Not just Chandler from Friends: what other movies and TV series Matthew Perry, who died at the age of 54, starred in
The world was stunned by the news of the death of the legendary actor Matthew Perry, who was only 54 years old. The filmmaker was found dead on Saturday, October 28, in a jacuzzi in his own home. This news was a particular blow to the multimillion-strong army of fans of the popular TV series Friends.
For many viewers, not only Matthew Perry passed away, but also Chandler Bing, a favorite of the public, a master of sarcastic jokes, and a true friend. Although this role certainly brought the actor the greatest fame and popularity, Friends was not the only project where he demonstrated his talent. OBOZ.UA decided to recall what other films and TV series Perry has appeared in.
A comedy about a man named Mike (Matthew Perry), who used to be the main handsome man of the school, the captain of the basketball team, and a young man full of ambition. 17 years have passed and he has become an office plankton who hates his job, his wife is divorcing him, and his children don't understand. However, Mike has a chance to make things right - he becomes a 17-year-old handsome man again, returning to his old school, where his son and daughter now study.
Another American comedy that is well known to Ukrainian viewers. Matthew Perry plays bailiff Joe Tyler, who is tasked with delivering a divorce notice to Gordon Moore's wife, Sarah. But the lady really doesn't want to be the first to receive this message. She is ready to pay Joe to deliver the same message to her husband because it will determine who will receive a significant portion of the joint property in the divorce. The protagonist agrees to Sarah's adventurous and not entirely legal proposal. This is where their adventure begins.
In 2000, the crime comedy Nine Yards was released starring Matthew Perry and Bruce Willis. An ordinary dentist and a famous killer become neighbors. A love polygon, criminal showdowns, sparkling jokes, and stunning acting - what else do you need for a successful movie night? By the way, in 2004, the movie Ten Yards was released, which is a sequel to the action comedy.
"Triumph: The Ron Clarke Story"
Of course, Matthew Perry was great in comedy roles, and the audience adored him for it. However, there are many dramatic works in the actor's filmography that cannot be overlooked. Thanks to them, you can see the full range of the acting talent of the outstanding filmmaker. One of them is the role of Ron Clarke, a teacher who works with troubled children. The teacher tries to ignite the hearts of difficult teenagers using innovative teaching methods.
"The West Wing"
This series about the work of the fictional administration of the Democratic President of the United States, Josiah Bartlet, has become one of the most awarded television shows in the history of US television. The crew and actors of The West Wing have won two Golden Globes and 26 Emmy Awards, one of which was given to Matthew Perry for his role as a Republican lawyer's assistant. His role in the series was episodic, but still highly appreciated by film critics and audiences alike.
As a reminder, the actor was found dead in a jacuzzi. "He seems to have drowned," law enforcement insiders told reporters. It is noted that the first responders arrived at the scene after receiving a call about a cardiac arrest. All the details are in the article.
As OBOZ.UA reported earlier, American actor of Italian descent Burt Young, best known for his role as Paulie Penninon in six films of the Rocky franchise, also died. He was 83 years old.