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Director James Gray Reveals Why So Many Hollywood Marriages Don't Last

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It's hard to keep track of who's managed to stay married in Hollywood these days. From Amy Poehler and Will Arnett to Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, it seems like every week there's a new couple announcing their separation, as celebrity gossip sites scramble to figure out what went wrong in their marriages.

But what is the deal with celebrity couples -- and why does it seem like it's so much harder for them to stay married than it is for the rest of us?

In the HuffPost Live segment above, James Gray, director of the new film "The Immigrant," wagers a guess, using a perfect anecdote from his own marriage to illustrate his point.

Back when he was filming "We Own The Night," the 44-year-old director mistakenly called his wife, documentary filmmaker, Alexandra Dickson, by the name of Joaquin Phoenix's character in the film. That did not go over very well.

"What you realize is, when you make a movie, you're in the world of the movie and there's no other way around it," he says. "So I think it's a struggle and it's why show business marriages don't tend to last very long."

Watch the clip above to hear what else Gray has to say about Hollywood marriages and to hear how he maintains a balance between work and family life. Check out the full HuffPost Live segment with the director here.

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