- 14Played the best friend: Killers, Love & Other Drugs, Two Weeks Notice, Failure to Launch
She's pretty much a strictly "best friend" actress who tends to be the second banana, BFF or next-in-command to women like Sarah Jessica Parker, Katherine Heigl or Anne Hathaway by playing their sister.
The great thing about her is that she's unknown enough for her to actually give you a chance at a bar if you actually have your s**t together, but she's not small-time enough for her to pull a real-life-Apatow and fall in love with a slacker just for the s**ts and giggles.
She's an undeniably beautiful girl that has some sideline parts in a LOT of romantic comedies, yet seems to blend in to the underwear-modelesque mold that most painstakingly-white families fit into in your run of the mill romantic comedies that you have always been dragged to, will probably get dragged to today and will get dragged to for the rest of your life.
So get to know these names, get to know what you can enjoy when you see them and get ready to dive into a whole new world in your own head when you decide that yes, getting laid is worth $24 and 2 hours of your life that you could be spending watching video games.
- 13Played the best friend: The Sweetest Thing, Cruel Intentions
Although Selma Blair often plays chicks that aren't really the hottest, but more so (and I really hate to use this term, but please, it's actually pretty astute) "grenades" of the groups that she's in in romantic comedies, she really tends to have this weird "I can show you an insanely better time than any of these other bitches" air to her that makes her indescribably sexy.
Selma Blair has gotten down before, and she also photographs well, as seen HERE, here and HERE.
She'll do anything for a role, which really makes her one of the greatest sexy actresses in film history (including that amazing Cruel Intentions kiss with Sarah Michelle Gellar,) but one that you can definitely look forward to seeing in any movie that you might be dragged to here and there.
- 12Played the best friend: Clueless
Brittany Murphy played one of the most hotly-turned-around and amazingly madeover women in romantic comedy history: Tai. She was a girl who had the awesome, one-of-the-guys mentality who was turned into one of the "queen bees" and then once they realized they were all being bitches, settled comfortably in the middle where she ended up being pretty much any straight dude's dream girl.
Sure, she was a little rough around the edges at first, but Tai from Clueless (that I watched in the '90s much more than any straight man with an incurable crush on Alicia Silverstone should have) is one of the greatest dream girls in the history of comedies revolving around women learning something about themselves and then making it so that the dudes that they're interested in can handle them.
- 11Played the best friend: Can't Hardly Wait
Playing the best friend of Seth Green's ultimate douche, Scumbag Steve-like character "Kenny" in Can't Hardly Wait really does put her on this list because not only is she a slamming ginger (click on the picture to the left to enlarge it... she really get's THAT hot) but she's really one of those girls whose career doesn't allow her true hotness to really come through... which means that the character she plays, theoretically, are ostensibly AMAZING in bed. That's just how the works. Deal with it.
She plays the best friend to a lead in the romantic comedy Can't Hardly Wait who ends up settling for a total loser (much like most women on this list) yet ends up making a better choice in the end, actually (by dumping that total loser.)
Lauren Ambrose, if you saw her at a party and not on a huge HD screen, is one of the hottest girls on this list and deserves a spot if not for the fact that she went through an entire season of Six Feet Under playing a character most big named actresses would've given up on after season 1.
- 10Played the best friend: You, me and Dupree
Amanda Detmer either plays the best friends in bigger budget chick flicks, or the main love interest in direct to video chick flicks (or post-American Pie National Lampoons fare.)
She always plays the innocent type who the main character needs to change for or the unnattainably hot girl that only a nerd that doesn't have his s**t together, yet has an unbelievable amount of luck, can possibly get through to.
HERE is a great picture of her that proves that she deserves to be on this list. Thank your lucky stars that Amanda Detmer is there to make the pain of seeing a movie like the ones she's in better.
- 9Played the best friend: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Ari Graynor mostly plays bit parts on television, but when she's not doing that, she played the most memorable (and really only watchable) part in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (that Michael Cera/Kat Dennings movie that's about two hipsters falling in love and then dealing with really douchey friends.)
She manages to not only pull-off the whole drunk-girl thing without being 100% annoying, caricature-like and SNL-fake, but manages to take a girl that is actually drunk throughout the ENTIRE movie and make her not only likable but endearing.
Also, she's blond, loses her phone in a toilet and is so drunk that she reminds you of some of the greatest nights you ever had in college every time she opens her mouth in this movie -- and the best part of her drunk girl is that she didn't even get all cry-emotional-drunk near the end, ruining the party and everyone's mood.
Ari Graynor deserves a spot on this list for being one of the many chicks who not only made a memorable appearance in a forgettable movie, but actually made it half-watchable.
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