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The Cast Of ‘Dazed And Confused’: Where Are They Now?

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As strange as it sounds it has been almost quarter of a century since the cult classic Dazed and Confused was released in 1993. This high-school comedy provided several Hollywood mainstays with their breakthrough roles. The movie explores the coming-of-age theme in mid-1970s Texas.

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The movie which borrows its title from a Led Zeppelin song is today considered one of the best high-school films ever made. It has made it on many Best Of lists over the years, and as time passed its appeal has only grown.

So let’s take a look what happened with what would today be considered a star-studded cast.

1. Ben Affleck

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Long before he became Will Hunting’s cool sidekick, Ben Affleck portray the Fred O’Bannion who was kind of a jerk.

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Ben Affleck won three Oscars with Argo in 2012.

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2. Adam Goldberg

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Adam Goldberg played Mike Newhouse, a neurotic teen who finally decides to party… to disastrous consequences.

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This film put Goldberg on the map and paved his way to projects like Saving Private Ryan and A Beautiful Mind.

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3. Wiley Wiggins

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Wiley Wiggins played Mitch Kramer – a freshman just discovering the nice and ugly sides of high school.

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Wiggins still acts, but nowadays his forte is writing and video game programming.

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4. Michelle Burke

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Michelle played Jodi Kramer, Mitch’s older sister who vouches for her little brother.

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Michelle is widely remembered as Dan Aykroyd’s daughter in The Coneheads.

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5. Rory Cochrane

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He played Slater – a typical pothead. His character ultimately became somewhat of a poster child for the film.

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Rory recently appeared alongside Johnny Depp in Black Mass.

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6. Matthew McConaughey

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This is the one that didn’t need a dialect-coach for this movie. Matthew played David Wooderson in his first big film role and he surely made his mark, not least with the “Alright, alright, alright…” quote.

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McConaughey, after a mixed bag of movies in the 1990s has evolved into one of the world’s most popular actors, winning an Academy Award for Dallas Buyers Club.

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7. Jason London

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London portrayed Randall “Pink” Floyd (sic!). Pink was a high school junior and the star of the football team.

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A wasted talent, in a way. At the time Dazed and Confused came out he was touted as a future star. It didn’t quite pan out that way, with Jason mainly appearing in minor roles and mediocre productions. He also had a run-in with the law back in 2013, after participating in a bar brawl.

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8. Marissa Ribisi

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Giovanni Ribisi’s sister played Cynthia Dunn, Mike and Tony’s ginger friend.

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Marissa actually gave up acting back in 2001. She’s married to Grammy Award winning artist Beck.

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9. Anthony Rapp

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The actor Tony Rapp played the loveable, soft-spoken, nerdy Tony Olsen.

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Rapp’s most memorable role is Mark in the adaptation of the Broadway musical Rent.

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10. Milla Jovovich

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Bombshell Milla played weed-loving Michelle Burroughs.

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Beside acting, the Ukrainian born beauty has carved out a reputation as one of the most famous models in the world.

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11. Sasha Jenson

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Sasha played Don Dawson – Pink’s pal who introduced Mitch to booze and dope.

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Sasha Jenson’s last notable role was back in 2003 in the film Grind.

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12. Parker Posey

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Parker Posey played Darla, a sassy but popular senior.

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Posey has since gone into improvisational acting and has appeard in several of Christopher Guest’s mockumentaries.

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13. Joey Lauren Adams

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Simone Kerr was a sweet blonde cheerleader portrayed by debutant Joey.

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You’ve seen Adams in films such as Big Daddy, The Break Up and Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back. She definitely wasn’t confused in those.

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