Not to make you feel old, but more time has passed since the release of “Dazed and Confused” than there was between the year it was set and when it hit cinema screens. Which means that the cast is well and truly grown up. Here’s what the cast of Dazed and Confused looks like today.
I get older, they stay the same age
Make no mistake, Dazed and Confused is considered to be a cult classic. That’s not just by your average movie fan, either, but also some guy named Quentin Tarantino. It seems that Tarantino likes it so much that it made it onto his list of his “favorite films of all time,” along with making two of Entertainment Weekly’s lists, which were the “50 Best High School Movies” and “Funniest Movies of the Past 25 Years.”
And with such an ensemble of actors coming together for Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age comedy (set in the seventies, no less), there was no doubt that some would go on to greater things. But not even the director, nor the actors, could have realized the success that some of the young actors would go on to achieve.
Of course, when you think of either the movie (which came out in 1993) or the actors have that gone on to greater fame, chances are, you think of Ben Affleck and Matthew McConaughey. The former, who first found fame when he won an Oscar (with Matt Damon) for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting, would eventually become one of Hollywood’s most popular leading men, but also a talented screenwriter and director – plus, he is also the current Batman, too.
But, along with character actors, such as Nicky Katt, Parker Posey, Adam Goldberg, many of the cast members have also found other niches in which to excel in, being everything from music to helping their fellow humans.