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Vanity Fair: The Surprising Oscar Couples You've Probably Forgotten

By Vanity Fair

Did you know that, before he was married to Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick was paired up with Helena Bonham Carter at the Oscars? How about Edward Norton's date to the 1999 Oscars, when he was nominated for best actor? The Academy Awards red carpet is always an opportunity for the brightest stars of the moment to look their best, but sometimes it's also a glimpse into surprising relationships, burgeoning friendships, or just two people you never quite expected to get so cozy in front of cameras. Whether it's power couples from the '70s you may have forgotten, or unexpected BFFs from the late '90s, these are our favorite surprising pairs from Oscars of the past.


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blemmon107 March 02 2014 at 6:19 PM

Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr. look like they really like each other. Nice to see.

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Christopher blemmon107 March 02 2014 at 6:40 PM

to think people like you vote

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timkinetron Christopher March 03 2014 at 9:05 AM

WTF kinda comment was that

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The Canoli King March 02 2014 at 11:05 PM

Robert Downey Jr.,one of my favorite actor's..." Chaplin", he was simply brillant.

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dl0007 March 02 2014 at 4:54 PM

Cher and Val Kilmer doesn't seem so far-fetched!

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fldpwrman March 02 2014 at 4:50 PM

oscar dates you never cared about in the first place.

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blemmon107 fldpwrman March 02 2014 at 6:20 PM

Sutherland and Jane Fonda

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katydid579 blemmon107 March 03 2014 at 9:10 AM

They had fantastic chemistry in Klute and it obviously was the real deal. Two of my favorite actors!

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alydartwo March 02 2014 at 3:17 PM

Jane Fonda is no frecking good for what she did while the nam war was going on.

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b515 March 02 2014 at 5:51 PM

Probably forgotten? People with lives never knew nor cared.

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jdbcfc March 02 2014 at 6:21 PM


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knightrang March 03 2014 at 1:23 AM

I bet Brad Pitt had a shock look on his face when he saw Juliette Lewis looking like a Crip.

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Thomas March 02 2014 at 3:53 PM

Regardless what she does to or for herself, Sarah Jessica Parker still looks like a horse in human clothes. Well, ok, . . . someone just corrected me; she is really a mule, not a horse (with my sincerest apologies to both horses and mules).

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xanadutu Thomas March 02 2014 at 10:55 PM

LOL - I was going to say something about 'horse/mule face' also!! I didn't realize IT was that horsey way back then!!
I must say I'm sorry if I offended any animals with this comment!!!

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knightrang March 03 2014 at 1:21 AM

Was Jessica Parker the man or Downey Jr.

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