See The Cast Of ‘Say Anything’ Then and Now
When one thinks of âSay Anything…,â John Cusak, holding a boom box above his head and serenading Ione Skye with the Peter Gabriel song âIn Your Eyes’ likely comes to mind.
But beyond that iconic scene, Cameron Croweâs directorial debut is perhaps one of the most well-crafted and nuanced teen romantic comedies of all time.A large part of the success of the film was due to its strong cast, which included some solid character actors in addition to Cusack and Skye. See what the actors of âSay Anythingâ¦â are up to these days below.
John Cusack, Lloyd Dobler
Then: To this day Cusack is still remembered for playing kickboxing slacker Lloyd Dobler, who has romantic designs on beautiful high school valedictorian Diane Court. Cusack, 22-years-old at the time, was already fairly well known, having starred in movies such as âBetter off Deadâ and âEight Men Out.â
Now: Cusack has enjoyed a long and steady Hollywood career. His last movie was âThe Paperboy,â and the outspoken liberal recently announced plans to develop and star in a film based on the life of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.
Ione Skye, Diane Court
Then: Skye was 18 when she played the smart and stunning Diane Court. The daughter of folk singer Donovan Leitch had previously starred alongside Keanu Reeves, Crispin Glover and Dennis Hopper in the bleak teen drama âRiverâs Edge.â
Now: The 42-year-oldâs Hollywood career has been spotty, after a big start during the ’80s, but she still pops up now and then. (You might remember as Ann’s mom on ‘Arrested Development.) Her biggest role in years will be as one of the stars of the upcoming silent film âReturn To Babylon.â These days, Skye is perhaps best known for her relationships with prominent musicians: she had dated Red Hot Chili Peppers front man Anthony Kiedis, was married to Beastie Boy Adam Horowitz and is currently married to Australian rocker Ben Lee.
John Mahoney, Jim Court
Then: Mahoney played Jim Court, Dianeâs strict, though morally challenged father. Mahoney didn’tÂ become aÂ full-timeÂ actor until the age of 37, and âSay Anything â¦â was one of his earlier film roles.
Now: While Mahoney is well known for âSay Anything â¦,â he is even better known for playing family patriarch Martin Crane for 12 seasons on âFrasier.â Since then, he has guest-starred on âBurn Noticeâ and âHot In Cleveland.â
Lili Taylor, Corey
Then: Taylor made quite an impression as Corey, Lloydâs songwriting BFF who has both an unrequited crush on him and an obsession with her ex-boyfriend Joe. (“Joe lies…when he cries!”) Movie audiences had met Taylor the year before in âMystic Pizza.â
Now: Taylor, 45, had a critically acclaimed run on HBOâs âSix Feet Under.â She will be in three movies next year, including a supporting role in the Mila Kunis/Marion Cotillard thriller âBlood Ties.â
Jeremy Piven, Mark
Then: On the strength of being John Cusackâs good friend in real life, Piven played one of Lloydâs buddies in âSay Anything…â At that point, his career was pretty dependent on his buddy, having also played a small role in the Cusack-led âOne Crazy Summer.â
Now: Piven improved his hairline and got famous for his role as super-agent Ari Gold on âEntourage.â He is currently filming the TV mini-series âMr. Selfridgeâ in which he will play the title character, a flamboyant department store magnate.
Eric Stoltz, Vahlere
Then: Eric Stoltz pops up in ‘Say Anything’ as Vahlere, who throws a huge party for the graduating seniors. An â80s movie staple, Stoltz had previously starred in ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont Hight,’ âSome Kind of Wonderfulâ and âMask,â and he was famously replaced in the Marty McFly role in âBack to the Future.â
Now: Stoltz starred as Daniel Graystone on the science fiction series âCaprica.â Since its cancellation in 2010, he has appeared on episodes of âLeverageâ and âWilfred.â He’s also a turned to directing in recent years, helming episodes of everything from ‘Law & Order’ to ‘Glee.’
Pamela Adlon, Rebecca
Then: As Pamela Segall, Adlon played Lloydâs no-nonsense friend Rebecca in âSay Anything.â Previously she had recurring roles on sitcoms like âThe Facts of Lifeâ and âThe Redd Foxx Show.â
Now: An extremely successful voice actress, Adlon is most famous for her work as Bobby Hill and others on the long running animated sitcom âKing of The Hill.â The 46-year-old is a regular on ‘Louie’ and has played the foul-mouthed Marcy Runkle for six seasons on âCalifornication.’
Loren Dean, Joe
Then: You might remember Loren Dean as Joe, bad ex-boyfriend and object of Coreyâs obsession. The next year the 19-year-old went on to star opposite Dustin Hoffman and Nicole Kidman as the title character in âBilly Bathgate.â
Now: Recently, Dean has had recurring roles on âTerriersâ and âBones.â His last credit is the 2011 TV movie âWho is Simon Miller?â
Joan Cusack, Constance
Then: By the time real-life sister Joan played John Cusack’s onscreen sister in ‘Say Anything…,’ the actress was already known from her sassy pal work in ‘Sixteen Candles,’ ‘Broadcast News’ and ‘Working Girl.’
Now: Since then, Joan has won two American Comedy Awards and been nominated for an Oscar. She also voiced Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl in the ‘Toy Story’ franchise, and most recently appeared in ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower.’
Jason Gould, Mike
Then: Before ‘Say Anything…’ Gould had one previous movie under his belt — an uncredited appearance in ‘Up the Sandbox’ at the age of five in 1972. The movie starred his mother, Barbra Streisand. (Elliot Gould is his father.)
Now: Gould’s last major film appearance was in another of his mother’s movies — ‘The Prince of Tides’ in 1991. He sometimes performs in theater and has made a few short films. Recently, he joined his mother onstage for her ‘Return to Brooklyn’ concert.