Released in 1997, 'Con Air' starred Nicolas Cage as Cameron Poe, a war veteran sent to prison for using excessive force on a drunk man who tried to assault his wife. Granted parole and placed on a prison transport plane, Cameron finds getting home isn't that easy when the fellow inmates stage a coup and take over the plane. 'Con Air' was a massive box office success and became an instant action -- and Nicolas Cage -- classic. Seventeen years later we revisit the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.
Where Are They Now?
Released in 1998, 'The Truman Show' starred Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, a man who discovers he's been living in a world that's been constructed as a reality television show with him as the star his entire life. The satirical dark comedy was a massive critical and commercial success, and showed audiences a different side of the typically goofy Carrey. Sixteen years later, we revisit the cast of this contemporary classic and see what they're up to now.
Released in 1997, 'Gattaca' imagines a future society in which technology is used to create perfect children without genetic defects. Ethan Hawke plays Vincent Freeman, a man born outside of the program who dreams of overcoming his defects to travel to outer space. With a supporting cast that includes Uma Thurman and Jude Law, and director Andrew Niccol (who would go on to direct recent sci-fi films 'In Time' and 'The Host'), 'Gattaca' was unfortunately not a box office success, but gained a following on home release for its inventive depiction of a dystopian future society. Seventeen years later, we revisit the cast of this sci-fi favorite and see what they're up to now.
Released in 1998, 'Rounders' starred then-rising stars Matt Damon and Edward Norton as two best friends who enter the world of underground high-stakes poker to make enough money to pay off their large debts, but soon find themselves way in over their heads. Though it wasn't a huge success at the time, 'Rounders' went on to become a cult classic thanks to the growing popularity in poker tournaments around the world. Sixteen years later, we revisit the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.
In 1997, director Danny Boyle re-teamed with his 'Trainspotting' star Ewan McGregor for 'A Life Less Ordinary,' a dark rom-com about a janitor who, after being told he's being fired and replaced by a robot, takes his boss' spoiled daughter (Cameron Diaz) hostage -- and the two unwittingly fall in love. Though it wasn't a massive success at the box office, 'A Life Less Ordinary' went on to gain a following on home release, and is now considered something of a '90s classic, particularly since its lead actors became A-list stars shortly after. Seventeen years later, we look back at the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.
Released in 1983, Brian De Palma's 'Scarface' starred Al Pacino as Cuban refugee Tony Montana, who comes to Miami in the 1980s and goes from low-level street dealer to incredibly powerful drug kingpin. With a script by Oliver Stone and a cast that included rising star Michelle Pfeiffer, the movie was a commercial success, with filmmakers like Martin Scorsese praising what went on to become one of the greatest films in cinema history. Thirty-one years later, we revisit the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.
Released in 1991 and directed by Ridley Scott, 'Thelma and Louise' starred Geena Davis as housewife Thelma, convinced by the headstrong Louise (Susan Sarandon) to go on a fun road trip that quickly devolves into a nightmare for the two women, turning them into fugitives from the law. The film was a commercial and critical success, was nominated for six Academy Awards -- including Best Actress for both Davis and Sarandon -- and won the Oscar for Best Screenplay. Twenty-three years later, we take a look back at the cast of the film and see what they're up to these days.
Back in 1990, before Johnny Depp was the major A-list actor he is today, he starred in the John Waters cult musical comedy 'Cry-Baby,' about a conservative girl in 1950s Baltimore who falls for a rebellious bad boy against her mother's wishes. A parody of classic musicals like 'Grease,' the movie wasn't a major success at the time, but went on to become a beloved cult classic and inspire a Broadway musical. Twenty-four years later, we revisit the cast of the film that helped make Depp famous and see what they're up to now.
Released in 1999, 'Big Daddy' starred Adam Sandler in his comedic prime as a lazy 30-something bachelor who is dumped by his girlfriend. After having the illegitimate son of his best friend dumped on his doorstep, he decides to prove to his ex that he can take responsibility by pretending that he's adopted a kid. The heartwarming comedy was a major success at the box office, further solidifying the career of Sandler. Fifteen years later we look back at the cast of this modern classic and see what they're up to now.
Released in 1999, teen rom-com '10 Things I Hate About You' was based on the William Shakespeare play 'The Taming of the Shrew' and made stars out of Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the late, great Heath Ledger with its complex, hilarious and heartfelt tale of dating gone awry. Fifteen years later, we revisit the cast of this modern classic and see what they're up to now.