The “Dazed and Confused” cast presents a who’s who of Hollywood and television talent. Most of the performers from this Richard Linklater movie went on to appear in dozens of blockbusters, independent darlings and hit TV series following their appearance in thi high school slice-of-life movie.
Jason London – Jason London plays the star of “Dazed and Confused,” Randall, a football player who is having doubts as to whether he still wants to play for the team. He went on to a minor career with roles “Out Cold” and guest roles on television shows.
Rory Cochrane – Rory Cochrane plays the stoner Ron in the “Dazed and Confused” cast. Shortly after this appearance, Cochrane went on to star in another cult favorite, “Empire Records,” in 1995. More recently, Cochrane snagged a starring role in “CSI: Miami.”
Adam Goldberg – Adam Goldberg starred as Mike, one of the nerds in the “Dazed and Confused” cast. Goldberg received critical acclaim later for his roles in Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan” and Ron Howard’s “A Beautiful Mind.”
Matthew McConaughey – Arguably the biggest breakout from the “Dazed and Confused” cast is Matthew McConaughey, who played a drug dealer named David. While his role was not big, he stole most the scenes he appeared and has the most quotable lines from the movie.
Cole Hauser – Cole Hauser played tough jock Benny in the “Dazed and Confused” cast. Since that small role, he has appeared in numerous supporting roles in films as varied as “Good Will Hunting,” “Pitch Black” and “2 Fast 2 Furious.”
Milla Jovovich – Milla Jovovich began her career as a model before breaking through as the lead in “Return to the Blue Lagoon.” At the age of 18, she joined the “Dazed and Confused” cast as one of the popular girls. She has since made her name as the star of the “Resident Evil” franchise.
Joey Lauren Adams – Joey Lauren Adams first major role was in the “Dazed and Confused” cast as Simone, one of the popular girls. She achieved even more geek love with an appearance in “Mallrats” before starring in Kevin Smith’s critically acclaimed movie, “Chasing Amy.”
Ben Affleck – Ben Affleck is the most popular “Dazed and Confused” cast member, starring in the movie as Fred, an older guy who always comes back when it is time to haze the freshmen. Affleck went on to be a huge movie star and now spends time as a successful Hollywood director.
Parker Posey – Parker Posey stars in the “Dazed and Confused” cast as Darla, the mean girl who tortures the freshmen girls. Out of all the members of the cast, Posey has the most extensive independent film career while also occasionally appearing in major films, such as “Blade: Trinity.”
Nicky Katt – Nicky Katt plays Carl Bruno, a bully who gets into a fight with nerd Mike at the party. He later gained worldwide acclaim for his role as Harry Senate on TV’s “Boston Public.” His career began as a child actor on the television min-series “V.”