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The Top 10 On-Set Romances in Richard’s new column!

Screen Shot 2014-06-17 at 11.06.34 AMRichard’s new column is now up and running!

“Making love on camera is such hard work,” says actress Julie Christie, “that there is no time for the libido to take over.”

Maybe so, but some good-old-fashioned romance does manage to blossom on movie sets. Just ask Brad Pitt or Goldie Hawn or Ben Affleck. Each of them met their current paramour while making a movie.

Let’s take a look at some of the greatest Hollywood on-set romances… READ THE WHOLE THING HERE!

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

smithPutting Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, the two best looking people in Hollywood—strike that, the world—in one movie is a no-brainer, so now the question is, do they have chemistry? Happily, they do, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, the movie that broke up Jennifer Aniston’s marriage to Pitt and gave us the term “Brangelina,” works, not because of its outlandish story, but because of the performances from the two leads. They play married and highly paid assassins who don’t know what the other does for a living. They discover the truth when they are ordered to kill one another. The movie is kind of schizophrenic—on one hand it is a study of a marriage that is eroding, falling apart because of a lack of intimacy, and on the other it is a flat out action film with crazy action sequences. The two play off one another well—my favorite exchange between them happens when she accidentally stabs him with a knife in the leg. “We’ll talk about this later,” he mumbles as he pulls the knife out of his leg. If you liked the black humor of the Jack Nicholson / Kathleen Turner film Prizzi’s Honor, you’ll like Mr and Mrs Smith.