Top 5 Celebrity Friendships for International Friendship Day
It’s not easy maintaining friendships for long periods of time in Hollywood. Conflicting schedules, gossip-filled tabloids and the general feeling of make-believe in the air don’t bode well for those trying to maintain a friendship in the public eye.
So, we have to commend the celebrities that have managed to maintain their friendships with other celebrities throughout the years. Since today is International Friendship Day, we thought we would put together a list of some of our favourite celeb best friends, and we’ve got a good mix of ones you probably know about and ones you might not.
Happy Friendship Day from all of us here at Cineplex, and we hope you count yourself lucky if you have friendships like the ones below!
Probably the most well-known of all celebrity best friends, Matt and Ben have known each other for years and share a pride for their hometown of Boston. They’ve made numerous films together, and frequently appear on red carpets for each other’s movies to show support. After co-writing the now-classic Good Will Hunting, the two earned their first Oscars and set the bar for exciting young actors/filmmakers. They remain close friends today, and most recently collaborated on the reality TV show “The Runner,” which follows a “runner” who attempts to cross America undetected by a group of “chasers”.
These two are another pair of actors that have been friends for a long time. Clooney is known for his elaborate pranks that he pulls on friends, and Brad Pitt certainly isn’t exempt. The two have acted together in everything from the Ocean’s Eleven series to Burn After Reading, and we can see why they get along: they’re both talented filmmakers as well as actors, and they both have powerful wives who are known for the humanitarianism. While both Brad and George have made names for themselves as mainly dramatic actors, they obviously bring out the comedic sides in each other, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Tobey and Leo have one of the lesser-known Hollywood friendships, as they don’t collaborate as often as some others on this list. The two met at an audition in the nineties and haven’t looked back since, helping each other get roles and seeing basketball games together. They were notorious club kids in the nineties, tearing up LA’s nightlife scene along with other young actors of their era. Most recently, they starred in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby together, and were spotted partying on a yacht together earlier this year. We guess old habits die hard.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
These two comedians have been friends for over twenty years, originally meeting at Chicago’s ImprovOlympics in 1993. In 2001, Tina convinced Amy to join SNL, and the rest is history. They’ve since appeared in multiple movies together, including Mean Girls, Baby Mama, and Anchorman 2. Of course, we couldn’t talk about Tina and Amy’s friendship without mentioning their stints as Golden Globes hosts. They hosted what is generally considered the more laid-back of the two major film awards shows three times, and managed to keep the crowd in stitches all three times. We most recently saw them in Sisters, which proved that they’ve still got the comedic chemistry we know and love.
Two of our favourite blonde Aussies are actually close real-life friends, going from highschool classmates to struggling actresses in Australia’s acting scene to successful co-stars that can get any movie they want made at the drop of a hat. The two remain very good friends today, frequently turning out to support each other’s efforts in both acting and philanthropy. The two share a sense of humour and take pride in having maintained their old friendship in an industry notorious for tearing people apart. We only hope Nicole and Naomi collaborate more often in the future.
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