Dave Franco & Alison Brie, Emily Blunt & John Krasinski and More: Couples Who Work (Well!) Together
From Emily Blunt and John Krasinski to Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem, here are all of Hollywood's most famous couples who have joined forces (successfully) onscreen — and are still strong
Dave Franco and Alison Brie
The duo, who tied the knot in 2017, have collaborated on their first film together, The Rental, which stars Brie and is directed by Franco. The actor told Moonlight director Barry Jenkins for Filmmaker magazine that Brie was "invaluable" on set "and I honestly don’t think I could have done this without her."
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
The A-list couple has collaborated on not just one, but two films, beginning with 2018's A Quiet Place. Riding high off the success of the blockbuster hit, which was co-written and directed by Krasinski, the parents of two have worked together on a sequel, the upcoming A Quiet Place Part II, in theaters in 2021.
Warren Beatty and Annette Bening
The husband and wife team of 28 years have starred in four films together: 1991’s Bugsy, 1994’s Love Affair and 1999’s Forever Hollywood. They reunited again onscreen for 2016’s Rules Don’t Apply, which Beatty produced and directed. Beatty earned the Oscar nomination for Best Actor in Bugsy.
Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem
The Spanish couple have no qualms in working together, having collaborated on a whopping nine films, beginning with 1992’s Jamón Jamón. Others quickly followed, including 2001’s Don’t Tempt Me, 2008’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona, for which Cruz won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, 2013’s The Counselor, and 2017’s Loving Pablo. In the latter, Bardem played drug lord Pablo Escobar with Cruz as Virginia Vallejo, a journalist who becomes involved in an affair with him.
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes
The low-key couple, who have been together since 2011 and share two daughters, met on the set of their 2012 film The Place Beyond the Pines. The two keep their relationship away from the spotlight with Mendes telling a fan on Instagram in March, "My man and my kids are private. That’s important to me so thanks for getting that. Have a beautiful day. Sending so much love!"
Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone
The two comedians tied the knot in 2005 and share two daughters together. They also share screen time together (and many laughs!) in at least 11 films such as 2011’s Bridesmaids, 2013’s Identity Thief, 2014’s Tammy, 2015’s Spy, and 2018’s Life of the Party and Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
The longtime lovebirds have starred in four films together: 1968’s The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, 1984’s Swing Shift, 1987’s Overboard and 2018’s The Christmas Chronicles. They’ll next be seen together in this year’s upcoming Netflix film The Christmas Chronicles 2.
Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann
The director and actress have worked together on six comedies, beginning with the 1996 film The Cable Guy, which starred Mann and Jim Carrey and Apatow produced. The couple next worked on 2005’s The 40-Year-Old Virgin, followed by films Knocked Up, This Is 40, Drillbit Taylor and Funny People.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
The longtime married couple have been supportive of each other's careers since marrying in 1997. It wasn't until 2001, however, that the two finally collaborated together on a film, the Oscar-nominated Ali. In it, Will embodied the legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, while Jada Pinkett played a supporting role.