Romancing The Stone

ROMANCING THE STONE 35 Years On: Where Are They Now?

This classic escapist adventure comedy – whereby budding heroes across the country can picture themselves as the dashing, devil-may-care rogue Michael Douglas, protecting a beautiful damsel in distress, Kathleen Turner, from dangerous baddies, wrestling crocs and hunting for treasure. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the hit caper, here’s a look at what happened to the cast and crew of the film that’s as fresh and fun as it was when it was released in 1984. 


As an actor Michael Douglas had a lot to live up to – his father is Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas. His performance in Romancing the Stone sprung him into the A-list and out of his dad’s shadow, leading to starring roles in megahits including Fatal Attraction, Wall Street (which won him an Oscar) and teaming up with DeVito and Turner once more in The War of the Roses.

Romancing The Stone

Most recently, he has starred in the Ant-Man films, as Dr Hank Pym, the man who made the insect suit, leading to a role in what looks set to become the most successful film of all time, Avengers: Endgame. Not bad for a rough-around-the edges adventurer for hire.


After nabbing a Golden Globe for her fantastic performance in Romancing the Stone, as Joan Wilder, the timid writer plunged into a wild adventure, Turner was the hot ticket in Hollywood, and went on to get an Oscar nomination for Peggy Sue Got Married, and a Golden Globe nomination for The War of the Roses.

Romancing The Stone

The much-loved icon reunited with director Robert Zemeckis to voice Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit!, appeared in Friends, and starred as Douglas’s ex-wife in the comedy series The Kominsky Method last year. She also has a thriving stage career, and has turned herself into a camp singling icon, wowing audiences with cabaret, opera and husky-toned show tunes.

Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC.  Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.


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