Is there anything more entertaining in Hollywood than the bromance? Seriously, I think a good bromance is healthy and sweet and fun…and hysterical. In fact, I love them so much that I’ve posted on them before (see The Best BROMANCE on TV)
Here are a few of the best bromances in Hollywood.
THE FRAT PACK
Back in the 90’s Hollywood opened its doors to a slew of new young up-and-comers including Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, my boyfriend Cole Hauser, Rory Cochrane, Vince Vaughn, and Chris O’Donnell, to name a few. This group of guys rotated in the same circles, same movies, and even same homes, often sleeping on each other’s couches off and on for several years. Most of these guys are still good friends and still pop up in each other’s films.
Check out this episode of Dinner for Five with Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Cole Hauser, Rory Cochrane, and Brian Cox (a bit of an oddball choice here) and make sure you watch “The Phone Booth” at 19:15 for some laughs.
SIR IAN MCKELLAN and SIR PATRICK STEWART
These two are acting royalty and they have had an ongoing love affair, bromantically, for years. They have appeared on screen together numerous times (obviously including all the X-Men movies), as well as on stage. Their friendship is one of longevity, laughter, and love. We can all strive for this kind of affection.
Watch the Sirs play the Newlywed Game. Too funny!
It’s like everything they do is perfection.
Old Man BFFs!!! #squadgoals
MICHAEL FASSBENDER AND JAMES MCAVOY (and HUGH JACKMAN)
Speaking of the X-Men movies, let us not forget the most recent bromance from that franchise. That being Michael Fassbender (playing young Ian McKellan) and James McAvoy (playing young Patrick Stewart).
(Fun fact: Patrick Stewart has two roles in common with James McAvoy: McAvoy played Macbeth in ShakespeaRe-Told: Macbeth while Stewart played him in Great Performances: Macbeth and Stewart played Professor Charles Xavier in X-Men, X-Men 2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Wolverine, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, while McAvoy played him in X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and X-Men: Apocalypse. They also each share the role of Macbeth with their respective Magnetos, Ian McKellan and Michael Fassbender (IMDB).
Apparently, James and Michael have a huge fan-base for their bromance. People have dedicated fan-art and fan-fiction to the friendship between these two. It’s not hard to see why, they do seem to have that..spark.
Hugh Jackman (newest future husband!) sometimes seems like a third wheel but, watch the threesome’s appearance on the Graham Norton show and you can see why he is included in this as a trio. Like Dinner for Five, I have watched this interview over and over. It is hilarious! It actually makes me want to be part of a bromance.
*sigh* Again, #goals.
HUGH JACKMAN and ANY Co-Star!
It is no secret that Hugh Jackman is one of the nicest, most charming men in Hollywood. And it seems all of his co-stars fall madly in love with him too. Aside from the trio above, Hugh is loved by many:
HUGH JACKMAN and Jake Gyllenhaal
HUGH JACKMAN and Patrick Stewart
Here’s that X-Men connection again. These two have appeared onscreen together a bazillion times and it seems like their friendship just.might.last.
HUGH JACKMAN and Ryan Reynolds
Although they totally troll each other on social media and in interviews, these two seem to have a fun bromantic chemistry. The two have been friends for years (having worked together on X-Men: Origins – Wolverine) and like to pop up in each other’s lives here and there. Ryan even hijacked Hugh’s interview while he was doing press for Eddie the Eagle (a great movie, btw).
It seems that these two good ol’ boys do have a sweet affection for each other. One that almost borderlines…Single White Female.
Wouldn’t the world be such a better place if we could all love our co-workers as much as all of these mates seem to.
To continue Halloween Week Movie Watching, the other night after teaching my class outside in the cold – and eventually the dark – and then having a client right after – once I got home I, eventually, crawled into bed to get my movie watching on.
I chose Wrong Turn. It’s not an overly long movie (and it was already pretty late) and I’ve seen it a bazillion times.
It’s creepy and fun and mindless. And let’s be honest here, the only reason I ever watched it in the first place was for Desmond Harrington.
(Remember last year when I watched Ghost Ship mainly because this hottie was in it? Yeah, same reasoning for Wrong Turn.)
I also want to state that I have never seen any of the sequels to this film. Wrong Turn should be a stand alone movie and not a built-upon franchise to show T&A. Move on, people!
