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Patrick Stewart And Ian McKellen's Friendship Is Better Than Yours

Elderly British bromance is the best kind of bromance.

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Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen's friendship is the best friendship in the world.

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Sure, they play enemies in the X-Men movies...

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But in real life, they're so close that Sir Patrick asked Sir Ian to officiate his recent wedding.

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They're currently rehearsing for revivals of No Man's Land and Waiting for Godot, which will open on Broadway in October for a limited 14-week run.

And so, we "resume the struggle". MT “@IanMcKellen: Magneto & Prof X in Montreal, Estragon & Vladimir on Broadway in Fall.”

Patrick Stewart

@SirPatStew

And so, we "resume the struggle". MT “@IanMcKellen: Magneto & Prof X in Montreal, Estragon & Vladimir on Broadway in Fall.”

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DiDi and GoGo study the French!!!@IanMcKellen @SirPatStew

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DiDi and GoGo study the French!!!@IanMcKellen @SirPatStew

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They seem to be having lots of fun in the city when they're not rehearsing.

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@SirPatStew

Elmo! #gogodididonyc @TwoPlaysInRep

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Empire State! #gogodididonyc @TwoPlaysInRep

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@SirPatStew

Empire State! #gogodididonyc @TwoPlaysInRep

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Rubbish! #gogodididonyc @TwoPlaysInRep

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@SirPatStew

Rubbish! #gogodididonyc @TwoPlaysInRep

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They even hung out with Spock!

Their decades-old friendship has survived countless trials, such as '90s fashion...

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Questionable facial hair decisions...

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And even sharing a dressing room (during the 2009 West End revival of Waiting for Godot).

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They may be international celebrities, but their friendship is surprisingly normal.

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They cook for each other.

Last night, Sir Ian prepared for us a fortifying risotto in preparation for Comic Con. @IanMcKellen #SDCC2013

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@SirPatStew

Last night, Sir Ian prepared for us a fortifying risotto in preparation for Comic Con. @IanMcKellen #SDCC2013

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They travel together.

It's true...the boys are in Berkeley. @IanMcKellen

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It's true...the boys are in Berkeley. @IanMcKellen

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They take creepshots of each other.

Sir Ian beat me to work this morning and here is where I found him. @IanMcKellen @TwoPlaysInRep

Patrick Stewart

@SirPatStew

Sir Ian beat me to work this morning and here is where I found him. @IanMcKellen @TwoPlaysInRep

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They upload potentially embarrassing photos, like this one of Patrick Stewart during the filming of X-Men 2 in Vancouver in 2002.

They say adorable things about their friendship: "We’re so close, we’re the same person really," Sir Ian said of his BFF in one interview.

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They're not afraid to demonstrate their affection for each other.

Or dance together.

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And they're always happy to see each other.

I mean, even their red-carpet photos look like selfies.

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So cheers to you, Sir Ian and Sir Patrick. We should all be so lucky to have such a beautiful friendship.

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