six degrees of acting


Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio - Titanic (1997) and Revolutionary Road (2008)

It’s funny that not only does this movie couple love each other to death in real life, but apparently the same is true for their cinematic counterparts. I guess these two are designed to play doomed couples! Maybe the third time’s the charm and the next time they work together, it won’t be so depressing!


Nicholas Hoult and Michael Fassbender - Fable 3 (2010), X-Men: First Class (2011)

I’m actually pretty amazed that I managed to find a picture of Fassbender from X-Men: First Class that almost resembles the character he voiced in the video game Fable 3. Yes, it’s not exactly a common movie that both actors participated in, but it’s still voice acting and I thought it was really interesting how these two managed to find similar characters on two separate occasions. Much like his role as Magneto in First Class, Fassbender’s Logan in Fable 3 is driven to power by urgency and darkness. Similarly, Hoult’s characters are also a little bit cut from the same cloth. His role in Fable 3 was that of Elliott, the potential romance option for a female character, who is kind-hearted but meek. Like Hank McCoy in First Class, Elliott is blessed with good intentions but doesn’t exactly know how to convey them properly.


Drew Barrymore, Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale - Everybody’s Fine (2009)

Drew Barrymore and Sam Rockwell - Charlie’s Angels (2000), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) and Everybody’s Fine (2009)

Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale - Snow Angels (2007) and Everybody’s Fine (2009)


Julia Roberts and Clive Owen - Closer (2004), Duplicity (2009)

Talk about a change of weather. Julia Roberts and Clive Owen go from ice cold to smoking hot in a 5-year span. The characters they play in each of the films couldn’t be more different, but one thing does tie them together: both of their roles involve couples who deceive each other.