The pair were reunited on chat show Oprah, in celebration of the 1970 film's 40th anniversary.

Old friends: Mac Graw and O' Neal were reunited for the 40th anniversary of the 1970 film that made them stars In the movie which is widely seen as the birth of the 'chick-flick', the pair played lovers who come from total opposite backgrounds and O' Neal's well-to-do father did not want his son to marry his true love.

I'm not really working, so I'm not beating that drum, but I do go to the movies all the time and marvel at a part written for someone in their 60s played by a 38-year-old. I live in a city that has six alternative movie theaters so I see every documentary and every foreign film.

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It was at the Loews theater on Broadway in New York, it was snowing. MACGRAW There's a line around the block of [O' Neal's] broken hearts.

M., 22 years ago." O' Neal says the idea came from producer Nelle Nugent, who noted the pair's chemistry in a 2014 has been like? It just finished a very successful Broadway run with a lot of our friends in it. I work all the time but I do a lot of stuff for nothing.

O’Neal recalled several scenes in the movie where he had the opportunity to kiss the Mac Graw.

He talked about how he believed she was his first real love, even though the two never dated.

"I was stupid and new enough in the business to think it was always like that." Added O' Neal, 73: "It's the best time I ever had on a movie.

And I've made thousands." PHOTOS: The most romantic movies of all time 's most famous line, "Love means not ever having to say you're sorry." The phrase, which is spoken twice in the film, was voted No.

Mac Graw: We did it once in Florida this summer for a week. O' Neal: We always had a bond, and now it's just going. A.] very rarely, and Ryan lives in Malibu, so we haven't really seen each other very much. Let's start with one thing: It's read, not memorized, and that is such a miracle because my memory isn't … () Mac Graw: It's a wonderful play, and having more time under one's belt only makes it more meaningful to do. I thought it was an absolute miracle to be asked to do it and especially and only with Ryan. And it's my first paying job since I left for Santa Fe 22 years ago. O' Neal: Wait a minute, they're paying you?! This is just all terrific as far as I'm concerned.

Most of what we are going to be doing starts early next year. But we're often asked as a couple for something around — the Oscar for dear Arthur Hiller and other stuff. It's a lifetime from second grade to the early 70s and nobody with any sensitivity can help but relive their life and choices when they said yes and choices when they said no. We have a wonderful director — Greg Mosher, is a big, big, big Broadway director and it's an honor to be directed by him.

13 in the American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes list, but has been mocked repeatedly for its bad advice. " Mac Graw quipped of the line, prompting O' Neal to pipe in, "You'd better say you're sorry!

" PHOTOS: Love on set starred O' Neal as a wealthy Harvard student who falls in love with Mac Graw's character, a working-class Radcliffe student.

Especially [Mac Graw's former agent] Sue Mengers. Maybe because there really wasn't a lot of dialogue? O' NEAL "Love does mean never having to say you're sorry …" for goodness sake. PHOTOS ' Pulp Fiction,' ' Thelma & Louise' Stars Reunite How often do you see each other now? MACGRAW My house burned down in '93, so I moved to New Mexico. These guys in the next car asked me, "Are you Beau Bridges?