Ah, the 80s. There has never been a decade quite like it. It was a time of 8-bit video games, acid washed jeans, ridiculous hair and even more ridiculous leather-pants-wearing power bands. It was also a time when there was a terrific mix of totally awesome and completely cheesy movies and television shows. Remember Alf, The A-Team and Miami Vice? What about Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Pretty in Pink? Man, they just don’t make them like that anymore. They also don’t make celebrities like they used to. Remember Mr. T and Henry Thomas? What about Jennifer Jason Lee and Mindy Cohn? Remember what they looked like back then? Well you may be surprised to see what they look like now.
CLICK NEXT – Here are 15 ’80s celebs you may not even recognize:
Jennifer Jason Lee has been acting since she was nine years old and has appeared in films like “Road to Perdition” and “The Machinist.” But her real breakout role came in 1982 when she played sophomore Stacy Hamilton in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”
Can you believe Jennifer Jason Leigh is now 53 years young? Though she is showing a bit of age, she looks great and totally in shape. JJL just finished filming Amityville: The Awakening and we can’t wait to see it.
This pretty actress was born in Brooklyn, NY and has appeared in films such as Legend opposite Tom Cruise and the blockbuster film Time Cop opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme. But her biggest role and the one she’s most remembered for is playing Sloane Peterson in the 1986 film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”
We were so happy to see this picture of Mia recently taken. Can you believe she is 47? Does not look her age at all. We love that she has only gotten better looking with age and still has such a youthful appearance. Love her hair and outfit!
If you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing the 1985 film “The Goonies,” do yourself a favor and watch it this weekend. So funny and outrageous. One of the funniest parts of that film was the character of Chunk played wonderfully by a young Jeff Cohen.
Oh my God look at him now – such a cutie! The 40 year old former child actor is all grown up and has become an attorney that periodically writes about business, legal and political matters for the Huffington Post and CNBC.
Kelly McGillis was a household name and face in the 1980s starring in huge films like “Top Gun,” “Witness” and “The Accused.” The sexy actress also had a starring role, we have to believe, in many adolescent boys’ (and no doubt many grown mens’) fantasies.
Kelly McGillis still looks gorgeous and sexy at the age of 57. And since coming out recently as a lesbian, there are probably thousands of women who used to fantasize about Kelly back in the day who cheered at the announcement.
Jonathan Ke Quan was one of those kid actors who was adorable and also hilariously funny. Another young actor who appeared in the awesome film “Goonies,” Quan also appeared in the blockbuster film “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.”
Jonathan Ke Quan, now 43, still looks very much the same, still adorable and funny. You might be surprised to find out that after years training in Taekwondo, Quan worked as a stunt choreographer for X-Men and The One as the assistant of renowned Hong Kong fight choreographer Corey Yuen. He has since moved to Australia to pursue a music career.
There was never anyone quite like Mr. T before he showed up on TV and there certainly has never been anyone like him since. Best known for playing B.A. Baracus on the show “The A-Team” Mr. T also made appearances in Rocky and WrestleMania.
Can you believe Mr. T is 62? He may be a senior but he still pities the fool who calls him one to his face. Speaking of pitying the fool, Mr. T had a reality show on TV Land in 2006 called I Pity the Fool, named after his famous catchphrase.
During the 1980s, if there was ever a part that called for an actress who could play “the perfect woman” Kelly LeBrock’s agent’s phone would immediately ring. She was absolutely gorgeous and yes, even perfect, which is why she was chosen to play the role of the perfect woman created by two nerdy school boys in the 1985 film “Weird Science”
Kelly LeBrock is now all grown up and 55 years old. Although it’s obvious she has used a bit of weird science herself to look younger than her actual years, she is still a fine-looking woman.