Tomorrow is Halloween and I am open to suggestions on other scary movies to view. (I may not heed suggestions but I’ll happily take them.)
I like to be silly. I do. Life is more fun with a little bit of silliness in it. And humor. And jokes. And swearing. But mainly fun. I am a fun-lovin’ girl and I don’t care who knows it.
Last year my friend Melissa and I went to see my favorite band Blue Rodeo (again! b/c I love them and they’re awesome!). The stadium where they were playing is huge. And since I have the bladder control of a newborn I made sure to pee (twice) before heading to our seats. The closest ladies’ room was a floor below where the merch was being sold and the stairs to the lower floor were very narrow and very steep.
As I was at the top of the stairs about to make my way down to the lower floor, there was an man making his way up the stairs. He was about 3/4 of the way up. Melissa was just off to my right at the top and there was another older man standing not too far to my left.
As I took my first step down the stairs I threw my hands up in the air, flailing them around like a Muppet and ‘screamed’ “aaaaaaaaahhhh” – just to be an ass.
The man on the stairs coming up was totally startled; he grabbed his chest and gasped – and then roared laughing…a full big bellied laugh like Santa. I laughed. Melissa laughed. And the man on the platform to my left was bent over at the waist laughing.
Y’know….I really do like to bring a little humor and fun to each day. I’m so very glad I could enlighten these people with some SandyLand fun.
PS – Go check out Blue Rodeo because they are really cool.
My friend over at Fashion For Lunch (http://fashionforlunch.wordpress.com/) hosts a sweet blog (<<— that’s it over there <<–) about fashion and product review. She has beautiful style – a little classic, a little eccentric, tons of color. She is a total fashionista. So I’m happy to brag about her and her site (seriously…go check it out
RIGHT NOW as soon as you’re finished reading this post.
And so, not too long ago while out shopping I picked up a jacket that I was inspired to buy after several of her colorful outfits. I told her long ago that I would post it but I never got around to it because I’m
lazy so insanely busy that time would just not allow lazy. So here it is FFF – just for you:
It has a button in the center but the jacket’s a little too big so I cinched it with a belt. One of these days I’ll try and get around to moving the button over or maybe taking the jacket in.
I also picked up this ring about a year and a half ago and I thought FFF would like it…She has tons of cool jewelry:
I normally stick to my regular rings (birthstones and family rings) but I went out on a limb with this one because it’s unique and fun.
That’s right, y’all. TODAY IS THE DAY!
I woke up really early so that I could meet up with my sister-in-law, Cat. Her bday was 2 days ago so we had Birthday Breakfast together. It was lovely. 🙂 And delicious.
After breakfast I went straight to the eye doctor. Not necessarily where I wanted to be this morning but I had to go. While I was waiting to get in I got an unexpected birthday phone call from Ottawa from Yahtzee girl, Anic. Thanks Anic. It was a pleasant surprise.
I waited only a few minutes before getting called it. My friend Deanna works in this office and she’s usually good at getting me in quickly. Which is good because I am impatient and have a broken tailbone and don’t want to wait. When Deanna took me in to the first room this is what waited for me:
This note was hanging from the eye chart. And she had a yummy birthday muffin for me.
The eye doctor was sweet too…wishing me a good day and agreeing that it wasn’t the place I should be spending my morning. But it could be worse.
I visited my mom and went for my walk (since I’m not permitted to do strenuous exercise for many weeks I’ve been walking daily – exercise is exercise), watched a little of the tube then went on tour as I had errands to do. I visited my mom’s work and my work and Angie Whoreface’s work and then had to finish more errands. A lot of strangers wished me a Happy Birthday, I can’t imagine why….
Once done I headed to my parents’ for Birthday Dinner Fam Jam. My brother, SIL and nephews were also in attendance. Birthday cake is always better when those little boys are around.
Unfortunately, I had my class tonight…which SUCKED. The class itself did not suck but a) it’s my birthday (duh) b) my eye is tired and droopy and patchy and oozing c) my tailbone is broken and I have to sit in a shitty chair for nearly 3 hours straight. Uncomfortable.
But, I’m home now. I’ve had a blast reading all my Facebook birthday messages (which are still ongoing), my texts and my tags. I love being the center of attention. 🙂
So, I’ve had a great day. Had some fun. Have the rest of the week to look forward to. And my eyeball hasn’t fallen out. 🙂
Birthday Week continues. Wish you all were here.