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JOAN AND JOHN CUSACK
WHY: They both have serious Hollywood cred.
CHRISTOPHER AND JUDE REYES
WHY: That beer you’re drinking? Their distributorship probably got it to you.
LANA AND ANDY WACHOWSKI
WHY: Heard of the Matrix trilogy? They directed it.
RAKESH AND SWETAL PATEL
WHY: They run the biggest Indian grocery chain in the nation.
R.J. AND JERROD MELMAN
WHY: Lettuce Entertain You just keeps on growing.
Photography: (Cusack) Albert L. Ortega/Picturegroup via AP Images; (Melman) Anna Knott; (Wachowski) Jay Maidment; (Patel) John R. Boehm; (Christopher Reyes) Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune; (Jude Reyes) Chris Guillen