15 Directors You Didn’t Know Have Dated Their Lead Actresses

Every time we hear a news about the on-set relationships of our favorite celebs,  it gets a lot of attention from the public. Here’re some of the directors who you never knew dated their lead actresses.

Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard

Chaplin and Goddard worked together in Modern Times (1936), The Great Dictator (1940)They were together for 6 years (1936 and 1942).

Darren Aronofsky and Rachel Weisz

Aronofsky worked with Rachel Weisz in The Fountain. They met before the movie started.

David Lynch and Isabella Rossellini

Isabella Rossellini is known for her role in Blue Velvet (1986) which was directed by David Lynch. Their relationship ended in 1990.

James Cameron and Linda Hamilton

Terminator 2: Judgment Day, 1991 actress Linda Hamilton and the director James Cameron. They got married in 1997 but got divorced after 2 years.

Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson

Actor and director Kenneth Branagh has directed blockbusters such as Thor and Cinderella. They both were together for 4 years (1989-1995).

Len Wiseman and Kate Beckinsale

Wiseman and Beckinsale got together in 2003 on the set of the movie Underworld.

Luc Besson and Milla Jovovich

These two worked together in the 1997 movie The Fifth Element. They got divorced after 2 years.

Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich

Anderson and Jovovich met on the set of Resident Evil in 2002. They are still married.

Robert Rodriguez and Rose McGowan

Director of Sin City, 2005, Robert Rodriguez started dating Rose McGowan on the set of Planet Terror (2007). They broke up in 2009.

Sam Esmail and Emmy Rossum

Director and producer of Mr. Robot, Sam Esmail, and Fiona from Shameless, Emmy Rossum have been dating since 2014.

Sam Mendes and Kate Winslet

These two worked together in the movie Revolutionary Road (2008). They were married for 7 years (2003-2010).

Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw

Spielberg and Capshaw become close on the set of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). These two are happily married since 1991.

Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter

The famous couple met when they were shooting Planet of the Apes, 2001. They broke up in 2015.

Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins

Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins had a chance to work together in Bob Roberts (1992), Dead Man Walking (1995) and Cradle Will Rock (1999). They both were together for 21 years (1988-2009).

Woody Allen and Diane Keaton

Woody and Diane first met on the set of Play It Again, Sam (1972).


Pooja Singh

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