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Golden Globes 2012: 14 Unusual Golden Globe Dates


First Posted: 01/11/12 07:09 PM ET Updated: 01/15/12 08:20 AM ET

It's watched almost as much as the ceremony itself: the walk up the red carpet at any award show is sure fodder for fashion forecasting, outrageous quotes and new Hollywood couples making their first public outing. The Golden Globes are certainly no exception.

While the first photo snapped of a new couple is exciting, what about the less-than-conventional dates that celebrities invite along? From Mom and Dad to remember-when-they-dated, we look back at some of the more unusual partners that Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Russell Crowe and other stars have escorted down the red carpet to the Foreign Press Association's night of top honors.

Check out 14 Unusual Golden Globe Dates below!

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  • Jodie Foster, Russell Crowe

    Russell Crowe and Jodie Foster might seem like an odd pairing, but that's exactly what happened at the 2000 Golden Globes, when the pair hit the red carpet together. Foster would later joke about the outing, explaining it simply as: "He paid me."

  • Robert Downey Jr., Calista Flockheart

    The Ally McBeal costars -- rumored to have dated -- also hit the red carpet together at the 2001 Golden Globes.

  • Sharon Stone, Dorothy Stone

    Sharon Stone attends the 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2003 in an ensemble we're surprised mom Dorothy, left, approved of.

  • Jamie Lee Curtis, Daughter Annie

    Actress Jamie Lee Curtis and daughter Annie attend the 60th Annual Golden Globes.

  • Robin Williams, Daughter Zelda

    One, two, three... aww! Robin Williams keeps a close eye on daughter Zelda at the 60th Golden Globe Awards.

  • Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey

    It's strange to imagine now, but Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey were <em>the </em>"it" couple for a hot minute. Here the pair blind the red carpets at the 2001 Golden Globes with their collective good looks.

  • Nicole Kidman, Sister Antonia

    It must run in the family: incredibly photogenic actress Nicole Kidman brings her equally-as-photogenic sister Antonia to the 60th Golden Globes.

  • Al Pacino, Daughter Julie

    Al Pacino flashes a proud hand gesture while keeping one arm around daughter Julie at the 61st Annual Golden Globes, in 2004.

  • Tom Cruise, Parents

    Mom Mary and father-in-law Martin are the picture of proud parents at the 2009 Golden Globes, when son Tom Cruise ushered them down the glamorous red carpet. Cruise presented the "Best Motion Picture - Drama" award to "Slumdog Millionaire" that year.

  • Joan Allen, Daughter Sadie Friedman

    Like mother, like daughter: actress Joan Allen poses with daughter Sadie Friedman in matching flowing dresses at the 67th Golden Globe Awards in 2010.

  • Bill Paxton, Daughter Lydia

    Bill Paxton brings adorable daughter Lydia to the 2010 Golden Globes.

  • Carey Mulligan, Mother Nano

    Carey Mulligan once said she would imagine her mother had died in order to cry on camera. The two are visibly close: The "An Education" actress invited her lookalike mom Nano to the 2010 Golden Globe Awards rocking matching hairdos and frocks.

  • Angelina Jolie, Brother James

    Angelina Jolie brings brother James Haven to the 2000 Golden Globes, brings him on stage when she wins "Best Supporting Actress" for "Girl, Interrupted" and then explains it by saying "Sorry I had to bring my brother. He had to see the view from up here, it's kind of amazing."

  • Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow

    Proving that once again Hollywood can be a rather incestuous affair, Brad Pitt dated another very famous woman pre-Jen and pre-Angelina: Gwyneth Paltrow. The pair hit the red carpet at the 1996 Golden Globe Awards and were engaged for six months before splitting a year later.

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