Matthew Perry

Born: August 19, 1969

Occupation: Actor

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Matthew Perry

The funniest thing is when somebody says "Look I've no idea who you are but my friend said you are on a show and I just wanted to introduce myself" you know that they are lying! Those people can just get...

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There are two ways to go when you hit that crossroads in your life: There is the bad way, when you sort of give up, and then there is the really hard way, when you fight back. I went the hard way and came...

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I used to be a real prince charming if I went on a date with a girl. But then I'd get to where I was likely to have a stroke from the stress of keeping up my act. I've since learned the key to a good date...

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The key to sitcom success is miserable people. If you see a happy couple, it's just gone, like when Sam and Diane got together on Cheers.

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I love the idea of 'the one' but I actually believe that there isn't a Miss Right. There are 12,000 Miss Rights out there and it's all timing.

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I got sober because I was worried I was going to die next year.

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I'm a sensitive guy. If you are a woman and you're in any kind of emotional duress and you write a song about it, I'll buy you album.

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If there's a silence in a room I'll try to fill it as soon as humanly possible.

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After I got my first laugh on stage, I was hooked.

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As an actor, being on autopilot is the worst thing possible.

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As for my personal life, I'd love to start a family of my own. I think I'd make a great dad, and I think shortly I would make a great husband.

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Chandler's the guy everybody thinks will do well with women, but he thinks too much and says the wrong thing.

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'Friends' was a magical thing, and no one's going to ever have anything like that again.

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I am fine with the fact that some of my hair is gray. If it was all gray overnight, that would be a scary thing.

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I don't have a very 'masculine' taste in music. I get a lot of heat from my friends about that.

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I don't need to be reminded that I was on 'Friends.' I remember - some of it, anyway.

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I gravitate towards sort of broken characters who try to be better people.

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I have a huge interest in hockey because I grew up in Canada, where it's kind of the law that you love hockey.

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I have a well-documented history of trouble with intimacy.

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I know Chandler is similar to me. But if you watched my life for a week, there would be many more boring parts.

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I loved playing Chandler. I grew up playing that part.

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I need a woman to have a quirky sense of humor. There's a bunch of jokes I use, and if she doesn't get them, she's probably not for me.

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I think we need to educate our doctors about addiction.

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If I could walk into the 'Friends' audition again and go or not go, I have to say it's 50-50.

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In high school, my prom date fooled around with another guy - on prom night!

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It's not foreign for me to be talking about my problems in circles.

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The thing is, if I don't have sobriety, I don't have anything.

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When I die, I'd like' Friends' to be listed behind 'helping people.'

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Well, I was lucky enough to be involved in about 19 failures at an early age, so I'm realistic about the success I'm having and how quickly it can go away. What's important is to be smart about it.

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A lot of people think that addiction is a choice. A lot of people think it's a matter of will. That has not been my experience. I don't find it to have anything to do with strength.

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I always have the same thing - which is the fear of not getting a laugh - that I've had from the time I was a kid; obsessing over, 'This joke doesn't quite work, we've got to get this right.' I was always...

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I certainly like the rumour that I was the father of Elizabeth Hurley's baby. It made me think I could impregnate women in a different way to everyone else. Elizabeth and I were never alone in a room together,...

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I think if you look back at all those great comedies on television in the past, it's all lovable losers that gathered together - 'Taxi' and 'Cheers,' 'Seinfeld' and 'Friends.'

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I was a guy who wanted to become famous. There was steam coming out of my ears, I wanted to be famous so badly. You want the attention, you want the bucks, and you want the best seat in the restaurant....

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I went to a high school that didn't have many people in it. There were, like, 60 people in my senior class. There was a group of cool kids and a group of really dorky kids, and I was probably the coolest...

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I'm just glad that the whole John Wayne persona of a man is sort of old school now, because I'd never be able to do that. If that was the going rate today, I wouldn't be working.

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Ninety percent of video game AI really is pretty damn bad. I think that's actually why it's so much fun to shoot things. Because the AI is so bad and the characters are so annoying.

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'The Whole Nine Yards' I liked right away. It was kind of a dark comedy at first. And just the idea of being in a movie with Bruce Willis was pretty exciting.

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Trying to overcome addiction is one of the hardest things for a person to do. And the fact that I had to do it under the scrutiny of tabloid press at first made it seem even more difficult. But in fact,...

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I learned to fall down early in life - I was like six - because I realized it was a way to make girls laugh.

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I play a guy who is 40. And I am a very good actor, because I'm 41.

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I'm very, very jealous of guys who just go and decide to party and then can work the next day.

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When people try to take [smoking] away from me I say, 'hey, I stopped everything else.' But, I have to battle that one, too.

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Vicodin, I got addicted to that little pill. The reason I dont talk about it too much in the press is because it isnt funny, and I love to be funny in interviews. If you joke about that period in your...

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Matthew Perry

I would like you all to give me a round of applause as I have not crashed my car in over 15 months.

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Matthew Perry

My favorite six words in recovery are: trust God, clean house, and help others.

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