In a 60 Minutes profile on Sunday, Steve Kroft said that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith are widely considered to have one of the best marriages in Hollywood. On the one hand, this struck me as an exceedingly odd statement: where else but Hollywood would people think of assigning ratings to marriages, as though you could rank them? Think of all the married couples you know: which one has the "best" marriage? Which one is "second best"? Good Lord, who wants to have the 43rd best marriage in town? What a weird way to view an intimate relationship between two people.

On the other hand, the Smiths are a part of the Hollywood movie-making community (even though their home base is evidently far outside the city limits), and competition is a way of life. We have rankings for the best paid, most popular, hottest, lamest, ad infinitum, so why not a ranking of Hollywood's best marriages? Since none of us have access to their actual private lives, we'll have to base this on appearances rather than insider knowledge and, just to keep this as celebrity-based as possible, both partners must be show business performers. Finally, same-sex couples are eligible at the discretion of the voters.

We'll start off with four couples that appear to enjoy good marriages. Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments. %Poll-6565%
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