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What The Cast Of Clue Looks Like Today

In 1985, a large and fascinating ensemble of comedic actors assembled to make a film about a murder in a mansion based on, of all things, a classic family board game. Some of them were seasoned veterans, while others were rising stars. The film they produced has since become one of the most endlessly rewatchable cult classics in the history of the subgenre, notable for everything from its visual gags to its one-liners to its multiple endings: Clue.

Though it wasn't exactly a smash hit upon release, Clue has only continued to rise in esteem as one of the most beloved comedies of the 1980s, and as the film nears its 35th anniversary, its influence is still felt not just because of its style, but because of its cast. Virtually every member of Clue's ensemble did great things before the film, and went on to do more great things after it. It's an A-list lineup of comedic talent, so let's see what the cast of Clue looks like today, and what they've been up to since the film came out.

Tim Curry - Wadsworth

Even before Clue, Tim Curry had already secured his place in pop culture history thanks to his breakout role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter (a role he originated on stage) in The Rocky Horror Picture Show in 1975. The same year Clue was released, he added another cult favorite role as Lord Darkness in Ridley Scott's Legend. As Wadsworth, the mysterious butler, Curry used Clue to emphasize his comedic physicality, as well as his ability to play both straight man and goofball in the space of one film.

After Clue, Curry continued to work regularly in live-action, and also became a celebrated and prolific voice actor. He added to his cult classic roles over the next decade, playing the Grand Wizard in The Worst Witch, Pennywise in It, and the monstrous Hexxus in FernGully: The Last Rainforest, as well as blockbuster roles in Home Alone 2: Lost In New York, The Hunt for Red October, and Congo, among others. As a voice actor, his credits include everything from The Wild Thornberrys to Star Wars: The Clone Wars to Young Justice. In 2012, Curry suffered a stroke that has since confined him to a wheelchair, but he continues to act periodically, and even appeared as the Criminologist in Fox's televised production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in 2016.

Christopher Lloyd - Professor Plum

Christopher Lloyd was something of a household name well before Clue, thanks to his Emmy-winning role as Reverend Jim Ignatowski on the sitcom Taxi, and 1985 would turn out to be quite possibly the biggest year of his career. With Clue, he co-starred in a cult classic comedy that people are still discovering, but that was also the year he starred as Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown in Back to the Future, Robert Zemeckis' time travel adventure film that spawned two sequels and gave Lloyd the best-known role of his career.

Since 1985, Lloyd has continued to work regularly, appearing in dozens of roles, from starring in live-action movies to guest starring on TV to frequent voice acting work. His credits in the last two decades alone include 12 Monkeys, Granite Flats, Over the Garden Wall, The Witches of Oz, The Big Bang Theory, Piranha 3D, and many more. In 2013, he joined with Clue castmates Martin Mull and Lesley Ann Warren to appear on the Psych episode "100 Clues," which features a party in a mansion and pays numerous tributes to Clue.

Madeline Kahn - Mrs. White

Madeline Kahn was a comedy legend by the time Clue came around, thanks to a series of now-iconic film roles in the 1970s, including collaborations with directors Mel Brooks and Peter Bogdanovich. Her performances in Paper Moon and Blazing Saddles earned her Oscar nominations, and she continued to earn acclaim throughout the decade for roles in Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety, and more. As Mrs. White in Clue, she is responsible for the film's most-quoted and most-memed moment, in which she refers to her hatred of Yvette the maid by slowly describing "flames on the side of [her] face."

After Clue, Kahn finished out the 1980s with roles in My Little Pony: The Movie, An American Tail, and the TV series Mr. President. Her career continued to flourish in the '90s with roles in Nixon, Mixed Nuts, A Bug's Life, and New York News, but it was all cut tragically short. In 1998, Kahn was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, but did not make it public for a year as she sought treatment. She died December 3rd, 1999 at the age of 57. Her last work was as Pauline Fox on the TV series Cosby.

Michael McKean - Mr. Green

In the years before Clue, Michael McKean cemented his place in comedy history not once but twice, first as Lenny Kosnowski on the hit sitcom Laverne & Shirley, and then again as guitarist and lead singer David St. Hubbins in the legendary mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap. In Clue, as the accident-prone Mr. Green, he delivers the film's memorable final line. One of them, anyway.

McKean's career since has been robust and varied, and includes everything from cameo appearances to voice acting to major dramatic work and TV hosting gigs. The rest of the 1980s included roles in Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Grand, Earth Girls Are Easy, and more, while the 1990s brought new TV appearances as a member of Spinal Tap and roles in Dinosaurs, Dream On, and more. In the 2000s, McKean renewed a filmmaking collaboration with Spinal Tap bandmate Christopher Guest, which has resulted in the improvisational comedy classics Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration. In 2015 he began an acclaimed run as Chuck McGill on the AMC drama series Better Call Saul. The same year, he began serving as the host of the Cooking Channel series Food: Fact or Fiction?

