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  • Surprise celebrity roommates

    Before they had their Beverly Hills mansions and summer homes in the Hamptons, many of the most successful names struggled just to pay the rent.

    Our friends at shared with us which stars split the bills and were Hollywood’s most famous roommates — before the fame.

    Dustin Hoffman and Robert Duvall Cruised For Girls

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    Hollywood heavyweights Hoffman and Duvall lived together in NYC while taking acting classes at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in 1955.

    Hoffman admits that they’d originally taken classes to meet girls. Lucky for them, they made it big.

    Really, really big.

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    See all the surprise celeb roomies before the fame at

    Ali Larter and Amy Smart Were “Model” Roommates

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    Smart and Larter met as models in Milan, Italy and “became instant friends” as Larter put it. The instant friend connection was enough to convince the two to move in together in LA, where Smart reportedly convinced Larter to pursue an acting career. It wasn’t long before the blonde beauties both landed roles in “Varsity Blues” and have stayed friends ever since

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    See which Hollywood stars modeled to pay the rent at

    Danny DeVito and Michael Douglas Shared Expenses

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    The duo lived together in New York after meeting during the summer theater season.

    Douglas jokes about Devito being a great roommate because he was seldom there, saying DeVito was too busy courting his future wife Rhea Perlman to be spending a lot of time at home.

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    Stars who went from geeks to mega-celebs.

    Teen Queens Raven Symone and Lindsay Lohan Split The Bills

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    The two teen stars were roomies back before Lohan became a tabloid sensation.

    In fact it’s rumored Symone still gets frustrated when reporters ask her about Lindsay’s current legal troubles and frequently reminds the media she hasn’t lived with Lilo since they were practically kids.

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    See the entire gallery of celeb roomies before the fame at

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