When “Jurassic Park” came out in 1993, it was a groundbreaking marvel. It revolutionised CGI while telling a compelling story.
With the next instalment “Jurassic World” out in theatres June 12, now seemed like a better time than ever to see where everybody from the original is today.
The actors and actresses who helped bring the original classic to life have found success long after escaping the clutches of the Velociraptors.
THEN: In perhaps the biggest role of his career, Sam Neill played leading paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant, who gets invited to the Jurassic park dinosaur-filled island.
NOW: Neill reprised his role in 'Jurassic Park III' and has appeared in TV series including 'The Tudors.' He currently plays Inspector Chester Campbell in the British gangster drama 'Peaky Blinders,' which is preparing for its third season.
'Peaky Blinders' airs on BBC Two and can be seen on Netflix.
THEN: Laura Dern played paleobotanist Dr. Ellie Satner, who accompanies Dr. Grant on his trip to Jurassic Park.
NOW: Dern's great HBO series 'Enlightened' was cancelled too soon. Last year, she was nominated for an Oscar for 'Wild.' She most recently starred in the drama 'Bravetown.'
NOW: Goldblum appeared in box-office hit 'Independence Day' and has appeared in many TV series since including 'Portlandia.' After appearing in last year's Oscar-nominated 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' he'll appear next year's sequel to 'Independence Day.'
NOW: Well ... what hasn't Samuel L. Jackson been in? He seems to pop up everywhere. This year, you could see him as the villain in 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' and reprise his role as Nick Fury in a cameo in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron.'
NOW: Hello, Newman. 'Seinfeld' might be over, but Knight hasn't strayed too far from the laugh track: he is currently a series regular on TV Land's 'The Exes.'
NOW: Attenborough passed away in 2014. His last credited role was as narrator of the 2002 comedy 'Puckoon.'
Attenborough was also a director. The last film of his was 'Closing the Ring' in 2007.
NOW: Mazzello has popped up in many different projects since 'Jurassic Park.' The most memorable of them is 'The Social Network' from 2010, in which he played Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz.
NOW: Ferrero has appeared in movies including as 'Heat' and 'Get Shorty,' but back in 2011, he brought Donald Gennaro back for a College Humour video.
NOW: He'll be back reprising his role in 'Jurassic World,' probably bringing more dinos back to life.
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