Danny Boyle might have impressed the world with his direction of the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremonies, but we're more impressed that he managed to snag a woman 22 years his junior. The "Slumdog Millionaire" director is dating 33-year-old actress Rosario Dawson, according to the U.K. Daily Mail. Dawson - who last dated actor/model Jason Lewis - met the director when he cast her in the upcoming film "Trance."
The perks of being Boyle's main squeeze? A front row seat at the Olympics.
"What an amazing honour to witness the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics!!" she tweeted at the time. Lucky girl… we think.
The Boyle/Dawson pairing got us thinking about other new(ish) Hollywood couples that have a wide age gap.
Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders
These two aren't exactly in a relationship, but 41-year-old "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders did hook up with the 22-year-old Kristen Stewart. Of course, how much they did - or didn't do - together is up for debate. However, the married father of two likes 'em young: He got with his wife (possibly his soon-to-be ex-wife) Liberty Ross when she was just 18.
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart
Jennifer Lopez seamlessly moved from her marriage to Marc Anthony to a new relationship with backup dancer Casper Smart. The 25-year-old Smart claims he loves Lopez and calls her "bear," but their relationship is said to be cooling off after he was spotted outside a Manhattan erotic peep show.
"[Jennifer] has never been great at picking men, and this feels all too familiar to he," a source told E! News.
"She is taking some time to think about things. They are still together. But the photos have shaken her up. Jennifer cares about Casper, they are certainly very close. But he is not the love of her life. She can live without him."
Something tells us he'll be on the curb soon.
Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder
Okay, so Ian Somerhalder isn't exactly old, but he is a good 10 years older than his girlfriend and "Vampire Diaries co-star Nina Dobrev. No matter, though: These two are super cute together and seem to be going strong. In fact, the pair can't stop saying nice things about each other.
"She truly enjoys life," he gushed to US Weekly last fall. "Her desire to experience and appreciate everything around her, and chuckle and enjoy it, is great."
As for Dobrev? She says her beau is "always happy. He is a glass-half-full kind of guy, not half-empty."
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