I guess most of us are at least a little bit curious about the private life of Hollywood’s it boys. The success of the Twilight series and the current craze for vampire movies means that not only do we know more about love ’em and leave ’em stories than ever before, but we’re also interested in knowing more about the men behind the scenes. So let’s peep at the personal lives of some of our favorite leading men, shall we?
If you haven’t already heard of Robert Pattinson, he is the stunning British actor who plays the role of Edward Cullen in the Twilight saga. He was born on April 5, 1986 in London, England and made his debut as an actor at the age of 21 in the 2009 teen fantasy, Mirror Mirror. Since then he’s pretty much been constantly in demand, appearing in big-budget studio films such as the aforementioned Twilight series and the highly controversial 12 Years a Slave. He’s also had memorable roles in smaller indie films, most notably 2010’s Somewhere, in which he plays a mentally challenged man who befriends a young girl. He’s best known for his romantic roles, but has proven he can be a serious actor too, especially when called upon to be. In 2016 he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the indie drama Beyond the Lights.
One of the most prominent Hollywood celebrity duos is Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. The two first became romantically involved while filming 1998’s Titanic, and were married in Venice in April 2004. Since then they’ve had a string of hits and misses in their acting careers. While their most recent films haven’t done well at the box office, they’ve continued to collaborate, most notably on 2017’s The Wolf of Wall Street and 2018’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. In 2016 they were both nominated for Academy Awards for their roles in The Revenant and The Martian, respectively.
The accolades keep coming for Matt Damon. Besides winning an Oscar for Best Actor for his role in 2010’s The Informant!, he’s also been nominated for three more Academy Awards, including one for Best Supporting Actor for 2014’s The Great Gatsby. He’s currently starring in the big-budget adventure flick, Marooned, which is due out in theaters on September 20.
It might not be the most conventional casting, but one of Hollywood’s most prominent movie families (Jay, Will, and Jada) has produced some of the best films in recent history. The films of the Smith clan center around themes of family and friendship, often featuring co-starring roles played by Will and Jada. The clan’s latest film, Men in Black: International, co-stars Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, and is due out in theaters on December 21. He most recently starred in 2018’s Aladdin, in which he voices the main character’s companion, the Magician. Smith is also set to star in the upcoming Disney+ series Morningside, which is based on the 1996 film of the same name. The series will tell the story of a young lawyer who is trying to navigate life in New York City during the 1990s.
Another famous Hollywood pair who remain committed to one another despite the success of their films is George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin. They were first officially paired up during the making of 2006’s Syriana, and went on to star in a string of hits, including the Oscar-winning Syriana and 2014’s the Monuments Men. The two were married in January 2017 in a lavish ceremony in Los Angeles, California.
Brad Pitt is one of Hollywood’s most successful producers and leading men. Besides being known for his work in the film industry, he is also a cofounder of the production company, Plan B, along with his ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston. The duo first worked together on the 1998 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and then went on to star in Aniston’s 2007 film, The Break-Up, which was a huge hit and spawned a successful sequel. Pitt and Aniston remain committed to one another and have three children together. He most recently starred in two films in 2019: the superhero film Ford v Ferrari and the post-apocalyptic thriller Tripper. He is also attached to star in several upcoming films, such as the action thriller Gemini, which is set for release in June 2020, and The Mountain Between Us, a film adaptation of the acclaimed book of the same name. Written by Pete Dawkins, the film is scheduled for release in November 2020.
Another one of Hollywood’s most prominent celebrity couples is John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. The songwriter and musician first made a name for himself after joining forces with singer-songwriter and keyboardist Taylor Swift on her 2010 album, Red. Since then he’s had a prolific songwriting career of his own; he’s currently signed to Capitol Records. He’s also pursued a parallel acting career, appearing in the HBO series Ballers and The Handmaid’s Tale. He was most recently seen on the big screen in the films All the Money in the World and The Big Short.
Another co-starring role for Chris Pine in an upcoming Disney+ series! The actor (Captain Kirk in the Star Trek reboot series and Logan, Wolverine’s archnemesis in the X-Men films) plays a Naval officer in the Black Squadron, alongside his Rogue One co-star, Diego Luna. The series, The Black Squadron, is inspired by the classic 1966 film, Thunderball, and focuses on the adventures of a group of smugglers who break Darth Vader’s evil Empire. The show is set to premiere on Disney+ in April 2021.
Here Comes the Sun
It’s not just the Hollywood A-listers who have interesting stories to tell. While we’re on the subject of Disney+, it should come as no surprise that the streamer is home to some of the most intriguing stories from the worlds of show business and pop culture. The service debuted in 2019 with its original movies, Marvel Studios’ Black Widow and Blondie, in which he plays a cartoonish version of himself. In the former, he portrays Jeff Gordon, a Formula 1 driver who becomes super-heroic after a tragic accident; in the latter, he’s the president of the United States who has a heart attack after being briefed on a hostile Russian invasion of the American homeland. His other big-budget studio debut, Jumanji: The Next Level, was released in December 2019.
Charlie Brown is one of Hollywood’s funniest leading men and best comedy actors. Besides being famous for his work in films such as What About Bob?, The Backyard, and Monster-in-Law, he’s also had memorable guest appearances on shows such as Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm. In 2019 he had a starring role in the comedy-drama, Dead of Summer, alongside Kate Bosworth and Thomas Sadoski. The film, which is set to be released in theaters on May 10, is based on a true story and follows Charlie Brown, a young man who leaves his home in Minnesota to search for his missing father. On his journey he befriends three childhood friends and begins a journey of self-discovery.