Whatever Happened to These Stars of the 80s?

James Spader: Then

Although not officially part of the Brat Pack, Spader made it into the same sort of movies, often playing the bad guy. His first notable film was “Tuff Turf” in 1985, but when he starred alongside Molly Ringwald in “Pretty in Pink,” in 1986, Spader had made it into the popular spotlight. He stayed busy, appearing in “Sex, Lies, and Videotape” in 1989, then in “Stargate” in 1984, but disappeared from the limelight in the 90s and 2000s despite a busy career.

James Spader: Now

It was a series of TV shows which catapulted Spader back into the light. In 2003 he was in The Practice, then the spin-off series Boston Legal in 2004, and finally The Office in 2011. When we all thought we’d had enough of Spader delivering straight comedy, he showed up in another successful TV series, The Blacklist, where he plays a cunning antihero, whom audiences hate to love. That show is only five seasons in and showing no signs of stopping.

Demi Moore: Then

When some of us first fell in love with Demi Moore was the Brat Pack film, “St. Elmo’s Fire.” We weren’t alone. Her first husband, Emilio Estevez, also starred in that movie. By 1987, Moore and Estevez divorced and she met Bruce Willis that same year. The two had three girls before separating. During that time, Moore was in a few other recognizable films, “A Few Good Men,” Indecent Proposal,” “GI Jane,” and of course, “Ghost.” In the late ’90s, she faded from the limelight. Some speculated that her career was over, but she came back in 2003 as the bad guy in “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.” That was when she started dating and eventually married Ashton Kutcher.


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