ByLuke Gordon Smith, writer at
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Luke Gordon Smith

Friends is one of the most popular and influential sitcoms of all-time. We all have our favorite Friends character, but when it comes down to it, we all have a special place for all of them in our hearts. And even though the Friends characters got their big break on the show, and became fairly popular, some of their guest stars are even more popular than them. From Brad Pitt to George Clooney, here are 10 Friends guest stars who are even more popular that the original Friends:

George Clooney

George Clooney appeared as an ER doctor in the very first season of Friends. He, and Noah Wyle guest starred as the cute ER doctors after Rachel uses Monica's insurance and ID to get treatment for her sprained ankle.

Ben Stiller

One of my favorite Friends episodes, Ben Stiller guest stars as Rachel's last second date. Tommy (Ben Stiller) has some serious anger issues and a knack for screaming, which specifically affects Ross.

Julia Roberts

This Oscar winning actress also made an appearance on Friends. She guest starred as Chandler's girlfriend in a crazy episode that involves revenge, and Chandler's underwear.

Robin Williams

Even though Robin Williams only appears in Central Perk for less than two minutes, he gave us a funny and confusing scene with Billy Crystal.

Reese Witherspoon

One of the most popular actresses to guest star on Friends, Reese Witherspoon appears in several episodes as Rachel's selfish and bratty sister Jill. She visits Rachel to start a new life, and eventually has a romantic relationship with Ross.

Brad Pitt

One of the most popular actors right now, Brad Pitt guest starred as Rachel's boyfriend in the eighth season Thanksgiving episode. He appears as Will Colbert, Ross' childhood friend, who co-founded the 'I Hate Rachel Green Club.'

Paul Rudd

Even though he may not have been as popular then as he is now, Paul Rudd became a fan-favorite, and eventually ended up as a regular in the eighth season. He starred as Phoebe's husband, Mike.

Bruce Willis

This Die Hard star won an Emmy for his role as Ross' girlfriend's dad. He eventually ended up dating Rachel, which was awkward for everybody.

Alec Baldwin

Another appearance that didn't last that long, Alec Baldwin left his attitude aside, and guest starred as Phoebe's very cheerful beau.

Tom Selleck

I think we all saw this one, as Richard (Tom Selleck) is probably the most popular character outside of the 6 friends. He appears in several seasons as Monica's older boyfriend, who is so old, that he was originally friends with Monica's parents.


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