5+ Actors Who Are Besties In Real Life (And 5+ Who Can't Stand Each Other)

Jake Bean 12 Feb 2020

Hey, if there's one truth in this life it's that you're not going to please everyone.

Some people are just not going to like you.

But hey, then there are some people you please so much they want to be around you all the time! It's a balance, and a delicate one too.

1. BESTIES: Andrew Lincoln And Norman Reedus


These two Walking Dead men are great friends in real life.

They take any opportunity to compliment the other, and people have told stories about their legendary, hilarious prank wars!

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2. ENEMIES: Alyssa Milano And Shannen Doherty

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While things have slowed down in recent years, these two used to hate each other.

Especially on the set of Charmed, where the two would apparently often have some heated spats.

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3. BESTIES: Selena Gomez And David Henrie

Disney Channel

These [Wizards] of Waverly Place stars are still friends after all these years.

Gomez has described him as her "big brother" and she was also the first person Henrie told about his wedding.

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4. ENEMIES: Jeri Ryan And Kate Mulgrew


There had been rumors of hatred on the Star Trek: Voyager set for years.

However, Jeri Ryan finally came out with the truth:

She and Kate Mulgrew hated each other. Essentially, Ryan felt Mulgrew was stealing the spotlight from her.

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5. BESTIES: Mindy Kaling And BJ Novak


These two are more than just friends, they're the kind of friends who tell you they're never going to date, and then eventually end up getting married.

They're that close.

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6. ENEMIES: Patrick Swayze And Jennifer Grey

Great American Films Limited Partnership

No! Not the Dirty Dancing stars! They had such chemsitry!

But, alas, 'tis true. Apparently, Grey was totally unprofessional on set, frequently bursting out into tears or laughing uncontrollably, ruining takes.

It annoyed Swayze.

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7. BESTIES: Gal Gadot And Chris Pine


These two became great friends after Wonder Woman.

They're always seen laughing together, joking around and making each other smile.

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8. ENEMIES: Lena Headey and Jerome Flynn


They may be enemies now, but the two Game Of Thrones stars were once lovers.

Which explains why they refused to be on the same set together, and don't share a lot of scenes.

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9. BESTIES: Joe Keery And Gaten Matarazzo


The relationship between Dustin and Steve on Stranger Things mirrors the one between Joe Keery And Gaten Matarazzo.

They often hang out off set, and even take time to compliment each other.

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10. ENEMIES: Leighton Meester And Blake Lively


It sucks that these two Gossip Girl alums can't get along, but that is in fact the case.

They seemed to go out of their way to avoid each other at a Golden Globes party last January, and there are rumors the two squabbled on set.

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11. BESTIES: Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams


The Stark sisters are actually great friends in real life.

They're often seen on social media together, and they even have a pair of matching tattoos. Now that is what we call sisterhood!

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12. ENEMIES: Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling

New Line Cinema

Despite being one of the biggest displays of #relationshipgoals of all time, the two were totally at each other's throats offscreen.

It got so bad that Ryan Gosling even asked for a new co-star.

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13. BESTIES: Seth Rogen And James Franco

Sony Pictures

Well this one doesn't come as much of a surprise, does it?

They have known each other since Freaks and Geeks, and since then have been in like 100 movies together.

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14. ENEMIES: Channing Tatum And Alex Pettyfer

Legendary Entertainment

The Magic Mike hunks apparently just did not get along on set.

According to Pettyfer, Tatum just didn't like him and they would often clash on set. Mostly because Pettyfer was quiet and didn't pay Tatum's friend some money he owed him.

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15. BESTIES: Julianne Hough and Nina Dobrev

Instagram | @juleshough

They met through a hair stylist, and since they have been best friends.

“It feels like we met when we were 2 years old, because I feel like I have known you my entire life" Nina once told People.

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16. ENEMIES: Ryan Reynolds And Wesley Snipes

New Line Cinema

There was a lot of tension on the set of Blade Trinity. Snipes was abusing everyone on set, and Reynolds was not spared from that wrath. Snipes even called him "cracker."

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17. BESTIES: Millie Bobby Brown and Maddie Ziegler

Instagram | @maddieziegler

Millie and Maddie met when Millie went to a taping of So You Think You Can Dance.

Now, not only do the two of them hang out a lot, but apparently they talk all the time!

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18. ENEMIES: Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Garner

Sony Pictures

These two used to be great friends, but apparently after Ben Affleck stepped into the picture she and Mark were no longer pals. So does that make Ben an enemy as well?

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19. BESTIES: Jennifer Aniston and Selena Gomez

Now, this is a pairing we never would have expected!

Apparently, they met through management and since then, they have been over to each other's house a bunch of times. How nice!

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20. ENEMIES: Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell

Paramount Pictures

It's more Kel who hates Kenan. Kel thinks that Kenan abandoned him after they were such good partners in the '90s, and apparently Kel hasn't heard from the SNL star in years.

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21. BESTIES: Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling

Instagram | @reesewitherspoon

Not only is Mindy Kaling besties with BJ Novak, but she also has a very close relationship with Reese Witherspoon.

They met while filming A Wrinkle In Time, and since they have become so close.

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22. ENEMIES: Harrison Ford And Josh Hartnett

Sony Pictures

These two really did not like each other for the majority of filming Hollywood Homicide.

They patched things up a little near the end, but things may not have improved over the years.

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23. BESTIES: Jenna Dewan & Jennifer Lopez

Instagram | @Jlo

The only reason Dewan even joined World of Dance was to hang out with Jennifer Lopez.

Ever since she was a kid she just knew she'd get along with Lopez and guess what: she was right!

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24. ENEMIES: William Shatner And George Takei

Paramount Pictures

Apparently, Shatner was a bit of a jerk while filming Star Trek.

For years these two feuded, however, it seems in recent years they have patched things up... for now.

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25. BESTIES: Jennifer Lawrence And Emma Stone


The funniest thing about this friendship is that it started when Woody Harrelson gave Emma Stone JLaw's number. Emma texted the Law-dawg, only to receive a playfully aggressive "f off".

The two have been friends since.

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26. ENEMIES: Richard Dreyfuss And Robert Shaw

Universal Pictures

Most behind-the-scenes feuds are detrimental to the movie.

Somehow, some way, the feud between the actors offscreen made their performance onscreen for Jaws all the better. Way to feud, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw.

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27. BESTIES: George Clooney And Brad Pitt

Warner Bros.

These two have been good pals since the Ocean movies. George is also very fond of pulling pranks of Brad Pitt, as he is with many of his friends.

What a good Hollywood couple.

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28. ENEMIES: Bruce Willis And Cybill Shepherd


These two hated each other while making Moonlighting.

And yet, it was because of this hate that we got such compelling chemistry between these two actors. Strange how that works.

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29. BESTIES: Tobey Maguire And Leonardo DiCaprio

Warner Bros.

They had a colorful name for these two back in the '90s, so you know these two have shared a friendship for a long, long time.

In fact, they have been friends for 30 years!

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30. ENEMIES: Bill Murray And Lucy Liu

Sony Pictures

This feud was so bad that they actually had to remove Murray for the sequel!

He frequently made fun of Lucy Liu on set, even once telling her she couldn't act.

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31. BESTIES: Matt Damon And Ben Affleck


We've known about this friendship for a while now.

Heck, they won an Oscar together for Good Will Hunting.

They have each showed up on the Jimmy Kimmel Show like 100 times to talk about each other, too.

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