Famous People That Would Play My Friends in a Movie!

by JamesEGuidry | created - 21 Jun 2011 | updated - 26 Jan 2013 | Public

This list is mostly meant for people that actually KNOW my friends, but it is an eclectic group.

1. Adrien Brody

Actor | The Pianist

Adrien Nicholas Brody was born in Woodhaven, Queens, New York, the only child of retired history professor Elliot Brody and Hungarian-born photographer Sylvia Plachy. He accompanied his mother on assignments for the Village Voice, and credits her with making him feel comfortable in front of the ...

SAM BOUDLOCHE He may not like the comparisons, but that just means he needs to eat more!

2. Jason Alexander

Actor | Seinfeld

Jason Alexander was born on September 23, 1959 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Jason Scott Greenspan. He is an actor, known for Seinfeld (1989), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) and Pretty Woman (1990). He has been married to Daena E. Title since May 31, 1982. They have two children.

CHRIS MATHERNE I used to compare him to Paul Reiser so he has no one to blame but himself!

3. Eddie Kaye Thomas

Actor | American Pie

Began acting at the age of seven in his hometown of New York City. By 10, he had appeared in "Richard III" with the Brooklyn Shakespeare Company. He made his Broadway debut at 12 as an understudy in John Guare's Lincoln Center Production of "Four Baboons Adoring The Sun". He has numerous other ...

CHARLES PITRE This is a sh!tty picture of him, but it's the guy who f@cked Stiffler's mom in "American Pie". Yeah, Chuck... that's you, dude.

4. Yeardley Smith

Actress | The Simpsons

Offbeat comic actress and voice specialist Yeardley Smith has made a virtue out of her odd looks, small figure and distinctive, child-like nasal tones. Lending vocal life to the animated role of "Lisa Simpson," the intelligent, caring, saxophone-droning, vegetarian member of the Simpson family, has...

NORA MATHERNE She doesn't have the whinny voice like Lisa Simpson, but she's cute with red hair!

5. James Franco

Actor | 127 Hours

Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999), James Franco was born April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, to Betsy Franco, a writer, artist, and actress, and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business. His mother is Jewish and his father was of ...

RYAN LEBOEUF If James Dean were alive, I'd go with him. Franco would have to gain weight for the part, tho! (Seriously, have ya'll seen Ryan lately?)LOL

6. Morgan Fairchild

Actress | Friends

This elegant lady has defined the television version of the rich, sophisticated businesswoman who knows what she wants, and will do whatever it takes to get it. She was born Patsy Ann McClenny on February 3, 1950 in Dallas, Texas. She began acting as a child, when her mother enrolled her in drama ...

LADINA NEAL POSTON This has always been Dinky to me! (I think it's the bone structure!)

7. Chris Gartin

Actor | Tremors II: Aftershocks

Chris Gartin was born on January 12, 1968 in New York City, New York, USA as Christopher Russell Gartin. He is an actor and producer, known for Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996), Black Swan (2010) and Flightplan (2005). He was previously married to Joanne Ahlfield.

GUY JOHN WAALK The one that looks more like my friend in mannerisms, but really looks nothing like him in the photo.

8. Dan Aykroyd

Writer | Ghost Busters

Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Lorraine Hélène (Gougeon), a secretary from a French-Canadian family, and Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer who advised prime minister Pierre Trudeau. Aykroyd attended Carleton University in 1969, where...

GUS SMITH Evil businessman/stock broker! lol Trying to give Gus a respectable look here! :-)

9. Jeremy Renner

Actor | The Hurt Locker

Jeremy Lee Renner was born in Modesto, California, the son of Valerie (Tague) and Lee Renner, who managed a bowling alley. After a tumultuous yet happy childhood with his four younger siblings, Renner graduated from Beyer High School and attended Modesto Junior College. He explored several areas of...

TAE ZERANGUE Renner played "Dahmer" before, he has the range for Tae! LOL

10. Debra Jo Rupp

Actress | That '70s Show

Debra Jo Rupp always wanted to be an actress, but her parents were firmly opposed to the idea. They sent her to the University of Rochester at least in part because it offered no theater classes. But the school added a Drama department in Rupp's freshman year, and after graduation, she moved to New...

