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The Fan-Favorite Boy Meets World Star You Didn't Know Filmed Two David Fincher Movies

Ask any nineties kid, and they'll tell you that they used to obsess over "Boy Meets World." The Disney-produced sitcom followed Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) as he navigates school, friendships, and relationships from middle school to college. At the heart of the show is Matthews' relationship with Topanga (Danielle Fishel). Their characters were noted for their chemistry and natural friendship, which eventually blossomed into one of the all-time top TV weddings. Some outlets, such as Bustle, have even suggested they were the best onscreen couple of the decade. "Boy Meets World" ultimately wrapped up in the summer of 2000, with over 150 episodes under its belt, but the series received a legacy sequel in the form of "Girl Meets World," which hit the Disney Channel in 2014. The reboot focused on Riley Matthews (Rowan Blanchard), the daughter of Cory and Topanga — but she came along with some familiar faces from the original show. 

Namely, the new series notably brought back the brilliant but awkward Stuart Minkus (Lee Norris), known for his love-hate relationship with Topanga, who had previously been written off the original series, and he was now revealed to be the CEO of his own company. Though obsessed with academic achievements in "Boy Meets World" — and always competing with Topanga — he still vied for her attention, and was an impossible figure to forget. 

It turns out that the actor behind Minkus has had success outside of "Boy Meets World," though, and he even worked with the popular director of dark and moody hits like "Se7en."

Minkus actor Lee Norris has worked with David Fincher twice

Fans of "Boy Meets World" have always praised Lee Norris' character on the show's subreddit, where viewers often discuss how Minkus succeeded as a time traveler, or argued that he was one of the best aspects of the show. The character's surprising return in "Girl Meets World" was also a fan-favorite moment, as viewers saw him deal with the woes of being a parent. Lee Norris hasn't let the character of Minkus define him, though, as he's gone on to work with David Fincher on multiple occasions.

Norris first teamed-up with David Fincher for 2007's "Zodiac," the film which follows the hunt for the Zodiac Killer in the 1960s and 1970s. Considered by critics to be one of the best films of the 21st Century (via BBC), "Zodiac" saw Norris play Mike Mageau, a victim of the Zodiac Killer who managed to escape. Though his role was brief, the older version of Norris' character was ultimately responsible for identifying Arthur Leigh Allen (John Carroll Lynch) through a mugshot, making him the prime suspect. 

Seven years later, Norris received another role directed by Fincher, this time in "Gone Girl." In the psychological thriller based on the Gillian Flynn novel of the same name, Norris plays a police officer who aids in the investigation surrounding the disappearance of Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike).

Norris isn't the only actor who has worked with "The Social Network" director multiple times, of course. The Oscar-nominated director has worked with Brad Pitt on three separate occasions, as well as Rooney Mara on two films. However, there's something fun about realizing that the former Minkus has brought his talents to such dark films.