While the world is obsessed with celebrity couples, many famous friendships go unnoticed. Whether it’s career stars or childhood friends, famous Hollywood greats have found their friend in another star.
Jamie DOrnan, Robert Pattinson, Eddie Redmayne and Andrew Garfield
Actor Jamie Dornan recently revealed that he is part of an incredibly attractive team with three of his fellow actors. In 2009, he shared an apartment in Los Angeles with Eddie Redmayne as they both tried to take their careers overseas. At the time, they were also spending time with rising British actors Robert Pattinson and Andrew Garfield. Dornan says they were “never in competition with each other,” though they always aspired to the same roles—ie. “handsome young Briton”. In fact, they even helped each other prepare for auditions and sympathized with each other when they failed to land the role.
Garfield remembers how they went to play ping-pong and order a cocktail each because we couldn’t afford any more, adding, “And we spent six or seven hours at a time.” Despite the fact that they are all reaching incredible levels of success and starting to settle down, the bond they created is still strong.
Paul Walker and Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker’s friendship is one such iconic (and tragic) friendship that continues to tug at our hearts. The late actor’s daughter got married in October 2022, and since her father couldn’t be there to walk her down the aisle, Meadow’s best friend and godfather stepped in.
Martin Lawrence and Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence formed a close relationship early in their careers, appearing in several films together and remained good friends throughout their careers. An even closer bond was forged between their families when, on July 10, Jasmine Lawrence, Martin’s eldest child, revealed she was dating Eddie’s first-born son, Eric Murphy, in a birthday post on Instagram.
“Happy birthday my love! I love you so much!!!” Jasmine wrote.
Brad Pitt and George Clooney
George Clooney once again announced his friendship with Brad Pitt in a parody video promoting his partnership with the charity Omaze. In it, Clooney is roommates with a guy he met through Craigslist. The actors have a long friendship that is marked by many jokes, but it is obvious that they share a lot of love for each other.
Prince Harry and Orlando Bloom
Prince Harry opened up about his new friendship with Orlando Bloom on the Armchair Expert podcast. The Duke of Sussex and the Lord of the Rings actor are neighbors in Montecito, California and have grown close. But Page Six reports that the stars had a previous relationship in the form of designer Misha Nonu, and the two attended Nonu’s wedding in 2019.
Barack Obama and Joe Biden
The former president and vice president of the United States became the target of jokes that mocked their friendship in early 2017. That same year, Obama even presented his colleague and good friend with the Presidential Medal of Freedom with distinction, after which Biden broke down over the honor.