Going to your high school reunion can be a real gamble. Sure, you may not be happy with your life, but there will always be someone who just plain didn’t accomplish as much as you did or ever will. Yet still somehow, he gets more respect because he caught the winning pass at the Homecoming Game a decade ago, even though you now own a house and he still lives in his cousin Mark’s basement. I mean, come on now.
Then there are the people from your school who “made it.” These folks from your alma mater are famous celebrities now. It’s usually one, but imagine if there were two celebs not only from your school, but they literally passed each other in the halls at the same time! It’s happened.
Here are some of the few celebrities that knew each other from school before they went on to do great/entertaining things.
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
Jay-Z and Busta Rhymes
Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman
Tupac Shakur and Jada Pinkett-Smith
Jeremy Piven and John Cusack
Neil Patrick Harris and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Hal Sparks and Rainn Wilson
Rami Malek and Rachel Bilson
Adam Levine and Jonah Hill
John Krasinski and B. J. Novak
Kevin James and Mick Foley
Lauryn Hill and Zach Braff
Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston
Josh Hartnett and Rachel Leigh Cook
Nicolas Cage and Gina Gershon (feat. Lenny Kravitz)