We can hardly believe it's been 28 years since Beetlejuice made its debut, but considering what an amazing success this creepy comedy was, it's no wonder that so many of its stars went on to make it big in Hollywood. See what all these actors have been up to since the film's 1988 premiere.
Heading up the cast in his trademark black-and-white striped suit and seriously icky makeup (plus a touch of mold) was one of the biggest stars of the '80s: Michael Keaton.
Has Michael Keaton aged even a day since the '80s? Of course, he's been pretty busy since playing this eerie role. Shortly after Beetlejuice, he teamed up with director Tim Burton again to play the title character in Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). His success continued into the '90s and '00s, but it was his role in 2014's Birdman that earned him a Golden Globe Award, an Academy Award nomination and several other accolades.
Just one of her many beloved '80s roles, Geena Davis portrayed Barbara Maitland, who died in a car accident along with her husband.
In addition to her roles in The Fly (1986), The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) and Thelma & Louise (1991), for which she earned an Academy Award nomination, Davis went on to find great success on the small screen too. In 2005, she won a Golden Globe Award for playing United States President Mackenzie Allen in Commander in Chief, and held a recurring role on Grey's Anatomy from 2014 to 2015 as Dr. Nicole Herman.
Yes, the Alec Baldwin played Barbara's handsome husband Adam Maitland, who also died in that fatal car crash.
Of all the Beetlejuice cast members, Baldwin has arguably stayed in the spotlight the longest. After the film's release in 1988, Baldwin went on to play roles in a wide variety of projects, from actions like The Hunt for Red October (1990) to crime dramas like The Departed (2006). And he's not just on the silver screen. For all seven seasons of Tina Fey's NBC hit 30 Rock, Baldwin portrayed oblivious narcissist Jack Donaghy.
A goth-y '80s film wouldn't be complete without this iconic teen — in fact, she starred in Heathers the very same year she portrayed Lydia, daughter of the Deetz couple who bought Barbara and Adam's home.
After playing Lydia, Ryder went on to play several critically acclaimed roles in a wide range of film genres, such as May in The Age of Innocence (1993), Jo in Little Women (1994) and Susanna Kaysen in Girl, Interrupted (1999), the last of which she executive produced in addition to starring in. Her most recent project: playing Joyce Byers in the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, which is already shaping up to be one of the streaming service's biggest hits yet.
Canadian-American actress Catherine O'Hara expertly played the family's tasteless matriarch Delia Deetz. Her performance during the infamous "Banana Boat Song" dinner scene is one of the most memorable () moments of the film.
This comedic actress and writer's career began long before Beetlejuice and has continued to thrive since the film's release, with O'Hara going on to play roles in Home Alone (1990), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), Best In Show (2000) and HBO's cult favorite TV show Six Feet Under.
Missing his famous mustache, actor Jeffrey Jones played Lydia's father, real estate developer Charles Deetz.
Eighties film fans will best remember Jones as the highly-disgruntled school dean, Edward Rooney, in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986). His stage career is highly prolific, having performed in over 125 theater productions all over the world. However, his roles have been heavily overshadowed by for the possession of child pornography. He pled no contest to "inducing a minor to pose for sexually explicit photos" and was subsequently on probation for five years.
Actor Glenn Shadix portrayed the colorful interior designer Otho, who unintentionally performed an exorcism on Barbara and Adam.
While you may not remember his face right away, you've certainly heard his voice since his Beetlejuice days. Shadix supplied his voice to Tim Burton for 1993's beloved film The Nightmare Before Christmas, in which he played the Mayor of Halloween Town. He's also appeared in several well-known TV series, like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Sabrina The Teenage Witch and Teen Titans.
Iconic actress Sylvia Sidney played the role of Juno, a.k.a. Barbara and Adam's overworked and aggrieved caseworker of the afterlife.
Sadly, this famed actress passed away in 1999 at the age of 88. She's remembered for her prolific career, having starred in films since before the Great Depression. During her 72 years in the entertainment business, she received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973) and a Golden Globe Award for the role of Beatrice McKenna in the 1985 television movie An Early Frost.