18 Surprising Celebrity Friendships

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Okay, so maybe not all of these pairs of celebrities are actually BFFs — but at least they’re Fs, in many case practically forever. Who would have thought that politicians and comedians, rappers and actresses and reality stars and reality stars could form such lasting bonds?

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Prince William, Eddie Redmayne
Prince William and the actor Eddie Redmayne went to posh British school Eton together — and were even in the same campus club together.Getty Images (2)
Elton John's Benefit Concert For The American Foundation For Equal Rights - Arrivals
Kirsten Gillibrand and Connie Britton did a summer study program in Beijing together while they were undergrads at Dartmouth.Getty Images (2)
Runaway Jury Press Conference with Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman, John Cusack and Rachel Weisz
The triple crown: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Duvall and Gene Hackman. In the late 1950s, Hackman helped Hoffman find a place to stay in New York, and his new roommate was Duvall.Getty Images (3)
Stewart and Weiner
Well, at least they used to be friends — Jon Stewart and Anthony Weiner lived together after college, but the politician has blamed the satirist for making politics more cynical.Getty Images (2)
Tommy Lee Jones and Al Gore were roommates at Harvard.Tina Fineberg—AP
Zach Braff, Lauryn Hill
Another high-school pair: Zach Braff and Lauryn Hill were schoolmates in New Jersey; he's said that she was at his Bar Mitzvah.Getty Images (2)
Harper Lee
A classic: Harper Lee and Truman Capote. The acclaimed authors were childhood pals in Monroeville, Ala., and rumors (since disproved) circulated for years that he had actually written 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'Getty Images (2)
David Duchovny and JFK Jr. went to middle school together in New York City; Duchovny told Howard Stern that the two once roomed together on a class trip.Getty Images (2)
Cameron Diaz, Snoop
Cameron Diaz and Snoop Dogg went to Long Beach Polytechnic High School together, and the actress has said that she probably bought drugs from the rapper at some point.Gary Gershoff—WireImage/Getty Images
Givenchy - Front Row - PFW F/W 2013
Nicole Richie and Kim Kardashian were friends growing up — there's even proof on Instagram — but Paris Hilton sometimes got in the way.Pascal Le Segretain—Getty Images
Reeve & Williams At People's Choice Awards
The late, great actors Christopher Reeve and Robin WIlliams met as students at Juilliard.Frank Edwards—Fotos International/Getty Images
Courtney Love File Photos
The idea of one-time party-scene stalwarts Drew Barrymore and Courtney Love as friends isn't so surprising...until you remember that when they became friends Barrymore was still of elementary-school age.Kevin Mazur—WireImage/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Frances McDormand(R), who stars in the motion picture "Wonder Boys," poses with actress Holly Hunter(L) 22 February 2000 at the Los Angeles premiere of the motion picture, to benefit The Ploughshares Fund. The Ploughshares Fund is an organization dedicated to stopping the spread of weapons of war, from nuclear weapons to land mines. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO Jim RUYMEN/jr (Photo credit should read JIM RUYMEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Frances McDormand and Holly Hunter met at drama school and lived together.Jim Ruymen—AFP/Getty Images
USA - 23rd Israel Film Festival in New York City
Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito: another roommate pair for the ages.Walter Weissman—Corbis
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 5 -- Air Date 11/10/2001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Maya Rudolph, Gwyneth Paltrow during the monologue on November 10, 2001 (Photo by /NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
One's known for being funny and one's known for being GOOPy, but in grade school Maya Rudolph and Gwyneth Paltrow were known as friends (and for their famous parents).Dana Edelson—NBC/Getty Images
"Funny People" - Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
More roomies! Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler lived together early in their careers.Jon Kopaloff—FilmMagic/Getty Images
The Office
It's not surprising that 'Office' co-stars John Krasinski and B.J. Novak are friends, but that they've been friends for so long: since little league.Dean Hendler—NBC/Getty Images
SANTA BARBARA, CA - JANUARY 25: Matt Damon (R) presents Ben Affleck with the Modern Master Award outside The Moet & Chandon Lounge at The Santa Barbara International Film Festival on January 25, 2013 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)
Ben Affleck. Matt Damon. Not actually surprising at all.Michael Kovac—WireImage/Getty Images

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