But people do Rachel and me a disservice by assuming we were anything like the people in that movie.
Rachel and my love story is a hell of a lot more romantic than that," he said.
Former star Ryan Gosling was handpicked by director Nick Cassavetes to play passionate, lovestruck Noah, while newcomer Rachel Mc Adams arrived via an audition.
As the heartthrob celebrates his 36th birthday on November 12, we're taking a look back at some of his leading ladies over the years.
In 2002, she made her Hollywood film debut in the comedy The Hot Chick.
Mc Adams rose to fame in 2004 with her roles in the comedy Mean Girls and the romantic drama The Notebook.
Ten years later it remains one of the most iconic love stories of the 21st century, cherished by pre-teen girls and celebrities alike.
Back in 2004, though, studios and moviegoers weren’t as quick to anoint the Nicholas Sparks adaptation as a success.