02:59 AM EDT 08/25/2014
Originally posted 08/03/2014 07:00AM
If you're a Hollywood star, your childhood friends usually have a limited number of roles available to play. They can be a loyal sidekick, your crew's comical mascot, or maybe the personal assistant who will eventually take you down in a bloodless celebrity coup.
But for a lucky few stars, the people they grew up with became celebrities themselves, with their own fans, their own love interests and their own trending topics.
It must be a welcome surprise. After all, it's lonely at the top, but it's a little less lonely when your childhood friends are there, too.
In honor of International Friendship Day – commonly celebrated on the first Sunday in August – we're rounding up the celeb pairs who have known each other since before they were famous.
Originally posted 06/24/2014 12:15PM
Ben Affleck, well known for being a big poker player, knew when to fold 'em when he played in poker princess Molly Bloom's high-stakes, A-list games.
Originally posted 01/09/2014 02:40PM
Originally posted 11/11/2013 02:00PM
Happy Birthday, Leo!
Leonardo DiCaprio knows how to throw a party. The actor shut down TAO Downtown in New York on Sunday to ring in his 39th year.
DiCaprio enjoyed a private dinner with 100 of his closest friends and family, including Martin Scorsese and Orlando Bloom, who recently separated from wife Miranda Kerr. Kanye West and 2 Chainz performed a full concert for the birthday boy after the feast.
Originally posted 05/05/2013 09:05PM
It won't be an easy sweater to fill.
"There's only one person in this whole world like you," Fred Rogers liked to say on his long-running children's TV show. But now the difficult task begins of finding someone just like Mr. Rogers – or who can at least capture his essence – for an upcoming biopic.
A film about Rogers, who died in 2003 at age 74, is in the works at Treehouse Pictures based on a script by Alexis Jolly, a staff writer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Deadline.com reports.
Originally posted 05/03/2013 11:30AM
Two longtime, famous-name pals are back together.
After a two-year professional break to spend more time with his family, Tobey Maguire returns to the big screen by teaming up with his longtime pal Leonardo DiCaprio for director Baz Luhrmann's new 3D adaptation of novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 classic, The Great Gatsby, opening May 10.
"We are like any other buddies. There's a lot of laughing and chatting between us," Maguire told PEOPLE at the film's New York City premiere on Wednesday. "We enjoy doing a lot of things we have in common, like basketball. We like to play and talk about basketball."
Best friends for nearly 25 years, Maguire, 37, and DiCaprio, 38, first met in 1990 during the casting for Parenthood, a one-season TV spin-off series based on director Ron Howard's movie starring Steve Martin (before it was revived for TV – successfully – in 2010). At the time, DiCaprio landed the lead teen role, while Maguire was handed only a couple of lines.
Originally posted 05/02/2013 10:00AM
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jay-Z, Carey Mulligan and more hit the premiere of the roaring '20s extravaganza
Originally posted 05/01/2013 02:45PM
From the Jazz-Age fashions to the Prohibition-Era cocktails to the one-of-a-kind cars, viewers will be able to relive the Roaring '20s vicariously through the film adaptation of novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic The Great Gatsby, scheduled to hit theaters on May 10.
True, the Baz Luhrmann-directed film also boasts an all-star cast – Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire, for starters – but here are a few other reasons why the 3D film already ranks as a must-see.
Originally posted 07/17/2012 06:00AM
Joined by five pals, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire managed to build in some bonding time on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
The actors stopped by Cut inside the Palazzo hotel for dinner.
Maguire, who requested vegan items, was brought corn salad, tomato salad and butter lettuce. He was also given fingerling potatoes, squash, romano beans and sautéed spinach.
DiCaprio, on the other hand, joined in with the rest of the party and ate steak with a few sides.
Maguire "only drank water," a source tells PEOPLE, while pal DiCaprio sipped on a Raspberry Velvet cocktail made with Grey Goose.
– Mark Gray
Originally posted 05/23/2012 08:50AM
Fans can now get a sneak peek of Baz Luhrman's screen adaptation of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire, as narrator Nick Carraway.
Based on the 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, the film is due to open Dec. 25 and centers on the mysterious, wealthy (and romantic) Jay Gatsby, played by DiCaprio. Mulligan is the object of his undying affection, Daisy Buchanan.
Though set in New York's Jazz Age 1922, the film, in typical Luhrman fashion, features modern music from Kanye West and Jay-Z, as well as Jack White, according to the 2½-minute clip, which also features lavish parties, costumes and fireworks. Twenty-three, skidoo!
– Liz Raftery
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