Though people may wonder where Matthew Lillard is now, he was practically everywhere not long ago. In the late '90s and early 2000s, Matthew Lillard movies seemed inescapable. The actor popped up in hits like Scream and She's All That, along with the cult classics Hackers and SLC Punk! But he's most widely known for playing Shaggy in two live-action Scooby-Doo movies. And then, he pretty much disappeared.
Like Mark Hamill and Christopher Reeve, Lillard found it hard to avoid being typecast after playing such a well-known character. But he's managed to navigate Hollywood without losing himself along the way. Though not as ubiquitous as in his heyday, Lillard keeps busy. He’s branched out into acting-related side jobs, and even popped up in one of the greatest cult television shows of all time.
He Starred In "One Of The Quintessential Worst Films Ever Made"Photo: Freestyle Releasing
His 40s Brought On An Existential CrisisPhoto: Showtime
He Hated Being Shaggy For A Long TimePhoto: Warner Bros. Pictures
He Went Almost A Decade Without Appearing In A Studio FilmPhoto: United Artists
He Turned Down 'Dancing With The Stars'Photo: IFC Films
He Didn't Think He'd Get Hired For 'The Descendants'Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures