‘RoboCop’ Cast: Where Are They Now? (PHOTOS)
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 18, 2012
Like its cyborg hero, “RoboCop” was an uneasy hybrid. The film (released 25 years ago this week, on July 17, 1987) was an unlikely mix of sci-fi, summer action spectacle, pointed social satire, and brutal ultraviolence.
Nonetheless, the combination proved an enormous hit, one that spawned a franchise and made stars out of some little-known actors, marked a turning point for some Hollywood veterans, and put director Paul Verhoeven on the A-list. A quarter-century later, the principals’ careers have taken further unlikely twists and turns.
As we await the 2013 reboot of “RoboCop” — set to star TV cop Joel Kinnaman (“The Killing”) as the bionic policeman, Hugh Laurie as the corporate villain, and Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson as new characters — let’s see what’s become of the original cast.