Nicolas Cage & Lisa Marie Presley
3 months, 15 days
Wed: Aug. 10, 2002
Split: Nov. 25, 2002

Proving he's worth his Oscar, Cage played the part of devoted husband on Nov. 23, holding hands with Presley at an L.A. screening of his new film, Adaptation—just two days before he filed for divorce. Since then, he has been a promotional machine, plugging the film in interview after interview and deflecting questions about the marriage. "Frankly, you really can't notice any difference," says an Adaptation insider. "He's very professional."

Janet Jackson. James DeBarge
4 months
Wed: Sept. 7, 1984
Split: Jan. 7, 1985

Jackson popped the question, and the singers eventually eloped, but the union proved as faddish as '80s fashions. Now a music producer, DeBarge is married again with three children and living in California.

Colin Farrell & Amelia Warner
4 months
Wed: July 17, 2001
Split: November 2001

When Farrell wed Warner on the island of Bora Bora, he was so optimistic he tattooed the actress's nickname, Millie, onto his ring finger. The ink proved more durable. "I think it's the priesthood for me," he joked in March.

Charlie Sheen & Donna Peele
4 months, 24 days
Wed: Sept. 3, 1995
Split: Jan. 27, 1996

When they broke up, Sheen compared his model wife to "a bad car. It breaks down, what are you gonna do?" His six-month marriage to actress Denise Richards still seems to be running smoothly.

Jim Carrey & Lauren Holly
9 months, 2 days
Wed: Sept. 23, 1996
Split: June 25, 1997

A year after he broke up with Holly, his Dumb and Dumber costar, twice-wed Carrey said marriage "is one thing that I want to master at some point, but I have not been good at it."

Alyssa Milano & Cinjun Tate
10 months, 19 days
Wed: Jan. 1, 1999
Split: Nov. 20, 1999

Milano's divorce from the Remy Zero singer came as no shock to some: "She finds something she likes and goes ahead full force," said former Who's the Boss costar Dan Pintauro. "I can almost see her becoming the next Elizabeth Taylor."

Helen Hunt & Hank Azaria
11 months
Wed: July 17, 1999
Split: June 2000

When they began dating in 1994, Azaria called Hunt "one of the sweetest human beings I've ever met." Marriage seemed to ruin their five-year run, though they didn't let on. On the Pay It Forward set, "I kept raving about [Hank]," said costar Angie Dickinson, "and she kept agreeing that he was wonderful."