The Brat Pack Then and Now

The 2000s: Most of Nelson's films have headed straight to DVD, with the exception of Kevin Smith's "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back," in which Nelson played a small but notable role as the sherriff. He also returned to his role as Hot Rod in the "Transformers" animated cartoon but had no such luck being cast in the successful movie franchise.

Molly Ringwald

Brat Pack Cred: The '80s and particularly director John Hughes launched Ringwald into superstardom, making her the biggest of the Brat Pack stars. Cast in the lead of "Sixteen Candles," opposite Hall, she went on to an even bigger hit, "The Breakfast Club," alongside several fellow Brat Packers. Her biggest hit, though, was "Pretty in Pink" opposite McCarthy.

Downward Slide: Seeking to break out of her Brat Pack mold, Ringwald starred in a string of flops, while turning down roles in box office hits "Ghost" and "Pretty Woman." "I think she probably tried too hard to lose her reputation," said Currie of The Brat Pack Web site. "She made 'Malicious' (1995) and did a topless scene, when she could have done 'Pretty Woman.'"

Coming back: After disappearing for a while, Ringwald made her comeback on Broadway, starring in "Cabaret." Since last year, she has starred as the mother of a teenager in "The Secret Life of the American Teenager." The original teen queen has grown up.

-- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9110868. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9110868. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9110868. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9110868. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9110868. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9110868. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9110868. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9110868. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9110868. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9110868. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9110868. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 9110868.
Page
View Single Page
Join the Discussion
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...