Watching celebrity couples come together and break apart is something of a universal pastime. But we’ve just hit upon an even more satisfying obsession: spotting famous BFFs. There are some truly legendary famous friendships out there, from the plain unexpected to the pleasingly obvious, and it’s pure delight to see two well-known buddies tease each other on screen.
So without further ado, we’re sharing with you our collection of favourite BFFs ever. With the premiere of Money Monster on Sky Cinema, we’re kicking off our list with its two stars and infamous besties, Julia Roberts and George Clooney.
1. Julia Roberts & George Clooney
2. Tina Fey & Amy Poehler
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler met at an improv competition when both were up and coming comedians - and it’s been the friendship to end all friendships ever since. Though the two have gone on to have their own individuals careers, they frequently come back together for double acts, whether in films, skits or hosting prestigious awards ceremonies. Their Golden Globes monologues are truly something to behold. And their sweet shout-outs to each other just make us go awww every time.
3. Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart
The two X-Men stars have a friendship worthy of a Hall of Fame. Sir Ian and Sir Patrick (as they apparently call each other) met when both were part of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Along with the X-Men franchise, they have since starred in several plays together and are known to be absolutely inseparable. Honestly. They hang out all the time. Often with matching hats. And making funny faces. Sir Ian even officiated Sir Patrick’s wedding. It’s a real joy to follow the two, particularly because they do love documenting their #friendgoals on social media… and they just look so darn cute.
4. Jason Segel & Paul Rudd
Need to see Bromance impersonated? Look no further than Jason Segel and Paul Rudd. The two - who have also been referred to as ‘manpanions’ - met on the set of Knocked Up, and have been best bros ever since. They clearly find each other hilarious, and have confessed to struggling to film together because they end up bursting out laughing every five minutes. Not content with just collaborating on Forgetting Sarah Marshall, the two decided to play bromancing characters in the comedy I Love You, Man. We can’t wait to find out what they have in store for us next.
5. Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt totally broke our hearts in 500 Days of Summer. But the brilliant film about the ups and downs of relationships led to something even better: their friendship. The two have stayed close ever since, and their shared quirkiness has led to them collaborating on short films and musical numbers for their YouTube channels.
6. Matt Damon & Ben Affleck
Besties Matt Damon and Ben Affleck rose to stardom after they wrote and starred together in the Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting. They both went on to have individual wildly successful acting careers, and stayed good friends, giving each other regular shout-outs. Their friendship is so now much part of Hollywood lore that the two even received an award for it. (It’s called ‘Guys of the Decade’. No kidding.)
7. Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake
The pair first met at the 2002 MTV VMAs, with Fallon hosting the awards ceremony and Timberlake about to perform solo for the first time. The hit it off straight away, and started working together, leading to a series of SNL skits in which they donned 70s suits and imitated the BeeGees. Now they like nothing better than to goof on and off camera, to our great delight.