Friends: Where Are They Now? - David Schwimmer (#3)


Alright, we're getting into the upper echelon of the Friends here - the top 3 most successful since it's conclusion, and I know that this choice is going to be controversial:


#3. David Schwimmer


Author's Note: I know you are all reading this and thinking, Why the hell is ROSS so high on this list?! Read and find out...


On Screen:

Like Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry before him, David Schwimmer seems to fancy himself an indie darling now, and has starred in a few of them post-Friends, including Duane Hopwood (2005) and Big Nothing (2006).



Schwimmer has also done some voice work in 2005's Madagascar as well as its upcoming sequel, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. Lets also not forget his hilarious guest appearance as Greenzo during last season of 30 Rock.


However, these credits alone would certainly not merit a #3 ranking for Schwimmer. Heck, he doesn't even have a failed TV show like Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry or Lisa Kudrow. The reason why Schwimmer is #3 is this:


Off Screen

Two words: Stage work (the best resume padding an actor could ask for).


Not only has Schwimmer starred in a West End play and a Broadway show, but he is also the cofounder of Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company, for which he has acted in and directed many productions. Now, who knows how good Schwimmer was in any of these productions, but all of this stage work just sounds so...legit!


Off screen, Schwimmer has also moved into directing - first "Run Fat Boy Run" in 2007 and now "Little Britain USA" for HBO.


Finally, it seems as though Schwimmer himself has asserted that he has moved past Friends, as he has stated that he would not play the character of "Ross" again. Some of you might hate him for this, but I praise him for attempting to move on with his career.


Hotness Retained?


Here is Schwimmer at the premiere of his directorial debut, Run Fat Boy Run. Some of you may not have ever found him to be "hot" in the first place, but much like Kudrow, he still looks the same (except for a sometimes present, ugly-looking beard..which can easily be corrected). Win for Ross!


Previous Entry: #4 - Lisa Kudrow

Next Entry: #2 - Courteney Cox (Arquette)

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Aug 22, 2008 4:02PM EDT

quite frankly i feel offended that u put him over Mathew perry just bcos he's been in some plays that noooooooooooo body has heard of or went 2 c, and pls they all say they will neva do a part again until they r asked to actually do it.

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Aug 22, 2008 4:35PM EDT

Actually I agree with the decision to put him over Matthew Perry, because stage work and actually creating a Theatre Company is considered to be more successful than starring in a bad TV series (and it pains me to make such a reference to Matthew Perry, because I adore Chandler).

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Aug 22, 2008 6:08PM EDT

personally i dont know why jeniffer aniston isn't number 5 in perry''s stead seeing as she hasn't really done any acting work since the end of friends, she's just been in the tabloids a lot for being the jilted wife and then the cougar

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Aug 23, 2008 12:03AM EDT

Jennifer Aniston has done loads of movies since friends.

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Apr 13, 2009 5:33PM EDT

yea i agree with putting him 3rd he wasnt my fav character but setting up acompany is pretty big achievement. compared to what unfortnately matthew perry has done and matt le blanc he deserves to be above them:( i dont think much of run fatboy run though, buts thats just my opinon.

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