Jake Gyllenhaal and Boston Marathon survivor Jeff Bauman attend 'Stronger' premiere

Few people deserve the Hollywood treatment more than Jeff Bauman -- and he got it on Tuesday.

Jeff Bauman walked side-by-side with Jake Gyllenhaal, who portrays him onscreen in his new film "Stronger." The word certainly applies to Bauman: In 2013, Bauman was at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, cheering on his future wife, when terrorist bombs exploded. After emergency surgery, Bauman woke up to discover both legs amputated.

Both men looked handsome as ever in dark suits -- could they not pass for real-life brothers?! They've spent quite a bit of time together over the past year: In 2016, during filming, they hit a Boston Red Sox game together, and just last week they palled around at a joint panel discussion at the Toronto Film Festival.

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CHARLESTOWN, MA - SEPTEMBER 12: Actor Jake Gyllenhaal and Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman at the Boston Premiere of STRONGER at Spaulding Rehab Center on September 12, 2017 in Charlestown, Massachusetts. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images for Roadside Attractions)
CHARLESTOWN, MA - SEPTEMBER 12: Boston Marathon Bombing survivor Jeff Bauman and actor Jake Gyllenhaal wave to patients at the Boston Premiere of STRONGER at Spaulding Rehab Center on September 12, 2017 in Charlestown, Massachusetts. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images for Roadside Attractions)
CHARLESTOWN, MA - SEPTEMBER 12: Actor Jake Gyllenhaal and Jeff Bauman at the Boston Premiere of STRONGER at Spaulding Rehab Center on September 12, 2017 in Charlestown, Massachusetts. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images for Roadside Attractions)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Jake Gyllenhaal and Jeff Bauman attend the 'Stronger' photo call during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Tiff Bell Lightbox on September 9, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Walter McBride/FilmMagic)
CHARLESTOWN, MA - SEPTEMBER 12: Actor Jake Gyllenhaal and Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman at the Boston Premiere of STRONGER at Spaulding Rehab Center on September 12, 2017 in Charlestown, Massachusetts. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images for Roadside Attractions)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Jake Gyllenhaal and Jeff Bauman attend the 'Stronger' photo call during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Tiff Bell Lightbox on September 9, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Walter McBride/FilmMagic)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Actor Jake Gyllenhaal and Jeff Bauman attend the 'Stronger' press conference during 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 9, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 08: Jeff Bauman (L) and Jake Gyllenhaal attend the 'Stronger' premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 08: Jake Gyllenhaal (L) and Jeff Bauman attend the 'Stronger' premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 08: (L-R) Actor Jake Gyllenhaal and Jeff Bauman attend 'Stronger' premiere party hosted by GREY GOOSE vodka and Soho House on September 8, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Grey Goose)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 18: Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman and actor Jake Gyllenhaal arrive on the field before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch together before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays on April 18, 2016 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts . (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 18: Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman and actor Jake Gyllenhaal arrive on the field before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch together before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays on April 18, 2016 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts . (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 28: Jeff Bauman and Actor and Producer Jake Gyllenhaal walk the red carpet during the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28, 2017, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 18: Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman and actor Jake Gyllenhaal arrive on the field before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch together before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays on April 18, 2016 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts . (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 08: Jake Gyllenhaal (L) and Jeff Bauman attend the 'Stronger' premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
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"From the moment I met Jeff, I was intimidated," Gyllenhaal told local news station WBZ-TV..  "I was nervous. I was nervous to try and tell his story as honestly as I could."

Many of the doctors, nurses and other hospital personell who treated Bauman play themselves in the movie. 

"Stronger," based on Bauman's memoir, is out September 22.

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