Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' hits theaters this Friday, and it's packed with familiar faces (and voices), like Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, and new favorite Karen Gillan. And while they're superhero superstars now, that wasn't always the case -- it may be hard to believe now, but there was a time when you didn't know their names. Join us as we take a look back at the cast of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' to see what they were up to before they were famous.
Where Are They Now?
We previously showed you a look at what the 'Napoleon Dynamite' cast looks like recently with our Then & Now feature on the film, but we have a quick update. The cast - Jon Heder (Napoleon), Tina Majorino (Deb), Efren Ramirez (Pedro) and Haylie Duff (Summer) all reunited and took a photo together as the film's 10th anniversary approaches.
Released in 1980, 'Private Benjamin' starred Goldie Hawn as a recently widowed woman who joins the army when she's misled to believe that military life is more glamorous than it is. Bolstered by a cast that included Albert Brooks, Eileen Brennan and Craig T. Nelson, the hilarious film became an instant and enduring classic -- there's even a remake in the works. Now, almost 35 years later, we revisit the cast of this beloved comedy and see what they're up to these days.
Back in 1982, Steven Spielberg introduced audiences to Elliott, a lonely boy who befriends an alien called E.T., and with the help of his siblings, tries to help their new friend return to his home planet while keeping him hidden from the government. 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' was loved the world over, and became an instant classic, cherished by both adults and children alike. 32 years later, we revisit the cast of one of Spielberg's greatest and see what they're up to now.
Released in 1988, Ivan Reitman's 'Twins' starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito as a pair of unlikely twins who were separated at birth: streetwise wannabe criminal Vincent (DeVito) and imposing intellectual Julius (Schwarzenegger), who must reconcile their differences while Julius helps Vincent get out of a jam. The film was a major hit, inspiring the pair to reunite a year later for another Reitman comedy, 'Junior.' Now, 26 years later, we revisit the cast of this comedy classic and see what they're up to these days.
In 1993, after the success of 'Cheers,' NBC launched 'Frasier,' a spin-off following the life of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane, who returns to his hometown of Seattle as a bachelor and finds his life complicated when he has to live with his retired father. It's hard to believe it's been 10 years since this delightful sitcom ended, so join us as we revisit the cast and see what they're up to these days.
Released in 1992, 'Encino Man' starred Sean Astin and Pauly Shore as two nerdy teens who unearth a frozen caveman in their backyard. The caveman, played by a young Brendan Fraser, must adapt to the 20th century, while also teaching his new modern friends a little something about what it means to really live. 22 years later, we're revisiting the cast of this classic hit comedy to see what they're up to these days.
Released in 1985, 'Commando' starred action icon Arnold Schwarzenegger as a retired Delta Force operative who must rescue his daughter from the mercenaries who killed his entire team. Also starring a young Alyssa Milano and Rae Dawn Chong, 'Commando' was yet another hit for Schwarzenegger, who had previously impressed audiences as both Conan and the Terminator. Almost 30 years later, we revisit the cast of this action classic and see what they're up to now.
The 1987 film 'Lethal Weapon' starred Mel Gibson as a reckless narcotics cop who is reluctantly partnered with a weary homicide detective, played by Danny Glover, to solve a young woman's suicide. Directed by Richard Donner, the action flick was so successful that it spawned three sequels, and there's even been talk of a reboot. Now, 27 years later, we revisit the cast of this buddy-cop classic and see what they're up to these days.
Released in 1989, 'When Harry Met Sally...' starred Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan as two people who share a series of chance encounters over the course of 12 years in New York City, and contemplates the question of whether a man and a woman can truly ever just be friends. Hailed as one of the greatest romantic comedies of all time, it made Meg Ryan one of America's Sweethearts and inspired countless films and television shows in the decades that followed. 25 years later, we revisit the cast of this classic rom-com and see what they're up to now.