There’s a belief that actors tend to be rivals rather than friends. But this isn’t necessarily true because celebrities are real people who need true friends just like all of us do.
Bright Side has collected 10 examples proving that actors can be best friends with each other.
Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston
After taking part in the hit show Friends, Courteney and Jennifer became friends in real life — and not the kind that gets coffee every once in a while — they’ve become really close friends for almost 20 years! Jennifer even invited Courteney to be her maid of honor at her wedding and Courteney named Jennifer her daughter’s godmother.
Penélope Cruz and Salma Hayek
These beauties played partners who became friends in the film Bandidas. In real life, they’ve been friends for more than 20 years. Penélope says that when they hadn’t had children yet, they used to call each other “eggs” (or huevos in Spanish) because they used to sleep a lot as if they were eggs in a nest.
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
These actors played friends Will and Chuckie in Good Will Hunting and co-starred in Dogma — and in real life, they’ve been friends for more than 35 years. “We grew up together,” says Matt Damon. “We were both in love with the same thing — acting and filmmaking. I think we fed on each other’s obsession during really formative, important years and that bonded us for life.”
Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore
Some people think that these actresses met while filming Charlie’s Angels but Cameron and Drew had seen each other before in a café. Drew says that Cameron is the most loyal and reliable friend: “Not that any one of us are going to jail anytime soon, but 100% she’d get in there and get you out.”
James Franco and Seth Rogen
These 2 pranksters became friends when they were acting in Freaks and Geeks at the beginning of the ’00s. Later, they took part in several other films. In their free time, the friends spoof celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
Brad Pitt and George Clooney
These A-list actors became friends during the filming of Ocean’s Eleven. Pitt and Clooney soon understood that their sense of humor was identical. It’s said that their friendship was almost ruined when Angelina Jolie didn’t like Amal Clooney. But Brad is free now and can see George’s family as often as he wants.
Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens
These girls met on the set of High School Musical and became best friends. They spent summer holidays together, supported each other, and even got tattoos by the same tattoo artist. Of course, Vanessa was Ashley’s maid of honor at her wedding.
Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio
Tobey and Leonardo met at an audition in the late ’80s and became friends. They’ve shared the big screen many times but some of their best work was seen in The Great Gatsby. The friends have vowed to help each other get parts.
Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth
These guys met on the set of Thor. Tom was actually supposed to play Thor but in the end, Chris got the part. This incident didn’t stop the actors from becoming friends and hanging out after work. Tom said, “While shooting Thor: The Dark World in Iceland, Chris and I used to live in a small house at the foot of a volcano. We cooked tasty dishes, chatted all night long, and drank wine. We had so much fun!”
Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds
Ryan thinks that The Proposal, a film that starred both Bullock and Reynolds, was successful thanks to their long friendship. “We’ve known each other for so long that it’s like working with family,” Reynolds said. You may actually think they’re family after looking at them hiking with Sandra’s son, but the actors are just really good friends.
Bonus: An old picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jean Claude Van Damme hanging out together
Do you know any other celebrities whose relationships are as loyal and warm as these?