Recently we took at look at the cast of John McTiernan’s Predator and what they’ve been up to since 1987. About the time of its release, Predator had as big an impact on me as a movie could, and it’s another McTiernan movie – Die Hard – that had a similar impact. Die Hard worked so well, for me, because gone was the hulking supermen action hero, replaced instead by a blue-collar, drinking, cursing, regular man’s man. John McClane, in a way, revolutionized action heroes, and Die Hard very much revolutionized action movies. In fact, I’d argue that it’s one of, if not the, best action movie of all time.
A large part of Die Hard’s draw is its great cast. It launched Bruce Willis’ career, and the late Alan Rickman was great in pretty much everything. But what about the rest of the cast? Take a look at what Willis, Rickman, and the rest of the cast of Die Hard has done since Die Hard’s release in 1988.