Back in 1989, Tim Burton introduced audiences to a new version of the caped crusader with his 'Batman' film, starring Michael Keaton as the dark hero and Jack Nicholson as his foe, the Joker. The film was, of course, a massive success, spawning three sequels (though Burton and Keaton only returned for the first) and paving the way for the darker, more serious superhero films we have today. Twenty-five years later, we revisit the cast of this comic book movie classic and see what they're up to now.
Where Are They Now?
Released in 1996, 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' tells the story of Samantha, a mother and schoolteacher with amnesia, who recovers her memories and discovers she was once an assassin for the CIA. Directed by Renny Harlin, the film was written by Shane Black, who was at the time becoming one of the highest-paid screenwriters in Hollywood, thanks to his work on 'Lethal Weapon.' Black more recently wrote the screenplay for and directed 'Iron Man 3,' but 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' remains a cult classic. Eighteen years later, we revisit Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson and the rest of the cast, and see what they're up to now.
Released in 1997, 'The Fifth Element' starred Bruce Willis as a cab driver and former special forces officer in the 23rd century who must help a mysterious woman that just so happens to be the key to saving the entire world from destruction. Directed by Luc Besson, who would go on to direct the 'Taken' films, the highly inventive futuristic sci-fi tale was a massive success upon release and is now regarded as a cult classic. Seventeen years later, we revisit the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.
In 1998, HBO unveiled 'Sex and the City,' a show about four women navigating life, love, and sex in New York, led by the voice of fashionable sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker). It kickstarted a premium cable movement, proving that networks like HBO and Showtime could make long-lasting, quality shows, and paving the way for future generations of programming. The wildly popular show ended in 2004 and led to two films, and now, 10 years later, we look back at the cast of this modern classic and see what they're up to these days.
Released in 1998, 'Wild Things' was a campy and twisted erotic thriller following the exploits of two high school students who accuse their guidance counselor of a sex crime, but there's more to this story than meets the eye: corrupt cops, betrayal, Bill Murray as a hilarious lawyer, and loads of cash. The film received mixed reviews at the time of its release, but has become something of a cult classic in the years since. 16 years later, we revisit the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.
In 1997, Joel Schumacher released 'Batman and Robin,' his follow-up to 'Batman Forever,' starring George Clooney as the caped crusader. That time around, Batman teamed up with Robin and Batgirl to stop villains Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman) from freezing the world and repopulating it with mutant plants (yes, really). Although the film was a massive success, it garnered many negative reviews and is considered to be one of the worst Batman films ever made. Seventeen years later, we take a look back at the cast of the strange '90s superhero film and see where they are now.
Released in 1997, 'Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery' starred former 'SNL' funny man Mike Myers as a British spy from the swinging '60s, awakened from a cryo-sleep to fight his old nemesis in the '90s, where he must hilariously adjust to modern life and culture. A satire of classic British spy films (notably the James Bond series), 'Austin Powers' was a smashing success, becoming an instant comedy classic and giving us two sequels. Seventeen years later, we revisit the cast and see what they're up to now.
In 1991, James Cameron unleashed 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day,' his follow-up to 'The Terminator,' in which Linda Hamilton's Sarah Connor and her son John teamed up with a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to fight off an advanced machine sent back in time to kill them because they were society's only hope for salvation. The film was a massive success and even won four Academy Awards, including statues for Best Visual Effects and Makeup. Twenty-three years later, we revisit the cast of this action-packed sci-fi classic and see what they're up to now.
Long before Joss Whedon made the hit TV show 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer,' he wrote the film of the same name -- released in 1992, 'Buffy' follows Kristy Swanson as the titular heroine, a cheerleader who discovers that it is her destiny to hunt and kill vampires. Co-starring Luke Perry and Donald Sutherland, the film was a moderate success, though it's often forgotten in the shadow of Whedon's wildly popular TV show starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. Twenty-two years later, we take a look back at the cast of this '90s classic and see what they're up to now.
Released in 1991, 'Point Break' starred Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah, an FBI agent who infiltrates a crew of surfing bank robbers in an attempt to bust them, but unwittingly bonds with their leader, Bodhi (Patrick Swayze). The classic action flick was directed by Kathryn Bigelow, way back before she directed 'The Hurt Locker' (which earned her an Oscar for Best Director, making her the first woman to win that award) and 'Zero Dark Thirty.' Twenty-three years later, after a remake has been announced with Gerard Butler succeeding Swayze, we take a look back at the cast of this cult favorite and see what they're up to now.