Ali macgraw and ryan o neal dating
It will be the fi rst time O’Neal and Mac Graw have worked together since starring in Hollywood’s favourite weepie and, though both went on to make other films, nothing ever eclipsed their performances in Love Story which won O’Neal the Oscar for best actor and a best actress nomination for Mac Graw.
As they posed with their arms round one another it was clear that the years have taken their toll.
Mac Graw’s long curtain of dark hair is now silvery-grey and piled into a bun while O’Neal’s golden good looks have crumpled into fl eshy jowls and a turkey neck.
But both have faced their share of life’s travails over the past 45 years. O’Neal’s marriages to actresses Joanna Moore and Leigh Taylor-Young ended in divorce and his long relationship with the late Farrah Fawcett, which lasted until her death in 2009, was known to be turbulent.
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PHOTOS: Costars reunited "Making it was actually unbelievably fun the whole time," Mac Graw, now 75, told of the three-month shoot.
Their obvious screen chemistry coupled with the tragic story made them global stars overnight, so the news that O’Neal and Mac Graw are to be reunited has been greeted with great anticipation.
Now aged 73 and 75 respectively, they are to star on stage in Love Letters, playing two people who meet when young but, despite marrying other people, go on to maintain a relationship over 50 years.
"It wasn't my idea," director and producer Gregory Mosher admits. The play is staged on a bare set with two actors seated at a table reading out loud.
"Somewhere someone somehow got them involved in the project. Since its debut in 1989, "Love Letters" has starred the likes of Carol Burnett, Lynn Redgrave, Jason Robards, Charlton Heston, Sigourney Weaver, Mel Gibson, Elizabeth Taylor and Martin Sheen.
After the Fort Lauderdale premiere, Mac Graw and O'Neal will tour with "Love Letters" to cities including Beverly Hills, Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Baltimore and Hartford, Conn."It's a very special experience. We had approval."O'Neal: "I kind of liked it."So I have to ask the famous question from the movie: Does being in love mean never having to say you're sorry? You know, that is really something a really seasoned actor having that moment would have said to the director, 'What does this mean?
I was home again."How did they get you two involved? I went to school on scholarship in Connecticut in the late '50s. O'Neal: "I bet a lot of babies were born because of 'Love Story,' or a lot of marriages happened."Mac Graw: [laughing] "Certainly a lot of dates.
O'Neal: "They said, 'Would you like to see Ali again and be paid? It's really touching without being in any way cloying."Why do you think this play still works after all these years? I find that these are people I know."O'Neal: "I knew them, too."Mac Graw: "And to track them for 50 years, Ryan and I have been around a long time, and we've had every layer of that experience. I couldn't do it if it were memorization."O'Neal: "I think the fact we are reading letters makes it more realistic.