Five Great REAL Onscreen Couples

As Going the Distance hits Irish cinemas, looks at five of its favourite real life onscreen couples!

Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis

The mysterious French chanteuse Vanessa Paradis and ever-handsome Johnny Depp have been coupled for almost 15 years and FINALLY the duo are to make a feature together. The classy couple is set to co-star in My American Lover, a film based on the life of French feminist philosopher Simone de Beauvior ( Paradis) and her American lover, Nelson Algren (to be played by Depp). We’ve got a good feeling about this one!

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise

They were the power couple of the ‘90s, Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise met while co-starring in the race car themed film, Days of Thunder. Nine years later in 1999, the high-profile duo brought their chemistry back on-screen in the neo-noir psychological thriller Eyes Wide Shut, as a wealthy husband and wife… Where did it all go wrong?

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell

They met on the set of The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band in 1968 and teamed up again 15 years later for Swing Shift. Though never legally married, the two have been one of Tinsel town’s happiest couples ever since. They had a son in 1986 and Goldie’s kids with ex-husband Bill Hudson (including daughter Kate Hudson) have said that they consider Kurt to be their dad. Though the pair lit up the screen together one more time in 1987’s Overboard.

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacal

They met on the set of Howard Hawks’s 1944 Hemingway-meets-“Casablanca” mishmash, “To Have and Have Not.” He was 45, not to mention married, she was a mere 19, yet her screen presence exuded the maturity of a young woman who was every bit the equal of her formidable co-star. The perfect coupling.

Woody Allen and Diane Keaton

Woody Allen has never been short of a “muse” – from Louise Lasser to Scarlett Johansson. Yet there remains no better than Diane Keaton. Though the pair broke up after a mere year of dating, the two went on to collaobrate on some of Allen’s finest works – including Manhattan and Keaton’s own breakout performance Annie Hall.