Friends had more celebrity cameos that you can shake a stick at, the likes of Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt and Winona Ryder popping in for a coffee. But who was a already a film star in their own right, and who was first starting out? We investigate.
Played: Roger the incredibly unlikeable psychiatrist
In: The One With the Boobies," S1E13
Won: Best Feature Documentary, The Cove (2009) (as producer)
Played: Jamie Buchman, her character from the sitcom Mad About You.
In: The One with Two Parts: Part 1, S1E16
Won: Best Actress in a Leading Role, As Good as It Gets (1997)
Played: Chickpea enthusiast Dr Mitchell.
In: The One with Two Parts, S1E16-17
Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Syriana (2005) & Best Motion Picture of the Year, Argo (2012) (as a producer)
Played: Susie Moss, formerly known as Susie Underpants.
In: The One After the Superbowl: Part 2 (S2E13)
Won: Best Actress in a Leading Role, Erin Brockovich (2000)
Played: Tomas, a very upset Central Perk customer.
In: The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion (S3E24)
Won: Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Good Will Hunting (1997)
Played: Himself, legendary actor and gun nut Charlton Heston.
In: The One With Joey's Dirty Day, S4E14
Won: Best Actor in a Leading Role, Ben-Hur (1959)
Played: Jill, Rachel's younger sister.
In: The One with Rachel's Sister" & "The One Where Chandler Can't Cry," S6E13-14
Won: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Walk the Line (2005)
Played: Jessica Lockhart, an actress on Days Of Our Lives whose career is on the wane.
In: The One with Joey’s New Brain, S7E15
Won: Best Actress in a Leading Role, Dead Man Walking (1995)
Played: Eric, who goes out with both Phoebe and Ursula.
In: The One with the Halloween Party and The One with the Stain, S8E6-7
Won: Best Actor in a Leading Role, Mystic River (2003) & Best Actor in a Leading Role, Milk (2008)
Played: Will, Ross’s companion in the We Hate Rachel Club.
In: The One with the Rumor, S8E9
Won: Best Picture, 12 Years a Slave (2013) (as a producer)
Played: A nervous aeroplane passenger concerned at the plane’s lack of a phalange.
In: The Last One, S10E17-18
Won: Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay, The Descendants (2011)