America Ferrera and Amber Tamblyn recently hit the red carpet together and weren’t shy about their best friend relationship either. "She was one of three people to speak at my wedding. She's one of my best friends."
Tamblyn recently told Us Weekly how a double date normally goes down for the Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants girls. "Usually America and I going out first, eating and catching up and talking about extensionalism and philosophy, and where we are in our lives. And that usually lasts about two hours, and then the dudes join up and then we talk about sports for 10 minutes. And then America and I go back to being in love with each other. They go off and do their own thing." That sounds like perfect best friend behavior to us. Who needs dudes when you have a BFFL?!
1. Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox
Rachel and Monica may be the best friendship that ever happened on TV, and off-screen Jen and Courteney are always spotted together. They have been best friends since the show began filming in 1994. That’s 20 years of friendship, which basically beats any friendship we currently have. Jen told More, “I've slept in her guest bedroom a lot. Without giving away too much of my private stuff, all I can say is she's been there for me through thick and thin.”
2. Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair
These comedian best friends may spend more time together than any other Hollywood friends ever. After meeting over a decade ago in the comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade, Lennon and Jessica have basically been inseparable ever since. They wrote and created the short-lived show, Best Friends Forever, a few years bac,k and currently have their show Playing House on USA. Lennon told Us Weekly that the key to friendship is putting in the time. “For me it’s like you have to treat them like you’re dating them. When you fall in love with your best friend, you think about them all the time. It’s like, ‘Oh my god, Jessica would love this! I have to send her this tweet of this video of stripper pole fails.’”
3. James Franco and Seth Rogen
These besties met in 1999 on one of the greatest shows to air on TV, Freaks and Geeks, and have been tight ever since. Not only do they spend most of their time together, but their adorably close relationship was highlighted in Rogen’s apocalypse movie This is The End. Their bromance is for life.
4. Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen
This X-Men alum friendship seriously put most best friends to shame. They spend most of their time (probably drunk) taking pictures of each other and posting their BFF status all over the internet. They call each other "sir," they go on tourist adventures to Times Square together, and they eat corn and hotdogs. When asked how they differ, Sir Ian McKellen responded, “He [Sir Patrick Stewart] has a terrible hairy back.” Honestly, how do we become friends with these two?
5. George Clooney and Brad Pitt
Talk about an intimidating twosome. George and Brad are not only two of the sexiest men in Hollywood, but they are also best friends. People are even predicting that Brad will be chosen to be George’s best man at his upcoming nuptials (one moment while we cry about George Clooney’s marital status). In 2012 Clooney told The Advocate, "Not only do I enjoy him as a person and respect his talent, but I also love what he does in the world. I can't speak highly enough about how hard he works at making the world better. I'm very proud to call him my friend.’'
6. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
Best friends since they were kids, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are considered the original bromance. They came into Hollywood together and even though they are doing separate projects now, they are still BFFs. The pair met long before Good Will Hunting, becoming besties back when Affleck was 8 and Damon was 10, and lived two blocks away from each other. Even their mothers were friends. Matt describes Ben as his “hetero lifemate.”
7. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler pretty much do everything together. They met in an improv class in 1993 and have been BFFLs ever since. The first time Poehler met Fey she thought, “That lady is hot stuff, I wanna know her.” Although they were in different places throughout their career, they remained close. Once Amy joined SNL with Tina, that was the end all be all of Hollywood friendships. They still dominate.
8. Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke
Why cast a stranger in a role you created after your best friend when you could actually just cast her? Lena Dunham created GIRLS’ Jessa based off her real-life BFF Jemima Kirke and placed her in the role. They became friends at 13 years old while attending Saint Ann’s School in NYC and Kirke has been a part of Dunham’s projects ever since, including a role in her indie film Tiny Furniture. When GQ asked Jemima what it was like to work with Lena as a director, she responded, “She's probably my favorite to work with because she's my friend.”