Early crazy/beautiful may be a cliche tale of the troubled teenage daughter of a stupidly wealthy congressman who falls passionately in love with a A-grade, hot-as-hell student from the poorer side of town and successfully pisses her father and step-mother off in the process, but sometimes you don’t need much more than that.
It was difficult to watch the intense, energetic love story of these two high school seniors without for both Nicole and Carlos and wishing that, one day, you’d develop a love like theirs. Until you reach end, .
15 years to the day after the film’s U.S release, let’s take a look at how crazily beautiful the cast still is today:
Nicole Oakley — Kirsten Dunst
Since lending her voice to the English version of Studio Ghibli’s Kiki’s Delivery Service back in 1989, Dunst has worked on countless classics, some of which include: Interview with the Vampire, Jumanji, The Virgin Suicides, Bring It On, Spider-Man, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Marie Antoinette, Melancholia and Fargo.
Most recently Dunst starred in Midnight Special, a visually stunning sci-fi drama which is well worth your time, alongside Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton and Adam Driver. Trailer below:
Carlos Nuñez — Jay Hernandez
After crazy/beautiful, Hernandez has flocked to a number of productions including, 2005’s Hostel as Paxton, the TV shows Six Degrees, Last Resort, Nashville, Gang Related and The Expanse. Excitingly his next big role will be in upcoming DC supervillain box-office draw, Suicide Squad, as Chato Santana/El Diablo, which is set to break into theaters on August 4th.
Maddy — Taryn Manning
Although Manning’s career spans decades and incorporates popular hits such as 8 Mile, A Lot Like Love, Jack and Jill vs. the World, Redemption Road, Sons of Anarchy and Hawaii Five-0, IMO she bagged her best role to date in 2013 as the bashed-toothed crackhead Pennsatucky in Orange Is the New Black.
Tom Oakley — Bruce Davison
At the time of writing, aged 70, Bruce Davison has a total of 14 projects in the works. Since launching onto the acting scene in 1969, his career has taken him to horror cult classics such as Willard, Academy Award nominated romances like Longtime Companion, and everything — The Waltons, The Baby-Sitters Club, Seinfeld, X-Men, Star Trek: Enterprise, The L Word, Knight Rider, Titanic II (I know right, da fuq?), Black Beauty, The Curse of Sleeping Beauty — in between.
Do you think crazy/beautiful is an underrated teen movie?
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