Matt Leblanc, before he was cast in Friends, was told by a photographer to go to a dentist and file a tooth as it was longer. Matt couldn’t afford $80 for the dentist as he only had $11 left to his name, so he bought 3 packs of emery boards (Nail files) and filed the tooth himself.

Matt LeBlanc admits ‘I was down to $11’ before he got cast on ‘Friends’

Before Matt LeBlanc was Joey Tribbiani on “Friends,” it definitely wasn’t his day, his week or even his year.

On Thursday night’s episode of “Conan,” the actor revealed that he was totally broke before he was cast as the lovable ladies’ man on the classic sitcom.

“I had, I think, I was down to $11,” the actor, 51, said of his bank account before landing the part.

“That’s holding out too long. Because even if I said at that point, ‘All right, I’m going to go get a waiter job,’ by the time that $11 ran out, it would have been before the first paycheck on that job. I would have starved.”

Life did imitate art — or art imitated life — in this instance, since he wound up playing Joey, an actor who also had trouble making ends meet… Continue Reading