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8 sets of famous college roommates

Ving Rhames, Parker Posey, Al Gore, Kirsten Gillibrand, Christopher Reeve

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Dorm room duos

As thousands of dorm room dwellers across the country prep to depart for home to celebrate the holidays with their families, we’ve gotten a bit misty-eyed and nostalgic thinking about that time when we too were crammed into a cramped cinderblock cubicle with nothing but a mini-fridge, a stack of textbooks and a Pink Floyd black light poster to call our own. Ah, the good old days.

Although we can’t personally say we bunked with anyone who went on to win an Academy Award or become a U.S. senator, perhaps some of you have. There are also a few instances out there of famous folks being paired together as college roommates — actors with future vice presidents, actors with future senators, actors with future actors. Here are a few notable — and a couple of pretty random — examples. (Text: Matt Hickman)