Max Fischer is at the top of his class at the elite prep school, Rushmore. He spends all his free time on extracurricular projects to enhance his high school accolades. It gets a little crazy when he’s expelled, but that is when the hilarity sets in.
As for the actor who played him? Jason Schwartzman is a movie star and a Hollywood director. He calls Francis Ford Coppola “Uncle” and Nicolas Cage and Sophia Coppola “Cousins.” In case you haven’t noticed, Coppola, Cage, and cool all start with the same letter. Coincidence? No way. Schwartzman’s always finding himself in cool roles too.
Leonard Nimoy – Star Trek
Part human, part Vulcan, Spock possessed superhuman intelligence and was Captain Kirk’s trusted guide at the helm of the Enterprise. His intelligence made him nearly inhuman, at least emotionally, seemingly free of those weaknesses. But when they did show, we loved it.
"Star Trek" and Spock’s influence are alive and well in the Trekkie fandom. Nimoy, however, left us in 2015 at age 83. He was a cultural icon. He wrote one memoir titled "I Am Not Spock," and later, he wrote a second autobiography called "I Am Spock." A true space-level cool move. You know you've left a huge impact on pop culture when other actors keep playing your character.
Dana Carvey – Wayne’s World
When the “Wayne’s World” skit first aired on "SNL," you knew it was going to be a hit. Wayne was the “cool” one, and Garth was his dorky friend. The two were broadcasting a show from Wayne’s parent’s basement, and this comedic segment obviously became a movie in 1992.
Heck, they ended up making two of those movies together. They must have been doing something right. Garth is played by Dana Carvey, who is decidedly super cool, funny, and successful. They won't let you into "SNL" if you aren't cool. That's just a fact. Of course, Mike Myers became the bigger star out of the pair, but Carvey has his moments.
Jon Cryer – Two and a Half Men
Older brother Charlie might have the golden touch when it comes to women, and Alan can't catch a break. In real life, actor Jon Cryer not only got famous for his spot-on “Two and a Half Men,” but in movies like “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” and “Hot Shots” (also with Charlie Sheen.)
He's still acting, writing, and directing and currently provides the voice of Lex Luthor in the DC Comics animated television series. Cryer has been married to British actress Sarah Trigger and is currently married to entertainment reporter Lisa Joyner. The two have one child together and have adopted another.
Eden Sher – The Middle
Due to an error on her birth certificate, her name was written down twice, almost dooming Sue Sue Heck, played by actress Eden Sher, to middle-child ignominy.
In real life, Sher is married to Nick Cron-Devico, a screenwriter, tying the knot in July of 2020. Raised by a single mother, Eden was first interested in getting into acting after she appeared in a “Jaywalking” segment on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” She began acting at the age of eight in school plays and theater productions. She is also known for her vocal talents in “Star vs. the Forces of Evil” on the Disney Channel.