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What The Cast Of Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves Is Doing Today

"Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" is a retelling of Robin Hood folklore. The 1991 film was met with mixed reviews but was a box office success success, grossing more than $390 million worldwide. Its all-star cast was certainly part of its allure, featuring Kevin Costner in the titular role of Robin Hood, though the actor was panned for his portrayal of the famous hero, even "winning" a Razzie Award for his work. Costner's co-star Alan Rickman, who portrayed the antagonist Sheriff of Nottingham, fared much better with critics, even winning the BAFTA for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Christian Slater round out the top-billed cast, making "Robin Hood" a star-studded affair.

In the 30 years since the film debuted, its cast has been busy with many high profile projects and roles.  But what exactly have Costner, Rickman, Mastrantonio, and Slater done since starring in the famous tale? They've all led very different paths since their big budget take on a classic tale.

Kevin Costner has starred in countless films

Kevin Costner is one of the most prolific actors of the '90s. A year after "Prince of Thieves," he starred in the iconic "The Bodyguard," alongside legendary Whitney Houston. The rest of the decade featured Costner showcasing his talents in a number of other movies, including "Waterworld," "For the Love of the Game" (one of Costner's many baseball-themed films), and he even earned his first Golden Globe nomination for his performance in "Tin Cup." In the 2000s, Costner continued his acting, starring in movies like romantic comedy "Rumor Has It..." alongside Jennifer Aniston and military drama "The Guardian."

More recently, Costner earned his third Golden Globe in 2012 for his work in Civil War historical fiction miniseries, "Hatfields & McCoys." Of course, comic book fans will recognize him as Jonathan Kent (pictured above) in 2016's "Batman v Superman."

Costner is also an accomplished musician, finding success as a country artist as part of Kevin Costner and the Modern West. He's also had various other business ventures. Notably, in 2020, he joined a new audio entertainment travel app, HearHere, as a co-founder, podcast narrator, and investor. Costner narrates some of the audio stories provided by the iPhone subscription app for travelers on road trips across the United States who want to hear more about their travels. If you ever wanted Superman's father to join you on your long drives, now's your chance.

Morgan Freeman is celebrated everywhere

Morgan Freeman, known for his deep voice and calming demeanor, has had an enormously successful film career, which was already well-established by the time he appeared in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves." To date, the actor has 133 credits to his name, per IMDb. Notably, not long after "Robin Hood," Freeman earned both an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination in 1995 for his work in the acclaimed "The Shawshank Redemption."

As the world entered a new century, Freeman's success continued. Many fondly remember his performance as God in 2003's "Bruce Almighty," a role he reprised in the film's 2007 sequel, "Evan Almighty." In 2004, Freeman starred in the lauded "Million Dollar Baby," winning his first and only Oscar for his incredible work as Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris.  He rose to even more prominence in Christopher Nolan's iconic "Batman" trilogy, starring as Wayne Enterprises boss Lucious Fox. In 2009, Freeman was again nominated for an Oscar for his work in "Invictus."

Freeman has continued to act throughout the 2010s, with roles in films like "Now You See Me," "Oblivion," "Angel Has Fallen," and "Transcendence."

Of course, the actor's distinct voice has led to many documentary narration roles for Freeman, including "American Masters," "American Experience," "Slavery and the Making of America," and ESPN's "30 for 30." Freeman has many projects coming up in 2021, including Amazon's ensemble series "Solos" (pictured above) and action comedy "Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard."

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio has acted on all platforms

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, who plays love interest Marion in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," has had quite the career on film, television, and stage. After her appearance in "Prince of Thieves" in 1991, she starred in various other projects, including "White Sands," "Consenting Adults," "Three Wishes," and "My Life So Far."

In the early 2000s, Mastrantonio made her return to stage, starring as Aldzona in the Broadway classic "Man de la Mancha." She later appeared in two production on London's West End, "Grand Hotel" and "A View from A Bridge." She then made her return to Broadway in 2013 with "The Winslow Boy."

Mastrantonio has also found significant success in television, starring in shows like "Without a Trace," "Law and Order: Criminal Intent," "Hostages," and "Limitless."  Fans may also recognize her from popular fantasy series "Grimm," where she played recurring character Kelly Burkhart. Mastrantonio also appeared in popular Netflix Marvel series "The Punisher." Most recently, from 2018-2020, the actress starred as Madeline Burke (pictured above) in hit NBC drama, "Blindspot."

Christian Slater has been acting since childhood

Christian Slater, one of the original '90s heartthrobs, started acting as a child, no doubt due to the influence of his parents, a popular soap opera star and casting agent, respectively. After "Robin Hood," he went to star opposite Patricia Arquette in 1993's "True Romance," an early work by Quentin Tarantino. In 1998, he reunited with Robin Hood costar Morgan Freeman for action thriller "Hard Rain."

Since the 2000s, he's had a number of voice acting roles, including "Robot Chicken" and "Archer," as well as multiple children's programs. Slater has also appeared in some of the biggest shows of the past 20 years, such as "The West Wing" and "Alias." The actor scored a leading role in the short-lived drama series "My Own Worst Enemy."

Slater found a new level of success with his role in hit series "Mr. Robot," playing the titular computer hacker, winning his first Golden Globe in 2016 for the performance. 

More recently, true crime fans caught Slater in Season 2 of Netflix's "Dirty John," where he stars as a fictionalized version of Dan Broderick (pictured above), a man murdered by his ex-wife. He will star with Joshua Jackson and Alec Baldwin in the upcoming "Dr. Death" series, about a surgeon who mysteriously starts maiming and killing his patients.

Alan Rickman's legacy lives on

Alan Rickman, was one of the most celebrated actors of our time. Rickman sadly died from cancer in 2016, yet his incredible talents will never leave this plane. 

He came onto the scene in 1988 as German terrorist Hans Gruber in "Die Hard." Rickman won his first Golden Globe and Emmy for his work in 1996's television biopic Rasputin, about the infamous "mad monk" from 1910s Russia.

The actor showcased his acting range in 1999's classic "Galaxy Quest," a hilarious spoof on space exploration films. Rickman is also known his work in the Christmas favorite, "Love Actually," as a philandering husband opposite Emma Thompson.  

Of course, Rickman's enduring legacy will forever be  known for his portrayal of Professor Severus Snape in the outrageously successful "Harry Potter" franchise. His take on Snape gained not only widespread critical acclaim, but admiration from fans who felt his performance truly was the embodiment of the book character come to life. Surprisingly, and perhaps disappointingly, he never garnered awards for his performance as the sniveling teacher with a secret heart of gold, but "Harry Potter" fans worldwide will always put their wands up for their favorite professor.