Iconic Roles is a look at some of the best performances in film and television by actors and actresses.
Freddie Prinze Jr. is arguably one of the most recognizable actors of the 90s, thanks to proper casting. The 46-year-old Californian actor had his breakout role in the years 1997 I know what you did last summer but made a career out of comedy roles. Now he’s back in Netflix christmas with youa delicious story already available on the streaming service.
Here’s the must-have list of the best Freddie Prinze Jr. comedy movies to rewatch.
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Zack Siler in She’s All That (1999)
One of Freddie Prinze Jr.’s best comedy films and one of the best credits of his career overall. When you talk about teen movies in the 90s, She is all that is one of the first names that comes to mind. In Robert Iscove’s cult story, Prinze Jr. portrays the handsome captain of the football team who aims to turn a shy art student (Rachael Leigh Cook) into a prom queen after his former girlfriend cheats on him. . To everyone’s surprise, She is all that quickly became a fan-favorite story, grossing over $103 million at the box office and exceeding its modest production budget. The film is also remembered for Sixpence None the Richer’s “Kiss Me” as the main theme song. The teen story also starred Matthew Lillard, Paul Walker, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, and Kimberly “Lil’ Kim” Jones, among others.
Ryan Dunne in Summer Catch (2001)
This one is for hardcore Prinze Jr. fans only, as the movie itself is no big deal. The utterly predictable story follows a baseball player (Prinze Jr.) who falls madly in love with an incredibly beautiful girl, played by Jessica Biel. One of the highlights of the movie is Prinze Jr.’s bare ass, which says a lot about summer catch. The cast included Fred Ward, Jason Gedrick, Brittany Murphy, Gabriel Mann, Bruce Davison, Matthew Lillard and Brian Dennehy.
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Fred Jones in Scooby-Doo (2002)
One of the biggest blockbusters of the new millennium was the live-action adaptation of scooby-doo, the popular animated series launched in 1969. Four teenagers and their talking dog, named Scooby-Doo, are hired to solve a mystery involving supernatural creatures. Prinze Jr. delivered a strong performance as Mystery Incorporated’s blond frontman Fred. On this occasion, he worked side by side with his wife and colleague I know what you did last summer alum Sarah Michelle Gellar, who portrayed Daphe. The cast included Matthew Lillard and Linda Cardellini as Shaggy and Velma, respectively. The film earned over $275 million at the box office, and a sequel was subsequently greenlit.
Fred Jones in Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
Given the success of the first film, director Raja Gosnell, screenwriter James Gunn and the rest of the main cast have joined forces once again for the highly anticipated sequel. Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed wasn’t as successful as the first one, although many fans loved it. This time, Fred and the others had to face a villain known as the Evil Masked Figure. Prinze Jr. has shown that he can always make people laugh, even in an absurd and childish story. Raging monsters was the last live-action theatrical film of the scooby-doo franchise, which offers several animated, direct-to-video and television films.