Andie MacDowell first received critical acclaim for her role in “Sex, Lies, and a Videotape” in 1989. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Ann in this movie. She has had several other nominated-worthy performances in “Green Card,” “Groundhog Day,” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” She seemed to be the “It girl” of the 90s but, then her career came to a steady halt.
She has since only appeared in small films and TV projects. Besides acting, MacDowell has modeled for Calvin Klein Inc. as well as been a spokeswoman for L’Oreal since 1986. She did, however, somewhat redeem herself recently when she starred as the neurotic mother in Netflix’s hit series “Maid.”
Retired for the Right Reasons
For a number of years, it seemed like Rick Moranis was in everything. He appeared in several iconic films like "Ghostbusters," "Spaceballs," "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" and "The Flinstones." It seemed like his career was going to skyrocket and that he would do more than what he's done since... which is nothing.
He also had such a talent for writing that the director of “Ghostbusters” gave the star the steering wheel for some of the scenes from this flick, and he is even mentioned as one of the movie’s writers. After he lost his wife to breast cancer in the early '90s and became a single father, he decided to retire from the industry so he could be there for his two children, rightfully so.
Couldn't Catch Up
Billy Zane enthralled the country with his villainous turn in "Titanic." Since the late 90s, the actor hasn't scored another high-profile role that even comes close to this one, other than his appearance in "Zoolander 2," in which he starred as himself.
However, just as we saw his character refusing to surrender, chasing Jack and Rose down the grand staircase and into the ship as it sunk, he too has refused to give up on his acting career. He has continued to appear in several low-profile projects over the years. He made a recent appearance in 2023’s “Centurion XII” and “Stai Sereno (Stay Calm).”
Charlie Sheen's Brother
While Emilio Estevez’s was born into an acting-savvy family, and his career may have lasted longer than some of his other Breakfast Club members, I'm sure you can't name what he's been doing since the Mighty Ducks. His early opportunities for success may helped launch the star into Hollywood’s arena of fame but he didn’t seem to lodge himself too deeply into the industry.
He may have been born into a family of actors but he decided to sit this one out when it came to taking things to the next level in his career. He is the son of Martin Sheen and the brother of Charlie Sheen. He has since directed a number of films, like 2010's "The Way," which received critical acclaim, but that’s about all we can say about him.
Wesley Snipes is another actor who seemed to be everywhere in the 90s. He starred in "Jungle Fever," To "Wong Foo," "White Men Can't Jump," and, of course, "Blade." Unfortunately, he was imprisoned at McKean Federal Correctional Institution for tax evasion. Snipes was sentenced to four years but after several appeals the star got away with only serving 28 months in prison.
Since his release, Snipes has appeared in several projects but nothing compared to the calibre of his previous work. One of the most recent projects he featured in was “Back on the Strip” in 2023, where he portrayed Luther ‘Mr. Big.’