This arose because during the course of conversation we realized that it is 20 years since we were in Israel together and more than 20 years since a number of the films that marked high school came out.
So the question came up as what actors from that time period have survived the test of time and are still fun to watch now. Here is an incomplete list of those who made it followed by those who did not. Please note that most if not all of them have made some very bad movies, but they include some very good ones too.
- Tom Hanks
- John Cusack
- Kevin Bacon
- Clancy Brown- Ok, more of a bit player but he was the Kurgan. ;)
- Sean Penn- Don't like his politics but I love Spicoli.
- Nicholas Cage
- Tom Cruise- Pre-wackout days.
- Bill Paxton
- Charlie Sheen
- Emilio Estevez
- Jon Cryer
- Judd Nelson
- Molly Ringwald
- Rob Lowe
- Ally Sheedy
- Paul Gleason- Ok, he at best was a bit actor.