"Life imitates art far more than art imitates life," wrote Oscar Wilde in "The Decay of Lying." And while that was back in 1889, the Bartlett's-ready observation still holds true today.
After leaving Tom Cruise and filing for sole custody of their 6-year-old, Suri, Katie Holmes is set to begin production on her next film, "Molly," which tells the story of a single mom and daughter (she evidently co-wrote the movie while still married to Cruise).
And Ashton Kutcher's 2011 Nikon commercial, which paints the actor as a naughty lothario, seems eerily prescient given the alleged circumstances surrounding his split from wife Demi Moore later that year.
What other stars' lives have mirrored their characters' story lines? Click through our gallery below to find out.