The ‘80s were unreal – in a good way. In Despicable Me 3, premiering June 30, bad guy Balthazar Bratt is stuck in the ‘80s. And why wouldn’t you be? The ‘80s were rad. It wasn’t all just mullets, perms and shoulder pads.
It was John Hughes and the Brat Pack. It was a time when heartthrobs like Corey Feldman and Molly Ringwald lined our walls on posters torn from magazines. That’s why we’re throwing back to the ‘80s, and playing detective to find out where some of our favorite ‘80s celebrities are today.
1. Ally Sheedy
One of the famous “Brat Pack”, Ally Sheedy was best known for her roles in ‘80s classic films like The Breakfast Club (1985) and St. Elmo’s Fire (1985). She’s still in the movies, although not so much in the teen films. In 2016 she was in the critically acclaimed Little Sister, and made a cameo in X-Men: Apocalypse.
2. Judd Nelson
Another Brat Packer, Judd Nelson was also in The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo’s Fire. In 2013, Nelson wrote and released four books on Kindle. More recently, Nelson actually appeared in a recurring guest role on Empire in 2015, and currently has several movie projects either announced or in post-production.
3. Molly Ringwald
The ultimate ‘80s teen icon, Molly Ringwald was in all your favorites, from Sixteen Candles (1984) to Pretty In Pink (1986) and of course The Breakfast Club (1985). Ringwald is currentl enjoying a career in TV, and you can currently find her on Netflix’s Riverdale.
4. Andrew McCarthy
A Brat Pack regular, McCarthy is also known for his roles in Mannequin (1987) and Weekend at Bernie’s (1989). For all those who swooned over him in the ‘80s, you can find him still upcoming Finding Julia, and in 2016 he had a recurring role in TV show The Family. But McCarthy has a big behind-the-scenes role these days too: he’s directed 11 episodes of Orange Is The New Black, 8 Episodes of The Blacklist, and countless other shows including Happyish and Grace and Frankie.
5. Emilio Estevez
One of the greatest ‘80s heartthrobs to ever throb, Emilio Estevez got heart’s racing in The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire and The Outsiders. Estevez is also famously older brother to Charlie Sheen, and he made a cameo on Two And A Half Men when Sheen was at the helm. He hasn’t been in anything since 2012, however, spending his time running the winery he owns, Casa Dumetz, in California.
6. Anthony Michael Hall
If Estevez was the ultimate ‘80s heartthrob, Anthony Michael Hall was the ultimate lovable geek. From National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) to Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, Michael Hall was a guy to rely on. He’s still in the movies, including The Dark Knight (2008), 2014’s Foxcatcher and 2017’s War Machine.
7. Cyndi Lauper
“Girls just wanna have fun,” wasn’t just the catchphrase of the ‘80s. It’s eternal. Kind of like Cyndi Lauper herself. The pop star hasn’t stopped having fun, and time after time she’s delivered the musical goods, including winning a Tony Award for writing the Broadway musical Kinky Boots.
8. Corey Feldman
From Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), Gremlins (1984), The Goonies (1985) and Stand By Me (1986), Corey Feldman was an ‘80s staple. He currently lends his voice to Slash on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and last year he released an album called Angelic 2 the Core.
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