Famous Bromances

From Brad Pitt and George Clooney to Goose and Maverick, these famous friendships take the masculine relationship to a new level.

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These famous friendships take the masculine relationship to a new level. George Clooney and Brad Pitt have done five movies together and still enjoy one another's company. The two former "Sexiest Man Alive" recipients love to play practical jokes on one another (George told VH1 that he once put a bumper sticker on Brad's car that read "Small Penis onboard") and hang out often off-set.
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The Bourne Identity vs. Paycheck? While it may sometimes appear that their careers are competing, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have been best buds since they were kids and played little league together. Oh yeah, and they share an Oscar for Best Screenplay for Good Will Hunting... a little something they whipped up together before hitting it big.
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In real-life, Tom Cruise and Will Smith are best friends. Cruise travels the country to attend Will's movie events, and Smith defends Cruise's love of Scientology against critics.
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Sydney Fife and Peter Klaven become fast friends in I Love You, Man when Peter realizes he's best-man-less for his impending wedding. Lots of fart jokes, odes to Rush and a fight with Lou Ferrigno later, the two are inseparable.
Snootchie Bootchies! Foul-mouthed dope dealer Jay and his "hetero-lifemate" Silent Bob are rarely seen independently of each other.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"I just wanna go to the rooftops and scream, 'I love my best friend, Evan.'" In Superbad, Seth and Evan fight and berate each other through an epic day, only to discover the reason they're bickering is Seth's worry that they won't be friends anymore after Evan goes to college. Awwww. Plus, they end the night by cuddling. You can't get any more bromantic than that.
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Movies like Wedding Crashers form the backbone of the "Frat Pack." John and Jeremy con their way into bridesmaids' beds while crashing weddings, but never miss their annual buddy sleepover (sleeping bags included) for John's birthday.
In real-life, Owen Wilson and fellow "Frat Pack" member Ben Stiller are good chums. The comedic duo have paired up for eight films, including Meet the Parents, The Royal Tenenbaums, Zoolander and Owen's big break, The Cable Guy, which Ben directed.
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If nothing else tells you that Goose and Maverick are best buds, the frequency of high fives in Top Gun should give you a hint. From playing beach volleyball shirtless to buzzing flight towers, the two have one another's backs and act as the other's wingman when the need arises.
Lance Armstrong and Matthew McConaughey have fought off rumors that their relationship is anything but platonic. Lance calls Matthew the "Redneck Buddha," and Matthew talked to Details magazine about their friendship. "A lot of people don’t understand friendship and brotherhood. I have a great friend in him. I’d do anything he asked me to," McConaughey said.
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In Friday, best friends Smokey and Craig spend the day getting high and plotting how to repay Big Worm, a nasty drug dealer with a penchant for killing those who've crossed him. But really, it's a story about sticking with your friends and backing them up. And you know this, maaaaan!
Tom Cruise and David Beckham are so close, Seth Rogen even joked about their friendship in Funny People. The megastar has traveled to Spain to watch the footballer play for Real Madrid, and when David was sacked from the England squad, he turned to Tom for support. "He's a great example of someone who stays positive through everything," he told the Daily Mirror.
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Ah, Chewbacca, he loves Han Solo so! We can't understand a word the Wookiee says, but his despairing growls as Han is frozen in carbonite are enough to melt anyone's heart.
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Tennis ace Roger Federer and golf champ Tiger Woods have long been best buddies. So much so that Tiger showed up a bit late to the driving range during the final round of the Memorial because he was watching his buddy Roger win the French Open on TV, Sports Illustrated reported. "I was pulling for him. I was as nervous as can be for him,'' Woods said after winning the tournament.
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Nothing reflects true life as well as reality TV, obviously. And The Hills and Keeping Up with the Kardashians stars Brody Jenner and Frankie Delgado have proven their friendship on television. Plus, Frankie's appeared several times on Brody's MTV show Bromance.
Robert Redford and Paul Newman's characters in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969 had one another's backs no matter what. After the film, the two legends became friends in real-life, living just a mile apart in Connecticut.
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire met in their teens when they were competing for a role in Parenthood and worked together on the film This Boy's Life. The duo is often spotted at Lakers games, on vacation together and out on the town.
J.D. and Turk on Scrubs are such good friends, they've given each other the loving nicknames Chocolate Bear and Vanilla Bear. They even have matching bracelets and have broken into song about their friendship, which includes the line, "Guy love, That's all it is, Guy love, He's mine, I'm his, There's nothing gay about it in our eyes."
How could an amazing bromance not emerge from the hilarious collaboration of Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg? Their friendship began with SNL songs about gift wrapping a portion of the male anatomy and getting it on with one another's moms, but now Justin is helping Andy with his debut album, Incredibad.
