Father Of The Bride: The Cast Then And Now
Then: Eugene Levy
I somehow manage to always forget that Eugene Levy makes a cameo appearance in Father of the Bride, albeit a minor one. While the Banks family is auditioning singers for the band, Eugene sings and dances a little musical number.
Now: Eugene Levy
Over the years, Eugene has gone on to portray some incredibly memorable characters — but arguably none more iconic than the great Johnny Rose from Schitt's Creek. I still have my fingers crossed that we could someday see a Schitt's Creek feature film.
Then: George Newbern
George Newbern portrayed Annie's hopelessly romantic husband, Bryan Mackenzie. George had appeared in a handful of movies prior to being cast in Father of the Bride, but none come close to comparing to the lasting impact of this '90s classic.
Now: George Newbern
Judging by George's Instagram feed, the actor has developed quite the green thumb over the years. His most notable role after appearing in Father of the Bride II was when he portrayed Charlie in Scandal. He has also voiced Superman in a number of video games and animated films.
Then: BD Wong
Who could forget Franck's helpful assistant, Howard Weinstein?! Although his part was relatively small, BD still made a huge impact in the film and on audiences everywhere. If I were a gambling man, I'd say the ponytail played a significant part.
Now: BD Wong
BD Wong has been a Hollywood mainstay ever since appearing in Father of the Bride. He's made memorable recurring cameos in Law and Order: SVU, Gotham, as well as the Jurrasic Park franchise. This man is also an ageless wonder.
Then: Kimberly Williams-Paisley
I recently rewatched Father of the Bride and I couldn't help but be gobsmacked by just how young Kimberly Williams-Paisley looks in the film. She really was just a kid back then, which makes me feel ancient.
Now: Kimberly Williams-Paisley
I will always associate Kimberly with Annie Banks, but if I had to choose a close second it would most definitely be Dana from According to Jim. She's hilarious in the role and the show overall I always thought was criminally underrated.
Then: Kieran Culkin
Speaking of actors who really were just kids, Kieran Culkin hadn't even lost all of his baby teeth when he was cast to play Matty Banks. Even at such a young age, Keiran's talent was hard to miss.
Now: Kieran Culkin
Kieran has retained the bulk of his boyish charms from his days spent as a child actor. He's had several minor TV and film roles over the years, and these days is best known for his Emmy-worthy performance as Roman Roy in Succession.
Then: Diane Keaton
Back in the '90s, Diane Keaton was at the top of her game. It's almost impossible to nail down her perfect performance, but for my money, it doesn't get much better than the level-headed Nina Banks.
Now: Diane Keaton
To say that Diane Keaton is an icon doesn't even begin to do her justice. The woman is a proverbial living legend who continues to inspire new generations of young actors and actresses all over the world.
Then: Martin Short
Of all the memorable characters and moments from Father of the Bride, none are more knee-slappingly hilarious than those with Franck Eggelhoffer. The man absolutely eats up every single scene he's in and is far and away the best aspect of the movie.
Now: Martin Short
It's incredibly difficult to remain relevant in the world of comedy, but Martin Short continues to defy the odds year after year (after year). he is easily one of the greatest character actors ever to grace the silver screen and our world is better (and funnier) because of him.
Then: Steve Martin
Of all the great dad-rants in the history of cinema, George Banks' mental implosion at the grocery store is among the cream of the crop. It really does beg the question — why do hot dog buns come in packages of twelve while packages of hotdogs come in packages of eight?!
Now: Steve Martin
There was once a time when Steve Martin was considered to be the greatest living comedian on the planet — a reputation he's proudly upheld for more than 45 years. If you still haven't seen him alongside Martin Short in Only Murders in the Building, you need to seriously figure your life out.