‘Footloose’ Cast Then & Now: See Kevin Bacon & More After 37 Years


When Ren got here to Bomont, life was by no means the identical. We’re nonetheless dancing to ‘Footloose’ after practically 40 years. The hit movie was launched 37 years in the past as we speak. Take a have a look at the forged then and now.

Footloose is one of the quintessential ’80s motion pictures, and one of those you possibly can at all times stand up and dance to. The movie follows a Chicago teenager who strikes to a small city the place rock music and dancing have been banned, and he decides to shake issues up. Footloose additionally included an incredible soundtrack, that includes the titular music “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins.

The movie was launched on Feb. 17, 1984, and earned over $80 million on the field workplace. Footloose even impressed a remake in 2011. The authentic movie featured an unbelievable forged. Many have gained Oscars, starred in hit TV reveals, and extra. See the Footloose forged then and now after 37 years.

Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon then and now. (The Everett Collection/AP)

Kevin Bacon, 62, starred as Ken McCormack in Footloose, and the function made him a star. The actor has since turn out to be one of essentially the most well-known actors in Hollywood. He has starred in different movies corresponding to Flatliners, Tremors, JFK, A Few Good Men, Apollo 13, Wild Things, Mystic River, X-Men: First Class, Crazy, Stupid, Love, Black Mass, Patriots Day, and extra.

He additionally starred within the 2009 TV film Taking Chance, which earned him a Golden Globe. He performed Ryan Hardy within the FOX collection The Following from 2013 to 2015. He is at the moment starring as Jackie Rohr within the Showtime collection City on a Hill.

Kevin married actress Kyra Sedgwick in 1988. They have two children collectively.

Lori Singer

Lori Singer
Lori Singer then and now. (The Everett Collection/AP)

Lori Singer, 63, starred as Ariel Moore, Ren’s love curiosity when he strikes to Bomont. She went on to have notable roles in The Falcon and the Snowman, Warlock, Short Cuts, and Trouble in Mind. She earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead in 1985 for her efficiency in Trouble In Mind.

Lori can be an completed cellist. She carried out at Carnegie Hall in 2008. She returned to tv after 14 years for a guest-starring function on Law & Order: SVU. Lori was one of the manager producers of the 2012 HBO documentary Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence within the House of God. The documentary gained 3 Emmys. Lori narrated the Emmy-winning 2017 documentary God Knows Where I Am.

John Lithgow

John Lithgow
John Lithgow then and now. (The Everett Collection/AP)

John Lithgow, 75, starred as Reverend Shaw Moore, Ariel’s father. John is one of essentially the most revered actors throughout a number of mediums — the stage, tv, and movie. After Footloose, John went on to star in different movies corresponding to The Pelican Brief, Harry and the Hendersons, Class Action, Shrek, Dreamgirls, Miss Sloane, Daddy’s Home 2, Late Night, and Bombshell.

When it involves tv, John is understood for a spread of roles. He gained 3 Emmys for his portrayal of Dick Solomon within the sitcom third Rock from the Sun, which ran from 1996 to 2001. He later gained an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama for his function on Dexter. He is widely known for his portrayal of Winston Churchhill within the Netflix collection The Crown, which earned him one other Emmy. He just lately recurred on Perry Mason and is about to star within the upcoming FX collection The Old Man.

Dianne Wiest

Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest then and now. (The Everett Collection/AP)

Dianne Wiest, 72, starred as Vi Moore, Ariel’s mom in Footloose. Just two years after Footloose, Dianne gained the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her function in Hannah and her Sisters. She gained her second Oscar for Bullets over Broadway in 1994. She has starred in different movies like The Lost Boys, Bright Lights, Big City, Edward Scissorhands, Practical Magic, Rabbit Hole, The Mule, Let Them All Talk, and extra. She acquired an Oscar nomination for her efficiency within the 1989 movie Parenthood.

Dianne additionally gained Emmys for her performances in Road to Avonlea and In Treatment. She starred within the CBS comedy collection Life in Pieces from 2015 to 2019. Her most up-to-date function is the 2021 movie I Care A Lot with Rosamund Pike.

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker then and now. (The Everett Collection/AP)

Sarah Jessica Parker, 55, played Ariel’s good friend, Rusty, within the 1984 movie. Footloose was one of SJP’s first main movie appearances. The subsequent yr, she starred within the cult traditional Girls Just Want To Have Fun. Her different main movie appearances embrace Hocus Pocus, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Family Stone, Failure to Launch, New Year’s Eve, and extra.

Sarah’s most notable function as Carrie Bradshaw within the hit HBO collection Sex and the City, which ran from 1998 to 2004. She gained 2 Emmys and 4 Golden Globes for her efficiency. She reprised the function in two Sex and the City motion pictures. Sarah returned to TV 8 years later for a 3-episode stint on Glee. She starred within the HBO collection Divorce from 2016 to 2019.

She will as soon as once more reprise her function as Carrie Bradshaw within the upcoming Sex and the City revival, And Just Like That, for HBO Max. She can be anticipated to return for the Hocus Pocus sequel. On high of performing, Sarah additionally has her personal shoe line.

The yr Footloose got here out, SJP began courting Robert Downey Jr. They have been in a relationship till 1991. Sarah married Matthew Broderick in 1997. They have 3 children collectively.

Christopher Penn

Christopher Penn
Christopher Penn as Willard Hewitt. (The Everett Collection)

Christopher Penn starred as Willard Hewitt, the boy who befriends Ren when he will get to Bomont. The actor had further roles in Reservoir Dogs, Rush Hour, Mulholland Falls, Corky Romano, All The Right Moves, and extra. He voiced the function of Eddie within the 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. His ultimate movie function was in Aftermath, which was launched in 2013 however filmed in 2006.

The actor died on Jan. 24, 2006. He was simply 40 years previous. The trigger of his demise was coronary heart illness.

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