Monday, October 17, 2011

Today's Blind Items

This married, aging A++ list director is one of the best known directors in the world. Everyone knows him. What they might not know is that he has been having an affair with an A list actress within her own country but probably a C list outside. The affair has spanned almost 20 years and while it used to be all about the sex and passion and may have even led to a child. Maybe the child is her husband's and maybe it is our director's child. In any event as out director has aged and the actress has gained much more international fame, the affair has evolved into more friendship then sex. Although, you know, it still does happen.

59 comments:

Rita said...

A++? Steven Spielberg?

Lindsey said...

Clint Eastwood?

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

A++ screams Spielberg to me.

SusanB said...

Martin Scorsese? He's A+++ to me.

Sherry said...

Warren Beatty and Catherine Deneauve?

Susan said...

Martin Scorsese and Isabella Rosselini. I'm completely pulling this out of my ass. Hee.

Rita said...

Beatty is a director?

Dana @ What the Frock? said...

About 20 years ago, Francis Ford Coppola directed Monica Bellucci in a bit role in Bram Stoker's Dracula. Could be them.

Laura said...

A++ Directors:

Spielberg
Scorsese
Lucas
Eastwood
Cameron (?)

Who else?

RenoBlondee said...

My first thought was Eastwood but would he have written director/actor or is that too obvious for the blind.
Spielberg maybe then.

MontanaMarriott said...

A++ and world renown leads me to believe Spielberg, Ron Howard, Oliver Stone, James Cameron, Scorcese, Coppola, now which of these can it be????

Rita said...

I like Coppola, but I would say he's more A, or even A+, not A++ like Spielberg, Cameron, and Scorsese.

MontanaMarriott said...

I thought Lucas but he is not married, I believe he is still dating the pretty sistah who does the Financial report on GMA Melody something or other

Laura said...

Good guess Dana! She has two girls too born 2004 and 2010.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

I think Dana got it!

ms snarky said...

Mike Nichols, as an alternative

Bitter Queen said...

And, yes, Coppola is A++. The man directed three of the greatest films in American film history, for pete's sake.

Momster said...

This is what I came up with:

Steven Spielberg

Caroline Goodall, who was in both "Hook" (1991) and Schindler's List (1993). Both movies were directed by Spielberg.

She is British, and has 2 children. Not sure of their ages. All of this from IMDB.

spacecowboy78 said...

I think it's either Scorcese or Spielberg, possibly Coppola, but for some reason I just don't think so. Would you describe James Cameron, Ron Howard or Oliver Stone as "aging"? Ron Howard and Oliver Stone are A++ here (well Howard still is anyway), but how popular are they worldwide, compared to Spielberg and Scorcese? Also, at least for me, despite his great recent work, I still think of Clint Eastwood as actor first, or at least actor/director.

Rita said...

Momster - nice find! Would surely put Spielberg in the running.

As for Oliver Stone, I would definitely put him in the 'aging' category. And not aging well at all. And not A++ either.

spacecowboy78 said...

@ Rita: I guess he is aging, but yes, the main thing is Stone is not A++.

For the Coppola/Bellucci guess, which is a good one, I see she is married to Vincent Cassel, which probably would have had some mention if it were her, don't you think? Scorsese I see has been married 5 times, so maybe him having an affair wouldn't be a shocker. I think it's Spielberg.

Kari said...

My first guess was Spielberg, then I read & liked the Ron Howard guess, however @Dana just might be right on the money with her guess.

SusanB said...

@Montana Marriott - actually, Ron Howard is the last person you'd expect to do this, which puts him at the top of my list now instead of Scorsese.

Although, I can totally see Eastwood doing this.

Rita said...

@spacecowboy: ...'Maybe the child is her husband's...'

Clearly means the actress is married with children, one of the children may, or may not be from the director. Without the husband's knowledge.

As for Bellucci, a few months ago she came out saying honestly that you cannot expect fidelity from a man like Vincent Cassel. Maybe she expects it to work both ways.

Mango said...

Spielberg came immediately to mind, but I love the Beatty guess.

crila16 said...

I think it's definitely Spielerg. He's probably the most well-known director with the largest number of classic, well-known and loved movies under his belt. ET, Close Encounters, Jaws, Indiana Jones, Poltergeist, Gremlins, Back to the Future, Schindler's List, etc. followed by Scorsese, Cameron and Coppola.

crila16 said...

Beatty is a director? I totally forgot. I still think of him as more of an actor.

FS said...

Scorcese, Speilberg, or Coppola for this one. All 3 could be good for it, for the reasons stated here. :)

cookie said...

cameron and winslett. Titanic.

Lelaina Pierce said...

