Al Gore and Tommy Lee Jones
As roommates at Harvard in late ‘60s, actor Tommy Lee Jones and former Vice President Al Gore were close friends, going to parties and chasing co-eds together. The duo even joined a country music band to try to woo ladies—they also reportedly served as the inspiration for the character of Oliver in Love Story, written by fellow Harvard grad Erich Segal. The men’s ties continued past graduation: In 2000, Jones gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention, where Gore’s presidential nomination was announced. And in 2007, after Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize for An Inconvenient Truth, Jones co-hosted the traditional Nobel concert honoring the laureates.