Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc have stolen the hearts and hours of time from many. One may say they have even become our own personal friends…or at least I like to think so. There’s nothing wrong with pretending these 6 hilarious people are my friends, right? Well anyway, Friends is a show that pretty much everyone can say they love and watch on a daily basis, thanks to TBS and Nick at Nite for playing it pretty much on repeat all day, everyday. I’m not complaining though, considering I have my own Friends marathons more often than I should admit. These 6 actors who we all know and love are not the only big names on the show though. There have been so many Hollywood icons who have made appearances on Friends; some you may not even realize were on it. Here’s a list of the super famous guest stars this show has featured!
1. Paul Rudd
This funny guy plays Mike, a random guy who Joey uses as Phoebe’s blind date when he forgets to set her up with an actual blind date. Lucky for Phoebe though, they end up falling in love and getting married. Happens all the time, right?
3. Anna Faris
This hilarious House Bunny star played the young girl who lets Monica and Chandler adopt her twins. Good thing she did because we all know how heartbreaking it was when Monica and Chandler couldn’t make little Bing babies and complete the most perfect family ever!
4. Elle Macpherson
She plays Janine, who becomes Joey’s roommate and adds pictures of babies and flowers to his man cave. She sure knows what a man wants, huh? They end up dating but ending after she admits to not liking Monica and Chandler.
5. Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis plays the father of Elizabeth, Ross’ student who he ends up dating. Bruce willis’ character immediately hates Ross because of how much older he is than Elizabeth. Paul (Bruce Willis) then starts dating Rachel…even though he’s much older…and he hates Ross for that reason…hmmm. Fun fact: Bruce Willis was on Friends because he lost a bet to Matthew Perry. He also did it for free…that must’ve really broke his bank.
8. Sean Penn
Sean Penn plays Eric, Ursula’s boyfriend, who ends up kissing Phoebe when he finds out that Ursula lied to him. Unfortunately, he can’t be with Phoebe because he can’t stand to look at her since she reminds him of Ursula. Oh, the struggles of being a twin.
11. George Clooney
George Clooney plays the extremely attractive doctor Monica and Rachel meet at the hospital. No surprise there…the “sexiest man alive” playing the attractive doctor. Maybe if I break my leg I’ll run into the sexiest man alive at the hospital…or maybe that only happens in TV shows. A girl could dream.
12. Greg Kinnear
Greg plays the man that ruins Ross’ chances with the paleontology professor he falls for, who was originally together with Joey. Even though her and Ross had so much in common, he pales in comparison to her ex-boyfriend (Greg Kinnear).
13. Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito plays the hilarious, unexpected and unattractive stripper that is hired for Phoebe’s bachelorette party. He still seems to put on a good show, even when his looks are not what the ladies are expecting.
14. Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning has not only a huge impact in Hollywood, but also on the life of Joey Tribbiani. Dakota plays the daughter of the people who live in the house that Monica and Chandler buy and she even helps Joey deal with Monica and Chandler moving.
15. Leah Remini
This actress is no stranger to sitcoms. The King of Queens actress played a pregnant lady Joey befriends and helps through childbirth while he is at the hospital for the birth of Ross’ child. Fun fact: Leah Remini auditioned for the role of Monica, but I guess being the pregnant lady in one episode is the same thing, right? Well good thing she was our favorite queen of Queens!
16. Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts plays a woman working on the production of a movie Chandler happens to know from his childhood…from a very specific event in his childhood. He exposed her underwear to everyone in elementary school. Just when Chandler thought she was over it, she wasn’t. She decided to expose him…in HER underwear…in front of a whole restaurant. So in case you’re looking for revenge on anyone take some tips from Julia Roberts.
17. Brooke Shields
Well we all love a good stalker, right? Oh wait, no…we all just love Brooke Shields AS a stalker. This funny lady plays Joey’s stalker who believes he’s actually his character, Dr. Drake Ramoray.
19. Ben Stiller
This hilarious actor plays Rachel’s date who makes his presence known by screaming whenever he is irritated. It takes screaming at an elderly couple, screaming at Ross, and screaming at whoever could hear when Chandler and Joey’s chick pees on him and their duck quacks for Rachel to see his scary side.
20. Robin Williams
Robin Williams plays a small (and by small I mean extremely tiny where if you blink you might miss it) role as Tomas. He is a stranger at the coffee shop who asks the group to move over on the couch so he could have a discussion about his wife cheating on him…cheating with his friend…who he is having the conversation with. Awwwwwkard!
21. Tate Donovan
Tate Donovan had a much bigger role than most of these other celebrities. He even got to date Rachel for a little while…on and off screen! His character, Joshua, was recently divorced, Rachel was his personal shopper, and the rest is history.
24. Winona Ryder
I guess Ross isn’t the only one who falls for Rachel. Winona Ryder plays Rachel’s college sorority sister who, well, fell in love with Rachel after a drunken college night. Melissa (Winona’s character) thought of their kiss as a little more than that though.
25. Brad Pitt
Is anyone really surprised that Brad Pitt was on Friends? Well I hope not. Contrary to Brad’s real feelings for Jennifer Aniston (at the time of course), his character founded the “I Hate Rachel Green Club” because Rachel made fun of him when he was overweight in high school. Maybe he should now add “…and Love Angelina Jolie” to that club name. Still too soon?
So not only is Friends an amazing show, it has also had some amazing guest stars. Who knew it could get any better than Jennifer, Courteney, Lisa, Matt, Matthew and David! So now all I have to say is go watch some Friends…it’s the best decision you will ever make.
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- 10 Most Amazing Moments From F.R.I.E.N.D.S (postergully.com)
- The 50 Funniest Quotes From “Friends” (thoughtcatalog.com)