Where are they today? – The hottest stars of the 1970’s
Some of the best movies are from the 1970’s, and, some might argue, some of the best actors/actresses as well. A lot of 1970’s movie stars’ names will be recognizable for generations to come, but what are some of our favorite character gangsters, seductresses, and hard-edged police officers up to today? Click through to find out!
“Just when I thought I was out… they pull me back in”. A famous quote from Al Pacino’s leading role as Michael Corleone in The Godfather III. Al Pacino’s breakthrough role as an actor was in the original Godfather released in 1972. Since then he has had a very successful career as an actor and been nominated for countless awards. He’s a great actor and luckily keeps getting pulled back into acting roles. His latest project is a movie directed by Martin Scorsese, called The Irishman.
Most everyone can picture the iconic shot of Bo Derek on the beach in a nude swimsuit with braids in her hair that launched her into stardom as a sex symbol in the late 1970’s. The image is from a poster for her breakthrough role in the romantic comedy 10. Unfortunately for Bo Derek, her career peaked with that film. She went on to star in many other movies, with almost all of them flopping. In 2000, at the 20th Golden Raspberry Awards, she was nominated for “Worst Actress of the Century”. Her most recent acting job was in 2015’s Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!She resides in California with partner John Corbett and occasionally takes small film roles.
Mel Brooks was a household name in the seventies. He is a famous actor, comedian, filmmaker, composer, and songwriter. He had much success as a film director, with his directing career taking off in the 1970’s. Some of his favorite films in which he starred are Young Frankenstein and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Brooks is one of the few people to have been rewarded with an Oscar, Tony, Emmy, and Grammy. He continues to succeed today in any creative endeavor he works at, whether it be Broadway or Hollywood.
Long-time Hollywood A-lister Goldie Hawn’s film career took off in the 1970’s. She broke into the film industry after having much success in the supporting TV role in Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. She hasn’t been in any new films since 2002, but will be changing that with her role as Mother in the Amy Schumer film Mother/Daughter. She lives in California with her long-term partner, Kurt Russell.
Robert Redford dipped his toes into acting in 1959 with TV roles. It wasn’t until the 1970’s that his career began to thrive. He acted in great films such as Sting and All the President’s Men. In the Seventi,es he was voted one of Hollywood’s top box-office names. Today, he has a long list of successful movies, both as an actor and as a director. He keeps busy with his still strong movie career, recently in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and running the Sundance Film Festival which he founded.
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro hit the jackpot when he was cast in the crime film, Mean Streets. A major film role for De Niro, and the film that established his great relationship with Martin Scorsese. He would go on to star in many critically acclaimed Scorsese films, as well as other films. He is very committed to his roles, which is part of the reason he is still a top actor today.
Ever wonder what happened to the mother of demon-possessed Regan MacNeil in the Exorcist? Ellen Burstyn, who received an Academy Award nomination for the role as the mother is still delivering outstanding performances forty years later. At 83, she continues to act, do stage work, and in 2014, announced her move into directing.