Matthew Perry quote

"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. I didn't think what the repercussions would be."

Matthew Perry

Born: August 19, 1969

Occupation: Actor

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

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