4 celebrity pairs who used to be roommates

You may find it almost impossible to believe, but even some of the most famous public figures today had a humble start in life and had to live with a roommate. Or, as we know them today, celebrity roommates.

Here are 4 celebrity pairs who used to be roommates:

  1. Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve


Both attending New York’s famed Juilliard School, Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve shared not only a classroom but a room as well! During their life as roommates, they became true friends and remain such to the present day. They were so fond of each other that they even made a promise – if one of them managed “to make it” in Hollywood, he would help the other succeed in show business as well. Luckily for them, they both made it!

  1. Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman


Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman have been friends since always. They met at the Pasadena Playhouse and after their student years were over, Gene Hackman moved to New York. Dustin Hoffman was quick to follow his friend’s steps (literally) ending up sleeping in his apartment (on his kitchen’s floor)! From a temporary decision, this evolved into a continuous flatmate situation both actors still remember as a happy time they used to bond and play funny games.

  1. Tommy Lee Jones and Al Gore


One of the most famous roommates couples is, undoubtedly, the one of Tommy Lee Jones and Al Gore who were roommates at Harvard during all their college time. A fun fact is that they were initially randomly selected to share a room together but they later on insisted on being accommodated together year after year. Their friendship has withstood the test of time and they are as close as ever!

  1. Mel Gibson and Geoffrey Rush


These two world-class stars spent 4 months living together in Sydney while they studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. They shared an apartment, a situation that is funnily described by Mel Gibson as “pretty desperate”. Knowing both men’s temper, we tend to believe him!