Fast Times at Ridgemont HighI'll be quite honest with you: The only reason I love to read these "Where are They Now" pieces is for the photos. When you remember a particular actor for a certain role -- and then never hear from them again -- it's often fun to see what they turned into. Fortunately, some actors and actresses age very well (ahem, Jennifer Jason Leigh). Others ... not so much (poor Brian Backer). Moviefone is currently hosting a "Where are They Now" for the cast of Fast Times at Ridgemont High; the classic teen sex comedy (that DOESN'T suck) currently celebrating its 25th anniversary. Yup, it's already been 25 years since Jeff Spicoli ordered a pizza to his classroom (I always dreamed of doing this growing up, but never had the balls), and so why not catch up with the crew and see what they've been up to since.

Of course, we all know what happened to Sean Penn. Following Fast Times, he went on to never star as a stoner surfer dude in another movie again -- even if Spicoli will most likely go down as his most memorable role of all time. With the exception of folks like Penn, Leigh, Forest Whitaker, Anthony Edwards, Nicolas Cage (originally credited as Nicolas Coppola in the film, aka "Brad's Bud"), Eric Stoltz and -- for a majority of the '80s -- Judge Reinhold, everyone else sort of faded away into oblivion. Phoebe Cates has been having kids with Kevin Kline, Brian Backer went from scoring with Jennifer Jason Leigh to scoring a feel-sorry-for-ya spot in Amy Heckerling's 2000 flick Loser (heh), and Robert Romanus (ticket scalper Mike Damone) fell so far into obscurity, there's not even a current pic of the guy. Then again, I'd rather have a starring role in one classic film than appear in 20 duds. So check out the gallery, and let us know what your favorite Fast Times memories are ...

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