After the shooting has wrapped, what are you to do as a young working actor but grab some cigars and start puffing to celebrate a job well done? That’s what was going through the minds of actors Rob Lowe and Christian Slater during an afterparty at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.
They have a few friends around them, but if they’re noteworthy names, you’ll have to figure them out for yourself. These two actors are all smiles, and in 1996 they knew that they had plenty of time ahead of them to make their names even bigger. And they both succeeded, more or less.
Talk About a Strange Crew
We bet that you know at least one or two on sight, and you might even be able to get three of them. From left to right is Tupac Shakur – probably the easiest to identify – followed by Sting, Madonna, and Ingrid Casares. Three musicians and an actress/businesswoman at the same table? It has to be a music event, right? Wrong, somehow.
This was taken at a dinner party for Gianni Versace in 1994, and all four of these people were living large in the limelight. We're a little surprised that Sting went with nothing but a wifebeater, but you do you, buddy.
Long Before Tony Stark
It comes as a surprise to some people that Robert Downey Jr. was such a big name in the nineties. He was in plenty of movies and plenty of well-regarded movies, but his off-screen antics made it hard for him to break into the A-list. Stints in and out of rehab cooled his star before the Marvel Cinematic Universe came calling.
This picture has a young RDJ leaving or entering Madonna's New Year's Eve Party on December 31st, 1991, and it kinda looks like he's dressed as Charlie Chaplin. A flashy suit, a white scarf, and a bowler hat give him a unique look that really seems to work.
Everybody Likes a Dog
One of the classic ways to get women looking your way is to find a cute pup and hit the dog park. Sure, it might seem a little contrived, but it clearly works. It even works for Leonard Lauder, as this picture shows us. He's holding a furry little friend, and actress Elizabeth Hurley can't help but give the lab a kiss.
Hurley has been in a good handful of movies and lots of television productions, too – you might have seen her in some of the “Austin Powers” movies, but there are plenty of other examples. Lauder was a designer, and this pic is from a fragrance release party.
Some of the Best
This picture comes from just barely a month after 9/11, and it's at a Concert for New York afterparty. The fall of the World Trade Towers clearly affected the world, and had many people with famous names doing everything they could to raise money and do something to help. Still, there were plenty of parties to be attended, which led to pictures like this one.
We can see Paul McCartney, Dan Aykroyd, and Jim Carrey singing together, and it might be the only time in the history of the world that it's happened. What song, though? Apparently, it was “I Saw Her Standing There” by The Beatles.