Monday, July 9, 2012

Thanks for nothing C.Thomas Howell (PM)

Wow, I forget how many people were the film version of The Outsiders. It's a who's who of stars of the 1980s and people who had moderate success in the 1990s and 2000s. And Tom Cruise.

I tried to think of some child stars who are maybe working in offices now but you're right Mate,  child stars seem much better at fading in to obscurity than staying in my mind. The only one I could think of was the asian kid from The Goonies and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, who's name is apparently Jonathan Ke Quan.

Here he is next to Samwise Gamgee, Josh Brolin, one of the Coreys and the heavy-set kid from The Goonies. Wikipedia tells me that the last thing he was in was a Hong Kong movie in 2002. That's 10 years ago, you guys! He must have had to get at least a temp job in an office between now and then.

And just quickly while we are on the topic, I hope these guys fade in to obscurity and get jobs in offices like the rest of us. 

You'd better be waving goodbye, LeBeouf


I note that they are not children, but they are certainly annoying like child stars can be. Fingers crossed!


  1. In my mind Cooper and the Beef are already gone.

  2. They are so gross. I thought the point of being famous was that you were at least functionally attractive.

  3. Shirley Temple left the show business.
    Also the fat guy from the Goonies is a successful lawyer as is the boy from the wonder years

    1. But Shirley Temple stayed in the public eye and did all that stuff. Charity? Married someone important? That is interesting about the lawyers though.