Back in 1992, director Paul Verhoeven unleashed 'Basic Instinct,' starring Sharon Stone as a writer, psychologist, and the prime suspect in a murder investigation, who strikes up an affair with the detective investigating the case, played by Michael Douglas. Originally given an NC-17 rating by the MPAA, the steamy thriller was a massive success and was praised for its groundbreaking depiction of sex in mainstream cinema. 'Basic Instinct' became so iconic that in 2006, Sharon Stone starred in a sequel without Verhoeven's involvement -- though it was a critical and commercial failure. Twenty-two years later, we're revisiting the cast of this modern neo-noir classic to see what they're up to now.
Where Are They Now?
Released in 1997, 'Donnie Brasco' starred Johnny Depp as an FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a crime family and is befriended by hitman Lefty Ruggiero, played by Al Pacino. Based on a true story, 'Donnie Brasco' was a huge hit and continues to be hailed as one of the best contemporary crime films. Seventeen years later, we revisit the cast of this modern classic and see what they're up to now.
Released in 1992, Cameron Crowe's 'Singles' was a romantic comedy that followed the lives and loves of a group of 20-somethings living in an apartment complex in Seattle. The soundtrack, which featured grunge tracks from bands like Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, became more popular than the film itself -- though 'Singles' did go on to inspire a wave of Gen-X films and has become a beloved '90s classic in its own right. Twenty-two years later, we revisit the cast of Crowe's rom-com and see what they're up to now.
Released in 1995, 'Now and Then' featured a cast of rising child stars as four friends coming of age in the 1970s, dealing with divorce, death and becoming young women, who reunite later in life to reflect on how far they've come. Bolstered by the star power of more established actresses, like Demi Moore and Melanie Griffith, the film was sort of a female version of 'Stand By Me,' and loved by both critics and audiences alike. Nineteen years later, we take a look back at the cast of this modern classic and see what they're up to now.
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.
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.