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    The currently most active one is probably Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart. Mostly actors who may or may not have worked together on productions, but were also friends off screen. Some actors just had great on screen bromances with each other on projects.






    Pitt and Clooney





    Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis








    Ben Affleck and Matt Damon




    Beatty and Nicholson








    Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner









    Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul










    Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson





    Paul Newman and Robert Redford












    Tony Curtis and Roger Moore









    Ben Murphy and Pete Duel (not great friends in real life, but great chemistry on screen)










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    Such GREAT pictures, HWBL! How did I miss the memo about Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty being bffs? I didn't know about Roger Moore and Tony Curtis, either! These were so pleasant and heart warming to look at.
    Also, wasn't nothin' much hotter than Paul Newman and Robert Redford in The Sting. LORD they were fine as hell.

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    Wow, HWBL. You covered this so well, it's difficult for me to think of other examples. But I will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylkyn View Post
    Such GREAT pictures, HWBL! How did I miss the memo about Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty being bffs? I didn't know about Roger Moore and Tony Curtis, either! These were so pleasant and heart warming to look at.
    Also, wasn't nothin' much hotter than Paul Newman and Robert Redford in The Sting. LORD they were fine as hell.
    Jack and Warren would "date" each other whenever they were in between girlfriends, LOL. They'd go out together to stuff ranging from concerts to boxing matches. Since Warren got married and became a father, too, they sometimes went to sports events with (some of) their kids together. Warren's also very close with Dustin Hoffman, but I think his friendship with Jack began about a decade earlier.

    The look on Redford's face at the end of this scene never ceases to crack me up:
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    Clip compilation of Alias Smith and Jones.
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    Pete Duel...<3
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    the best music bromance:




    the best bromance of all time.



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    Wow. I forgot there was a time when Keith Richards didn't resemble the Crypt Keeper.
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    LOL @ Bert and Ernie
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    During the show, Glaser and Soul would even double date with their (then) respective ladies. Soul was already a twice divorced father of two and was dating singer/actress Lynne Marta and Glaser had finally found his true love, girlfriend Elizabeth Meyer, whom he'd marry the year after the show ended.


    The Starsky and Hutch duo bromance even extends to a trio, because Antonio Fargas, the actor who played Huggy Bear, is often included, too.



    With the other bromance boys Stiller/Wilson:
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    No Marlon Brando and Wally Cox?

    Friends from the age of 10 until Cox died, Brando is reported to have kept Cox's ashes in his home until his own death, upon which he was cremated and his ashes were mixed with Cox's (and those of another friend, Sam Gilman) .
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    Burt Lancaster (November 2, 1913 October 20, 1994) and Kirk Douglas (December 9, 1916 - ). They made 7 movies together.















    A cute article from the NYT:
    Lancaster and Douglas: A Chemistry Lesson

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    • Nov. 2, 1986





    ''They don't make them like they used to,'' Kenny Rogers sings over the opening titles of ''Tough Guys.'' Viewers may find the lyrics to that title tune rather corny, but when Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas stroll on screen in their stylish 40's suits and hats, few will feel inclined to argue with the sentiment. Watching the grace and panache with which Mr. Lancaster, 72, and Mr. Douglas, 69, make mincemeat of a variety of thugs and buffoons half their age, most viewers will probably agree with the 17-year-old boy who wrote on his preview card, ''I can't wait to get old.''
    Mr. Douglas and Mr. Lancaster have by now established themselves as one of the memorable male teams of the movies -along with Tracy and Gable, Cagney and O'Brien, Newman and Redford. Before making ''Tough Guys,'' they'd starred together in four other films, a stage play, and even in a musical benefit at the London Palladium. ''People seem to feel there's a certain chemistry between us,'' Mr. Lancaster says. ''After we appeared together on the 1985 Oscar show, a couple of young writers, James Orr and Jim Cruickshank, felt we had something special together and started writing the script for ''Tough Guys.''


    In ''Tough Guys,'' Mr. Lancaster plays Harry Doyle and Mr. Douglas plays Archie Long; they are train robbers released from prison after 30 years and attempting to adjust to a world that has undergone radical changes in their absence. Eventually, feeling frustrated by the demeaning positions offered to them as law-abiding senior citizens, they decide to return to larceny.
    Jeff Kanew, the director of ''Tough Guys,'' asserts that Mr. Douglas and Mr. Lancaster brought an added dimension to their roles. ''Burt plays the brains of the outfit,'' Mr. Kanew explains. ''He is often exasperated with Archie, who is the more energetic and impulsive of the two. In the other movies they've done, like 'Gunfight at the O.K. Corral,' they've essentially played the same charactrs. Burt is the anchor, and Kirk is the flyer. And from what I've seen, that parallels their relationship in real life. Burt is more rooted. He wants to do things properly and carefully, in a dignified manner. Kirk is more of a risk-taker.''