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Before Tom Hanks was a two-time Oscar winner, he played Kip Wilson in Bosom Buddies, the '80s TV show in which his character Kip and his best friend Henry must pretend to be women to keep their apartment in an all-female building. It takes true friendship to want to remain roommates so badly, you choose to live the majority of your life in drag to make it happen.
Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson are best friends. They've traveled the world together, from Peru to Croatia, and the Huffington Post reported that Woody went skinny dipping while Owen swam (fully swim-trunked) while they were on vacation together in Miami. Talk about being firm in your masculinity. Woody was also one of the first people to rush to Owen's side after his reported suicide attempt.
Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie play fictionalized versions of themselves in HBO's Flight of the Conchords, but we like to think that their bromance is alive both on and off-screen. As "New Zealand's fourth most popular digi-folk paradists," the comedic duo is famous for songs like "Friends" and "Bret, You've Got it Goin' On," which includes the line, "Why can't a heterosexual guy / Tell a heterosexual guy that he thinks his booty is fly." Awww, how sweet!
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Milton Bradley and Josh Hamilton are no longer teammates, but became close friends while they both played for the Texas Rangers. Sharing shaky pasts (Milton was a hothead on the field, Josh is a former crack addict), the two bonded and supported each other. They even call themselves the "Risk Brothers."
EMPTY_CAPTION"I've loved being your mentor... and it's been an honor having you be my manatee." Tracy Jordan and Kenneth the Page on 30 Rock have a completely dependent relationship. Kenneth is always at the ready to help fulfill Tracy's whims (including foot rubs), and Tracy makes Kenneth's Night Court dreams come true. They need each other!
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Sometimes, bromance just can't last. During the '80s, Corey Feldman and Corey Haim seemed untouchable. The two starred in strings of teen hits and become fast friends. But during a reunion for the A&E series, The Two Coreys, Haim and Feldman had a falling out and are no longer friends, though they both continue to work in Hollywood.
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Dwight's love for Michael on The Office may be more of man-crush than a reciprocal bromance, but we think that Michael secretly likes the attention and freakish loyalty he gets from his Assistant to the Regional Manager.
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis started their joint career in night clubs, but took the nation by storm with the intimacy of their friendship and their physical slapstick comedy. Unfortunately, after making more than 15 films together, the bromance died and the duo split in 1956.
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Sam would do anything for Frodo in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, starting with leaving his comfy hobbit home to act as his old boss' bodyguard and ending by literally carrying him up the side of a volcano, all while exchanging longing glances and professing their (brotherly) love for one another.
From portraying the Gap girls on SNL to their hilarious films Tommy Boy and Black Sheep, Chris Farley and David Spade were on the verge of becoming their generation's funniest duo until Farley's tragic death in 1997.
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Off-the-wall and suicidal Martin Riggs teams up with calm and steady family-man Roger Murtaugh in 1987's Lethal Weapon, one of the first buddy movies.
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SNL alums Rob Schneider and Adam Sandler are constantly appearing in one another's movies, many of them made by Sandler's company Happy Madison Productions. You can't make fourteen movies together and not be best buds.
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The Lone Ranger and Tonto are perhaps TV's first bromance. The duo always looked out for one another while solving mysteries, fighting crime and being manly all at once.
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Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau met on the set of 1993's Rudy and when Favreau penned 1996's Swingers, he called upon his best friend to co-star. Since then, the pals have supported one another's careers, reuniting for Made, The Break-Up and Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show.
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Party Time! Excellent! Wayne and Garth's public access TV show Wayne's World was full of dream sequences and commentary about metal bands and hot babes, but in the end, no lady can tear this friendship apart.
Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick play best friends on the hit show Gossip Girl, but the two are great chums in real-life too. The pair shared a NYC apartment for a while, and Ed and his girlfriend Jessica Szohr spent Thanksgiving 2008 at Chace's family's house in Texas, Us magazine reported.
We're never really clear how Joey Tribbiani came to be Chandler Bing's roommate, but we're glad he did. Chandler's sarcasm + Joey's dim-wittedness = comedic win.
Professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek and his bodyguard Christopher "Big Black" Boykin have a hilarious friendship that was captured by MTV for three seasons on the reality show Rob and Big. From shaving one another's backs to making a fake Kashi "Good Friends" cereal box, everyday in the house lead to hilarity.
Fun-loving Ernie always seems to get the upperhand on straight-laced Bert, but that hasn't prevented the perennial roommates from remaining best friends for three decades.
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What's a bromance without loyalty? Crockett and Tubbs defined the word with their relationship. After Sonny got amnesia and shot Tubbs, his friend still stood by him. It's a true friend who will take two bullets and still think everything's honky-dory.
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