Lesley Ann Warren - Miss Scarlet

Lesley Ann Warren was a two-decade veteran of screen acting by the time Clue rolled around, known to audiences for her TV appearances in Mission: Impossible, Dr. Kildare, and It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! as well as her film appearances in The Happiest Millionaire, Victor Victoria, and Songwriter. As the sassy Miss Scarlet, she played a major role in one of the film's endings, and her wicked dry wit made her an essential part of the ensemble.

Since then, Warren has continued to appear regularly in dozens of roles for both film and television, including everything from Color of Night to Touched by an Angel. In 2005, she took on a recurring role as Sophie Bremmer on the ABC series Desperate Housewives, and in 2008, she joined the USA drama series In Plain Sight as Jinx Shannon. Her most recent roles include appearances on Blunt Talk, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, and The Cook Kids. In 2013, she joined Clue castmates Christopher Lloyd and Martin Mull in "100 Clues," the Clue tribute episode of the USA mystery-comedy series Psych.

Martin Mull - Colonel Mustard

Martin Mull's breakout screen acting role came nearly a decade before Clue, when he played Barth Gimble on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, a role which he continued to play in the resulting spin-offs Fernwood Tonight and America 2-Night. As Colonel Mustard in Clue, he is responsible for some of the film's most famous bits of physical comedy, including two moments involving falling chandeliers.

In the early 1990s, Mull landed another role that helped make him an icon, playing Leon Carp on the hit sitcom Roseanne, then followed that up with another favorite turn as Principal Willard Karp on Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. The 2000s brought major roles on The Ellen Show, Teamo Supremo, and Danny Phantom. In the 2010s, Mull is basically television royalty, serving as one of the medium's most respected and beloved character actors. His most recent projects include starring and recurring roles on The Ranch, I'm Sorry, The Cool Kids, and Arrested Development, where he continues to recur as the disguise-living Bluth family friend, Gene Parmesan. In 2013, he joined Clue co-stars Lesley Ann Warren and Christopher Lloyd for Psych's "100 Clues."

Eileen Brennan - Mrs. Peacock

For Eileen Brennan, Clue arrived at a time of career recovery. A celebrated actress who'd been appearing onscreen since the late 1960s and had received an Oscar nomination for her role in Private Benjamin, her career was almost cut short in 1982, when she was hit by a car while walking out of a restaurant. She overcame debilitating injuries and a painkiller addiction on her way back to acting, and at the time it was released, Clue was her first feature film appearance in two years.

Once she got back on her feet, Brennan's career continued to pick up in the late '80s with roles in The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, Babes in Toyland, Newhart, and more. She continued to appear regularly in film and television throughout the '90s, and in 1996 secured a memorable recurring role as Gladys Bink on the family drama series 7th Heaven. In 2001, she landed another major guest starring role, this time as Zandra on the hit sitcom Will & Grace, which earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Brennan died July 28th, 2013 of bladder cancer at the age of 80.

Colleen Camp - Yvette

Colleen Camp's acting career made her a part of cult movie history well before she co-starred in Clue. She made her feature film debut in Battle for the Planet of the Apes in 1973, made guest appearances on Happy Days and Dallas, and appeared in Apocalypse Now and Smokey and the Bandit Part III before appearing as Yvette the maid in Clue, becoming a sometimes surprising source of comedy and inspiring Mrs. White to speak the movie's most famous line.

In the same year Clue was released, Camp also joined the Police Academy franchise with a role in Police Academy II: Their First Assignment, which she later revisited in Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol. Throughout the 1980s and '90s she appeared in a number of other notable film roles, including Wayne's World, Sliver, Last Action Hero, Die Hard: With a Vengenace, The Baby-Sitters Club and more. She continues to work regularly, and was recently seen in the films American Hustle and The House with a Clock in Its Walls, as well as the TV series Aquarius.

Lee Ving - Mr. Boddy

Before he achieved fame as an actor, Lee Ving rose to stardom as one of the founding members of the legendary Los Angeles-based punk band Fear. One of his first film appearances was actually as a member of Fear in Penelope Spheeris' seminal documentary The Decline of Western Civilization. He began acting with a role in the 1981 animated film American Pop, then joined the cast of a future '80s classic with Flashdance. As Mr. Boddy in Clue, he's the man who jumpstarts the whole plot, and though he's not onscreen as long as his costars, his presence is felt throughout the film.

Ving continued acting regularly throughout the 1980s with roles in Streets of Fire, Black Moon Rising, the Fame TV series, Who's the Boss?, and more. His acting output slowed by the early '90s, but he does continue to take the occasional role, most recently in the 2009 film Endless Bummer. He's also appeared in documentaries about the history of punk, including The Outhouse: The Film and Sound City.