10 on-screen couples audiences couldn’t get enough of
Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler
Much is being made, publicity-wise, about "Blended" being Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore’s third collaboration. Back in February, the pair appeared on "The Tonight Show" to promote the film which opened in May 2014. During the show they sang a rather tuneless but sweet song called “Every 10 Years” where they talked about their frequent collaborations.
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
Astaire and Rogers are one of the most iconic couplings in film history. It’s really no wonder that Barrymore and Sandler claim these two as their inspiration. Known to many simply as Fred and Ginger, they played lovers and dancing partners in 10 films for more than 16 years.
Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke
When going about making this list, we thought we’d leave franchises out of it (sorry, Bella and Edward). But we bent the rules a little to include Delpy and Hawke who are a much more interesting take on the “every 10 years” model.
Watching them age and their cinematic relationship grow and crumble has been one of the more fascinating uses of sequels in modern cinema. The pair have appeared as Jesse and Celine in four movies together (including once scene in "Waking Life").
Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor
Burton and Taylor are one of few real-life couples on this list and their combustive chemistry is so memorable that to this day lesser actors are trying (and failing) to emulate it. These two tore each other apart in a total of 12 movies.
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan
Whether due to romantic scandal, or other concerns, Ryan has retreated from her film career over the past decade or so. And as much as we miss her as an individual, it’s likely we miss the wholesomely sweet Hanks and Ryan duo a little more. The two starred in three films together and it’s not too late to make it four.
Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn
Though never married (and somewhat burdened by scandal), Hepburn and Tracy made nine films together over the course of 25 years including "Adam’s Rib," "Desk Set," and "Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner."
Doris Day and Rock Hudson
Ahem, no danger of these two being a real-life couple. Nonetheless, the two appeared in three films together including their most famous -- "Pillow Talk."
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost
If you think these two don’t count, you’re kidding yourself. Nick Frost and Simon Pegg have been putting the “mates” in “hetero life mates” ever since the television series Spaced. 2013’s "The World’s End" marked their fifth on-screen collaboration.
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart
The last real-life couple on our list, Bogie and Bacall made four films together. On their enduring love affair, Howard Hawks snarkily commented, “Bogie fell in love with the character she played, so she had to keep playing it the rest of her life.”
William Powell and Myrna Loy
If we’re going to bend the rules for Hawke and Delpy, then we have to do the same for Powell and Loy who starred as Nick and Nora Charles in six "Thin Man" installments and appeared in a total of 14 films together.