Friends are more powerful together than apart. Or at least that's a theory that Oxygen’s new show, Last Squad Standing, premiering Nov. 1 at 9/8c, will test. But if we look to the celebrity world, we can see power in the pack. Some of the most well-known celebrity friendship groups are just so because they stick together. Powerful and prolific, these besties will be your ultimate #SquadGoals.
From the Brat Pack to the Frat Pack to the epic girl gang that revolves around Taylor Swift, these are seven of the most powerful celebrity squads of all time...
1.. Taylor Swift’s Girl Gang
If you think about modern celebrity squads, the first to come to mind will probably be Taylor Swift’s girl gang. They’ve been so prolific over the past two years, it’s impossible to ignore their impact on pop culture. With Swift at the center, bringing her gal pals on stage while she tours, and having them star in her “Bad Blood” video, as well as constantly featuring on her Instagram, this is one all-girl crew that has some serious power. Including model Karlie Kloss, the band Haim, actor/writer Lena Dunham, model/actress Jamie King, singer/songwriter Lorde, model Cara Delevigne, pop star Selena Gomez, actor Hailee Steinfeld, this is one celebrity squad with an impressive collective resume.
2.. Kendall Jenner’s Model Squad
Since becoming a Victoria’s Secret Angel, Kendall Jenner has had an undeniably powerful model crew around her. Together with BFF Gigi Hadid and sister Bella Hadid, Jenner runs with the likes of Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Hailey Baldwin and Karlie Kloss, Kendall’s crew often overlaps with Taylor Swift. But while Tay’s got the feminist pop culture world covered, Kendall’s all about the fashion, with her Kardashian sisters often featuring in her friendship group, as well as bestie and Balmain Creative Director, Olivier Rousteing and cool kid Jaden Smith.
3.. The Frat Pack
The Frat Pack was originally known as the Slacker Pack, but no matter what you call them, there’s no doubt they shaped modern Hollywood comedy as you know it today. Including Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn and Steve Carell, their the reigning comedy kings of Hollywood, and together, go from strength to strength.
4.. The Apatow Chapter Of The Frat Pack
In the past five or so years, the Frat Pack has welcomed a second chapter--the Apatow Chapter. These are the funny people you know from Judd Apatow’s vast movie and television empire, including Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill, Jason Segel, James Franco, Megan Fox, Leslie Mann and Lena Dunham. These guys have only made the Frat Pack more powerful. Try to name a laugh out loud box office hit movie of the past decade that hasn’t starred at least one Frat Pack friend. We bet you can’t.
5.. The Other Frat Pack
There’s another celebrity Frat Pack that has some serious Hollywood power. It includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Edward Norton. Obviously more “serious” than the other Frat Pack, their pervasiveness as actors, writers and producers in Hollywood is undeniable. Oh, and did we mention this particular Frat Pack of best buds really, REALLY, knows how to party?
6.. The Brat Pack
So the above celebrity gangs are all pretty cool, right? Sure, but cool is relative. And if you’re going to compare, the coolest ever celebrity gang wasn’t any of the above: it was the ‘80s brat pack. Including Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy and Judd Nelson, it was a real-life coming-of-age John Hughes film. They were youthful trouble-makers, but Hollywood powerhouses, and looking back at photos of their friendship, everything drips with cool.
7.. The Rat Pack
The idea of a celebrity squad isn’t a new one. In the late ‘50s and ‘60s, the pop culture world had the Rat Pack, a supergroup of influential celebrities started by actor Humphrey Bogart. It included singer Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin, and the boys were known for their talents and influence on pop culture, but also for their hard partying ways. They were inseparable in life, and created a legacy for the power of friendship in the celebrity world.
Watch Last Squad Standing Tue. Nov. 1 at 9/8c.