Cubs-Dodgers series splits some celebrity duos

The Dodgers and Cubs may boast some of the most high-profile fans in Hollywood (with the Yankees and Red Sox mixed in there too). But some of the celebrity boosters spend time on the same sets.

Here’s a look at a few duos with Cubs-Dodgers conflicts.

Jeff Garlin (Cubs) vs. Larry David (Dodgers)

Larry David and Jeff Garlin

Starring in: “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

So far this year’s posteason rivalry has been pretty, pretty, pretty meh. With Garlin’s Cubs down 2-0 to David’s Dodgers in the National League Championship Series, Garlin posted, “I have faith” on Instagram Monday. On a side note, David appears in the Netflix documentary “Long Shot,” released late last month. The short film retells how extra footage from a “Curb” episode called “Dodger Game” gave one Dodgers fan accused of murder a clear-cut alibi.

Bill Murray (Cubs) vs. Bryan Cranston (Dodgers)

Bill Murray and Bryan Cranston

Starring in: “Isles of Dogs.”

The two voice dog characters in the 2018 animated film. After the Cubs dispatched the Dodgers in last year’s National League Championship Series, Cranston tweeted a photo of Murray visiting the White House and remarked that it was “proof positive” that “the NLCS is rigged! If the #crookedcubs win the series I will not concede.”

Lamorne Morris (Cubs) vs. Jason Bateman (Dodgers)

Lamorne Morris and Jason Bateman

Starring in: “Game Night.”

Morris, a product of Chicago and Glen Ellyn, took in last year’s NLCS with “New Girl” co-star and Cubs star Hannah Simone. Now he’ll star in a couples comedy with Bateman, who attended the first two games of this year’s rematch.  Incidentally, Morris is paired in “Game Night” with Kylie Bunbury, who played the first female major leaguer in Fox’s “Pitch.”

Jake Johnson and Nick Offerman (Cubs) vs. Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Dodgers) 

Jake Johnson, Nick Offerman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Starring in: “Comrade Detective.”

Johnson and Offerman have both sung “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during Wrigley Field’s seventh inning stretch — Offerman most recently with Elisabeth Moss joining him in the booth for Game 4 of the NLDS. Yes, but Gordon-Levitt starred in “Angels in the Outfield” as a kid. What does a movie about the Angels have to do with anything, you ask? Don’t you worry about it.

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