Where is the Die Hard team now?

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Since that fateful night when NYPD detective John McClain managed to release his anxious fist from his plane seat to land in Los Angeles, Christmas will never be the same again.

What follows after McClain arrives at the Nakatomi Building will be cinema and holiday history alike. die hard It became one of the greatest action movies — wait, one of the greatest Christmas movies ever. Most of the actors and actresses who appeared in the film would be famous for some time after the film hit theaters across America in 1988.

But what happened to the cast whose shows have traditionally loved like waking up to a gift you’ve always wanted under the Christmas tree?

Bruce Willis as John McClain

Everyone who has watched most of America’s blockbuster films over the past 30 years has seen Bruce Willis in at least one thing. Since starring John McClane in the beginning die hard The film, including the four that followed in the franchise, quickly became one of the biggest movie stars in the world, Willis. He was already a well-known name for his role in the popular ABC TV series moon lightHe was filming at the same time as he was working die hard.

After two marriages, one to actress Demi Moore, and five children in all, it was his family who revealed on social media to fans that he’s staying away from acting. Willis was recently diagnosed with aphasia, a language disorder linked to brain damage that affects a person’s ability to communicate.

part of die hard The franchise, Willis is also known for his roles in The Sixth SenseAnd Pulp FictionAnd disasterAnd Fifth ElementAnd Sunrise KingdomFor example, but not limited.

Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber

English theater and film actor Alan Rickman appeared as McLean’s opponent, the leader of European terrorists, German bad guy Hans Gruber. Wearing a well-tailored double-breasted jumpsuit, Gruber was the mastermind behind the Nakatomi hostage crisis that would have ended without a hitch, but unfortunately, none of the bad guys expected John McClain. The “Extraordinary Thief,” as he called himself so fervently, continued to deal with McClain until his plans virtually failed.

Since his first movie role in a movie die hardRickman was very popular and appeared in many other films after that such as Sensitivity and sensitivityAnd really loveAnd Galaxy QuestAnd creedAnd The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. But he was the highlight at the height of his career as Severus Snape in Harry Potter Film series.

Sadly, Rickman died of pancreatic cancer in 2016 at the age of 69.

Bonnie Bedilla as Holly Janeiro McClain

She originally worked as a child actress on stage and in films, and Pedelia’s biggest role came when she was cast die hard As the wife of McClain Holly. While Holly and John weren’t in love during their marriage in the movie, the girl was technically in distress, and her character showed some undeniable toughness when she was close enough to talk to Hans. Holly is back in the second movie, Die Hard 2 But then the character is only mentioned in going through the path of subsequent entries.

As for Pedelia, well, she stayed true to acting in a lot of TV movies throughout the ’90s before playing Captain Kate McCafferty on Lifetime’s police drama TV series. to divide From 2001 to 2004. She then starred in the NBC drama series Camille Braverman fatherhood From 2010 to 2015. Since then, she has continued to work in many TV shows and movies.

Reginald Filjohnson as Sgt. Al Powell

During McClain’s journey through the film, he relies on a conversation with someone outside the action, looking into it. And here came the role of Sergeant Al Powell. His character is just as plot-important as everyone else featured in the movie and in the end, the audience is quite relieved to see McClain as Powell himself. He reprized his role in a short scene in Die Hard 2 And again in 2002 Die Hard: Revengea video game released for the Nintendo Gamecube.

For such a memorable performance in the first film, VelJohnson was cast as Carl Winslow on the popular family sitcom. family affairs, in keeping with his career trend of playing mostly police officer characters. After that show ended in 1998, VelJohnson mainly stuck to guest starring roles on TV shows like T. M. A: Crime scene investigationsAnd Will & GraceAnd monkAnd This is very crowAnd bonesAnd chuck, For example, but not limited. He’s still working to this day at the age of 69, having taken on small roles on some low-budget projects as well as a few voice acting gigs over the past few years, most recently as Winslow’s lead role in the Amazon Prime superhero, Invincible.