SUE ZERANGUE I'm surprised Sue hasn't sued "That 70's Show" for likeness rights! All the kids over at her house, sneaking out to toilet paper the neighborhood, jam sessions, liquor, etc. etc. etc.

11. Kris Kristofferson

Actor | Blade

Kris Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas, to Mary Ann (Ashbrook) and Lars Henry Kristofferson. His paternal grandparents were Swedish, and his father was a United States Air Force general who pushed his son to a military career. Kris was a Golden Gloves boxer and went to Pomona College in ...

ZEKE ZERANGUE It's been so long since I've seen Zeke, I don't know how close I am with this one!

12. Shirley MacLaine

Actress | Terms of Endearment

Shirley MacLaine was born Shirley MacLean Beaty in Richmond, Virginia. Her mother, Kathlyn Corinne (MacLean), was a drama teacher from Nova Scotia, Canada, and her father, Ira Owens Beaty, a professor of psychology and real estate agent, was from Virginia. Her brother, Warren Beatty, was born on ...

WILMA "WILLIE LOU" GUIDRY My mother... pretty soon, we'll have to cast Cloris Leachman!

13. Sherman Hemsley

Actor | The Jeffersons

Sherman Hemsley played characters known to be wise-cracking, "Weezy" loving, boisterous fools which America and the entire world laughed with kindheartedly. Sherman Alexander Hemsley, Air Force veteran and actor, was born on Feb. 1, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, William Hemsley, ...

JOHN GUIDRY My dad... ok, maybe I'm stretching it here a little.

14. Kevin Bacon

Actor | Footloose

Kevin Norwood Bacon was born on July 8, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Ruth Hilda (Holmes), an elementary school teacher, and Edmund Norwood Bacon, a prominent architect who was on the cover of Time Magazine in November 1964.

Kevin's early training as an actor came from The Manning Street. ...

KEVIN BRASWELL Kevin's always been a mix between Bacon, Harrison Ford & Mel Gibson but, in the end, he's REN!

15. Adrienne Barbeau

Actress | Escape from New York

Adrienne Jo Barbeau is an American actress and author best known for her roles on the TV series Maude (1972) and in horror films, especially those directed by John Carpenter, with whom she was once married. She was born on June 11, 1945 in Sacramento, California, the daughter of an executive for ...

JOANNA GRABERT A more recent photograph would more accurately depicate Jo Jo, who looks a lot like her mother now ie. Adrienne Barbeau!

16. Fred Ward

Actor | Short Cuts

A marvelous character actor with intense eyes, a sly grin and somewhat grizzled appearance, Golden Globe-winner Fred Ward has nearly 90 appearances under his belt in many tremendous films. He first became interested in acting after serving three years in the US Air Force and studied at New York's ...

MICKEY WARD Come on, bubba! Can ya see it? La Casa's door man, smokin' butts!

17. Frances McDormand

Actress | Fargo

Frances Louise McDormand was born on June 23, 1957, in Gibson City, Illinois. She was adopted by Canadian-born parents Noreen Eloise (Nickleson), a nurse from Ontario, and Rev. Vernon Weir McDormand, a Disciples of Christ minister from Nova Scotia, who raised her in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. She ...

JOAQUIN MOLITOR She's been married so many times, I don't know what her last name is now, but Jo Girl was her nickname.

18. Jim Carrey

Actor | Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color (1990) but leading roles in Ace Ventura: ...

MATT RICHARD Jim Carrey's a good enough actor where he could pull off playing Mike Richard as well! LOL

19. Penn Jillette

Writer | Penn & Teller Get Killed

Penn Jillette was born on March 5, 1955 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA as Penn Fraser Jillette. He is a writer and producer, known for Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989), Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003) and Hackers (1995). He has been married to Emily Zolten Jillette since November 23, 2004...

SHANE BROUSSARD Not too many people would argue with me here

20. Jude Law

Actor | The Talented Mr. Ripley

Jude Law is an English actor. Law has been nominated for two Academy Awards and continues to build a prolific body of work that spans from early successes such as Gattaca (1997) and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) to more recent turns as Dr. John Watson in Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes:...

BRIAN GASTON It used to be Jullian Sands, but Jude Law in "A.I." is pretty close to the fabulous one!

