Well-known is the friendship between Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. The two actors have been friends since they were children and when they grew up they decided to move to Los Angeles and share a flat. During that time they wrote the script for El indomable Will Hunting, which earned them an Oscar. They are not the only Hollywood actors who at some point in their lives had to share a house. A recent article in People magazine has compiled some striking cases.
At the last Oscars gala, last March, an image went viral: that of the kiss that Jamie Dornan planted on Andrew Garfield on the red carpet. The two actors, who had nominated movies, were roommates when they weren’t even famous. the protagonist of Belfast he has said on occasion that they were often sent exactly the same scripts. They lived together years ago and the two of them were not alone. In the gang there were also names like Eddie Redmayne, Charlie Cox and Robert Pattinson, who was the first to succeed.
Brad Pitt and Jason Priestley also shared expenses in an apartment in Los Angeles in the 1990s. In his memoirs, the Sensation of Living actor recalls that they challenged each other to see who could go the longest without showering. And he reveals that the winner was always the protagonist of Troy.
In Los Angeles, two famous comedians, Adam Sandler and Jude Apatow, also shared a flat, specifically a $900-a-month apartment. In an interview with 60 Minutes Overtime on CBS, Apatow mocked Sandler for some of his strange habits as a roommate. “He slept on a mattress with no sheets and rented a car, instead of buying one, for literally 12 years.” When Sandler was hired for the show Saturday Night Live he moved to New York, but continued to pay rent in Los Angeles in case he got laid off and had to return. “But he just didn’t come back,” Apatow said.
The case of Ryan Gosling and Justin Timberlake is also curious. As children, they both rolled The Mickey Mouse Club in Los Angeles. Timberlake’s mother became Gosling’s legal guardian for a few months because Timberlake’s parents La la land they had to return to Canada, so the two kids became roommates.
In the 1960s, two now well-known actors shared a flat in New York. Michael Douglas and Danny de Vito, who later made several films together, have maintained their friendship over time. And also memories: “Danny was a bum. No, really, he was a great roommate. It was a magical moment. We were getting paid to perform!” Douglas recalls.
Also in the veterans section are Holy Hunter and Frances McDormand, who met in the early eighties because their respective boyfriends were close friends. “The four of us hit it off and moved to the North Bronx,” Hunter explained to Vulture. “We got two apartments, one for each couple. Then we broke up with our boyfriends and Fran moved in with me…Fran is as fabulous as she looks. We had a great time”.