Released in 1996 and directed by Ben Stiller, 'The Cable Guy' was a dark comedy that showed audiences a different side of Jim Carrey. The actor played Chip Douglas, a lonely and disturbed cable guy raised on TV, who desperately tries to befriend Steven (Matthew Broderick), but when Steven doesn't readily accept Chip's zealous and intrusive overtures, he finds that there are sinister consequences. Produced by Judd Apatow (who didn't receive credit for the work he did on the script at the time), the film was a moderate success and went on to become a cult classic. Seventeen years later, we're revisiting the cast of the film to see what they're up to now.
Where Are They Now?
In the aptly-titled 1990 holiday comedy 'Home Alone,' young Kevin McAllister (Macaulay Culkin) is accidentally left, well, home alone. When his family goes to France for their vacation, what begins as an adult-free party week for the 8 year-old boy turns into a battle when Kevin is forced to use his wits and cunning to defend the home from would-be burglars, played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. This wacky and heartwarming comedy became an instant holiday classic, spawning an immediate sequel -- and a few more lame, direct-to-DVD entries. Twenty-three years later, we check in with the cast of the film to see what they're up to now.
In 1996, action star Arnold Schwarzenegger teamed up with comedian Sinbad for the holiday comedy 'Jingle All the Way,' in which two rival fathers scramble to desperately procure a Turbo Man action figure for their sons on Christmas Eve -- the only problem is that it just so happens to be the hottest toy on the market. Inspired by the real-life horrors of holiday toy sell-outs and the parents who go to great (and traumatic) lengths to get their kids what their little hearts desire, this fun holiday film wasn't looked upon very fondly by audiences at the time, but has become something of a scrappy holiday classic in the years since. 17 years later and just in time for Christmas, we look back at the cast and see what they're up to these days.
Released in 1988, 'Scrooged' was a darkly comedic take on Charles Dickens' classic 'A Christmas Carol,' starring Bill Murray in the Ebenezer Scrooge role as Frank Cross, a cynical TV executive alienated from his family and unable to find real happiness. Struggling to put together a live production of 'A Christmas Carol' on Christmas Eve, Frank finds that his real life begins to resemble the story he's producing as three ghosts visit him throughout the evening to try and get him to change his ways before it's too late.
The film took Murray from battling ghosts in 'Ghostbusters' to learning lessons from them, and over time it's become a holiday comedy classic. 25 years later, we take a look back at the cast of the film and see where they are now.
Released in 1992, 'A League of Their Own' told a fictionalized version of the true story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League -- a league of female baseball players created as a gimmick when World War II threatened to shut down Major League Baseball. Starring Geena Davis and Tom Hanks, the film followed the triumphs and trials, both personal and public, of the ladies' league, as they went from unknowns to major stars. 21 years later, we take a look back at this heartwarming comedy drama and see what the cast is up to now.
In 2000, former commercials director McG resurrected classic '70s television series 'Charlie's Angels' for a flashy, exciting and totally modern big screen adaptation. Featuring the trio of Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu, the action comedy followed three ass-kicking heroines and private investigators who work for an unseen millionaire named Charlie. With the help of go-between Bosley (Bill Murray), the Angels must work to uncover the secret behind a kidnapped software genius. Thirteen years later, we revisit the cast of this fun flick and see what they're up to now.
In 1996, Tim Burton unleashed 'Mars Attacks!' on audiences, a sci-fi comedy featuring an amazing ensemble cast including the likes of Jack Nicholson, Natalie Portman and Pierce Brosnan. A riff on classic B-movies and based on the cult trading cards of the same name, the film tells the story of a group of martians who attack our planet and the unlikely hero who discovers the very silly way to destroy them. (Hint: it involves country music). We can't believe it's already been 17 years since the film first hit theaters, so join us for a look back at its all-star cast and see what they're up to now!
In 1991, Christina Applegate took her first major film role following the success of 'Married ... with Children.' In 'Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead,' Applegate played 17-year-old Sue Ellen, the eldest of five siblings whose mom leaves them with a babysitter when she takes off for three months. When the elderly sitter dies, Sue Ellen scams her way into an elite job at a fashion agency in order to provide for her family for the rest of the summer, but pretending to be an adult proves much riskier than anticipated. Twenty-two years later, we revisit the cast of this '90s classic and see what they're up to now.
In 1996, Tom Hanks made his directorial debut with the musical comedy 'That Thing You Do!' Set in 1964, it follows the quick rise and fall of the one-hit wonder pop band The Wonders and their trials and tribulations as they juggle their personal lives with abrupt stardom. Starring Hanks himself as the band's manager and a cast that included budding stars like Liv Tyler and Steve Zahn, the film was as vibrant as the fictional band's hit single. Seventeen years later, we revisit the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.
'Seinfeld' debuted on NBC in 1989 and ran for nine seasons, becoming one of America's most beloved sitcoms -- created by Larry David and starring Jerry Seinfeld as a fictional version of himself, the show centered around the stand-up comedian, three of his neurotic friends, and the everyday situations and relationships that drove them nuts. 'Seinfeld' has endured in syndication on various TV networks, where new and old fans can relive and discover classic episodes every week. It's hard to believe it's been 15 years since the show took its final bow -- and to celebrate the anniversary of the end of one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, we're taking a look back at your favorite cast members to see what they're up to now.