Horror master Wes Craven's slasher film 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' was a huge success with both audiences and critics in 1984. In fact, it was such a hit that it spawned multiple sequels, remakes and various television incarnations.
In 'Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory,' the film adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl children's novel 'Charlie & The Chocolate Factory,' five kids win a "Golden Ticket" that allows them to tour Willy Wonka's wondrous chocolate factory.
The 1997 comedy 'Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery' was a box office smash before becoming a comedy classic, despite the fact that millions of Americans are now embarrassed that they used to say 'shagadelic, baby!' in mixed company.
The eponymous character in the 1995 film ‘Angus’ is a big, strong high school football player with a quick temper -- not usually the type to get bullied. But because Angus is also sweet and sensitive and shares his name with a breed of cattle, he is cruelly victimized by the jocks and popular kids.
While Michael J. Fox had been the first choice to play Marty McFly in 'Back to the Future,' 'Family Ties' wouldn't release him from his sitcom obligations so the shooting began with Eric Stoltz in the lead role.
It's been 20 years since 'The Nanny' first hit the airwaves. Let that sink in. The sitcom, which was about a brash no-nonsense Jewish woman from Queens who becomes the nanny for a reserved British/American widower and his three children, was a hit for CBS, running six years and getting an hour-long reunion episode in 2004.
Robin Williams in drag equals comedy gold. That could've been the elevator pitch for 'Mrs. Doubtfire,' in which Williams' character dresses up like a matronly British nanny so he can see his kids, whom he had lost in a custody battle.
John Candy was John Hughes' favorite actor and appeared in eight of the late writer/director's films, although often in smaller roles. But Candy was the undisputed star of the Hughes' comedy 'Uncle Buck,' which was a box office hit in 1989.
Making a movie based on an amusement park ride doesn't necessarily seem like a recipe for success. But you can't argue with the results of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise, which was spun off from the Disney parks ride of the same name. In addition to being one of the most successful franchises in movie history, the films helped turn Johnny Depp from a quirky character actor into one of the biggest superstars in the world.
A lot of that success has to do with the first movie, 2003's 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl,' being really, really good. With Depp and director Gore Verbinski reuniting for 'The Lone Ranger,' we thought it was time to see what those 'Pirates' are up to now.
Based on the novel by Jeffrey Eugenides, 'The Virgin Suicides' marked the directorial debut of 'The Bling Ring' helmer Sofia Coppola. Much like the new Emma Watson film, 'The Virgin Suicides' showcased Coppola's knack for capturing the world of teenage girls.
Made for less than $300,000, 'Swingers' was a surprise hit in 1996. Jon Favreau, the film's star, also wrote the movie about struggling actors looking for love after dark in Los Angeles and cast his real-life friends as his on-screen buddies.
'Swingers' ended up launching the careers of several actors as well as director Doug Liman, who went on to helm 'The Bourne Identity' and 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith.'
See what the cast of 'Swingers' is up to these days below.
1991's 'L.A. Story' was a labor of love for Steve Martin -- in addition to starring in the whimsical romantic comedy, he also wrote the hilarious script.
Mixing surreal gags with romantic misunderstandings, Martin's sun-dappled update of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' is a gentle satire of its titular city and all the movers and shakers who live within its temperate confines. It was also a vehicle for a lot of fun cameos.
See what the cast of 'L.A. Story' is up to these days below.
In November, Ashley Warden was fined $2,500 when a police officer spotted her three-year old son urinating on the front yard of her two-and-a-half acre property in rural Piedmont, Oklahoma. The cop was ultimately fired for issuing the ticket. But apparently Warden still holds a grudge against law enforcement, which she made known through a recent post to her Facebook page.
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