    Mr. Douglas sees a distinction between his role in ''Tough Guys'' and his off-screen personality. ''I'm not as childlike as Archie,'' he says. Nevertheless, he admits that he could not have imagined switching roles with Mr. Lancaster. In ''Seven Days in May,'' by contrast, which was produced by Mr. Douglas's Bryna Company, Mr. Douglas offered Mr. Lancaster his choice of roles - either the right-wing general secretly planning a military coup against an ineffectual President, or the general's conscientious assistant, who eventually foils the plot. ''In that film Burt picked the part of the general, the bad guy,'' Mr. Douglas recalls, ''and I played the good guy, Jiggs. I could easily have been the general, which was the kind of part I'd often played, and Burt would have been very good as Jiggs. There the roles were interchangeable. In 'Tough Guys' I don't think they were interchangeable. There was never any doubt that Burt would play Harry and I would play Archie. I think it's much easier for Burt to play the paternal role. It has nothing to do with age; it's just a quality that's easier for him to project.''





    When they agreed to do ''Tough Guys,'' the two actors wanted changes in the script. ''Originally the characters had a more harmonious relationship,'' Mr. Kanew reports. ''And the two actors said that wasn't real. Part of the magic between Kirk and Burt is the friction as well as the love. Off screen they're constantly bickering. They're like an old married couple. They know how to push each other's buttons. They're like Laurel and Hardy with muscles.''




    ''We differ at times,'' Mr. Lancaster admits. ''We have many disagreements about how things ought to be done, but we always manage to work it out.'' ''I think we were arguing from the very first day we worked together,'' Mr. Douglas adds. ''We're both impulsive, we're both difficult. But what I like about working with Burt, it ain't dull.''
    One of the subjects on which they differ is the function of movies. ''Burt and I always get into an argument about this,'' Mr. Douglas says. ''He feels pictures have to make a statement. To me the statement of the picture is always secondary. The primary purpose is to entertain.''
    Indeed, in talking about ''Tough Guys,'' Mr. Lancaster emphasizes its thematic underpinnings. ''Nobody in our society wants to deal with older people,'' he argues. ''They've outlived their usefulness, and everyone wants to bring on the young. Whoever produces in industrial society is the hero. That was the underlying concept that appealed to me in 'Tough Guys.' That's what takes it beyond farcical comedy.''

    While Mr. Douglas does not disagree that the film has a point to make about society's disregard of older people, he says emphatically, ''People don't go out to see a movie about abuse of the elderly. It is not a small thing to make a movie that entertains people. If you were feeling lousy when you went to see 'Tough Guys' and came out feeling a little better, that is not a mean accomplishment.''

    Despite their frequent arguments, one senses a mutual respect and affection between the two actors. ''Some people think we're the closest buddies,'' Mr. Douglas says. ''We're not, though I think we have a wonderful friendship. Sometimes I don't see Burt for a year or two, but he's there if I need him, and I'm there if he needs me. We have a respect for each other that we don't voice.''
    ''There are many qualities in Burt that I admire,'' Mr. Douglas says. ''He has a desire for knowledge, which is something I appreciate. He's concerned about world affairs, about causes. I don't always agree with him, but I have a concern in my own way about causes. Burt's interested in traveling, as I am. He's interested in languages. I'm very interested in languages. So in many ways we touch. And then I like certain qualities in him that I wish I had.


    ''I see a certain loyalty in Burt that I envy. I find that I have very few friends, whereas Burt has people around him who have been with him for years. He had the same agent that he had when I first met him. I've probably had every agent in town. I think he has the same business manager. The fellow he did his acrobatic acts with in his circus days is still his friend. I find those to be lovely qualities. Now I wouldn't say that to Burt, ever.''
    The careers of these two actors have followed parallel paths for 40 years. They both did theater work before making their first films in 1946; that year Mr. Lancaster starred in ''The Killers'' and Mr. Douglas co-starred in ''The Strange Love of Martha Ivers.'' They appeared together for the first time a year later, in ''I Walk Alone.'' ''We didn't really know each other when we did that,'' Mr. Lancaster says. ''Kirk was a new actor working for Hal Wallis, and so was I. But we got rather friendly on that. We had dinner on several occasions at each other's homes. His kids were about my kids' age.''


