ByVaria Fedko-Blake, writer at
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Varia Fedko-Blake

15 years ago this week, Charlie's Angels hit the big screen, bringing the classic '70s TV series into the 21st century.

For the first time in a long time, we were graced with an all-female team of awesome action heroes boasting insane martial arts moves, tech skills and oozing incredible sex appeal. Relive the bad guy busting action with the three Angels in the epic trailer here:

Dylan, Natalie, and Alex certainly kicked some serious ass back then -- let's remind ourselves of how much they have changed over the years, alongside some fun facts about the movie:

1. Drew Barrymore - Dylan

What's she been in since? Donnie Darko, Riding in Cars with Boys, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Duplex, 50 First Dates, Fever Pitch, Music and Lyrics, Lucky You, He's Just Not That Into You, Whip It, Going the Distance, Big Miracle, Blended, Miss You Already.

Fun Fact: Drew bought the screen rights to Charlie's Angels and was also one of the producers on the movie.

2. Cameron Diaz - Natalie

What's she been in since? Shrek, Vanilla Sky, The Sweetest Thing, Gangs of New York, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Shrek 2, In Her Shoes, The Holiday, Shrek the Third, What Happens in Vegas, My Sister's Keeper, The Box, Shrek Forever After, Knight and Day, The Green Hornet, Bad Teacher, What to Expect When You're Expecting, Gambit, The Counselor, The Other Woman, Sex Tape, Annie.

Fun Fact: The secret language the Angels actually use is Finnish, apparently very badly pronounced by all three. Check it out:

3. Lucy Lui - Alex

What's she been in since? Ally McBeal, Sypher, Chicago, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Kill Bill: Vol 1, Game Over, Kill Bill: Vol 2, Maya & Miguel, Joey, Lucky Number Slevin, Rise: Blood Hunter, Watching the Detectives, Cashmere Mafia, Kung Fu Panda, Dirty Sexy Money, Kung Fu Panda 2, Southland, The Man with the Iron Fists, Elementary.

Fun Fact: The role of Alex was originally offered to Angelina Jolie, who said no because she wasn't a fan of the original series. It was then passed on to Jada Pinkett-Smith, who had other commitments.

Thandie Newton was finally cast but had to back out due to weather conditions delaying the filming of Mission: Impossible II.

4. Bill Murray - Bosley

What's he been in since? Osmosis Jones, The Royal Tenenbaums, Speaking of Sex, Lost in Translation, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Broken Flowers, The Lost City, The Darjeeling Limited, Get Smart, City of Ember, The Limits of Control, Get Low, Zombieland, Passion Play, Moonrise Kingdom, The Monuments Man, The Grand Budapest Hotel, St. Vincent, Alpha House, Dumb and Dumber To, Aloha, Rock the Kasbah and the upcoming The Jungle Book.

Fun Fact: A very heated argument between Bill and Lucy Liu shut down filming for a day.

5. Sam Rockwell - Eric Knox

What's he been in since? Heist, 13 Moons, Welcome to Collinwood, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Matchstick Men, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The F Word, Piccadilly Jim, Joshua, Snow Angels, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Choke, Frost/nixon, The Winning Season, Moon, Iron Man 2, Conviction, Cowboys & Aliens, The Sitter, Seven Psychopaths, The Way Way Back, A Single Shot, Poltergeist.

Fun Fact: All the actors with fight scenes had to train with a martial arts master. The three Angels trained for over three months, eight hours a day.

6. Kelly Lynch - Vivian Wood

What's she been in since? Dallas 362, At Last, The Jacket, Welcome to California, The Visitation, normal Adolescent Behavior, The L Word, Kaboom, Passion Play, 90210, Magic City, Glass Chin, The Frontier, Rock the Kasbah.

Fun Fact: In the original script, Vivian Wood was Chinese and her name was actually Vivian Wu. Yet, when Lucy Liu was cast as Alex, she was changed to being Caucasian.

7. Tim Curry - Roger Corwin

What's he been in since? Scary Movie 2, The Wild Thornberrys, The Scoundrel's Wife, Family Affair, Teamo Supremo, Will & Grace, Hey Arnold!, Jimmy Neutron, Me, Elouise, Xyber 9: New Dawn, Burke and Hare, Young Justice, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja.

Fun Fact: At no point do the Angels do their fighting with firearms. Curry does though, because he's a bad guy.

8. Crispin Glover - Thin Man

What's he been in since? Crime and Punishment, Like Mike, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Drop Dead Sex, The Wizard of Gore, Beowulf, Alice in Wonderland, Mr. Nice, Hot Tub Time Machine, Freaky Deaky, The Bag Man, Influence, Texas Rising.

Fun Fact: Glover originally had a speaking role but didn't like the lines. He asked them to be removed and the director agreed to give him a non-speaking role to add to the character's mystery.

Sources: IMDB


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