See the Cast of 'Twins' Then and NowBritt Hayes |
Released in 1988, Ivan Reitman's 'Twins' starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito as a pair of unlikely twins who were separated at birth: streetwise wannabe criminal Vincent (DeVito) and imposing intellectual Julius (Schwarzenegger), who must reconcile their differences while Julius helps Vincent get out of a jam. The film was a major hit, inspiring the pair to reunite a year later for another Reitman comedy, 'Junior.' Now, 26 years later, we revisit the cast of this comedy classic and see what they're up to these days.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Julius Benedict
Then: Arnold Schwarzenegger, known best for his roles in action flicks like 'The Terminator' and 'Predator,' switched things up a bit for this comedy film, playing Julius Benedict, an intellectual man who discovers he has a very unlikely long-lost twin brother.
Now: Schwarzenegger went on to appear in action flicks like 'Total Recall,' 'Last Action Hero,' 'True Lies,' and 'Batman and Robin,' as well as comedies like 'Kindergarten Cop,' 'Junior,' and 'Jingle All the Way.' He also reprised his role in both ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ and ‘Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines’ before taking a break from acting for several years to act as Governor of California. He recently returned to the big screen, appearing in ‘The Last Stand,’ ‘The Expendables 2,’ ‘Escape Plan’ and ‘Sabotage.’ He’ll be seen next in ‘The Expendables 3,’ and has confirmed an appearance in ‘Terminator 5.’
Danny DeVito, Vincent Benedict
Then: Danny DeVito played Vincent, Julius' streetwise brother, who finds a fuel injector prototype in a stolen car with the intention of delivering it to claim the payment for himself, getting him in way over his head. The former 'Taxi' star was also known for roles in 'Romancing the Stone' and 'Jewel of the Nile,' and had directed the film 'Throw Momma from the Train.'
Now: DeVito went on to appear in films like 'Batman Returns,' 'Get Shorty,' 'Mars Attacks,' 'What's the Worst That Could Happen,' 'Big Fish,' and 'Deck the Halls,' among many others. He also directed and starred in 'Hoffa,' 'Matilda,' 'Death to Smoochy,' and 'Duplex,' and has produced the films 'Man on the Moon' and 'Reno 911!: Miami.' Since 2006, he's starred on the FX comedy series 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,' and in recent years has appeared in the films 'When in Rome' and lent his voice to 'The Lorax.'
Kelly Preston, Marnie Mason
Then: Kelly Preston, previously known for roles in 'Christine' and '52 Pick-Up,' played Marnie Mason -- the sister of Vincent's on-again, off-again girlfriend -- who falls for Julius.
Now: Preston has since appeared in films like 'Only You,' 'Waiting to Exhale,' 'Jerry Maguire,' 'Addicted to Love,' 'View from the Top,' and 'Sky High.' She married actor John Travolta in 1991, and has appeared with him in 'Battlefield Earth' and 'Old Dogs.' Preston has had recurring roles on shows like 'Medium' and 'Fat Actress,' and in recent years has appeared in the films 'The Last Song' and 'Casino Jack.' Up next, she'll star alongside Travolta as his on-screen wife in 'Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father.'
Chloe Webb, Linda Mason
Then: Chloe Webb played Linda Mason, Vincent's on-again, off-again girlfriend. Webb was best known for playing the role of Nancy, the girlfriend of punk rock icon Sid Vicious in the biopic 'Sid and Nancy.'
Now: Webb made a cameo appearance in Reitman's 'Ghostbusters II,' and has appeared in films like 'Heart and Souls,' 'She's So Lovely,' 'The Newton Boys,' and 'Practical Magic.' These days, you can mostly find her on TV, where she's guest-starred on 'House,' 'Two and a Half Men,' and 'Medium,' and recently had a recurring role on 'Shameless.'
Bonnie Bartlett, Mary Ann Benedict
Then: 'St. Elsewhere' star Bonnie Bartlett played Mary Ann Benedict, who participates in a genetics experiment to produce the perfect child. When she gives birth to twins, she is told that Julius died, but not told anything about Vincent's existence.
Now: Bartlett went on to appear in the films 'Dave,' 'Ghosts of Mississippi,' and 'Primary Colors.' She had a recurring role on the later seasons of 'Boy Meets World,' and starred on the series 'Once and Again.' Bartlett has also guest-starred on episodes of 'Firefly,' 'General Hospital,' and 'Grey's Anatomy,' and more recently on 'Parks and Recreation.'
David Caruso, Al Greco
Then: David Caruso wasn't yet a major name at the time when he was cast as parking garage worker Al Greco. Caruso had previously appeared in films like 'An Officer and a Gentleman' and 'China Girl.'
Now: Caruso went on to appear in 'King of New York' and 'Hudson Hawk' before landing the role of John Kelly on 'NYPD Blue.' He's also appeared in the films 'Kiss of Death,' 'Jade,' and 'Session 9,' but he's best known these days for playing Horatio Cane on 'CSI: Miami' from 2002 to 2012, appearing in 232 episodes.
Marshall Bell, Mr. Webster
Then: Marshall Bell, who previously appeared in 'Stand by Me,' played Webster, the original deliveryman of the prototype Vincent stole.
Now: Bell reunited with Schwarzenegger a couple of years later for 'Total Recall,' and has appeared in movies like 'Dick Tracy,' 'Airheads,' 'Starship Troopers,' 'Identity,' 'Capote,' and 'Rescue Dawn.' In more recent years, you may have seen him in the 'Nancy Drew' movie,' 'Hamlet 2,' or 'The Rum Diary.' He also had a small role in Sofia Coppola's 'The Bling Ring,' and recently appeared in Gia Coppola's directorial debut, 'Palo Alto.'
Heather Graham, Young Mary Ann Benedict
Then: Heather Graham's acting break came in 1988 with the film 'License to Drive,' but she also appeared in another film that year: 'Twins,' in which she had an uncredited role as a young Mary Ann Benedict.
Now: Graham went on to have a recurring role on 'Twin Peaks,' and earned more attention for roles in 'Six Degrees of Separation' and 'Swingers' before landing the role that really made her a star, as Brandy, AKA Rollergirl in Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Boogie Nights.' Since then, she's appeared in films like 'Lost in Space,' 'Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me,' 'From Hell,' 'Anger Management,' and 'The Hangover.' She's also made guest appearances on shows like 'Scrubs' and 'Arrested Development,' and more recently on 'Portlandia' and 'Californication.' Recently, Graham starred in 'At Any Price' and reprised her role for 'The Hangover Part III,' and she appeared in the Lifetime movie 'Flowers in the Attic,' as well as its sequel, 'Petals on the Wind.' Up next, you can see her in the films 'Horns' and 'Behaving Badly.'