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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.

12 directors who ended up marrying the stars of their movies

Hanna Flint
Contributor

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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