MATTHEW PERRY's JOURNEY ON HIS BIRTHDAY

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Before becoming famous, Matthew Perry struggled with drug and alcohol addiction.

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Matthew Perry almost lost his chance to portray Chandler Bing on Friends when he auditioned for another program, but the actor subsequently dropped the other project.

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In addition to Perry, other candidates for Chandler's position on Friends were Jon Cryer and Craig Bierko.

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While auditioning for Chandler Bing in 'Friends,' Matthew Perry knew the pilot by memory from assisting a friend in the same role.

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Before becoming an actor, Perry was a top-ranked junior tennis player in Canada.

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In a 2022 interview, Matthew Perry's Friends co-star Lisa Kudrow described him as "one of the funniest folks I've ever met in my life."

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For Julia Roberts to agree to come on Friends as a guest, she demanded that Matthew Perry write a paper on quantum physics.

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Despite being nominated for an Emmy for his part on Friends, Matthew Perry did not win the award.

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In his upcoming memoir, the actor has stated that he will not "sugarcoat" his interactions with his Friends co-stars.

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During the Friends reunion special, Matthew Perry's co-star Courteney Cox admitted to putting "pressure" on himself to get laughs.

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