PREMIERE "I would Liebe to be a superhero" February 1999
"I would Liebe to be a superhero," Freddie Prinze, Jr. says, not joking. "That's my main dream." At 22, the smooth and soulful star, sterne of I Still Know What Du Did Last Summer and its $72 million-grossing predecessor dreams of many things. "I'd Liebe to be a cowboy; I'd Liebe 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, sterne 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 Du 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, Mehr soulful younger brother. So how, having become increasingly "money" since starring in two I Know What Du Did Last Summers is he managing to stay so beatific and unguarded? "My mom...
USA WEEKEND Interview: Freddie Prinze Jr. on his dad, Mel Gibson and violent video games January 2000
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 Du character struggles to find meaning in life. Can Du relate?
PEOPLE 50 Most Beautiful People April 2000
Oh, the pain, the pain! "It only takes 30 Sekunden 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 Du 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....
PEOPLE The Real Prinze June 2000 Von Andy Coulpepper Additional Reporting Von 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 Liebe with this summer.
Cosmo: So are Du the typical Pisces, Du 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 Essen 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.
TEEN PEOPLE Cover Story June/July 2001 Von 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 Filme 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,...
INSTYLE MAGAZINE Man of Style August 2001
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 sagte I should have been 6-foot-4." But ever since I Know What Du Did Last Summer in 1997,...
PARADE "Nothing Could Stop Me But Me" August 2001 Von Dotson Rader
"I WAS ALWAYS ON THE OUTSIDE looking in," Freddie Prinze Jr. sagte of his childhood. "I was never accepted anywhere. People thought I was weird. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't fit in."
Von 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.