12 directors who ended up marrying the stars of their movies

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Workplace romances are pretty common, especially when that workplace is a movie set.

Some of these romances last for the length of a shoot, while others carry on after the final take and usually it’s the director and the leading lady or gent who end up walking down the aisle together.

Here are twelve examples of that being exactly the case.

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<p>When Capshaw was cast as Willie <em>Indiana Jones: The Temple of Doom</em>, Spielberg was still married to his first wife Amy Irving. They still grew close on the set and after the director divorced Irving in 1989 (and paid out a whopping $100 million settlement), she converted to Judaism and married him two years later. The couple has been together ever since. </p>
Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw

When Capshaw was cast as Willie Indiana Jones: The Temple of Doom, Spielberg was still married to his first wife Amy Irving. They still grew close on the set and after the director divorced Irving in 1989 (and paid out a whopping $100 million settlement), she converted to Judaism and married him two years later. The couple has been together ever since.

<p>Coen and McDormand met when she auditioned for his and his brother Ethan Coen’s first movie <em>Blood Simple</em>. She nearly didn’t go to the callback because she wanted to be there for her then-boyfriend doing a two-line debut on a soap, but she did and the pair have been married since 1984.<br>The actor has appeared in several of his movies and won an Oscar for her role in <em>Fargo</em>, so clearly they are a dream team both on and off the screen. </p>
Joel Coen and Frances McDormand

Coen and McDormand met when she auditioned for his and his brother Ethan Coen’s first movie Blood Simple. She nearly didn’t go to the callback because she wanted to be there for her then-boyfriend doing a two-line debut on a soap, but she did and the pair have been married since 1984.
The actor has appeared in several of his movies and won an Oscar for her role in Fargo, so clearly they are a dream team both on and off the screen.

<p>Sam Taylor-Wood and Aaron Johnson met when he was 18 and she was 42 on the set of her directorial debut <em>Nowhere Boy</em>. They fell in love and announced their engagement at the film’s 2009 premiere before marrying in 2012 and both taking the surname Taylor-Johnson. The couple has two daughters together and have a new movie coming out called <em>A Million Little Pieces</em>. </p>
Sam Taylor-Johnson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Sam Taylor-Wood and Aaron Johnson met when he was 18 and she was 42 on the set of her directorial debut Nowhere Boy. They fell in love and announced their engagement at the film’s 2009 premiere before marrying in 2012 and both taking the surname Taylor-Johnson. The couple has two daughters together and have a new movie coming out called A Million Little Pieces.

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<p>The director and actor met while shooting the 2006 film <em>OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies</em>, and married soon after. The pair also collaborated on the Academy Award-winning, 2011 film <em>The Artist</em>, and have two children together. </p>
Michel Hazanavicius and Bérénice Bejo

The director and actor met while shooting the 2006 film OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies, and married soon after. The pair also collaborated on the Academy Award-winning, 2011 film The Artist, and have two children together.

<p>Beckinsale was in a long-term relationship with Michael Sheen when she met Len Wiseman on the set of 2003’s <em>Underworld.</em> She even persuaded the director to cast her then-partner but that didn’t stop the pair falling in love. After the production ended her relationship with Sheen did too, and she moved on with Wiseman, who also split with his wife Dana. The pair married in 2004 but he filed for divorce in 2016. </p>
Len Wiseman and Kate Beckinsale

Beckinsale was in a long-term relationship with Michael Sheen when she met Len Wiseman on the set of 2003’s Underworld. She even persuaded the director to cast her then-partner but that didn’t stop the pair falling in love. After the production ended her relationship with Sheen did too, and she moved on with Wiseman, who also split with his wife Dana. The pair married in 2004 but he filed for divorce in 2016.

<p>Mirren had vowed never to marry but she changed her mind for Hackford. The pair met when she auditioned for his movie <em>White Nights,</em> but the meeting wasn’t the most pleasant as he kept her waiting. Obviously, the frostiness thawed as the pair ended up marrying in 1997 and have been together ever since. </p>
Taylor Hackford and Helen Mirren

Mirren had vowed never to marry but she changed her mind for Hackford. The pair met when she auditioned for his movie White Nights, but the meeting wasn’t the most pleasant as he kept her waiting. Obviously, the frostiness thawed as the pair ended up marrying in 1997 and have been together ever since.

<p>Jovovich had previously been married to her Fifth Element director Luc Besson, but that was shortlived compared to her current marriage to Anderson. The pair met when he directed her in the first Resident Evil movie in 2002. He proposed in 2003 but they separated for a brief time before reuniting and marrying in 2009. </p>
Paul WS Anderson and Milla Jovovich

Jovovich had previously been married to her Fifth Element director Luc Besson, but that was shortlived compared to her current marriage to Anderson. The pair met when he directed her in the first Resident Evil movie in 2002. He proposed in 2003 but they separated for a brief time before reuniting and marrying in 2009.

<p>Rossum met the Mr. Robot creator when she starred in his 2014 movie Comet. They became in engaged in 2015 after two years of dating and officially tied the knot in 2017. </p>
Sam Esmail and Emmy Rossum

Rossum met the Mr. Robot creator when she starred in his 2014 movie Comet. They became in engaged in 2015 after two years of dating and officially tied the knot in 2017.

<p>Bosworth met Polish when she was cast in his indie movie <em>Big Sur</em>, but they didn’t begin dating until after the end of production. The pair got together officially in 2011 and married two years later. </p>
Michael Polish and Kate Bosworth

Bosworth met Polish when she was cast in his indie movie Big Sur, but they didn’t begin dating until after the end of production. The pair got together officially in 2011 and married two years later.

<p>Linda Hamilton met on the first <em>Terminator</em> film in 1984 but it wasn’t until the release of the second film in 1991, and after his divorce from Kathryn Bigelow, that the two moved in together. They didn’t marry until 1997 but it only lasted nine months before the divorce lawyers were called in and Hamilton ended up with a $50 million settlement. </p>
James Cameron and Linda Hamilton

Linda Hamilton met on the first Terminator film in 1984 but it wasn’t until the release of the second film in 1991, and after his divorce from Kathryn Bigelow, that the two moved in together. They didn’t marry until 1997 but it only lasted nine months before the divorce lawyers were called in and Hamilton ended up with a $50 million settlement.

<p>Scott married Donna, 24 years his junior, after meeting on the set of <em>Days of Thunder,</em> in 1990. The pair married four years later and in 2000 she gave birth to twin sons Frank and Max. Sadly, he took his own life in 2012. </p>
Tony Scott and Donna Wilson

Scott married Donna, 24 years his junior, after meeting on the set of Days of Thunder, in 1990. The pair married four years later and in 2000 she gave birth to twin sons Frank and Max. Sadly, he took his own life in 2012.

<p>Welles’ infidelities were as a famous as his creative endeavours, but that didn’t stop Hayworth marrying him. The pair met when she starred in his <em>The Mercury Wonder Show</em> and married in 1943. The marriage didn’t last long though, just until 1947 after his affairs became too much. She still considered him the “great love of her life” and he said he was “lucky enough to have been with her longer than any of the other men in her life.” </p>
Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth

Welles’ infidelities were as a famous as his creative endeavours, but that didn’t stop Hayworth marrying him. The pair met when she starred in his The Mercury Wonder Show and married in 1943. The marriage didn’t last long though, just until 1947 after his affairs became too much. She still considered him the “great love of her life” and he said he was “lucky enough to have been with her longer than any of the other men in her life.”

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