Before Leonardo DiCaprio boarded the 'Titanic,' and before he became a recurring star in Martin Scorsese's films, he starred in the 1995 film 'The Basketball Diaries.' An adaptation of the book of the same name by Jim Carroll, the film follows a teen, Carroll (DiCaprio), as he slides deeper into the depths of an alarming drug addiction. The film also starred Mark Wahlberg long before he became a beloved action star. Eighteen years later, we revisit DiCaprio, Wahlberg and the rest of the cast and see what they're up to now.
Where Are They Now?
Luc Besson's 'The Professional' (also known as 'Leon') was released in 1994, and though he made it on the fly while production was delayed on the more time-consuming and costly 'The Fifth Element,' it is widely considered to be the superior film. 'The Professional' stars Jean Reno as a hit man who takes in a 12-year-old girl (Natalie Portman, in her feature debut) when her family is murdered in a police raid. Almost 20 years after the film's release, we take a look back at the cast of this thriller and see what they're up to now.
Released in 1983, 'Valley Girl' (loosely based on 'Romeo and Juliet') starred Nicolas Cage as a punk who falls in love with a stereotypical Valley girl, much to the disgust and dismay of her snobby friends. The film was a decent hit at the box office, and 30 years later it has become a romantic-comedy classic, treasured for generations. Join us as we revisit the cast of 'Valley Girl' and see what they're up to now.
Even though we were first introduced to these guys back in 1984, to this day we still know that if there's something strange in the neighborhood we're gonna call...the 'Ghostbusters.'
In 1980, visionary director Stanley Kubrick released 'The Shining,' a psychological horror film based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. 'The Shining' follows writer Jack Torrance as he takes his family up to an isolated hotel to work on completing his novel. While there, his son discovers he has psychic powers, and Jack himself begins a descent into murderous madness. It's been 33 years since the film first terrified audiences, so join us as we revisit the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.
When 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre' hit theaters in 1974, it sent a wave of panic and terror through audiences, who believed, as the film suggested, that what they were watching was a depiction of events as they actually took place. The film itself was merely somewhat inspired by serial killer Ed Gein, but 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre' left an everlasting mark on horror cinema, paving the way for more horrific "true stories" to terrify audiences in the decades to come.
Almost 40 years after the release of this landmark horror film, we revisit the cast and see what they're up to these days.
Long before he wrote 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' and 'Iron Man 3,' Shane Black helped write the script for the 1987 horror-comedy 'The Monster Squad' -- which was released the same year as Black's first big film, 'Lethal Weapon.' Co-written with director Fred Dekker, 'The Monster Squad' finds a group of kids going toe to toe with the classic Universal monsters, led by Count Dracula. Twenty-six years after its initial release, and now that the film has become a cult classic, we take a look back at some of your favorite cast members and see where they are now.
When 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' first hit American theaters in 1975, it didn't perform very well at the box office, save for one Los Angeles theater. The subversive camp-horror musical film -- based on Richard O'Brien's original stage show -- became a cult classic when a theater in New York City began running midnight showings of it the following year. Since then, the film has become a Saturday night tradition around the country, where audience members interact with the film while actors perform a live "shadow" version in front of the screen.
It's been 38 years since 'The Rocky Horror Picture' show first hit theaters, so join us for a look back at the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.
Forget 'Twilight' -- the 1987 film 'Near Dark' is leaps and bounds a better vampire film with a romantic twist. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, the Western-flavored film followed a young man in a small Midwestern town who gets mixed up with a group of vampire drifters when one of them, a beautiful woman, bites him on the neck. 'Near Dark' wasn't a huge hit in its time, but has subsequently found a cult following over the years, and Bigelow has certainly proved herself since then, nabbing an Oscar for 'Zero Dark Thirty.'
Twenty-six years later, we revisit the cast of the film and see where they are now.
The first 'Friday the 13th' film was released in 1980 and introduced the world to Jason Voorhees. 'Friday the 13th' spawned nine sequels, a remake, and a crossover film with 'Nightmare on Elm Street' boogeyman Freddy Krueger. 33 years since the release of the horror classic, we take a look back at some of your favorite cast members from the first nine 'Friday the 13th' movies and see where they are now.