Jurassic Park came out in 1993. It was based on the best selling novel of the same name by Michael Crichton, who was also responsible for writing the screenplay for the movie. The book and the movie were both about an island filled with dinosaurs, brought back from extinction with advanced genetic science (from the DNA of the bellies of mosquitoes caught and preserved in amber) and let loose for the delight of tourists. The movie is set during the first test run of the island with visitors. The first viewing of the island does not go well; the power goes out, letting several of the more dangerous dinosaurs out of their pens. The crew and their visitors are running for their lives, trying to escape the island they created while the dinosaurs attack and kill most of the people around them. This sci-fi thriller was about $63 million to make, but made almost $400 million!
Jurassic Park was a huge hit, mixing animatronics and camera angle trickery to create one of the most realistic (and frightening) dinosaur movies to date. The film in 1993 especially brought a sudden surge to the study of paleontology. The success of Jurassic Park was follow up by three sequels, The Lost World (1997), Jurassic Park III (2001), and the box office hit Jurassic World in 2015. The success of the fourth installment only last year proves that our obsession with dinosaurs never quite went away. Our obsession with Jurassic Park has also remained intact, making everyone wonder: where are the stars of the 1993 classic now?
10 Sam Neill - Dr. Alan Grant
9 Laura Dern - Dr. Ellie Sattler
8 Jeff Goldblum - Dr. Ian Malcolm
7 Wayne Knight - Dennis Nedry
6 Gerald R. Molen - Gerry Harding
5 Martin Ferrero - Donald Gennaro
4 Joseph Mazzello - Tim Murphy
3 Ariana Richards - Lex Murphy
2 Samuel L. Jackson - Ray Arnold
1 BD Wong - Henry W
BD Wong is well known for his role as Henry in Jurassic Park; he is the only original character from the first 1993 movie to show up in Jurassic World in 2015. Since 1993, he’s played the Dr. George Huang in Law and Order: SVU, appeared in Gotham, and lent his voice to the Disney hit Mulan. The actor has even lent his voice to the hit video game franchise Kingdom Hearts, reprising his role as Shang from Mulan. The actor, who plays a lot of medical and science-smart characters, has had to develop a whole “muscle” in his brain that could memorize all of the strange jargon he was supposed to be able to say with confidence as his character. Despite that, Wong admitted in a recent interview that all those big science words still call for ruining “tons of film,” so the take will be just perfect.
Sources: Adweek, SlashFilm, Polygon, DenofGeek
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