16 Celebrity Friendships That Have Stood The Test Of Time

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Vote up your favorite celeb besties.

Celebrity friendships can be so wholesome. There's nothing better than seeing two actors you love on screen actually bro out in real life, or finding out the two talk show hosts you've loved to watch for years are actually besties who spend the holidays together. We found our favorite celebrity best friend duos - with some trios - and we think you'll like them, too.

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    130 VOTES

    Sir Patrick Stewart And Sir Ian McKellen

    Both of these knighted actors are superstars in their own right. In 2000, while filming as enemies for X-Men, the two similarly aged British actors would hang out frequently together in their neighboring trailers, according to Hollywood Reporter. They became so close that 10+ years later, McKellen actually officiated Stewart's wedding! 


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    130 votes
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    133 VOTES

    Octavia Spencer And Melissa McCarthy

    Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer and Emmy award-winning comedian Melissa McCarthy have been best friends for upwards of 20 years. According to McCarthy's Instagram, Spencer even caught the bouquet at her wedding! In 2021, they co-starred in a superhero film titled Thunder Force.


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    133 votes
  • Tina Fey And Amy Poehler
    Photo: Sisters / Universal Pictures
    113 VOTES

    Tina Fey And Amy Poehler

    Comedy legends Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have been friends for almost 30 years, dating back to their days in comedy in the city of Chicago, according to Distractify. They have since hosted numerous Golden Globes together, and frequently still act in movies or on TV as a dynamic duo, like in Mean Girls or Sisters.


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    113 votes
  • 4
    67 VOTES

    Mel Brooks And Carl Reiner

    Although Carl Reiner has since passed, he and Mel Brooks were as close as pals can get. Starting in the 1950's, the two were best friends. They even had dinner and watched TV together most nights prior to Reiner's passing, according to The Guardian. About his friend, Brooks simply said "I loved him."


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    67 votes
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    88 VOTES

    Salma Hayek And Penélope Cruz

    In addition to working together on set for Bandidas (2006), Salma Hayek Pinault and Penelope Cruz are best friends in real life, est. 2001 (Source: POPSUGAR). They have often had sleepovers and were friends before any of their kids were born. Everyone agrees - there should be more movies with this powerful pair!

    88 votes
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    70 VOTES

    Jordan Peele And Keegan-Michael Key

    The prolific comedy duo of Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key all started 20 years ago when the pair met at a comedy club in Chicago, according to Bustle. One TV show and several movies later, and the rest is history!


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    70 votes