    But it was their next collaboration, the 1956 western ''Gunfight at the O.K. Corral,'' that really cemented their friendship. ''I didn't really get close to Kirk until we did 'Gunfight at the O.K. Corral,' '' Mr. Lancaster notes. ''Then we were really with each other night and day. We would sit up until 1 or 2 o'clock in the morning in this little hotel in Tucson, Ariz., talking about our lives, our hopes and our dreams. And Hal Wallis would always ask, 'What do you two guys find to talk about?' The theory we used to have is that we spent so much time together because neither of us wanted to talk to Hal Wallis.''

    Mr. Douglas still remembers that movie as their most enjoyable collaboration. ''We had the most laughs on that one,'' Mr. Douglas says. ''We had one scene where I come into a saloon, grab somebody's gun, slip Burt the gun and we take over the whole room. He says to me, 'Thanks,' and I say, 'Forget it.' And everytime we came to those lines, we'd start to laugh. We were so macho that it became ludicrous, and we just howled. We had to stop shooting.''




    Three years later they worked together on a more ambitious project, a film of George Bernard Shaw's play ''The Devil's Disciple,'' in which the two of them co-stared with Laurence Olivier. ''I think the picture could have been much better,'' Mr. Douglas says, ''but it was a noble attempt. You see that we do have common ground at times, where occasionally we both want to try something classy.''
    Five years ago, the two took another risk together when they co-starred on stage in San Francisco in ''The Boys in Autumn,'' in which they played Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn as old men. The play did not succeed, but they enjoyed their sparring matches.
    Both actors voice complaints about the quality of films offered to them today. Mr. Lancaster blames the studios for their lack of imaginaton. ''I remember when I made 'Mr. 880' at Fox,'' he says. ''Every day Darryl Zanuck sent down a memo about the previous day's rushes, and it contained the most brilliant analysis of what was wrong and what was right about what we had done. I don't think there's anyone at the studios today who could perform that function. They just aren't willing to take chances on films of substance.''


    Mr. Douglas sounds a similar note when he says, ''There's no shortage of material offered to me these days. But there is a shortage of exciting material.'' One result is that both of them have turned to television for the meaty roles denied them in feature films. Mr. Douglas was nominated for an Emmy for last season's ''Amos,'' and Mr. Lancaster stars as P. T. Barnum in a three-hour movie for CBS to be broadcast in November.
    Neither of them, however, seems inclined to slow down. Mr. Lancaster jokes a bit about his age. ''It seems as if I was 35 just yesterday,'' he says. ''And here I am an old codger. What happened? All of the sudden my sight, my back and some other parts of my body are falling apart.'' Yet despite that, he is off to Rome to appear in ''Control,'' a film with an anti-nuclear theme, and Mr. Douglas is writing his autobiography while still reading scripts daily at his office in Beverly Hills. They claim that they haven't even had the time to see ''Tough Guys.'' That's one thing Burt and I agree on,'' Mr. Douglas says. ''We don't go to rushes. We don't go to private screenings.'' Mr. Lancaster has a simple explanation for why he tries not to see movies that has to promote. ''If I saw 'Tough Guys' and didn't like it,'' he says with a sly grin, ''I'd have to tell an awful lot of lies.''




    And those who were already mentioned in the article above: Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy







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    A bromance that might actually have been a real romance. Cary Grant (born Archibald Alec Leach; January 18, 1904 November 29, 1986) and Randolph Scott (January 23, 1898 March 2, 1987), shared a home together for almost 12 years, from 1932-1944. There were always rumors going around regarding the nature of their friendship. It didn't help that Cary had previously lived together with Noel Coward for a short while, either. The steady stream of women that went in and out of their home was rumored to have been provided by the studios they were contracted to. Both married women, Cary 5 times, resulting in one daughter with Dyan Cannon. Scott married twice and adopted two children. Cary died first; Scott died barely 2 months later. Still, it was quite cheeky and brave of them to, in the early / mid 1930 pose for a photo shoot in Modern Screen Magazine, in their home (which was dubbed "Bachelor Hall") in striking poses.





















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