Released in 1990, ‘Ghost’ starred Patrick Swayze as Sam Wheat, a man who dies as a result of a mugging gone awry, but his love for his fiance allows him to remain on earth as a ghost. With the help of a psychic, Sam tries to avenge his death and reconnect with his fiance to resolve lingering issues before he moves on to the afterlife. 25 years after the movie debuted, here are the ‘then and now’ of the movie stars:
Patrick Swayze (Sam Wheat)
Swayze went on to appear in ‘Point Break,’ ‘To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar,’ ‘Donnie Darko’ and ‘Powder Blue.’ Sadly, Swayze passed away in 2009 at the age of 57, due to complications from pancreatic cancer.
Demi Moore (Molly Jensen)
Since then, Moore has appeared in several films – most notably, ‘A Few Good Men,’ ‘Indecent Proposal,’ ‘Striptease’ and ‘G.I. Jane.’ More recently, she appeared in ‘Margin Call’, ‘LOL’ and ‘Wild Oats’. Moore was previously married to Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher.
Whoopi Goldberg (Oda Mae Brown)
Goldberg starred in both ‘Sister Act’ films, lent her voice to the role of Shenzi the hyena in ‘The Lion King,’ and made a cameo appearance in Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea Goes to Jail.’ She went on to appear in Perry’s ‘For Colored Girls,’ and provided the voice of Stretch in ‘Toy Story 3.’ More recently, she appeared in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ and in the James Franco-co-directed ‘Black Dog, Red Dog’, and she is in the television show ‘The View’.
Tony Goldwyn (Carl Bruner)
Goldwyn went on to star in ‘The Pelican Brief,’ ‘Nixon’ and ‘Kiss the Girls,’ and more recently appeared in ‘The Last House on the Left’ and ‘The Mechanic.’ He also can be seen in the young-adult adaptation ‘Divergent,’ and on the drama series ‘Scandal.’
Stephen Root (Police Sergeant)
Root was on the HBO series ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ but is perhaps best known for the role of Milton, the mumbling office worker obsessed with his red stapler in ‘Office Space.’ Root has dozens upon dozens of film and television credits to his name, and recently appeared in the films ‘Rango,’ ‘The Company You Keep’ and ‘The Lone Ranger.’
Rick Aviles (Willie Lopez)
Aviles appeared in ‘Carlito’s Way’ and ‘Waterworld,’ and voiced one of the cockroaches in the MTV movie ‘Joe’s Apartment.’ He also played Rat Man in the TV miniseries version of Stephen King’s ‘The Stand.’ Unfortunately, Aviles died in 1995 at the age of 42.
Vincent Schiavelli (Subway Ghost)
Schiavelli also appeared in the films ‘Batman Returns,’ ‘A Little Princess,’ ‘The People vs. Larry Flynt,’ ‘Tomorrow Never Dies,’ ‘Man on the Moon’ and ‘Death to Smoochy.’ In a tragic coincidence, Schiavelli, like Swayze, also passed away in 2005 at the age of 57 due to cancer.