Proof Ryan Reynolds & Jake Gyllenhaal Have The Best Bromance Around

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There's nothing America loves more than a bromance between two super charming and talented gentlemen. And Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal have had plenty of great BFF moments on their press tour for their new film, Life, that fill all the check-lists of what we fans tend to require from that sort of adorable relationship. Adorable? Check. Super talented? Check. These guys are the perfect pair, and it's so fun to see them together promoting their film.

Of course, the main goal of their movie promotion has been to get people hyped for their science-fiction film, Life. The movie follows a crew of astronauts tasked with studying an organism from Mars that is "all muscle, all brain and all eye" — and also intent on their destruction. However, a side-effect of the promotion is that we get to see the beautiful friendship that has emerged between Gyllenhaal and Reynolds. I think we should all send a big thank you to Life director Daniel Espinosa for putting these two together in his interstellar thriller so that we could have the following adorable bromance moments.

1. When Reynolds Told Good Morning America That Gyllenhaal Is A Better Cook Than Blake Lively

When Reynolds went on Good Morning America, he hopped right into some hot water. Apparently, since Reynolds and his wife Lively live in the 'burbs close to Gyllenhaal, the friends have some "competitive" cooking going on. As Reynolds put it, "My wife is very good at cooking, and Jake might just be a little bit better. He can throw down."

2. When Gyllenhaal Revealed To Jimmy Fallon That He And Reynolds Were Disruptive On-Set

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In an interview on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Gyllenhaal shared on-set tales of his bromance with Reynolds, saying that even though the duo were in a "terrifying movie," when the scene would cut, they "couldn't stop laughing and joking." Their time-wasting got so bad, producers pulled the friends to the side and told them, "'You guys need to cut it out, we are wasting so much money." Gyllenhaal responded, "But we're starting a bromance!" Get your priorities straight, producers.

3. When They Had A Serious Interview And Spent The Whole Time Joking Around With Each Other

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Even after Reynolds said, "Hey f*ckers, let's get it together or let's get out of f*cktown, alright?" the bros couldn't answer their interview questions without breaking into the giggles. Gyllenhaal called it a "useless interview" but we all got the delight of seeing these two crack each other up, so I'm chalking it up as a win.

4. When Gyllenhaal Proved His Friendship By FaceTiming Reynolds On Late Night with Seth Meyers

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While interviewing Gyllenhaal on Late Night, Seth Meyers said that despite the actors' joint appearance in Life, he didn't think the two were friendly enough for Reynolds to actually answer a FaceTime call from his co-star. Though Reynolds didn't pick up the first two times, when Meyers stepped out during the commercial break, the Deadpool actor ended up Facetiming Gyllenhaal, so all was well.

5. When They Both Complimented Andrew Garfield

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While participating in a Wired interview in which the actors answered Google autocorrect questions about each other and themselves, they discovered that a commonly searched question was, "Why Did Ryan Reynolds Kiss Andrew Garfield?" in regards to the duo's infamous smooch at the 2017 Golden Globes. Both guys jumped to answer the question, and later, when asked, "Can Jake Gyllenhaal kiss?" Reynolds went in for a smooch and Gyllenhaal squealed, "I'm not Andrew Garfield!" Oh, the banter. So wonderful.

6. When Gyllenhaal Shared His Opinion About The 2017 Oscars


Part of being a good friend is supporting your pal's work, and Gyllenhaal has that on lockdown. While at a Q&A for Nocturnal Animals, the actor shared that he believed Reynolds had been snubbed for an Oscar, as the Deadpool actor had not received a nomination for his work on the edgy superhero film. Said Gyllenhaal, "We talk about brilliant performances all the time, you know, the actors who tear themselves apart for their roles, which I’m a believer in.... That is truly, purely him. As an artist he struggled for several years to figure that out and it’s all there on the screen. And it’s brilliant.” Not only do these guys crack each other up, they also have mutual respect for each other.

7. When Reynolds Tweeted His Support Of Sunday In The Park With George

I don't know if I'm getting ahead of myself but I could really get down with a Gyllenhaal-Reynolds movie musical combo. I'm not sure if Reynolds can sing, but there's only one way to find out.

8. When They Twinned At The Golden Globes

I think a lot of tuxes look similar, but the matching dark suits and beards are pretty telling. Who hasn't accidentally dressed the same as their bestie? It's a classic move.

9. When Gyllenhaal Got Serious About The Special Friendship

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Gyllenhaal and his Life co-star Rebecca Ferguson went on BBC’s The One Show to promote the film, and it really seemed like the actor's eyes lit up when Reynolds' name was mentioned. He shared this sweet sentiment: "It’s rare in our industry to meet someone, a contemporary, and there’s no competition … There are just some friends you meet at a certain time in your life.” Aww.

10. When They Sat At The Same Table At The Golden Globes

I mean, probably not their choice, but still really, really cute.

11. When Gyllenhaal Shared His Appreciate For Reynolds' Energy


In an interview before the Life premiere, Gyllenhaal told Bustle writer Rachel Simon that Reynolds "really always brings great energy on set. People look forward to him being there." Reynolds couldn't have asked for a better recommendation.

Now we know about this kinship, a Reynolds-Gyllenhaal buddy comedy better be in the works. It's what the people need.