When the two barely known actors met on the set of the direct-to-video movie
Quiet Days in Hollywood, they were on the same page. But the script latter flipped in 2000, three years after Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe married, when the actress won her first Oscar for
Boys Don't Cry and infamously forgot to thank her husband. Upon winning her second Academy Award in 2005 for
Million Dollar Baby, Swank thanked Lowe first, saying, "You are my everything." But it was too late, it seemed—the couple separated the following January. Later, the actor, Rob Lowe's younger brother, who is now married with a child, told Larry King, "I've kind of grown up in maybe in the
shadow of the spotlight, if you will, having an older brother who preceded me and who has reached a level in his career and a certain amount of celebrity…And then marrying Hilary…I'm comfortable in that role, though. I'm comfortable being the observer," he said, noting his decision to try seeing the movie industry from behind the camera. "I was always just very, very proud of her. And, you know, this is a girl who had a dream, like I have a dream."