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20 Real-Life Celebrity Friendships that You Probably Didn't Know About

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | July 22, 2020 |

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | July 22, 2020 |


Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum (which JGL mentioned on SNL the night he did the Magic Mike monologue)

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Heads-up: A Sweet Rated-R Musical to watch for with Joseph Gordon Jevitt ©™ @channingtatum @jennaldewan @MagicMikeMovie #MagicMike #MenOfMML #magicmikelive #magicmikeliveinvegas #chan #channing #channingtatum @sandsnola #sandsnola #saintsandsinners #saintsandsinnersnola #gambit #jennadewantatum #jennaldewan #jennadewan

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Matt Bomer and Lee Pace (they’ve been best friends since high school, having gone to the same high school together)

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And this one shows the depth of talent at Klein High School, #mattbomer's friend #leepace displaying his dancing skills. Matt stays in character for the curtain call.

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Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan (I found this out after researching Ruby Sparks, which Kazan wrote and that featured her boyfriend Paul Dano. I also found out that Paul Dano loves Crispix, which actually ended up in the script for Ruby Sparks)

Justin Long and Jonah Hill (this makes sense because they were in Accepted together, but they were also college roommates)

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#latergram! From THE GREAT BEANIE FELDSTEIN BAT MITZVAH OF ‘07. @jonahhill @poodollar72 me + @jontogo all bear witness to Jonah’s funny, talented, sweet kid sister @beaniefeldstein becoming a woman. This weekend EVERYONE will bear witness to Beanie becoming a movie star in @oliviawilde’s future classic @booksmart. Go see it!

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Joshua Jackson and Scott Foley (these two started paling around because they were both teen stars around the same time with “Felicity” and “Dawson’s Creek,” and Jackson’s relationship with J.J. Abrams through Scott Foley was actually helpful in Jackson landing “Fringe.”)


Charlie Hunnam and Jamie Bell (they became close friends during filming for Nicholas Nickelby. In fact, they also maintain close friendships with Anne Hathaway and Romola Garai).


Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Bartha (they met a decade ago on a movie audition for a movie neither got and became great friends; they were in a play together in 2011).


Robert Downey, Jr. and Matt Damon (no idea how these guys became friends, but apparently they have couples dinners together).


Kyle Chandler and Lorenzo Lamas (I could find no pictures of them together, but Chandler is the godfather of Lamos’ son. That is just bizarre).

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Here is Millie in photos with Kyle Chandler earlier this year! Her hair is down, wavy, and flipped over her left side. Millie’s hair and sweater look so cute in these photos! She also looks super happy I miss the Godzilla press tour. Look how soft they are 🥺 ~~~ @milliebobbybrown #milliebobbybrown #kylechandler

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James McAvoy and Benedict Cumberbatch (this is probably common knowledge in the UK, and wouldn’t seem out of the ordinary for anyone who has seen Starter for 10)

Jon Hamm and Sarah Clarke (“24”) (these two actually went to prom together in high school)

Ed Norton and Mark Ruffalo (Ed Norton actually spoke about that on Marc Maron’s podcast recently)


Luis Guzman and Jimmi Simpson

Jimmi Simpson and Charlie Day (More obvious, but they also went to school together, and this image is amazing)

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Happy birthday @jimmisimpson Here’s to another 20 years of friendship! #love

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Liam Neeson and Helen Mirren (they used to date)

Connie Britton and Lauren Graham (again, no images available, but they’ve been friends since rooming together in their early acting days. BEST. PILLOW FIGHTS. EVER.)

Sam Rockwell and Justin Long (Long is also friend with Rockwell, which is why they appear together in Movie 43)

Steve Buscemi and Mark Boone, Jr. (been friends since working stand-up together at the beginning of their careers)

Christain Bale and Winona Ryder (been friends since Little Women; in fact, Ryder introduced Bale to his future wife)

Andre Holland and Danai Gurira (became close friends attending the Tisch School together)


America Ferrara and Gina Rodriguez

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A glorious afternoon with my sister @hereisgina . I love this beautiful-hearted, bad-ass Latina who is killing the game left right and center. Making us all proud! #hermanas ✊🏽

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But Also, America Ferrara and Rhetta

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@unforettable sent me these pics of when we first met shooting an HBO pilot many many moons ago!! Can you guess how old I was? (Old enough to drive apparently, but still wearing retainers). 🌟🌟🌟answer is: 19 years old! This was SIXTEEN years ago!!!!!! 😱 The pilot was called “$5.15/hr” and we all worked the graveyard shift at a corporate diner. I played a 16-year-old Born Again Christian waitress.

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(Bonus: Real life best friends Breckin Meyer and Seth Green in the header photo)

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