Ferris Bueller's Day Off cast then & now
Ferris Bueller's Day Off cast then & now. Today marks the 25th anniversary of the release of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off,"a late director's so-called "love letter" to his favorite city. The film put its star on the map and even inspired a ska-punk band. Here's a roll call of the iconic film's cast. "Bueller… Bueller…"
Matthew Broderick
Then: This cocky leading man got the most out of his day playing high school hooky. Watch him patronize the arts, then incite a citywide dance party.

Now: Broderick went on to win a Tony, voice a beloved Disney character, marry a stylish star and serve double duty in a popular stage-to-screen role.
Alan Ruck
Then: Ferris' best friend, Cameron, went from his sickbed to painting the town red in his dad's ill-fated car. It wasn't Ruck's first time working with Broderick; what was their past collaboration?

Now: Ruck spent the '90s on a long-running sitcom and has since made guest appearances on crime shows, an ABC comedy and a teen flick.
Jennifer Grey
Then: She played Ferris' pouty sister, Jeanie, who'd stop at nothing to spoil his fun. See who turned her frown upside down. Grey starred in her own hit movie the following year. Which film?

Now: In 2010, Grey proved to reality-show judges that she still has the moves, and she and her partner took the top title. Watch her stellar steps.
Mia Sara
Then: Ferris helped bust his sweetheart, Sloane, out of school for a day. Which actress reportedly wanted the role?

Now: Her biggest post-"Ferris" part was opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme. Sara's next project takes place over the rainbow.
Jeffrey Jones
Then: Jones played the movie's villain, principal Ed Rooney, who followed Ferris' truant trail all over town. He had previously earned praise in this period piece.

Now: Jones' career was marred by a 2003 arrest. Later, after failing to comply with a court order, he received a three-year sentence.
Edie McClurg
Then: Goofy high school secretary Grace proved no match for Ferris. What was her notable quote?

Now: She starred as a nosy neighbor in an '80s sitcom, voiced an animated squirrel in a Disney series and recently reprised her Grace persona
Ben Stein
Then: He played the world's most boring teacher, who nearly stole the show with one of the film's most memorable moments. What was his nasally catchphrase?

Now: Stein's a prominent economist who's been a prolific writer and political commenter. He also hosted a popular game show.

Source: msn

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