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It's been 35 years to the day since Raiders of the Lost Ark was released, introducing the world to the wonder that is Indiana Jones. To celebrate that happy occasion, it's time to take a look at the cast of the film and see what they all look like now! Check them all out below.

Harrison Ford - Indiana Jones

Nobody has exactly lost track of this guy. Harrison Ford has been a staple of Hollywood ever since Raiders, and has since appeared in more Indiana Jones and Star Wars films as well as Jack Ryan films, Air Force One, Blade Runner and more! The man is a legend, and is only going to continue writing his legacy with the upcoming Blade Runner sequel and of course Indiana Jones 5!

Karen Allen AKA Marion Ravenwood!

Karen Allen came back onto the radar of Indy fans when she reprised her Raiders role as Marion Ravenwood in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Her and Indy may have finally gotten their happy ending, but what ending did Karen get for herself? Well she appeared in a number of big films after Raiders, including Scrooged, Starman, Malcolm X and The Perfect Storm!

Paul Freeman AKA Dr Rene Belloq!

Paul Freeman has also continued to fill his resume since Raiders, mostly as villainous characters, which may have been started because of his role as Dr. Rene Belloq itself! He's appeared in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie as Ivan Ooze, as well as The Three Kings, Hot Fuzz, Centurion and most recently the TV show Da Vinci's Demons.

Ronald Lacey AKA Major Arnold Toht!

Ronald Lacey unfortunately passed away in 1991 at the age of 55, but continued to act right up until his untimely death, including a cameo in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade as a Gestapo member, and roles in films like Landslide and The Assassinator.

John Rhys-Davies AKA Sallah!

John Rhys-Davies went on to do very well for himself, starring in films like King Solomon's Mines, The Living Daylights and the TV show Sliders before starring in the Lord of the Rings trilogy as Gimli the dwarf. Most recently he starred in new hit series The Shannara Chronicles, so the adventure really did continue for Sallah!

Denholm Elliott AKA Dr. Marcus Brody!

As referenced in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Marcus Brody didn't return because Denholm Elliot passed away in 1992 at the age of 70. Before this he continued to act, starring in films such as A Room With A View, Trading Places and of course reprising his role as Marcus Brody in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Wolf Kahler AKA Colonel Dietrich!

Thanks to his Aryan appearance and German accent, Wolf Kahler often appears as Nazis or similarly unsympathetic German characters, however more recently he has appeared in films such as Cockneys vs Zombies and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

Alfred Molina AKA Satipo!

I saved one of the best for last! Alfred Molina made his big screen debut in Raiders, but has gone on to have a very successful career, most notably starring as Otto Octavius in Spider-Man 2, which is still considered by many to be one of the best superhero films of all time! He also appeared in Boogie Nights, Chocolat, The Da Vinci Code, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Monsters University.

And that's what the brilliant cast of the legendary Raiders of the Lost Ark have gone on to do in the last 35 years! Here's to more great years to come from these great actors!

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