Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen: Best bromance ever

See photos of Professor X and Magneto living it up in Manhattan and being generally amazing.

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    Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart at the Empire State Building

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    Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Elmo in Times Square

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Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart at the Empire State Building


When it comes to celebrity friendships, there’s none quite so epic and adorable as the one between Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. Coming up, the two British heavyweights are reprising their roles as bitter frenemies Professor X and Magneto in next year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. But first, they’re costarring in an existential-despair double bill on Broadway: Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land.

Off-stage and -screen, they’re best buds—so much so that McKellen officiated Stewart’s wedding last weekend in Massachusetts. They’re also both frequent tweeters, and Stewart has recently posted photos of the duo, in their Godot bowler hats, playing tourist in Times Square and on top of the Empire State Building.

We dug into their tweets to find what else they’ve been up to recently, and it’s all pretty much the best. (Seriously, can we buy these guys a drink sometime?)


"Magneto returns the Golden Gate Bridge":

And finally, in case you missed it when it swept through the Internet last month, Park Slope resident Stewart demonstrating the best way to do a “quadruple take”:


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