American actor and all-around nice guy Luke Wilson struck gold as the object of Cameron Diaz’s affections in the 2000 reboot and its 2003 sequel. Wilson played the part of Pete Kominsky, a smoldering yet unassuming waiter that crosses paths with Diaz’s character, spy Natalie Cook.
Wilson had special access to the role as he starred in no less than two romantic comedies with Drew Barrymore: “Home Fries” and “Best Men.” It must have also helped that Wilson and Barrymore shared a longstanding romance!
Tim Curry Then
Seeing the name of Tim Curry might be a real timewarp for some fans. The highly accomplished English actor starred in one of his last big-budget movies as antagonist Roger Corwin in the 2000s summer blockbuster "Charlie’s Angels".
At the time of filming "Charlie’s Angels", Curry was best known for his role in the groundbreaking 1970s musical "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" as Doctor Frankenfurter. The iconic actor brought out his dastardly and humorous side to be a real threat to the crime-busting heroines.
Tim Curry Now
Tragedy struck in 2012 when Tim Curry suffered a major stroke. The actor underwent years of rehabilitative therapy and, with the aid of his family, kept this from the public eye. Now confined to a wheelchair, Curry still does what he was born to do – act. Although unable to physically perform, the multitalented star now lends his impressive vocal range to voice-acting roles.
He made a cameo in 2016’s "The Rocky Horror Picture Show Let’s Do the Time Warp Again." Curry made a very rare and unexpected appearance at a 2020 Democratic Party fundraiser.
Luke Wilson Now
Luke Wilson is a familiar face for audiences worldwide and is primarily known for his comedic screen persona. Wilson has not landed a leading role in a few years and has been in the supporting actor column.
The handsome artist has recently expressed a few misgivings about growing older and admitted that he has become “panicky” about a few realities, such as commitment and starting a family. For the record, the actor has never been married nor fathered any children. Ladies, this is your time to shine!
LL Cool J Then
Rapper LL Cool J had already dipped his toes into a number of film roles before making a cameo in the Drew Barrymore-produced 2000 blockbuster. His brief cameo had him play Mr. Jones, a passenger on an airplane carrying a crazed bomber. Jones wrestles the bomber literally out of the plane where the other Angels, in the form of Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz, apprehend him.
The now-famous scene has a Mission Impossible-inspired face reveal, as LL Cool J removes his mask to reveal it has been Angel Dylan Saunders, played by Drew Barrymore, the entire time.