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    This Is What The Cast Of "Jurassic Park" Looks Like Now

    "Life finds a way."

    Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcom

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    Fun fact: Goldblum beat out Jim Carrey for the role of Dr. Ian Malcom.

    Laura Dern as Ellie Sattler

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    Fun fact: Both Dern and her mother Diane Ladd starred in dinosaur movies in 1993 – Dern in Jurassic Park and Ladd in the Carnosaur.

    Sam Neil as Dr. Alan Grant

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    Fun fact: Neil was asked by Steven Spielberg to play doctor Alan Grant a few weeks before filming. He showed up to Hawaii for shooting without any knowledge of the character, and hadn't even read the book.

    Ariana Richards as Lex Murphy

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    Fun facts: After the release of the film Richards retreated from the spotlight. She is now an award-winning artist.

    Joseph Mazzello as Tim Murphy

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    Fun fact: Director Steven Spielberg was so impressed by Joseph's audition, that he swapped the ages of the children in the movie so that he would be able to play Tim, who was originally suppose to be older than his sister Lex.

    Samuel L. Jackson as Ray Arnold

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    Fun fact: Jackson has the unique distinction of being eaten by both a dinosaur (Jurassic Park) and shark (Deep Blue Sea) in film.

    Wayne Knight as Dennis Nedry

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    Fun fact: When he first started acting Knight worked as a private detective between jobs.

    BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu

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    Fun fact: Despite his huge billing, Wong only had two minutes of actual screen time.

    Richard Attenborough, who played John Hammond, has been omitted due to his death earlier this year.

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