21. Dane Cook

Actor | Good Luck Chuck

Dane Cook was born on March 18, 1972 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Dane Jeffrey Cook. He is an actor and writer, known for Good Luck Chuck (2007), My Best Friend's Girl (2008) and Dan in Real Life (2007).

GREGORY LEDET I know I'm gonna get a lot of flack for this one, but when I look at Greg, I see Dane Cook- a mediocre comedian! LOL

22. Janis Joplin

Soundtrack | Watchmen

Janis Lyn Joplin was born at St. Mary's Hospital in the oil-refining town of Port Arthur, Texas, near the border with Louisiana. Her father was a cannery worker and her mother was a registrar for a business college. As an overweight teenager, she was a folk-music devotee (especially Odetta, ...

SHEREE GLYNN Ok she's not really a friend anymore, but if I ever needed to type-cast a psycho, she would look like Janis!

23. Joaquin Phoenix

Actor | Walk the Line

Joaquin Phoenix was born Joaquin Rafael Bottom in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Arlyn (Dunetz) and John Bottom, and is the middle child in a brood of five. His parents, from the continental United States, were then serving as Children of God missionaries. His mother is from a Jewish family from New ...

CHAD PIERCE I know other people have thought the same thing before!

24. Geena Davis

Actress | Thelma & Louise

As a child, Geena dreamed of being an actress. While in high school, she felt left out and had low self-esteem because, at 6 feet, she was the tallest girl in school. After high school graduation, Geena entered New England College in New Hampshire and then transferred the next year to Boston ...

ANGIE SAWYER MORGAN I don't think Angie would drive her car off a cliff, tho!

25. Chloë Sevigny

Actress | We Are Who We Are

Chloë Sevigny is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress and director who is known for her groundbreaking work across film, television and theatre. Sevigny has spent her career working with innovative and revolutionary filmmakers and artists including Lars von Trier, Jim ...

ANNETTE TROSCLAIR DUVAL I had a few options for Annette here and went with the best actress.

26. Annie Potts

Actress | Ghost Busters

Annie Potts is an American film, television, and stage actress. She is known for her roles in popular 1980s films such as Ghostbusters (1984) and Pretty in Pink (1986). She made her debut on the big screen in 1978 in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer comedy film Corvette Summer (1978), with Mark Hamill, for ...

COY RIVAS She turned me on to Depeche Mode! Coy did... Annie Potts turned me on to OMD!

27. Kim Myers

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

Kim Myers was born on 15 February 1966, in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is also credited as Kim Meyers. She got her first major role in film in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) as Lisa Webber. More recently, Kim made Letters from a Killer (1998) with actor Patrick Swayze.

In...

LOIS ANN SEVIN Joe picked out this one! LOL

28. Amy Madigan

Actress | Field of Dreams

In the 1960s, Amy attended St. Philip Neri grammar school and Aquinas High School, both in Chicago, where she performed in school plays and was known as the school tomboy. In the early 1970s, Amy was featured in Playboy Magazine wearing only jelly, to promote her music band, Jelly. Amy is the ...

CARLA ANN PROSPERIE McCUE Zoo Crew in da house! LOL

29. Stephanie Courtney

Actress | The Heartbreak Kid

Stephanie Courtney is main company member of the famed Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles, regularly performing in their sketch and improv shows. She hails from Stony Point, New York. After graduating from the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City, she started doing stand up, which brought her to...

GWEN POWELL I really wanted to go with Illeana Douglas here, but decided on "Flo" from the Progressive ads! :-)

30. Sela Ward

Actress | Independence Day: Resurgence

Hallelujah for Sela. Everyone's favorite "Sister" was born Sela Ann Ward, on July 11, 1956, in Meridian, Mississippi. Sela's parents were Annie Kate (Boswell) and Granberry Holland Ward, Jr., an electrical engineer; the three younger children in the family are Jenna (1957), Berry (1959) and Brock (...

ANDREA HAUGHTON CLAGUE Just cut her hair and give her horn-rimmed glasses! LOL

31. Ben Affleck

Producer | Argo

American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. Ben has...

BRIAN GRIFFIN It's too easy to type-cast for size here. Give Ben a goatie and put him behind the bar!

