Released in 1999, 'Mystery Men' starred Ben Stiller, William H. Macy and Hank Azaria as a trio of wannabe superheroes with unimpressive "powers" who unite with an unlikely group of outcasts to stop an insane villain from destroying their city. Based on 'Flaming Carrot Comics' by Bob Burden and bolstered by a hilarious ensemble cast, the film unfortunately wasn't a huge success at the box office, but -- like its protagonists -- went on to become something of a scrappy underdog in its own right, and is treasured by many as an underrated comedy classic. Fifteen years later, we revisit the cast of this wacky not-so-superhero ensemble flick and see what they're up to now.
Where Are They Now?
Released in 1997, John Woo's 'Face/Off' starred John Travolta as an FBI agent who trades faces with a terrorist played by Nicolas Cage to try and thwart his latest plan. The action-packed film was a smashing success with both critics and audiences alike, and became an instant classic. Now, 17 years later, we revisit the cast of this awesome action flick and see what they're up to now.
In 1987 the Coen brothers released their third film, 'Raising Arizona,' which followed repeat criminal Hi McDunnough (Nicolas Cage) and his cop wife Edwina (Holly Hunter), who discover they are unable to have children, so they kidnap one of the newborn quintuplets belonging to a wealthy furniture magnate. While it wasn't a big success upon initial release, 'Raising Arizona' went on to gain a huge cult following in the years since, and is now considered a classic. 27 years later, we revisit the cast of the film and see what they're up to these days.
Released in 1999, 'Go' starred an ensemble cast including young stars Katie Holmes, Timothy Olyphant, and Sarah Polley, and weaving a tale of the interconnecting lives of its various characters as they become involved in a singular drug deal. 'Go' was a hit, drawing comparisons to the energy and style of Quentin Tarantino. 15 years later, we revisit the cast of this clever black comedy and see what they're up to now.
In 1995, following his exit from 'SNL,' Adam Sandler starred in 'Billy Madison,' a film he co-wrote about a defiant slacker who must return to school and successfully complete his education before he can take over his father's company. 'Billy Madison' was Sandler's first major starring vehicle and a smashing success, cementing his future as a comedic leading man and paving the way for him start his own production company. Now, 19 years later, we revisit the cast of Sandler's first big hit to see what they're up to now.
In 1995, Kevin Smith followed up his directorial debut 'Clerks' with the comedy 'Mallrats,' starring Jason Lee and Jeremy London as two nerdy friends who, recently dumped by their girlfriends, spend the day at the local mall trying to win them back. Featuring an ensemble cast of Smith regulars (and a then relatively unknown Ben Affleck in a supporting role), the film wasn't quite a box office success, but went on to become a cult classic following home release. 19 years later, we revisit the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.
In 1999, 'Drive Me Crazy' capitalized on the height of teen rom-com mania, pairing Melissa Joan Hart and Adrian Grenier as lifelong friends and opposites who decide to date in order to make heads turn and attract the attention of their respective objects of affection. With an accompanying title song by pop star Britney Spears, the film was a smash hit -- obviously. This year, 'Drive Me Crazy' celebrates its 15th anniversary, and we take a look back at the cast of this teen classic to see what they're up to now.
Released in 1999, Spike Jonze's 'Being John Malkovich' starred John Cusack as a struggling puppeteer who finds a portal into actor John Malkovich's brain. The clever meta-fantasy dramedy was a hit, and earned Oscar nominations for Best Director for Jonze, Best Screenplay for the wildly imaginative Charlie Kaufman's script, and Best Supporting Actress for Catherine Keener. This year, the film celebrates its 15th anniversary, so join us for a look back at the cast of the film as we see what they're up to now.
Released in 1992, 'Sister Act' starred Whoopi Goldberg as a lounge singer from Reno, put in protective custody and forced to stay at a convent, where she must pretend to be a nun to evade a dangerous mob boss. The film was a smash hit and inspired a sequel, released the following year, and a musical that went on to debut on Broadway in 2011. 22 years later, we revisit the cast of this beloved classic comedy and see what they're up to now.
In 1996, Adam Sandler followed up his hit comedy 'Billy Madison' with 'Happy Gilmore,' about a wannabe hockey player who realizes he can use his talents on the golf course to help save his grandma from losing her home. The film was another huge success for Sandler, and helped certify his status as an A-list comedy star and a guaranteed box office cash cow. 18 years later, we revisit the cast of this modern classic and see what they're up to now.