In 1997, Quentin Tarantino released 'Jackie Brown.' Based on the novel 'Rum Punch' by Elmore Leonard, the director was inspired by Pam Grier's classic blaxploitation films, so he changed the race and name of the lead character (from Burke to Brown) and cast Grier herself to star. The film follows Jackie, a flight attendant who smuggles money for a black market arms dealer on the side. When Jackie gets busted by the ATF, she goes in for one last cash grab, planning to take the money and run.
With a cast that included Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Keaton, 'Jackie Brown' was hailed by critics and audiences alike, and signified a career comeback for stars like Grier and Robert Forster. Sixteen years later, we revisit the cast of Tarantino's third film and see where they are now.
Five years after 'Goodfellas,' Martin Scorsese collaborated with screenwriter and author Nicholas Pileggi once again on 'Casino,' the story of Sam "Ace" Rothstein (frequent Scorsese star Robert De Niro), a Jewish-American gambling handicapper who is used by the mob to oversee their casino operations in Las Vegas. Based in part on a true story, 'Casino' marks the eighth and final collaboration between De Niro and Scorsese, and went on to earn co-star Sharon Stone a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. Eighteen years later, we revisit the cast of the film and see where they are now.
Back in 2001, writer, director and actor David Wain recruited a few of his former collaborators from MTV's 'The State,' along with several other very talented and hilarious friends, to head off to camp for the satirical comedy 'Wet Hot American Summer.' Rather than have teenagers play the parts of the camp counselors, Wain had people like then unknown actors Paul Rudd and Elizabeth Banks play them. He also introduced audiences to Bradley Cooper, who made his acting debut alongside Amy Poehler.
It's been 12 years since our first trip to Camp Firewood, so today we revisit the awesome ensemble cast of this hilarious cult classic and see what they're up to these days.
Released in 1990, David Lynch's 'Wild at Heart' stars Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern as Sailor and Lula, a young and free-spirited North Carolina couple on the run from Lula's overbearing mother, who has hired various hitmen to murder Sailor. Lynch's bizarre road-trip romance was inspired by 'The Wizard of Oz' and Elvis Presley, and received incredibly mixed reviews from both critics and audiences alike, as Lynch's films often do. Twenty-three years later, we revisit the cast of this wild ride and see what they're up to now.
Oliver Stone's 'Platoon' was released in 1986 and was based on the director's own experiences fighting in the Vietnam war. The film marked the first time a Vietnam veteran made a film about the war, and earned Oscars for both best picture and best director. It also helped launch the careers of young actors like Charlie Sheen and Johnny Depp. 27 years later, we revisit the cast of this classic film and see where they are now.
Argued by many to be one of Kevin Smith's best films, 'Chasing Amy' follows the story of comic-book artist Holden (Ben Affleck), who falls in love with lesbian Alyssa, throwing his friendship with his best friend and work partner into upheaval. Released in 1997, the romantic comedy was the third in Smith's "Jersey Tales" series of films and also featured regular stars Jason Lee and Jason Mewes. Sixteen years later, we take a look back at the cast and see where they are now.
'To Die For,' released in 1995, starred Nicole Kidman as a fame-hungry and ruthless local weather girl who hires three dopey teenagers from a high school to murder her husband. The dark comedy was based in part on a true story and told in mockumentary style, and it helped launch the careers of Joaquin Phoenix and Casey Affleck. Now, 18 years later, we take a look back at the cast of the film and see what they're up to these days.
'Little Women,' based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, was released in 1994, and told the story of the March sisters, who grow up under the guidance of their mother during and after the Civil War. While the fictional girls' lives were blossoming, so were the careers of the film's young stars, like Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst, Winona Ryder and Christian Bale. Nineteen years later, we look back on the cast of this coming-of-age classic and see where they are now.
Disney's musical 'Newsies,' released in 1992, was loosely based on the newsboys strike of 1899 and starred a young Christian Bale as an orphaned teenager who sells newspapers to earn a living. The film featured 12 original songs and an exciting young cast. Although it performed poorly at the box office, the film became a treasured classic, eventually spawning a stage adaptation. Twenty-one years later, we look back at the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.
In 1993, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks reunited for their second film together: 'Sleepless in Seattle,' a film that would go on to become one of the greatest romantic comedies of all time. Inspired by 'An Affair to Remember,' the film follows widower Sam (Hanks), whose son calls into a radio talk show and convinces his father to talk about his wife, attracting a woman named Annie (Ryan). But before the pair can come together, they'll endure a seemingly endless string of mix-ups and personal complications, of course. 20 years later, we revisit the cast of this classic and see what they're up to now.
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