The Twenty Year Affair

[CDAN] 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.

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53 comments to The Twenty Year Affair

  • Mardy Bum

    Spielberg and Embeth Davidtz from Schindlers list. Made in ’93 – that puts this at 18 years. She had kids. She was born in the States, but I don’t believe that is considered her home country.


      I like this guess He is one of the directors that everybody knows. But you would think they would mention the movie BEING AMAZING

    • LolaVee

      She spent part of her childhood in S. Africa, but she is still an American actress. Her roles are pretty much all in US-made movies, so I don’t think she’d be considered any more famous in another country than she is here…

  • Ralphie

    Clint Eastwood or Coppola for director, Monica Belluci for actress.

  • fromatoznyc

    Steven Spielberg and Michelle Yeoh.

  • Tracy511

    Spielberg and Caroline Goodall

  • amagod121

    World famous directors not already named:

    Roman Polanski
    Woody Allen

    Woody was still with Mia Farrow until around 1992-1993 so maybe not him (because, as we know, he was also with Mia’s adopted daughter at that time, so the timing seems off.)

    No clue with Roman since he hasn’t done much directing, so don’t know who he may or may not have hung around with…plus he’s in exile somewhere in Europe so don’t know if he’d have much chance to hit on actresses.

    • Outlineboy

      Roman hasn’t done much directing? You might want to go check that. He’s never not working.

      • seashore

        Yep he has god-like status in France (where he has lived in exile for years in Paris currently married to the C list French actor and singer Emanuelle Seigner)and much of Europe. He’s prolific.

    • redstilettos

      Roman likes them underaged and drugged up.

  • seashore

    My guess is Woody Allen and
    Helena Bonham-Carter.

  • nikikiki

    Pedro Almodovar and Penelope Cruz

    Everyone knows she would be nowhere without him. She was only popular in her country and gained some international fame in recent years. She has a son. And from this article is obvious that the director is now old, but not her. I believe they’ve started when she was real young though

    • Stackhouse

      I like this guess, seems quite plausible.

    • Ralphie

      Penelope Cruz is damn close to A list everywhere. Oscar winner too…

    • apple martini

      As awesome as Almodovar is, it pains me to say that I don’t think he’s an A++ director, by American standards. Most people probably don’t know who he is unless they see a lot of foreign-language films. And Cruz, an Oscar winner, is absolutely not a C-lister.

    • twistedme

      Pedro Almodovar is openly gay, so I don’t think it’s him.

      • GingerNaps

        Ironically, he fits the Blind’s phrase “out director” (but I don’t think it’s him).

      • PandoraWolf

        Maybe being openly gay has been a helpful way to hide an affair with a woman for twenty years.

        Although I just re-read the whole blind and it seems HIGHLY unlikely that this fits.

  • justplainawesome

    I like the Spielberg guess, with anyone really. He seems like a jerk to me. I feel like the picture of the balloon is a clue but I can’t figure out what it means…

    • Pooperscooper

      I think the balloon is in relation to Dreamworks logo, which points to Spielberg (or am I mixing up who is involved in Dreamworks??).

      As for the actress – I’ve got nothing.

  • apple martini

    The A++ distinction for directors is pretty slim. You’re talking Spielberg, Scorsese, Eastwood, Allen, Coppola and maybe Polanski. And per the blind, it’s someone older.
    What about Coppola and Monica Bellucci? She was in Dracula in 1992, and besides that, they share the Italian connection. She’s definitely A-list in Italian cinema and has only been well known in the States since about 2003 when she was in The Matrix Reloaded. She has two girls with Vincent Cassel, one of which was born in 2010. A more recent birth could be the impetus for this item’s release.

  • Arcadia

    A++ Analysis

  • pookie

    King of the world James Cameron. Since it does not specify he worked with the actress, it could be anyone.

  • ThinkerBelle

    I like the Coppola/Bellucci guess. Since she and Cassel (yum) have an open marriage I could see how the press hasn’t been hounding them. But really? Coppola instead of Cassel??? Really?

  • gmaven

    Spielberg and Capshaw just celebrated their 20th anniversary on Oct. 12, according to Wikipedia. Could be the reference to the balloon and the “20 years” in the article.

  • GingerNaps

    The Blind says ‘out director’ instead of ‘our director.’ The clue could be that, given it used t instead of r, the letter between those two is s, for Steven Spielberg.

  • oneboredmom

    Warren Beatty and Isabelle Adjani? Balloon could symbolize a “talking balloon” – Beatty was in “Dick Tracy”.

  • ClueMeIn

    I feel like this is Spielberg. I have no idea who the actress is though.

  • GingerNaps

    Although I’d say Woody Allen has A or A+ name recognition, I wouldn’t consider him an A+++ director. Only a handful of his movies have been genuine hits or have received critical acclaim (and he has one Oscar I think). Not that I think the others are necessarily more talented…just that they’ve had much greater success.

    • Outlineboy

      Oh Ginger…. while you make a good point, Woody will always be considered an A++++++ director at the very least on reputation alone. Even today every actor in H-wood wants to be in his movies.

    • Tia C

      That is not where I wanted my comment to go. Guess I better get off of here and go do something else. LOL!

  • Summer70

    What about Ron Howard or Carl Reiner?

  • Scorpio13

    Clint Eastwood, no idea who the actress is.

  • itssunnyoutside

    James Cameron

  • 718mom

    I like Monica Belluci and Coppola for this too, but I kind of expect it from them, more interesting if it were Spielberg and someone or Woody allen! That would be cool.

  • lezgurl79

    I don’t know… I am feeling Eastwood for this one! But, I don’t know who the woman in the 20 year affair would be tho!

  • tonyc1

    I’m gonna take a longshot and say Oliver Stone and Joan Chen.

  • momof3

    Martin Scorsese ?

  • Alex

    random guess that probably doesn’t fit the clues…
    Ang Lee and Michelle Yeoh or Quentin Tarantino and.. Maria de Medeiros, Pulp Fiction actress who’s A list in Portugal? hmmm.. right.. back to the drawing board.

  • the great chrysanthemum

    Clint Eastwood was my first thought, he spent a good few years making Spaghetti westerns in Europe and speaks Italian, I could see him hooking up with an actress during his days there and still keeping it going but that was almost 45yrs ago. The director of this blind doesn’t sound quite that old maybe in his 60’s like Spielberg.