That film was Mrs. Doubtfire, of course, and it was a massive success. In fact, it was the second-highest earning movie in the U.S. in 1993 – only the dinosaur mega-blockbuster Jurassic Park took in more at the domestic box office. And while Lawrence, playing one of the three children of Robin Williams’ character, may not have had a massive role in the movie, it was still an important one. Plus, there was an unexpected bonus for the young star: his performance and his cute floppy hair won over many a teenage girl.
Furthermore, Lawrence would later go on to speak warmly about his time filming Mrs. Doubtfire. “[I had] a lot of great experiences on that movie. Everyone involved was really great, from the director Chris Columbus to – obviously – Robin Williams and Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan,” he said in a 2008 interview with Avi the TV Geek.
After Mrs. Doubtfire, Matthew joined forces with Joey and Andy on the aptly-named sitcom Brotherly Love. That made the two eldest siblings teen heartthrobs, even though the show itself was shortlived, running from just 1995 to 1997. Still, once it was finished Matthew jumped immediately to another TV series – one that would 100 percent cement his success as a promising up-and-coming actor.