Recently, I wrote you all a fun list of celebrity besties who love each other both on and off screen. However, just listing a few wasn’t enough. There have been so many accounts of celebrity buddies since back in the day, when Matt Damon and Ben Affleck took us by storm (and sorry guys – you didn’t make this list either, but we love you both). Celebrity friendships make our hearts melt, so let’s take the time to celebrate even more best friends who love each other on both a personal and professional level.
James Franco and Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen and James Franco have been best buds since they met on the set of the incredibly amazing, cancelled too soon show Freaks and Geeks. From there, they worked together on Pineapple Express. And don’t forget about Knocked Up and This Is The End. And – you saw their parody of Kim and Kanye’s music video, right?
While I love Anne Hathaway, I can’t help but think that the negative Oscar press when they hosted together might have been a bit different if James hosted with Seth – I mean, you saw how comfortable Amy and Tina were on stage together as hosts.
Ryan Reynolds & Sandra Bullock
After working together in The Proposal, Ryan had nothing but good to say about Sandra, and the friendship they’ve developed throughout both of their careers. The two have actually been close for awhile, so the project was absolutely perfect for both of them.
“I would love to do another movie with Sandra,” he said to the Inquirer. “We’ve talked about it. We had such great chemistry [in ‘The Proposal’]— that was based on 10 years of friendship. We had known each other for a long time when we went into that. If it’s the right [project], we’ll do it because it’s like working with family. It’s a great experience.”
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart
I definitely regret not including these two in the first list, as their friendship is absolutely incredible (and readers? I heard you loud and clear, since I love your input). They’ve provided their fans with a bunch of hilarious photos – with wax figurines of each other, or selfies by the famous Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center together. The two starred in numerous X-Men films together, and have also worked on two plays together: Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land.
“We became friends on X-Men,” Patrick said to the Huffington Post. “Ian loves talking about it. There are so many parallels in our careers and our lives. We’re both Northerners; He’s a Lancastrian and I’m a Yorkist, and he went to a great University but I left school when I was 15. But he was successful and became a star immediately. I saw him and I was amazed, overwhelmed by the quality of his work. I started our relationship as a fan. He wouldn’t know who I was back then.”
Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon Levitt
We all loved (500) Days of Summer, and part of the reason as to why the movie was so successful was due to the fact that our girl Zooey and Joseph Gordon Levitt have amazing chemistry together. The two have been buddies for over ten years, and have truly helped each other grow. “She’s turned me on to so many movies and so much good music. It’s fun just to have conversations, watch movies with her,” Joseph said back in 2012.
Fingers crossed for another cute collaboration from the two of them in the future! (Preferably the near future, since they’re adorable together.)
Zac Efron and Ashley Tisdale
Zac and Ashley might not get the chance to hang out as much as they did during their High School Musical days, but they have a great excuse – they’ve just been so darn busy. Also, the rumors of their friendship turning romantic, but hey – she still supports his career. In fact, she was one of the first people to show up at the premiere of his film That Awkward Moment earlier this year.
During Ashley’s 26th birthday party, she let it be known to the world that Zac’s presence meant the world to her. “‘So happy Zacary made it to my party!!! He’s my brother/best friend!!!” she tweeted. Aww. Those kids.
Logan Lerman & Douglas Booth
Logan and Douglas worked together on the film Noah playing Shem and Ham, but still have a bunch of fun off-screen as well. For one, check out their photobooth pictures from the Empire Awards. I sense mega-BFFs in the making.
They’ve also both celebrated the fact that they’ve both gotten to kiss the beautiful Emma Watson on-screen – Douglas while filming Noah, and Logan while working on The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Russell Crowe & Hugh Jackman
Here’s an interesting fact: Russell actually helped Hugh score the career-changing role of Wolverine in the X-Men films. Why? Well – Russell turned down the role when it was offered to him, and suggested Hugh as a contender.
Thankfully, there’s no bad blood between them, and they make sure to make time for each other in between film shoots. The two ended up working together on 2012’s Les Miserables, and are super supportive of each other when movie premieres occur.
Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper
JLaw and Bradley have actually been co-stars in three films at this point, so they’ve developed quite the friendship. “Jennifer amazes me each time we work together,” Bradley said to Cover Media. “She’s so naturally gifted as an actress and she can bring so much to every role. I’ve worked with her on three films now… and we get along so well. She’s very uninhibited and she always tells you what’s on her mind and it’s a joy to be around someone like that.”
When asked about her performance in American Hustle, Bradley laughed while claiming “I think audiences are going to be blown away by her – again!” Of course, we totally were.
Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki
Jared and Jensen have had quite the bromance. Obviously they’re co-stars on Supernatural – which is still going strong. They’ve lived together, and have also been part of each other’s weddings, which is really sweet.
“When Jared and I met, we kind of instantly became friends. He’s five years younger than me, so it was cool,” Jensen said. “I knew what it felt like to be an older brother and he knew what it felt like to be a younger brother — we just kind of fell into a nice rhythm.”
“We’ve all seen the show. Jensen’s very talented, blah, blah, blah,” Jared said to Zap2It. He rolls his eyes, then speaks more sincerely.. “Honestly, he has a great, contagious love for the project and for the work. When you’re doing 16-hour days for eight or nine months, you have to remember to be excited about it and to be passionate about it. Jensen has that.”
How much do you love these on and off-screen BFFs?
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