9 Famous Bromances Between Actors and Directors

Monday, October 31 by

Kevin Smith and Jason Lee

With the help of Kevin Smith’s Mallrats, Jason Lee made the No Comply from skateboarding champ to movie star. He then slipped on Smith’s Promise Ring with subsequent scene-stealing roles in Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jersey Girl, Clerks II, and Cop Out. I’m sure Smith also gives him sh*t for his roles in Underdog and the Alvin and the Chipmunk films. If not, he should. That’s what bros are for.

Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen owes it all to Judd Apatow. And maybe a little vice-versa. They first worked together when a teenaged Rogen was cast on Freaks and Geeks. When that show went off the air, Apatow felt worried for his young stars and vowed to try to find them future work. He proved to be a man of his word. They’ve gone on to work closely together since with films like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and Funny People. Get a room, you two.

Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

Like the dreaded Ghidorah, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost form a three-headed monster that conquered comedy nerds in England and America. The gang first formed across shows like Asylum, Big Train, and then Spaced. They’ve since made their mark with the films Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. As well as the fake Grindhouse trailer, Don’t! Surely these guys can get the band back together for Wright’s adaptation of Ant-Man. Maybe Ant-Man can have a funny, overweight friend.

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