Richard Linklater’s most recent effort Everybody Wants Some!! was described as a ‘spiritual sequel’ to his 1993 film Dazed and Confused, and watching it made us pine for Mitch Kramer, Wooderson, Randy Floyd et al and their stoned shenanigans. But where are the cast of the cult classic now? And what the hell have they been doing for the last 23 years?
Jason London as Randall ‘Pink’ Floyd
After his turn as jock Randy ‘Pink’ Floyd in the 1993 film, London continued to act in TV and film. In 2000 he was cast as the titular character in TV mini-series Jason And The Argonauts and has appeared in several TV films since, including 2015’s Shark Island.
Wiley Wiggins as Mitch Kramer
Wiggins played the hazed freshman Mitch Kramer and also went on to star in Richard Linklater’s 2001 film Waking Life. He still acts sporadically, but these days spends most of his time writing as a journalist covering cyberculture.
Sasha Jenson as Don Dawson
Much of Jenson’s most recognised work, including Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992), arrived before his role of Don Dawson in Dazed and Confused and since the film he has acted in very few smaller roles. His last film appearance was in 2013 comedy film Trust Me.
Rory Cochrane as Ron Slater
After his role in the film, Cochrane won plaudits as Lucas in the 1995 teen-flick Empire Records. He also teamed up with Linklater again in 2006’s A Scanner Darkly before landing supporting roles in Oscar-winning film Argo in 2012 and Johnny Depp crime-thriller Black Mass three years later.
Matthew McConaughey as Wooderson
After a decade of starring in wishy-washy Hollywood romcoms, McConaughey opted to take more lead roles in dramatic films, eventually starring in Chris Nolan’s blockbuster Interstellar (2014) and dark HBO TV drama True Detective. In 2014 he also won the Best Actor Award at The Oscars for his role in Dallas Buyers Club and fittingly opened his speech with Wooderson’s “alright, alright, alright” catch phrase from Dazed and Confused.
Marissa Ribisi as Cynthia
Marissa, who played Cynthia in Dazed, starred in several films in the ‘90s including Pleasantville and even co-wrote the 1998 film Some Girl. In the following decade she withdrew from the spotlight, opting to start her own clothing line and started a family with her husband and fellow Scientologist, US musician Beck.
Michelle Burke as Jodi Kramer
Burke starred as Kramer’s older sister in the film and following that role, continued to find work on TV shows such as Diagnosis: Murder and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, as well as a spot in 2012 film LOL, which also featured Miley Cyrus.
Anthony Rapp as Olson
His role as Olson in the film at age 22 set him up for a fine career in theatre acting on Broadway as he starred as the lead role in the play Rent in 1996 and the 2014 musical If/Then. In 2015, he also bagged a part in two episodes of HBO drama The Knick alongside Clive Owen.
Ben Affleck as Fred O’Bannion
Affleck's role as high schooler dickhead Fred O’Bannion was one of his first major roles in the industry. Since the 1993 film, he’s gone on to direct Oscar-winning flick Argo, star in the 2014 film adaptation of thriller novel Gone Girl and won the role of Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
Renée Zellweger as Nesi White
Zellweger's role as party girl Nesi in the cult classic was actually uncredited, but goes down as her very first appearance on film. Her career has seen her feature as the bumbling lead in Bridget Jones’s Diary, star in the film adaptation of broadway musical Chicago (2002) and even win the Best Supporting Actress award at The Oscars in 2003 for her role in Cold Mountain.
Adam Goldberg as Mike Newhouse
Goldberg had a bit-part role in the 1993 film, but has gone on to obtain relative success in the film industry, having featured in films such as Saving Private Ryan, Zodiac and most recently, the TV remake of cult ‘90s film Fargo. He’s also a keen musician and performed with Flaming Lips drummer Steven Drozd on his group, LANDy’s debut album in 2009.
Milla Jovovich as Michelle Burroughs
During production of the film, 16-year-old Jovovich, married co-star Anthony Rapp (21) but the marriage was swiftly annulled. Following her part as the guitar-playing Michelle in the film, Jovovich became a box-office star after appearing in 2001 comedy Zoolander as well bagging the lead role in the Resident Evil film franchise - of which the sixth and final film will be released in 2017.