1. Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling got his start on television, and appeared on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” “Are You Afraid Of The Dark?,” and “Goosebumps.” That information (combined with the above photo of intense inter species bonding) indicates that Gosling believes bedtime stories are a non-negotiable, and that drooling when we haven’t even been to the dentist is no biggie.
2. Susan Sarandon
When Susan Sarandon isn’t acting, she’s playing ping pong at one of her various SPiN establishments around the country. Her interest in intramural sports suggests she’s the one person in the world who’s going to make us work for a win in flip cup.
3. Betty White
Betty White has been in show business since 1939, which is absolutely incredible. Her dedication and hard work are inspiring, and even though hanging out with her would mean just standing next to her while she continued to be the best, it’s really appealing.
4. Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel is musically gifted, so you’d never want to invite her to karaoke night. But you could definitely call her when that baby across the hall won’t stop crying, or when you to manufacture one of those stuffed animals with the belly that lights up while it hums a lullaby.
5. Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin is an esteemed New Yorker, so his friendship would mean access to the best spots and sporting events in the city. But it would also mean relaxing on a rooftop every Wednesday in terrycloth robes and wondering why it’s not free to spay and neuter your pet, and what color the Empire State Building should be on your birthday.
6. Jennifer Lawrence
Before Jennifer Lawrence was an actor she was a cheer leader and played field hockey and softball, even though she didn’t want to. But she fulfilled her commitments, which is impressive because we’re much older than she is and we don’t even pick up our dry cleaning when we’re supposed to.
7. Bill Murray
Bill Murray wanted to be a doctor before he became an actor. He even took some premed courses at Regis College in Denver before he dropped out and went on “Saturday Night Live.” But more importantly, the stitches they teach you to do in Bio I aren’t that different than the kind they actually teach you in medical school, right?
8. Meryl Streep
Look at this regal creature— it’s no surprise she initially wanted to have a career in opera. But if she were our friend, she’d help class ourselves up a bit. She might even be able to convince us to spend our money on art that will enrich our minds instead of on impulse buys, like cobras or guinea pigs.
9. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Joseph Gordon-Levitt falls on our radar because he doesn’t believe actors should be celebrities. He’s said numerous times that he thinks teachers and scientists should be famous instead of entertainers, and this suggests he’s someone who will talk to you about anything… including why dimes are smaller than pennies.
10. Jessica Paré
You should know Jessica Paré because she performed that “Zou Bisou Bisou” routine on “Mad Men” last Sunday. But we’d like to be her BFF because she doesn’t believe nudity should be reserved for classy movies (since she was topless in “Hot Tub Time Machine”). Obviously, going on a bender with her would result in either dual arrests or the renaming of an entire district.