In the world of cinema, many stars only shine once and then fade away. These actors and actresses will forever be remembered as their characters. Let’s find out who they are and what movies they have successfully acted in!
Alex Winter is known for playing Bill S. Preston in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, where he co-starred with famous actor Keanu Reeves. Winter was successful with two spin-off TV series based on the first film, but the fame lasted only a short time, and eventually, the series ended. Since then, Winter has appeared on a few shows here and there, but nothing has bothered him, so he will forever be known as Bill S. Preston.
Everyone, whoever they are, has seen Steven Spielberg’s ET the Extraterrestrial, and that’s why Henry Thomas is known. As a beginner actor, Thomas plays the sweet, young Elliott, the brother of Drew Barrymore and the boy who befriends the alien character in the movie. Thomas appeared in several other films after the movie. However, because this movie is so classic, the boy Elliott will forever be the Elliott boy to the Hollywood world.
When it comes to scary movies, The Shining, directed by Stanley Kubrick and Mike Flanagan and based on the book by famous horror writer Stephen King, you’ll be obsessed with Jack Nicholson’s face as he breaks through the door to get to Wendy’s. Along with that, child actor Danny Lloyd plays Danny. And after this film, Lloyd did not pursue an acting career. Although he has an excellent ability to concentrate, he is not interested in the acting field.
There are a lot of actors in Hollywood who give it a try and then find out it’s not for them. Such was the case for Peter Ostrum, who played Charlie in the film-made Roald Dahl classic, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Ostrum has warmed our hearts for decades as we revisited this classic with another beloved actor Gene Wilder. After the movie, Ostrum continued his life. He is married with two children, and now works as an animal veterinarian.
Everyone remembers the Australian man made famous by the hit series Crocodile Dundee. However, most people know him by his character’s name. His real name is Paul Hogan, and he is already famous for this series. Hogan was in a few movies after that and commercials, but he achieved his top actor status thanks to the Crocodile Dundee films. We’re sure people still come to him and get autographs!
If you haven’t heard the phrase “I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!” you have been living under a rock. This famous quote is from the classic movie, The Wizard of Oz, and it was, of course, uttered by the Wicked Witch of the West. Margaret Hamilton plays this character. Hamilton has played in other movies, but she will mainly remain as the notorious villain.
Do you remember the little girl from Aliens? That’s Carrie Henn, and she’s widely known for her role as Newt. She didn’t have any acting experience, which is crazy for her to be cast alongside Hollywood legend Sigourney Weaver. After this experience, Henn decided to step away from the film industry, appearing and answering questions only in documentaries based on her work in Aliens.