Who doesn't enjoy a spectacular holiday film? I know I love watching films like Just Friends, A Christmas Story, and The Grinch in the middle of the summer.
When they're that good, it doesn't matter if the weather hasn't turned chilly yet and that there are no lights decorating your neighborhood. A film like that can be enjoyed anytime.
Included in this list is the film Toys, which features an incredible cast, including our beloved late Robin Williams. With an endearing soul that wishes to follow his father's footsteps in making gleeful toys, Williams captured our hearts in this film, as he does in every film he has ever acted in.
Wonder what the actors are up to now? We have the answers for you.
1. Robin Williams (Leslie Zevo)
Following: Mrs. Doubtfire, Being Human, Nine Months, Jumanji, The Birdcage, Jack, Hamlet, Friends, Flubber, Good Will Hunting, Patch Adams, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Death to Smoochy, Insomnia, Noel, The Big White, RV, Man of the Year, the Happy Feet series, the Night at the Museum series, August Rush, Shrink, Spongebob Squarepants, The Crazy Ones, and so many more.
Fun Fact: Williams was actually studying political science before he switched over to Juilliard to study theater. Imagine how different his career would have been.
We sadly lost Robin Williams last August as he lost his battle with depression. We will, however, always remember him and keep him in our hearts. His memories live on through his films, old and new.
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2. Michael Gambon (Lt. General Leland Zevo)
Following: Mama's Back, Clean Slate, A Man of No Importance, Squanto: A Warrior's Tale, Nothing Personal, Two Deaths, The Gambler, The Last September, A Monkey's Tale, The Insider, Sleepy Hollow, Charlotte Gray, The Actors, Standing Room Only, Angels in America, the Harry Potter series, Being Julia, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Good Shepherd, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The King's Speech, The Book of Eli, The Casual Vacancy, The Hollow Crown to mention several among many.
Fun Fact: Gambon actually auditioned for the role of James Bond after George Lazenby but was turned down because he was an unknown.
3. Joan Cusack (Alsatia Zevo)
Following: Addams Family Values, Nine Months, Two Much, A Smile Like Yours, Arlington Road, Runaway Bride, the Toy Story series, High Fidelity, School of Rock, Raising Helen, The Last Shot, Ice Princess, Chicken Little, Friends With Money, War, Inc., My Sister's Keeper, Acceptance, Arthur Christmas, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Office, The End of the Tour, and many more.
Fun Fact: Joan has worked on a total of ten films with her equally talented and famous brother, John Cusack.
4. Robin Wright (Gwen Tyler)
Following: Forrest Gump, The Crossing Guard, Message in a Bottle, Unbreakable, The Pledge, The Last Castle, White Oleander, Virgin, Max, Hounddog, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, A Christmas Carol, I'm Still Here, Moneyball, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, House of Cards
Fun Fact: I bet you didn't know that Wright owns not only one, but two oil wells in Texas. I would have never guessed that!
5. LL Cool J (Capt. Patrick Zevo)
Following: The Adventures of Pete and Pete, Out-of-Sync, B*A*P*S, Caught Up, Oz, Deep Blue Sea, In the House, Any Given Sunday, Charlie's Angels, Rollerball, Edison, Slow Burn, House M.D., Last Holiday, 30 Rock, The Man, The Deal, Hawaii Five-0, NCIS, Take It, Grudge Match, NCIS: Los Angeles
Fun Fact: Ever wondered what this rapper's name stands for? LL Cool J means "Ladies Love Cool James."
6. Donald O'Connor (Kenneth Zevo)
Following: The Building, Bandit: Bandit's Silver Angel, Frasier, The Nanny, Father Frost, Out to Sea
Fun Fact: This famous actor who sadly passed in 2003 is most known for his role in Singin' in the Rain, this man has showbiz running in his blood. His father John Edward "Chuck" O'Connor was an acrobat with Ringling Brothers-Barnum and Baily Circus. That's crazy impressive.
7. Jamie Foxx (Baker)
Following: Roc, In Living Color, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Moesha, The Great White Hype, Booty Call, The Players Club, Held Up, Any Given Sunday, Bait, Ali, Date from Hell, Shade, Chappelle's Show, Breakin' All the Rules, Collateral, Ray, Stealth, Jarhead, Miami Vice, Dream Girls, The Kingdom, The Soloist, Valentine's Day, I'm Still Here, Horrible Bosses, Django Unchained, White House Down, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, A Million Days to Die in the West, Horrible Bosses 2, Annie, Sleepless Night
Fun Fact: In second grade, Foxx was such a phenomenal jokester, his teacher used him as a reward. If the students in his class behaved, he would allow Foxx to tell jokes.
Thanks to this cast, we can appreciate the spirit of the holidays as well as learn to take the word "fool" as a compliment, as did William's character Leslie in this wondrous film.
Is anybody else suddenly missing their favorite childhood toys? Because I'm wishing I could curl up with my old anteater stuffed animal right about now.