ByAmy Martin, writer at
Amy Martin

Like it or not, the 80's is home to some of the best family friendly movies of all time. If you were a child of this decade, it's likely you grew up with classic flicks such as Ghostbusters, The Goonies, E.T, Back to the Future, The Karate Kid, and many, many more. Thing is, these movies age, and so do the actors/actresses that starred in them. So where are these celebs now, and how old are they?

Drew Barrymore - E.T The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

When she starred in this 1982 family classic, Drew Barrymore was at the young age of seven years old. Now in 2015, she's forty. Woah. Since 1982, Barrymore has starred in many well known films such as horror classic 'Scream', rom-com '50 First Dates', psychological thriller 'Donnie Darko', and many, many more. Her latest picture was 'Blended' which she starred in alongside Adam Sandler.

Ralph Macchio - The Karate Kid (1984)

Although it may have been remade in 2010, the original 1984 'Karate Kid' still stands as the better of the two. Daniel LaRusso (played by Ralph Macchio) was a kid in his early teens, who was taught karate by the wise Mr Miyagi. In 2015 however, young Daniel ain't so young - he's 53. Now if that doesn't make you feel old, I don't know what will.

Mark Hamill - Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

To Star Wars fans, Mark Hamill is best known as the one and only Luke Skywalker - but to DC comics fans, he's better known as the caped crusader's arch nemesis, the Joker. Either way, his career has spanned over several decades, and we love him no matter what role he's playing. Back in 1980, Mark was 28 years old - but now? 63. YEAH.

The Goonies - The Goonies (1985)

Chunk, Mikey, Mouth, Brand, Data, Andy, Stef.

THEN - 9, 13, 12, 16, 12, 17, 13

NOW - 40, 44, 43, 47, 43, 48, 44

The whole cast - Back to the Future (1985)

1985's 'Back to the Future' is home to some of the greatest one liners in cinematic history, as well as two classic characters - Marty McFly and Doctor Emmet Brown. Although the flick is now thirty years old, it's still classed as one of the best family movies of all time, and it's perfectly obvious why.

Here's a list of the main cast members and their current ages as of March 2015:

Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) - 53

Emmet Brown (Christopher Lloyd) - 76

Lorraine McFly (Lea Thompson) - 53

Biff Tannen (Thomas F Wilson) - 55

George McFly (Crispin Glover) - 50

Jennifer Parker (Claudia Wells) - 48

Mr Strickland (James Tolkan) - 83

Feel old yet? If the answer is no, then keep your eyes peeled for my next article on 70's stars, 35 + years on!


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