Alexander Godunov as Karl Friske

Alexander Godunov, a Russian-American ballet dancer and actor, played the towering and vengeful star, Karl. before die hardGodunov had a small role in the 1985 crime drama Harrison Ford neo-noir Seeas well as in the comedy Tom Hanks in 1986 money pit. But she was appearing in die hard that earned him a place in cinema history. Although after 1988, Godunov only appeared in four other films, RunstoneAnd Second Wax: Lost in TimeAnd northAnd DogfightersAll supporting roles.

Sadly, Godunov died in 1995 at the age of 45 from complications of hepatitis, likely caused by chronic alcoholism.

Hart Buchner as Harry Ellis

die hard Fans all remember Harry Ellis, Holly’s obnoxious and humiliating fellow company. You know, the guy who got that really important Rolex? The character of Ellis, like all the others, would not be forgotten, even if we could do without his questionable negotiating skills.

Buchner has stuck to acting here and there ever since die hardstarring in war and remembranceAnd Initiator’s wifevoice role in Batman: The Phantom MaskAnd scandalAnd Too old to die young. He has also done a decent job as a screenwriter, producer, and director.

Currently, he is starring alongside Amanda Seyfried in the critically acclaimed Hulu series. leakage.

De’voreaux White as Argyle

The Argyle the Limo driver is the first person to encounter McClane as soon as he gets off the plane in Los Angeles and is right there to finish his shift once the dust has settled, giving the last line of dialogue in the movie. He even single-handedly sent one of the terrorists with a sharp right-wing cross. In 2020, he will appear as Argyle again in a commercial for Advance Auto Parts’ Diehard A car battery brand, alongside Bruce Willis as McClane.

But since 1988, White has not been up to the mark of an acting career. distance die hardHe only appeared on one TV show, workaholicsis credited with “Uber Driver”, and in three movie roles, the only role that would be remembered by a fair number of audiences was 1992 infringementaction movie starring Bill Paxton, Ice Cube, Ice T, and William Sadler.

He was last known as a California resident, as he worked in a substance abuse rehabilitation facility.

William Atherton as Richard “Dick” Thornberg

Played by famous actor William Atherton in the ’80s, breaking news reporter Richard Thornberg made his mark in the film by making sure he had the biggest news story ever set in Nakatomi Arena. His journalistic efforts also put Holly in danger, but in the end, they worked on a live television broadcast.

where die hardAtherton appeared in another role as Thornberg Die Hard 2followed by countless movie roles in The Pelican Brief, Bio Domeand The Last Samurai and Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar movie, for example. He’s had the same amount of work in small TV roles on shows like practiceAnd Law and orderAnd Desperate HousewivesAnd Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

More recently, Atherton has been coaching drama students in school programs centered around Shakespeare and various other theater productions.

Paul Gleeson as Dwayne T Robinson

cast die hard It wouldn’t be complete without Paul Gleeson as LAPD Deputy Chief of Police, Dwayne T. Robinson. As one of the most popular faces in 80s films, he appeared in breakfast club And commercial placesGleeson is a procedural pain in the ass for a totally unforgettable Maclan after every hour.

Since then, Gleeson has continued to act consistently in both films and television. He had guest starring roles on shows like 21 Jump StreetAnd SeinfeldAnd boy meets worldAnd Dawson’s Creek. He also had small roles in supporting films in boiling pointAnd money talksAnd Not another teen movie.

Gleeson died in 2006 of pleural mesothelioma, a form of asbestos-related lung cancer.

Clarence Gillard as Theo

Theo was the computer mastermind behind Hans’ scheme, but even his keyboard prowess couldn’t go any further toward the end of the movie. The character was quite entertaining to watch – especially when the SWAT team tries to enter the building – even though Gruber’s goons are clearly the bad guys.

After 1988, Gilyard had more success on television than appeared on the silver screen with strong supporting roles alongside the legendary Andy Griffith. MatlockAnd with Chuck Norris Walker: Texas Ranger. In 2020, he also appeared in the Advance Auto Parts commercial featuring Bruce Willis as John McClane.

Currently, Gillard is Associate Professor in the School of Fine Arts – Department of Theater at UNLV and also serves as an advisor to the Communications Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

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