The Flintstones Turns 30: Where Are These Stars Now? You Won’t Believe Their Journeys!

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It’s been 30 years since the live-action film “The Flintstones” premiered in 1994 with some of the most talented cast – a.k.a. John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Rosie O’Donnell and many more.

Despite getting poor reviews from the critics at the beginning of this 1994 live-action cartoon series, This film earned more than $340 million at the box office. Audiences appreciated the work of John Goodman Rosie O’Donnell and other cast members.

This film gave a reason for summer audiences to visit the theaters at least once. This film highlighted the big stars of that time including Rick Moranis, Elizabeth Perkins, Halle Berry, Kyle MacLachlan and Elizabeth Taylor.

As the film turns 30 years old, Let’s find out where those superstars are now and what they are doing today.

John Goodman as Fred Flintstone

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L-R: John Goodman in 2024 vs 1994. Image Source: X.com and Instagram

In an interaction with People Magazine after the premiere of The Flintstones in 1994, John Goodman said with a smile on his face “I must admit that I wasn’t looking good in the outfit offered to me for that role with knobby knees and brown suede. It wasn’t my colour at all. In response to that, People replied: You captured the soul of the cartoon character Fred very well.

Goodman was already a household name when The Flintstones premiered in 1994. Many thanks for his extensive work in movies and his Golden Globe Award-winning role in Roseanne as Dan Conner.

Let’s not forget some of his great appearances in movies and shows like Coyote Ugly, Monsters, Inc. And Princess, Frog to Argo, Righteous Gemstone, Roseanne Reboot and The Conners. We have seen him in all sorts of movies and shows since then.

John Goodman is now 71 years old. He married Anna Beth Goodman in 1989 and now has a beautiful daughter named Molly.

Elizabeth Perkins as Wilma Flintstone

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L-R: Elizabeth Perkins 2024 vs 1994. Image Source: Instagram and ITV Events

Elizabeth Perkins was already a busy actress in movies when she played Wilma Flintstone, Fred’s wife, in “The Flintstones” movie. She wore the famous white dress and stone necklace.

In 2019, on a TV show called “Watch What Happens Live,” Perkins talked about her time on set. She shared a story about the day when Elizabeth Taylor brought her friend Michael Jackson to visit. Perkins said, “I took a picture with both of them, and I was really excited. It was like a fan freakout.”

After “The Flintstones,” Perkins had a successful TV career. She got nominated for Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Awards for her role in “Weeds.” She also had great roles in shows like “This Is Us,” “Barry,” “The Afterparty,” and “Minx.”

Now 63 years old, Perkins is married to a cinematographer named Julio Macat. She has one daughter from a previous relationship.

Rosie O'Donnell as Betty Rubble

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L-R: Rosie O'Donnell 1994 vs 2024. Image Source: Film Costume Collection - Omeka.net and Instagram

Rosie O’Donnell told PEOPLE magazine her own story about meeting Elizabeth Taylor in 1994.

“I wanted to start a conversation,” she said about meeting the famous actress on set, “so I went up to Liz and complimented her perfume.” The next day, a big box of Elizabeth Taylor perfumes arrived at O’Donnell’s trailer. “She’s really nice,” O’Donnell added.

Before playing Betty Rubble in “The Flintstones” movie, Rosie O’Donnell was already famous. She had just starred in a popular movie called “A League of Their Own” in 1992 and was well-known in the comedy world. After “The Flintstones,” she went straight to Broadway to perform in “Grease.” She has gone back to Broadway several times since then.

Two years after the movie, she started her own daytime talk show called “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” which ran until 2002 and won 11 Daytime Emmy Awards. She also appeared on a TV show called “The View” in 2006, and she has been in many other TV shows like “The Fosters,” “Empire,” “Mom,” “SMILF,” and “Russian Doll.” Next, she’s going to be on a show called “And Just Like That …” in season 3.

Rosie O’Donnell, who is now 62 years old, has five children named Parker, Chelsea, Blake, Vivienne, and Dakota. She was married to someone named Kelli Carpenter until 2004, and then she married Michelle Rounds in 2012. They got divorced in March 2016, and Rounds passed away in 2017.

Rick Moranis as Barney Rubble

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L-R: Rick Moranis 1994 vs 2024. Image Source: Rotten Tomatoes and Instagram

Before playing Barney Rubble in “The Flintstones,” Rick Moranis was already famous in comedy and movies. He was part of the Canadian comedy show SCTV and had great roles in movies like “Ghostbusters,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Spaceballs,” “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” “Parenthood,” and “My Blue Heaven.”

When he talked about the movie, Moranis said it was a great experience every day on set. He said it felt like living in a cartoon because everyone was so fun and the material was enjoyable.

After his wife, Ann Belsky, passed away, Moranis decided to take a break from acting. He told The Hollywood Reporter in 2015 that he needed time to deal with what happened. He said that happens to people sometimes, and they make changes in their lives. For him, that meant taking a break from acting.

Now 71 years old, Moranis has made a few small appearances in recent years. He was supposed to be in a reboot of “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” in the 2020s, but it didn’t happen.

Moranis has two grown children with his late wife, Ann Belsky.

Kyle MacLachlan as Cliff Vandercave

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L-R: Kyle MacLachlan in 2024 vs 1994. Image Source: Instagram and Amblin Entertainment

Before playing Cliff Vandercave in “The Flintstones,” Kyle MacLachlan became famous in the 1980s with shows like “Twin Peaks” and movies like “Dune.”

“I had the chance to make him up from scratch, which was fun,” MacLachlan said at the time. He enjoyed watching his co-stars bring the cartoon characters to life. “They did an amazing job,” he added.

After “The Flintstones,” MacLachlan kept busy with more movies and TV shows. He won a Golden Globe and got nominated for a SAG Award for his role in “Desperate Housewives.” He also played Charlotte’s first husband on “Sex and the City” and joined the 2017 reboot of “Twin Peaks.” 

Recently, he appeared in shows like “Portlandia” and “Carol’s Second Act.” He’s also coming back as Riley’s dad Bill in “Inside Out 2” this summer.

Now 65 years old, MacLachlan is married to publicist Desiree Gruber, and they have one son named Callum.

Halle Berry as Miss Stone

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L-R: Halle Berry in 2024 vs 1994. Image Source: Instagram and Amblin Entertainment

Halle Berry was already famous from shows like “Living Dolls” and “Knots Landing” when she played Miss Stone, Cliff Vandercave’s secretary, in “The Flintstones.”

In 2022, Berry looked back on her character in a tweet. “People asked, ‘Why would you want to be in a movie based on a cartoon?’ ” Berry wrote. “Now, 28 years later, seeing how much you all love this character is amazing. Miss Stone may wear brown, but she’s still an inspiration.”

Since then, Berry has kept busy. She became the first Black woman to win the Best Actress Oscar for “Monster’s Ball” in 2002. She’s also been praised for her roles in “Their Eyes Were Watching God” and “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” and she’s been in big movies like the “X-Men” and James Bond films.

One of her upcoming film with Mark Wahlberg The Union is going to premiere on Netflix on August 16, 2024.

Now 57 years old, Berry has two children: Nahla, with her ex Gabriel Aubry, and Maceo-Robert, with her ex Olivier Martinez. She’s currently dating musician Van Hunt.

 

Source of the information: People

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