Taylor


    They met while filming a failed TV pilot, Heat Vision and Jack. Ben Stiller directed and Christine Taylor had a bit part. He proposed while he was filming Meet the Parents, and they married soon afterward. But it wasn't until Zoolander that Stiller and Taylor shared the big screen. Obviously, they liked working together, also co-starring in Dodgeball:A True Underdog Story and Tropic Thunder, as well as appearing on TV's Curb Your Enthusiasm and Arrested Development.  

  • Chris Pratt & Anna Faris


    The two actors met while filming the comedy Take Me Home Tonight, and married the following year, in 2009. They next made What's Your Number and Movie 43 (left). Not only were all three flicks commercial and critical duds, but the latter netted the couple a nomination for a "Worst Screen Combo" Razzie Award. They were edged out by Will and Jaden Smith for After Earth. Here's hoping their offscreen chemistry is better. 

  • Kristen Bell & Dax Shephard


    The pair hit it off when they filmed When in Rome. But when Kristen Bell of Veronica Mars fame made a film based on the TV show, she brought husband Dax Shepard on to play a role billed as "Overconfident Club Boy." He works every second of that cameo by doing the dorkiest dance to hit films in years.  

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  • Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt


    Brangelina had ridiculous chemistry in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, leaving no one surprised to hear that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were divorcing. By the time the film wrapped, he'd taken up with Angelina Jolie. But while the couple, who married in 2014, have since been inseparable, they'd never starred in a movie together until filming the upcoming By the Sea. The subject: A deeply troubled marriage.  

  • Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffiths


    The two actors divorced recently, after 18 years of marriage, but not before bookending their relationship with movies. They met while filming the comedy Two Much (left), and left their respective marriages to marry each other. While Griffiths later starred in her husband's directorial debut, Crazy in Alabama, they didn't share the screen as husband and wife until 2014's Automata, made while they were drifting apart. Talk about awkward.

  • Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton


    Not only did Elizabeth Taylor and husband Richard Burton marry each other twice, they also co-starred multiple times—seven, to be exact. While they met and famously had an affair whle on the set of Cleopatra, other classics came while they were married, including Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and The Sandpiper (left).   

  • Idina Menzel & Taye Diggs


    They shared a passion for theater and each other. Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs met while starring in the Broadway production of Rent and went on to co-star in several other productions. After they married, they later reprised their roles for the movie version of Rent.  

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  • Emma Thompson & Kenneth Branagh


    A one-two acting and directing force to be reckoned with, the two British players worked together frequently in everything from comedies to heavy dramas. Most notably, after they married, they co-starred in the light Shakespearan comedy, Much Ado About Nothing (left) and the retro thriller Dead Again. They divorced in 1995 after six years of marriage.

  • Sylvester Stallone & Brigitte Nielsen


    The macho action star and the Amazonian former model: Sylverster Stallone and Brigitte Nielsen's romance and two year marriage made them tabloid regulars. And they're more likely to be remembered together for that than their onscreen collaborations in Rocky IV (left) and Cobra, in which he plays an elite cop assigned to play bodyguard to her character, a businesswoman, and you guessed it, model.  

  • Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis


    Actors, civil rights icons, lovebirds. Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis' longtime marraige seemed to have the best of all worlds. Their onscreen collaborations, like their marriage, spanned more than 50 years. One highlight: in Do the Right Thing, they play push-and-pull lovers whose unlikely, old-fahioned romance plays out in the midst of the film's lightning bolt of a plot.   

  • Angela Bassett & Courtney B. Vance


    Though they've certainly had very successful acting careers separately, Angela Bassett and husband Courtney B. Vance, have only worked together twice: on 1995's Panther, and 2008's Nothing But the Truth. No matter; the fellow Ivy Leaguers (he attended Harvard, and they met at Yale's School of Drama) have one of the most enduring Hollywood marriages, 18 years and counting. 

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  • Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward


    They set the gold standard for partners in life and work. Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward married were married for 50 years, until his death in 2008. They also showed how in sync they were on film, making 11 movies together, most of which were made after they were married, including A New Kind of Love (left) and their last, the acclaimed Mr. and Mrs. Bridges. 

  • Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell


    So they're not married. But Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been together longer than many here today, gone tomorrow legal unions. They're also pure gold onscreen, having starred together in a comedy classic, Overboard, as well as The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band and Swing Shift.