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These 70’s Stars Melted Your Heart But Where Are They Now?

Chicago Now

 

Politically, socially and economically, the 1970’s were very different than the present.  These 1970’s movie and television stars made life much more enjoyable for people around the world.  

Al Pacino

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Pacino continues to be a major name in Hollywood. Most recently, he can be found on Broadway in a play written by David Mammet, a critically-acclaimed writer.

Bo Derek

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As one of the top sex symbols of the 70’s, Bo Derek is best known for her role in ’10’, where she ran down the beach in a bathing suit. Today, she spends most of her time advocating for wounded veterans and horses.

Burt Reynolds

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No list of 1970’s actors is complete without Burt Reynolds. Although he has retired from acting, with the occasional appearance on television shows, he recently wrote a book that was critically acclaimed.

Clint Eastwood

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Always playing the tough guy, Eastwood has had a blockbuster acting career and is using that tough guy persona to direct films. He is coming down from one of the biggest hits of the decade, ‘American Sniper’.

Dustin Hoffman

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Hoffman’s entire acting career has been successful. He continues that success today with appearances on popular television shows, most recently on HBO.

Diane Keaton

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Keaton has made her way back to the screen by taking a lead role in the HBO hit series, ‘The Young Pope’.

Goldie Hawn

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Hawn and Kurt Russell were unstoppable in the 70’s and decades to follow. Since then, Hawn has left her acting career and is spending time with her family and supports her superstar daughter, Kate Hudson.

Gene Wilder

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Wilder was on fire in the 70’s.  He is best known for his work in the classic film ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’. Unfortunately he passed away not too long ago.  

Harrison Ford

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As the 70’s star of the biggest film in history, ‘Star Wars’, Ford continues to be the star of the greatest movie franchise, ‘Star Wars’. Apparently time is cyclical.

Harvey Keitel

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Keitel’s stardom extended from the late-1970’s well into the present. He appeared in ‘National Treasure’ and was the voice of the general on the phone at the end of ‘Inglourious Basterds’.

Jane Fonda

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During the 70’s, Fonda was very controversial due to her views on the Vietnam War. Today, she continues to act and appeared in the acclaimed HBO series, ‘The Newsroom’.

Jack Nicholson

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From the 1970’s through the 2000’s, Nicholson was on-fire. Since his last film in the 2000’s, he appears to have thrown in the towel with acting and is just enjoying life.

Jane Seymour

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As one of the “Bond Girls”, Seymour went on to have a successful acting career. Even in the past several years, she has been in successful movies like ‘Scout’, ‘A Royal Christmas’ and ‘Wedding Crashers’.

John Travolta

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With one of the most successful acting careers in history, he now never turns down a role and that has practically putt out the fire for this former star. His most recent movies are disappointing at best.

Sir Michael Caine

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Although he has always been a popular actor, his greatest success has come in the last decade when he played Bruce Wayne’s right-hand man, Alfred, in the ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy.

Michael Douglas

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Although his success has faded a little since the Psychedelic Seventies, Douglas recently appeared in ‘Ant Man’, a Marvel Comics film about an ant-like superhero played by Paul Rudd.

Mia Farrow

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Farrow was a prominent actress during the 70’s who starred in an overwhelming number of Woody Allen films. She has since retired from acting and focuses on political activism.

Meryl Streep

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Streep was talented in the 70’s and is incredibly talented. Today she is the most celebrated film actress in history due to her record number of nominations for Best Actress.

Mary Tyler Moore

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As the star of ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’, Moore acted up until her recent death on January 25th, 2017. Her last acting experience was on the television series, ‘Hot in Cleveland’.

Olivia Newton-John

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Always remembered for her role as Sandy Olsson in ‘Grease’, this British-Australian actress tours the world singing and, in 2013, returned to the United Kingdom for the first time in 30-years.

Raquel Welch

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Welch exploded into stardom after the release of ‘The Fantastic Voyage’. Following her breakthrough, she had a prosperous acting and singing career and continues to sing more than act.

Richard Dreyfuss

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Best remembered for such films as ‘Jaws’ and ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’, Dreyfuss continues to act on the silver screen as well as on stage.

Robert Duvall

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Duvall continues to act and was recently in a mediocre movie titled, ‘The Judge’. He went on a western kick a few years back with movies like ‘Lonesome Dove’, which was not his best work.

Robert De Niro

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As one of the most celebrated actors of the 70’s, and even still today, De Niro starred in such films as ‘Taxi Driver’ and ‘The Godfather Part II’. While he continues to act, there have not been any recent critically acclaimed movies.

Robert Redford

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Starring in one of the best movies ever, ‘The Sting’, Redford became an overnight sensation and the master of the 70’s. He continues to act today and even supervises the Sundance Film Festival.

Ryan O’Neal

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O’Neal’s major breakthrough was in with the film, ‘Love Story’, which became a box office phenomenon earning him the Academy Award for Best Actor. Now, he continues to act and was most recently the narrator of the documentary, ‘Unity’.

Sally Field

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Although starting her career in television, Sally Field quickly moved into film and continues to act. Most recently, she has appeared in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, that was average at best.

Suzanne Somers

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Suzanne Somers has retired from movie acting and has become a different type of star; one who pitches fitness equipment and dieting books in the middle of the night in infomercials.

Sylvester Stallone

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The 1970’s made Stallone a household name due to titles like ‘Rocky’ and he continues to be nominated for awards. Most recently he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the movie ‘Creed’.

Woody Allen

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Allen continues to be a creator with one to two films being released per year. The good movies he releases are excellent but the others are turning out to be disappointing.