When it was released in 1993, Jurassic Park became the most successful movie ever and reignited our collective fascination with dinosaurs. Let’s talk about jurassic park cast and more.
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Meet the cast of Jurassic Park
The great thriller-horror-adventure directed by Steven Spielberg changed the way we perceive plastic water cups forever.
It was a huge success when it was released in 1993 and has since spawned five sequels. It is based on the Michael Crichton novel.
Let’s look back at the film’s major actors to see what they did next, especially with original stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum returning in Jurassic World: Dominion.
Sadly, Lord Richard Attenborough (John Hammond) and Bob Peck (Robert Muldoon) have since passed away. But what have their co-stars been up to lately?
Sam Neill (Dr Alan Grant)
Sam Neill, a well-known actor from New Zealand who made an appearance in Jurassic Park, gained a new following as the trustworthy Dr. Alan Grant, a palaeontologist who is invited to see John Hammond’s new park.
He actually once auditioned for the role of James Bond in the past!
Sam appeared in Event Horizon, The Tudors, and Peaky Blinders after Jurassic Park. In 2001’s Jurassic Park III, he made another appearance in the Jurassic Park series as Grant.
He had an appearance in Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople in 2016 and played Mr. McGregor in Peter Rabbit two years later.
Laura Dern (Dr Ellie Sattler)
Laura Dern has been in movies like Blue Velvet and Wild at Heart before to Jurassic Park.
She starred in Clint Eastwood’s A Perfect World, October Sky, The Fault in Our Stars, and Wild after receiving her first Oscar nod for Rambling Rose the previous year (which earned her a second Oscar nomination).
She also served as the leader of the resistance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and she received praise for her performances in Little Women, Big Little Lies, and Marriage Story.
Jeff Goldblum (Dr Ian Malcolm)
He had gained notoriety for his eccentric roles before playing the super-smooth chaos theorist Ian Malcolm, such as in David Cronenberg’s The Fly.
Since Jurassic Park, he has had a variety of roles in Wes Anderson films including Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Isle of Dogs, turning into something of an international gem.
He starred in the 1997 sequel The Lost World after making another huge hit, Independence Day, which came after Jurassic Park. In Thor: Ragnarok, Jeff most recently made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the Grandmaster.
Additionally, Jeff had time to release his debut record. The Capitol Studios Sessions, an album by Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, was released in 2018.
Joseph Mazzello (Tim Murphy)
Following Jurassic Park, young actor Joseph Mazzello briefly reprised his role as Tim in The Lost World.
After a few years of relative obscurity, Joseph has established an amazing acting career and has long since shed his “child star” label.
Joseph has played noteworthy supporting roles in the Steven Spielberg-produced television series The Pacific and The Social Network.
You probably remember Joseph best from his role as Queen bassist John Deacon in the Freddie Mercury movie Bohemian Rhapsody, which was released more recently.
Ariana Richards (Lex Murphy)
After being a rather successful child star, Ariana essentially left acting after squaring off against the T-Rex alongside her on-screen younger brother in the role of Lex.
You can actually see her paintings on the website Gallery Ariana. She is now a successful painter who resides in Salem, Oregon.
Ariana participated in a Fallen Kingdom premiere and continues to attend Jurassic Park-related events.
Samuel L Jackson (Ray Arnold)
How do you begin describing Samuel L. Jackson? He was not well-known to the public when he played Ray Arnold, the chief engineer of Jurassic Park, the year before he finally became a household name with Pulp Fiction. Today, he is one of the most well-known Hollywood actors of all time.
He has since been in a plethora of films, such as Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Django Unchained, Snakes on a Plane, Kingsman: The Secret Service, the Star Wars prequel trilogy, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and many others.
Samuel, who is one of the highest-earning actors of all time, has also portrayed Nick Fury in other MCU movies and TV episodes.
Wayne Knight (Dennis Nedry)
Wayne Knight gained notoriety before Jurassic Park for his roles as Jerry Seinfeld’s comedic villain in Seinfeld and as a cop in Basic Instinct’s infamous leg-crossing sequence with Sharon Stone.
After starring in Jurassic Park as the wicked tech architect Dennis Nedry, he also starred in Space Jam, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Hot in Cleveland, and Torchwood. I hope you have got all the information related to jurassic park cast.