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...
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:
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.
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!
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