"I would love to be a superhero"
"I would love to be a superhero," Freddie Prinze, Jr. says, not joking. "That's my main dream." At 22, the smooth and soulful star of I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and its $72 million-grossing predecessor dreams of many things. "I'd love to be a cowboy; I'd love to be a husband, a big brother, a little brother - there are so many roles out there that I haven't even gotten to touch."
Hollywood has always been in Prinze's blood - his father, the late Freddie Prinze, was the star of...
Among Hollywood's under-30 crowd, where attitude is often everything, how supremely cool it is to run across a guy so openhearted and endearingly odd around the edges as Freddie Prinze, Jr. "There's nothing you can't ask me because I'm not ashamed of anything I say," says the 23-year-old, who looks like he could play Keanu Reeve's sadder-eyed, more soulful younger brother. So how, having become increasingly "money" since starring in two I Know What You Did Last Summers is he managing to stay so beatific and unguarded? "My mom...
Interview: Freddie Prinze Jr. on his dad, Mel Gibson and violent video games
Freddie Prinze Jr. has the same handsome looks as the famous father he lost to suicide when Freddie was an infant. Prinze, 23, who stars in the new big-screen comedy Down to You, also has something his dad (of TV's Chico and the Man) seemed destined for: a successful movie career.
USA Weekend: Your Down to You character struggles to find meaning in life. Can you relate?
50 Most Beautiful People
Oh, the pain, the pain! "It only takes 30 seconds to pluck my eyebrows, but it hurts," says Freddie Prinze Jr. "I have to tweeze 'em in the middle once a week. Otherwise, I look like Bert from Sesame Street. I've been doing it for 11 years!" And you thought it was easy being a teen idol. Still, the 24-year-old Prinze doesn't have to do much other grooming to draw young females to the box office. His routine? "I shower, throw some goop in my hair, get dressed, head out." But it's his manner, not his matter, that impresses....
The Real Prinze
By Andy Coulpepper
Additional Reporting by Sef McDonald
Freddie Prinze Jr. settles back in his chair at a Los Angeles hotel where he's talking to a reporter about his new film, Boys and Girls.
This turns out to be the last interview for Prinze in what has been a very long day. But as the clock nears 5 p.m., Prinze shows no sign of wearing down. The 24-year-old Albuquerque, N.M., native is all personality, a display that would put the Energizer Bunny to shame.
Freddie Prinze, Jr. tells us who he's in love with this summer.
Cosmo: So are you the typical Pisces, you can't make up your mind?
Freddie Prinze, Jr.: No, I'm very laid back. I'm just cooled out. Pretty much everything is cool with me. If somebody says, 'You want to eat Japanese food now?' I'm like, 'Yeah, sure.' And I really want to. Somebody says, 'You want steak?' I'm like, 'Oh, that's cool.' I go with the flow and pretty much remain cool.
By David A. Keeps
FREDDIE PRINZE JR.'S GOT IT ALL: FAME, FORTUNE AND SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR. HE ALSO HAS A PAST. HERE HE TALKS ABOUT HIS FATHER'S SUICIDE, HIS GEEKY CHILDHOOD AND LOSING HIS VIRGINITY.
BETWEEN MAKING MOVIES AND MAKING OUT WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND, Sarah Michelle Gellar, you'd think that Freddie Prinze Jr. wouldn't have a moment to spare. But when the opportunity to go bowling with TEEN PEOPLE comes along, Freddie strikes. Fresh from a morning workout at the home gym he had built in his four-car garage,...
Man of Style
Freddie Prinze Jr. expounds on the art of dressing simply, his style heroes, women in boxers, being accident-prone--and why he's head over heels for fiancée Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Freddie Prinze Jr. knows that size doesn't matter. At 6-foot-1, the 25-year-old actor spent years feeling cheated out of a few extra inches. "I fell off a roof and crushed my spine," he says of an accident he had when he was younger. "The doctor said I should have been 6-foot-4." But ever since I Know What You Did Last Summer in 1997,...
"Nothing Could Stop Me But Me"
By Dotson Rader
"I WAS ALWAYS ON THE OUTSIDE looking in," Freddie Prinze Jr. said of his childhood. "I was never accepted anywhere. People thought I was weird. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't fit in."
By the time Freddie Prinze Jr. was 18, he was a self0described loner - unhappy, unpopular, a bad student. Then, in 1994, shortly after graduating from La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, N.M. he decided to drive across the desert to Los Angeles and become an actor.