I immediately thought Spielberg but I have noticed that Dana is very good at blind items so I'll go with hers. :)

JoElla said...

Isn't this how Spielberg found wifeypoo number 2??

FS said...

Cookie, the affair has lasted 20 years.

Sylvia said...

Spielberg...

cdanluva said...

Roman Polanski?

Cecilia00 said...

I don't think it could be Polanski. ENt hates him enough to just make it utterly obvious.

Rita said...

Pedophanski cannot be A++. Lost a lot of feathers in the past 2 decades.

bluebonnetmom said...

I like the Spielberg guess on this one. He already has a bunch of children.

Vik said...

To be different Woody Allen and Helena Bonham Carter

nunaurbiz said...

I thought Spielberg, too.

Embeth Davidtz was in Schindler's List and even tho she was born in the US, she grew up in South Africa. Married, two kids: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001110/bio

nunaurbiz said...

Caroline Goodall, British, also in Schindler's List, married two kids: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0328751/bio

nunaurbiz said...

Ooooh, Caroline Goodall was also in Hook! Which came out 20 years ago!!!!!

Mark said...

Woody Allen and Judy Davis have worked together often.

tipsy mcstaggering along said...
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SeattleMarge said...

"Doesn't always live with her husband Vincent Cassel, for avoiding routine, the two live in separate apartments; she lives most of the time in London and he lives in Paris."

from IMDB, on Monica Belluci

tipsy mcstaggering along said...

This one is old as the day is long. Mel Gibson/Sophie Marceau. While filming Braveheart it was rumored Gibson was seducing Marceau. 9 months later, Sophie has a baby. Even though the boy is a carbon copy of his father, Andre Zulawski, the rumors persist. It was believed that she got the role for Anna Karenina because of Mel.

Aly said...

I'm with Tipsy. Another recycled blind.

nunaurbiz said...

I don't think it's Mel, because he's equally well known as an actor, plus even though he's American-born, he's considered Australian and the blind makes it sound like the director is American. Besides, the relationship is continuing and it doesn't sound like Mel's had that long a relationship outside his ex-wife.

I'm sticking with my Spielberg/Caroline Goodell guess!

RocketQueen said...

I agree that Enty would have specified that this was also an actor if it was Mel, and I wouldn't say he's one of the best known "directors" in the world.

Coppola came to mind first, and love Dana's guess of Bellucci. I'm on that train.

EmEyeKay said...

I think Monica was the subject of a blind recently (she was the best guess) about having a husband AND a boyfriend, and saying that it wasn't that uncommon or weird... something like that, I can't think of the exact wording at the moment.

I've also noticed that Dana seems to be right a lot!

My internet got shut off a week ago and I'm jonesing. At a friend's house now. Do I check my email first? NOOOOO, I go straight to CDAN. Oy.

Jeri said...

I'm not disagreeing, just noticed that most (not all) of the directors being submitted are american.

I see the actress sounds like she is from another country, maybe that makes the director seem american.

The Black Cat said...

I don't think I'm right but I thought about Penelope Cruz and Pedro Almodovar initially.

Angela said...

NOT Coppola/Belucci.

Coppola had at least one known affair (with Colleen Camp, during the shooting of Apocalypse Now) but he's quite a prude and the sex scene in Dracula were actually directed on set by his son Roman.

If you have read Peter Biskind's book on Holllywood during the 70's, you'll see that Spielberg was also some kind of naive guy regarding sex, that actresses such as Margot Kidder and Amy Irving basically took him his virginity, and that he has always been pussy-whipped.

My guess would be Martin Scorsese.
Scorsese can now basically get any project green lit by a major studio since he got the Oscar for The Departed (which would basically the definition of A list for a director), while Coppola went indie.
He has a history of affairs with actresses: Liza Minnelli, Isabella Rossellini, Illeana Douglas (most of them with well-known relatives), while Spielberg would be a boy-scout in that regard.

mazemerizing said...

Spielberg had an ongoing affair with Kate Capshaw while married to Amy Irving. A friend of a friend was one of his assistants during that time. So don't think Stevie was that much of a Boy Scout.

Tish P. said...

Robert Redford FTW...????

sueli said...

Scorsese was married to Isabella Rossellini in the early 80s. It might be him, but not with her.

Cory said...

Pedro Almodovar and Penelope Cruz? Though I don't know if she's C list

Beth said...

Almodovar is more likely to be having an affair with Javier than Pene. He's gay.

The Black Cat said...

I've known a few guys who were gay but not openly who had children with their wives back in the 80's.

Beth said...

Almodovar is openly gay.

I think this is Bellucci and Coppola. Everything fits.

People keep referencing Spielberg and Goodall. She's actually more successful in the US than UK. They don't fit.