Friendship between major Hollywood celebrities is common in their line of work. They are everywhere and come in all shapes and sizes. Today Dhaka Tribune’s Showtime brings you the following list of Hollywood BFFs, best friends forever, and how they turned into friends and their current relationship with each other.
[caption id="attachment_258121" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Matt Damon & Ben Affleck
Matt Damon & Ben Affleck
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were friends well before they made the A-list. Though each of them picked up a few credits on their own at the beginning of their careers, the duo really burst onto the scene together in 1997 when they co-wrote and co-starred in Good Will Hunting, for which they won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Even now, their legendary bromance is integral to each of their celebrity images (and has played into Damon’s ongoing faux feud with Jimmy Kimmel).
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Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet
Nothing can sink this duo’s love for each other. Following their star-marking turns in Titanic, the pair of Oscar winners have never let go of their friendship, and reteamed over 10 years later to co-star in Revolutionary Road.
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Vanessa Hudgens & Ashley Tisdale
High School Musical really was the start of something new — the best friendship of its stars Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale, that is. The pair appeared in the beloved Disney Channel Original Movie in 2006 as the science nerd Gabriella and the theater diva Sharpay respectively, and have been besties ever since. In addition to being regulars on each other’s Instagram feeds, Hudgens was a bridesmaid in Tisdale’s 2014 wedding.
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Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake
Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake first met backstage at the 2002 MTV VMA awards, where Fallon was hosting and Timberlake performing. They went on to appear in various SNL sketches together before Fallon began hosting Late Night, where the duo’s “History of Rap” sketches went viral. When Fallon was named one of TIME’s most influential people in 2013, Timberlake wrote the essay for the magazine; when Timberlake played the Super Bowl halftime show in 2018, Fallon introduced him. The best friends will seemingly never stop showing up for each other.
[caption id="attachment_258127" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Nicole Kidman & Naomi Watts
Nicole Kidman & Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman went to the same girls’ high school in Australia but didn’t become friends until they worked together on the 1991 Australian coming-of-age film Flirting. In the quarter-century since, the stars have accompanied each other on red carpets, presented each other with awards, and gone on the record multiple times about their long-time friendship.
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Salma Hayek & Penélope Cruz
Salma Hayek and Penélope Cruz were friends long before they co-starred in 2006’s Bandidas, on the set of which they nicknamed each other huevos. “We didn’t have children yet, so we used to sleep much more than now. So it was a way to call each other lazy,” Cruz recalled to Allure. “We [slept] in the same bed so many times, and it was like she was always trying to wake me up and call me huevos.” The pair has presented at the Oscars together in 2005, and posts sweet photos together on their Instagrams.
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Donald Faison & Zach Braff
The legendary bromance of J.D. and Turk lasted long beyond Scrubs. They regularly goof around at industry events together and make jokes at (and about) each other on social media, and Braff served as best man in Faison’s 2012 wedding to CaCee Cobb.
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Tina Fey & Amy Poehler
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler met in the ‘90s while taking classes at Chicago’s ImprovOlympic theater. In 2001, Poehler joined Saturday Night Live, where Fey had been a writer since 1997. Both actresses appeared in 2004’s Mean Girls, written by Fey, and they brought their authentic chemistry to star together in 2008’s Baby Mama and 2015’s Sisters. Their turns at the Golden Globes podium — they co-hosted the ceremony for three consecutive years, from 2013–15 — have had fans clamouring for them to share another awards show stage ever since.
[caption id="attachment_258134" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Kate Hudson & Liv Tyler
Kate Hudson & Liv Tyler
Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler have known each other since childhood thanks to their famous parents — they also attended high school together at Los Angeles’ Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences. They appeared together in 2000’s Dr. T and the Women, and both can be found from time to time on each other’s Instagrams.