Chemistry between co-stars is an elusive art. It’s almost as if lightning has to strike in order to find the perfect on screen romantic pair. One way to try and ensure on screen chemistry is to hire stars who are actually romantically linked in real life. Even then, real life chemistry isn’t always able to translate to film. Just ask the people behind Gigli who thought it couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez could pack theaters.
With The Light Between Oceans opening this weekend, Disney is hoping that real life couple Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander are able to spark up the screen. In honor of the film’s opening, we wanted to count down the ten best off-screen movie star couples who acted in films together. From old Hollywood lovebirds to tabloid sensations of today, its great to see people in love playing lovers on screen.
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