Do those destined for stardom naturally gravitate toward one another? Do they sense something the rest of us don't? It sure seems like it, given the surprising number of celebrities who lived together way back when.
Before they were stars, some of today's hottest celebrities lived a lot like us. Long before the multi-million dollar paychecks and enormous homes, life as a struggling actor meant having to split the rent for a tiny apartment.
Sure, many people have lived with roommates, but what are the odds both roomies go on to find fame? It happens more often then you might think. Hollywood is a small town and who better to run lines with than another aspiring star?
Check out these famous roommates:
Jonah Hill and Justin Long
Justin Long made the decision to move out of the California home he shared with his "Accepted" co-star Jonah Hill when he realized they were acting "like an old married couple." Though still friends, Long said he finally moved out because he was constantly nagging HIll to pick up after himself. "We're still great friends but it got to be like an old married couple. We fought over recycling. He would recycle everything. I would find banana peels and shards of glass in the recycling bin. We started getting in little fights like that, he left the bathroom door open, didn't clean up after himself. Little things like that. It was time for a separation," <a href="http://www.3news.co.nz/Justin-Long-split-with-roommate-Jonah-Hill-over-marital-fights/tabid/418/articleID/105727/Default.aspx" target="_hplink">he told reporters in 2009. </a>
Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve
Funnyman Robin Williams and "Superman" Christopher Reeve made quite the duo at the Julliard School of Drama. After both Reeve and his wife passed away <a href="http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2006/03/13/robin_williams_looks_after_christopher_r" target="_hplink">Williams vowed to take care of their orphaned son.</a>
Parker Posey and Sherry Stringfield
These starlets roomed together at SUNY Purchase, but only Stringfield graduated. <a href="http://www.nndb.com/people/219/000026141/" target="_hplink">Posey dropped out to take a role on "As the World Turns."</a>
Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson
Acclaimed director Wes Anderson <a href="http://www.people.com/people/owen_wilson" target="_hplink">wrote his first movie "Bottle Rocket" with roommate Owen Wilson at the University of Texas.</a> Wilson starred in the film with his brother, Luke.
Al Gore and Tommy Lee Jones
As freshmen at Harvard University, former Vice President Al Gore roomed across the hall from Hollywood star Tommy Lee Jones. As upperclassmen, they were roommates. Their domestic bond runs deep: In 2000, <a href="http://ezinearticles.com/?Al-Gore-and-Tommy-Lee-Jones---College-Roommates-at-Harvard-University&id=4016564" target="_hplink">Jones spoke at the Democratic National Convention in support of Gore.</a>
Reggie Wayne and Ed Reed
NFL hotshots Reggie Wayne and Ed Reed were roommates at the University of Miami. <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3628524" target="_hplink">Reed kept Wayne motivated after he tore his ACL.</a>
Lindsay Lohan and Raven-Symone
Both former child stars, Lindsay and Raven hit it off at a fashion shoot, and while neither had plans to head to college, both still wanted the <a href="http://globalgrind.com/channel/gossip/content/1799833/raven-symone-when-i-first-met-lindsay-lohan" target="_hplink">roommate experience</a>.
Kiefer Sutherland and Robert Downey Jr.
Kiefer Sutherland and Robert Downey Jr. were roommates for three years, sharing a Los Angeles apartment before they hit it big.
Jude Law and Ewan McGregor
Jude and Ewan were roommates together before they hit the big time, and co-founded the production company "Natural Nylon" with Sadie Frost, Jonny Lee Miller, and others.
Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman
Dustin Hoffman met Gene Hackman while taking classes at Pasadena Playhouse. Later, when the two were both living in New York City, they roomed together in a <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000163/bio" target="_hplink">one-bedroom apartment on 2nd Avenue and 26th Street. </a>
Dustin Hoffman and Robert Duvall
Dustin Hoffman and Robert Duvall shared a NYC apartment while studying at the The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in 1955.
Holly Hunter and Frances McDormand
Holly Hunter and Frances McDormand were randomly assigned as roommates while studying at Yale University. In 1982 they were roomies again when they <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/1997/10/31/movies/in-hell-s-kitchen-with-frances-mcdormand-marge-s-other-job-you-betcha.html?pagewanted=4" target="_hplink">rented a place together in the Bronx, NY.</a>
John Cusack and Jeremy Piven
John Cusack and Jeremy Piven grew up together in Evanston, Ill., and attended theater workshops run by Piven's parents. The two shared a Chicago-area apartment together, but it may have ruined their friendship. When asked how Cusack handled his success, Piven said, "No comment. I mean, you could fill in the blank, I bet."
Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito
Michael Douglas and Danny Devito shared an apartment on New York's W. 89th St. in the '60s, when they were both just starting out in the world of showbiz. "Michael did the laundry," DeVito <a href="http://articles.nydailynews.com/2008-10-30/gossip/17907312_1_danny-devito-magical-time-michael-douglas" target="_hplink">told the <em>New York Daily News</em> in 2008. </a> "Did he tell you I was a slob?" Douglas asked. "Danny was sloppy. No, really, he was a great roommate. It was a magical time. We were getting paid to act!"
Ali Larter and Amy Smart
Ali Larter and Amy Smart met while modeling in Italy and became fast friends. Later, when Smart convinced Larter to try her hand at acting, they moved into a Los Angeles apartment and later starred together in "Varsity Blues."
Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick
"Gossip Girl" co-stars Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick lived together in a Chelsea apartment during the first couple seasons of their show, but Crawford <a href="http://www.vh1.com/celebrity/2009-07-14/roommate-break-up-alert/" target="_hplink">reportedly moved to a new place in the Financial District in 2009, partly because Westwick was a total slob. </a>
Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler
Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler met when they were both young comics at the Hollywood Improv, and still completely unknown. The pals shared a <a href="http://www.askmen.com/entertainment/special_feature_300/392_judd-apatow-5-things-you-didnt-know.html" target="_hplink">small apartment in the San Fernando Valley</a>, and Apatow has said that living with Sandler was like living with "the comfortable naked guy at the gym."
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
The childhood friends, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck roomed together while writing their Oscar-winning film "Good Will Hunting."