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    Posted on Oct 16, 2017

    The Cast Of "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" 35 Years Later

    "All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine."

    1. Sean Penn as Jeff Spicoli

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    Penn went on to win two Best Actor Academy Awards for his roles in Mystic River and Milk.

    2. Jennifer Jason Leigh as Stacy Hamilton

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    Leigh has worked steadily since Fast Times and was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight.

    3. Judge Reinhold as Brad Hamilton

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    Reinhold is beloved for his role in the Beverly Hills Cop trilogy and was nominated for an Emmy for his guest-starring role as Elaine's close-talking boyfriend on Seinfeld. In 2016 he was arrested for disorderly conduct at a Dallas airport.

    4. Phoebe Cates as Linda Barrett

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    Cates starred in another 1980s hit, Gremlins, but retired from acting in 1994. She has been married to actor Kevin Kline since 1989.

    5. Robert Romanus as Mike Damone

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    Romanus has worked steadily as a television actor appearing on shows like Cougar Town and CSI.

    6. Brian Backer as Mike "Rat" Ratner

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    Backer won a Tony Award for his role in the Woody Allen play The Floating Lightbulb.

    7. Ray Walston as Mr. Hand

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    Walston was best known as the star of the 1960s sitcom My Favorite Martian. In 2000 he won an Emmy for his role as Judge Henry Bone in Picket Fences. He passed from natural causes only a few months later in January, 2001.

    8. Forest Whitaker as Charles Jefferson

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    Whitaker won an Academy Award for his role as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland.

    9. Anthony Edwards as stoner bud

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    Edwards is best known for his role as Dr. Mark Greene on ER.

    10. Vincent Schiavelli as Mr. Vargas

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    Schiavelli also a teacher in another iconic '80s comedy, Better Off Dead starring John Cusack. He passed away in 2005.

    11. Nicolas Cage as Brad's bud

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    Nicolas Cage is the star of National Treasure and National Treasure:
    Book of Secrets

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