There are many films that begin with an initial reception that has little or nothing to do with the interest that arouses months or years after their release. The film in question is a clear example of this.
‘Usual Suspects’ hit theaters and was not well received by the public, something that would change over time to become a cult movie.
With a budget of 6 million dollars and although it became part of the list of ‘Most Hated Movies by Critic Roger Ebert’, in a few months it became the winner of two Oscars (Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Screenplay) and is currently considered as one of the 250 best movies in the world movie database, IMDB.
Also the tape gave the kick-off to Kevin Spacey’s career, one of the most important American actors in recent years and who would later give us that little gem that is ‘American Beauty’. Along with him, in the cast there were a good handful of actors (Benicio Del Toro, Giancarlo Esposito …) who have triumphed since the premiere in 1995, whether in film, on television or both.
What happened to the cast of ‘The Usual Suspects’?
2 Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey has one of the most interesting filmographies in modern cinema. After surprising EVERYONE for his role in ‘Usual Suspects’, he chained project after project with which critics fell in love.
We talk about true works of art such as ‘Seven’ where he could interpret one of the most iconic scenes in cinema, ‘American Beauty’, who does not remember that scene with the rose petals ?, and ‘LA Confidential’ where the winner of 2 Oscars played an interesting character who gave meaning to the whole story. He has currently “arrived” President of the United States in the magnificent Netflix series, ‘House of Cards’.
Kevin Spacey in eCartelera
5 Stephen Baldwin
Stephen Baldwin, Alec Baldwin’s brother, has not had as prolific a career as his brother and ‘The Usual Suspects’ is arguably the best work of his career. Years after the tape he could be seen in the familiar ‘The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas’ and during these last two decades has continued to work non-stop on generally action and B series tapes that have had virtually no impact but have made the actor continue to earn a living from acting for many years.
Stephen Baldwin in eCartelera
7 Kevin Pollak
Kevin Pollak, this actor who started moving among the stand-up of American comedy since the age of 10, is one of the most recognized American faces in this field. The same year he released ‘Usual Suspects’, he could be seen in another of the year’s criminal tapes, ‘Casino’. He has recently appeared in the movie ‘Gun Game’ and has had a recurring role on the series ‘Mom’. He also directed the comedy ‘The Late Bloomer’ in 2016.
Kevin Pollak at eCartelera
9 Suzy Amis
Suzy Amis, the actress who played the daughter of Kate Winslet’s character in ‘Titanic,’ stopped working in the industry just 4 years after ‘Usual Suspects’, practically at the same time as the “yes I want” to its director, James Cameron. Before this he worked in some films such as ‘A shadow from the past’, ‘Victim of the past’ or ‘Firestorm’.
An elongated shadow
Over the decades, ‘The Usual Suspects’ has accumulated many accolades and awards such as being one of the best original scripts for the Writers Guild of America and one of the 13 movies you should see for Entertainment Weekly. Without a doubt a film that many have not seen yet due to the little noise it made at its premiere, but that without a doubt falls in love with almost all those who dare to give it a try.