32. Claire Forlani

Actress | Meet Joe Black

Claire Forlani was born in the United Kingdom and grew up in London. Educated at Arts Educational School, she moved to the United States with her parents Pier Luigi and Barbara Forlani when she was 19 and began starring in films.

Claire has had leading roles in such films as Meet Joe Black (1998), ...

CONSTANCE FAULK Emma Rossum was a close 2nd!

33. Tom Arnold

Actor | True Lies

Tom Arnold was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Linda (Graham) and Jack Arnold. After his parents divorced, he was raised by his father. In 1983, he got his first taste of stand-up comedy when he performed at open microphone nights at the University of Iowa. Tom's comedy career had its ups and downs over ...

ERIC C. VOGEL I'm sure he'll be real happy over this one!

34. Ginnifer Goodwin

Actress | Big Love

Ginnifer Goodwin was born Jennifer Michelle Goodwin on May 22, 1978, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Linda (Kantor), who worked at FedEx, and Tim Goodwin, who had a recording studio. Bright and talented, Ginnifer carried her love for theater and acting through her high school years. She graduated from ...

WINDY SATTERLEE RACHAL Goin' back to the Flashpoint days!

35. Chris O'Donnell

Actor | Batman & Robin

Christopher Eugene O'Donnell was born on June 26th, 1970 in Winnetka, Illinois, to Julie Ann (Rohs) and William Charles O'Donnell, Sr., who managed a CBS radio station, WBBM-AM. He is the youngest child in his family, with four sisters and two brothers. His father had Irish ancestry and his ...

BRYAN ROUSSE It was either Chris O'Donnell or the Moby guy from "Hi-Fidelity"!

36. Haley Reinhart

Actress | F Is for Family

Haley Reinhart was born on September 9, 1990 in Wheeling, IL. She auditioned for season 9 of American Idol (2002) but did not make it past the judges round. She auditioned again for Season 10 and made it to the Top 3, with covers of songs like "Bennie & The Jets", "Rolling in the Deep", "I Who Have...

TAGAN LISKO Another choice of my brother's!

37. Adam West

Actor | Batman

Adam West was born William West Anderson on September 19, 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington, to parents Otto West Anderson, a farmer, and his wife Audrey V. (Speer), an opera singer. At age 10, in 1938, West had a cache of comic books; and starting in 1939, Batman, who appeared in Detective Comics, ...

LARRY LAFONT We need an older picture of Mayor West NOW! LMAO!

38. Roseanne Barr

Producer | Roseanne

Firebrand Roseanne Barr has long been one of America's funniest and most controversial comedians.

She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Helen (Davis), a cashier and bookkeeper, and Jerome Hershel "Jerry" Barr, a salesman. Her family was Jewish, and had moved to the U.S. from Russia, Lithuania, ...

BOBBY JO CALLAHAN LMAOTIPM!

39. Jaymon Yates

Actor | I Love You Phillip Morris

Jaymon Yates is an actor and producer, known for I Love You Phillip Morris (2009), The Night Watchmen (2017) and Crazy Disabled Love (2015).

JAYMON YATES Jay would play himself- a bit role again! LMAO!

40. Lucy Punch

Actress | Into the Woods

Lucy Punch grew up in London and was a member of the National Youth Theatre in her late teens before going to University College London to read History. While she was there she auditioned for TV roles and eventually dropped out to concentrate on acting.

She learned a lot, she says, from working on ...

JACKIE MORGON Even though I only met her once, this is a "no-brainer"!

41. Stephen Merchant

Producer | Extras

Stephen Merchant was born on November 24, 1974 in Bristol, England. He is a producer and writer, known for Extras (2005), Fighting with My Family (2019) and The Office (2005).

LLOYD GOODBAR Comedy relief!

42. Polly Holliday

Actress | Gremlins

The normally erudite, soft-spoken and well-mannered Alabama-born (July 2, 1937) actress Polly Dean Holliday, daughter of a truck driver, accumulated quite an extensive theater background by the time she hit sassy, blue-collar stardom on 70s TV as gum-cracking waitress Florence Jean Castleberry on ...

FLORENE BRASWELL "My step mother IS Florence Jean Castleberry! KISS MY GRITS!



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