Then And Now The Cast of 10 Things I Hate About You: Where Are They Now?  

Robert DeSalvo
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When it comes to teen movies, you can't go wrong curling up with 10 Things I Hate About You and multiple bags of popcorn. In the years since director Gil Junger's bittersweet love story connected with audiences many of its stars have catapulted to new levels of fame. What happened to the cast of 10 Things I Hate About You? Where are they now and what are they working on today? Let us count the ways the cast moved into the new millennium.

If on-screen teen romances in the 1980s were shaped primarily by John Hughes with films like Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club, then the post-grunge '90s required something with a little more angst for a generation that grew up on Nirvana and the Seattle sound. Enter 1999's 10 Things I Hate About You, a modern take on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew that featured a complicated high school romance between Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles. "How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways."

From Andrew Keegan and Gabrielle Union, to your indie boyfriend Joseph Gordon-Levitt, this slideshow catches you up with the cast of this great teen film, and comes with photos for you to see what these actors look like today. We guarantee you will, at the very least, be whelmed.



Heath Ledger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Cast of 10 Things I Hate About You: Where Are They Now?
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Before playing bad boy Patrick Verona in 10 Things I Hate About You, Australian-born Heath Ledger was best known for his roles on several Australian TV series and in the 1997 film Blackrock. He then moved to America but retained his accent to play Verona.

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Heath Ledger (Now)


Heath Ledger (Now) is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Cast of 10 Things I Hate About You: Where Are They Now?
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Ledger became one of the most respected actors of his generation for roles in movies like Monster's Ball, A Knight's Tale, and the tragic gay romance Brokeback Mountain, the latter of which starred his baby mama Michelle Williams. He died on January 22, 2008 from an accidental overdose of prescription medications at the age of 28, but won a posthumous Oscar for his unforgettable performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight.


Julia Stiles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Cast of 10 Things I Hate About You: Where Are They Now?
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Julia Stiles had small roles in The Devil's Own and Wide Awake before her lead role in Wicked helped her score the part of Katarina "Kat" Stratford - the nonconformist, Riot Grrrl-listening "shrew" - in 10 Things I Hate About You.

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Julia Stiles (Now)


Julia Stiles (Now) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Cast of 10 Things I Hate About You: Where Are They Now?
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Stiles has continued to act on both the big and small screens since 10 Things, most memorably as Nicky Parsons in the first three Jason Bourne movies, Veronica in Silver Linings Playbook, and Lumen Pierce on TV's Dexter.