The term “bromance” originated sometime in the 1990s and is often used to describe a strong friendship or bond between men. The sturdiest bromances are usually created between male celebrities who once worked together and have since been able to develop and maintain their strong friendships. Below you will find a list of 9 iconic celebrity bromances forged in Hollywood.
1. Brad Pitt and George Clooney
After working together on Ocean’s 11, both actors carefully kept their friendship hidden from prying eyes, but never once have they hesitated to compliment one another on a job well done. Clooney admitted in an interview that he is very happy to live on the same planet as Brad Pitt, calling him very funny and generous. In a similar fashion, Brad calls Clooney “the best friend a man can get.”
2. Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Channing and Joseph’s friendship began in high school, and although they sometimes have to compete in castings, this does not affect their bromance in any way. Tatum likes to take care of him in very specific ways. For example, one time, he broke into Joseph’s house through a window in the middle of the night to give him a lecture about his carelessness. After that, Joseph admitted that he’d always close the windows.
3. Michael Cera and Jonah Hill
The bromance between John Hill and Michael Cera has roots so deep they reach the center of the Earth. Their friendship started the day when they co-starred in Judy Apatow’s comedy “Superbad.” After this project, they developed a strong male bond, which can be easily seen on the big screen.
4. Paul Rudd and Jason Segel
The acting careers of Paul Rudd and Jason Siegel began to intertwine when they showed up on the set of “Knocked Up.” They developed an even deeper relationship when they starred in “I Love You, Man,” where they played a couple of sidekicks who loved each other. Strictly platonically.
5. Tobey Maguire and Leonardo Di Caprio
According to some rumors, the bromance of Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio is already over 30 years old. They had been friends long before filming “The Great Gatsby.” It is, in fact, one of the longest-lasting bromances in Hollywood that began when both of them were still teenagers.
6. Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler
Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler were first spotted together during the men’s singles competition at Wimbledon. A jolt of bromance was rumored to flash between them when they noticed they were wearing the same type of light-colored jackets. You know that if this were female celebs, there would be blood on that court.
7. Johnny Depp and Tim Burton
In 1990, at the casting for “Edward Scissorhands,” Johnny was immediately cast for the main role. From that moment on, the young and talented Depp became Tim Burton’s muse. Together they had crazy creative chemistry and were so in tune they finished each other’s sandwiches. And they still do.
8. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson
The “True Detectives” stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson have been friends in real life for years. The actors became friends after spending months working together, and now they’re best pals. Even after 12 years of friendship, they still like to meet up with their other friends annually and go on the friendship tour, and that’s freaking adorable.
9. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
Finally, we have our perfect couple – Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. These two say that the key to their everlasting friendship is honesty. They met each other in 1978, when they lived on the same street. So naturally, becoming best friends was very easy and the bond between the two actors has only grown stronger. Both came to prominence after the “Good Will Hunting,” written by Ben and starring Matt. Their careers only went up from then on, but the actors lived next door and saw each other almost every day. Affleck once joked that if he ever woke up in a shabby hotel with a dead prostitute in the bed, the first person he’d call would be Matt.