THEN AND NOW: The cast of 'Holes' 20 years later

THEN AND NOW: The cast of 'Holes' 20 years later
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  • It's been 20 years since Disney's "Holes" (2003) hit theaters.

  • Shia LaBeouf has continued to act, and he's added filmmaking and performance art to his career.

  • Sigourney Weaver built a film and TV legacy and is set to appear in the upcoming "Avatar" films.

Shia LaBeouf played the film's lead character, Stanley.

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Shia LaBeouf in "Holes."Disney

Prior to starring in "Holes," Shia LaBeouf made a name for himself as one of the leads on the hit Disney Channel series "Even Stevens."

LaBeouf continues to act, and he also creates films of his own.

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Shia LaBeouf is a well-known actor.DANNY MOLOSHOK/Rueters

After "Holes" was released, LaBeouf continued his acting career in "The Even Stevens Movie" (2003), "I, Robot" (2004), "Constantine" (2005), and "Disturbia" (2007).

Before long, he was starring in hit franchises, including the "Transformers" series and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008).

Throughout the 2010s, he also appeared in "Lawless" (2012), "The Company You Keep" (2012)," "Fury" (2014), "American Honey" (2016), "Borg vs. McEnroe" (2017), and "The Peanut Butter Falcon" (2019).

Outside of film, in 2014, LaBeouf began doing performance art pieces with Finnish artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö and British artist Luke Turner. The next year, he appeared in Sia's controversial "Elastic Heart" music video alongside dancer Maddie Ziegler.

In 2019, the actor earned critical acclaim for his autobiographical film "Honey Boy," which he both starred in and wrote the screenplay for.

Recently, LaBeouf starred in "The Tax Collector" (2020) and "Pieces of a Woman" (2020).

The actor was in the news in 2020 after his ex-girlfriend, FKA Twigs, filed a lawsuit against him, claiming extensive emotional and physical abuse, as reported by the New York Times.

Khleo Thomas played Hector Zeroni, also known as Zero.

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Khleo Thomas in "Holes."Disney

Zero was Khleo Thomas' breakout role at the age of 13.

Prior to "Holes," he'd only appeared on screen a few times with guest-starring TV roles and an appearance in the comedy "Friday After Next" (2002).

Thomas is now an actor, music artist, and influencer.

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Khleo Thomas at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker."Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

After starring in "Holes," Thomas continued his acting career in films like "Walking Tall" (2004), "Going to the Mat" (2004), "Roll Bounce" (2005), "Dirty" (2005), and "Remember the Daze" (2007).

More recently, Thomas appeared in "Paint It Red" (2019) and "Scrap" (2022).

Since 2010, he's also been releasing hip hop/rap EPs and mixtapes. In 2013, he released the collaborative EP "After Everything Fades" with artist Chris Batson, which they turned into a visual album.

Thomas has his own lifestyle brand called Slick Living and a YouTube channel where he regularly posts gaming videos, music videos, and vlogs.

Sigourney Weaver played Warden Walker.

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Sigourney Weaver in "Holes."Disney

Before playing the tough Warden in "Holes," Sigourney Weaver was already an Academy Award-nominated actress with an iconic career.

By 2003, she was considered a pioneer for women in action and science-fiction films from her work in the "Alien" franchise, "Ghostbusters" (1984), and "Galaxy Quest" (1999).

Weaver continues to solidify her legacy as an A-list movie star.

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Sigourney Weaver at the 2020 Oscars.Amy Sussman/Getty Images

After starring in "Holes," Weaver continued her career in popular films like, "Baby Mama" (2008), "Prayers for Bobby" (2009), "Avatar" (2009), "The Cabin in the Woods" (2012), "A Monster Calls" (2016), and "Ghostbusters" (2016).

She also did voice acting for  "WALL-E" (2008), "The Tale of Despereaux" (2008), and "Finding Dory" (2016).

Outside of film, Weaver starred on USA's "Political Animals" and Netflix's "The Defenders."

The actress also starred in "My Salinger Year" (2020) and "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" (2021).

Most recently, she appeared in "Avatar: The Way of Water" (2022).

Jon Voight played Mr. Sir.

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Jon Voight in "Holes."Disney

Before playing Mr. Sir in "Holes," Jon Voight already had a prominent acting career.

He became a Hollywood star in hit films like "Midnight Cowboy" (1969), "Deliverance" (1972), "Coming Home" (1978), "Runaway Train" (1985), "Heat" (1995), "Mission: Impossible" (1996), "Ali" (2001), and "Pearl Harbor" (2001).

Voight continues to act in film and on television.

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Jon Voight at the 2020 Oscars after-party.DANNY MOLOSHOK/Reuters

After appearing in "Holes," Voight joined the cast of "National Treasure" (2004) and its sequel "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" (2007).

He continued to act in films like "Glory Road" (2006), "Transformers" (2007), "Bratz" (2007), "Tropic Thunder" (2008), "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" (2016), and "Orphan Horse" (2018).

On TV, Voight appeared on season seven of Fox's "24," and he starred on Showtime's "Ray Donovan" — which earned him a Golden Globe award in 2014.

More recently, the actor appeared in "JL Family Ranch 2" (2020), "Roe v. Wade" (2021), and "Dangerous Game: The Legacy Murders" (2022).

He was also awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2019.

Tim Blake Nelson starred as Dr. Pendanski.

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Tim Blake Nelson in "Holes."Disney

Before starring as Dr. Pendanski in "Holes," Tim Blake Nelson was known for films like "Hamlet" (2000), "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" (2000), and "Minority Report" (2002).

Nelson is still a successful actor.

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Tim Blake Nelson found further success in films and on TV.DANNY MOLOSHOK/Reuters

Following his role in "Holes," Nelson continued his career in films like "Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed" (2004), "Syriana" (2005), "The Incredible Hulk" (2008), "Lincoln" (2012), "Fantastic Four" (2015), and "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" (2018).

Nelson appeared on Netflix's "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and HBO's "Watchmen." He also worked on the films "The Hustle" (2019), "Just Mercy" (2019), and "Nightmare Alley" (2021).

More recently, the actor worked on Netflix's "Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities."

Henry Winkler played Stanley's father.

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Henry Winkler in "Holes."Disney

Henry Winkler was a Hollywood icon for decades before he played Stanley Yelnats III in "Holes."

He initially rose to fame playing Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli on the legendary ABC sitcom "Happy Days" — which earned him Golden Globe awards and Emmy nominations.

Winkler is still a major Hollywood star.

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Henry Winkler at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards.Steve Granitz/WireImage

In the years following the release of "Holes," Winkler continued to work on TV series like NBC's "Parks and Recreation," The WB/Adult Swim's "Childrens Hospital," USA's "Royal Pains," Fox/Netflix's "Arrested Development," and Disney+ animated series "Monsters at Work."

He's also worked on HBO's "Barry," a dark comedy starring Bill Hader.

The actor went on to movies like "Click" (2006), "You Don't Mess With the Zohan" (2008), "Here Comes the Boom" (2012), "Scoob!" (2020), and "On the Count of Three" (2021).

Patricia Arquette played the outlaw, Katherine "Kissin' Kate" Barlow.

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Patricia Arquette in "Holes."Disney

After her acting debut in "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors" (1987), Patricia Arquette became a household name by starring in a variety of notable films including "True Romance" (1993), "Flirting with Disaster" (1996), "The Hi-Lo Country" (1998), and "Stigmata" (1999).

Arquette is now an Oscar-winning actress.

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Patricia Arquette won an Oscar for "Boyhood."MIKE BLAKE/Reuters

Shortly after "Holes" was released, Arquette snagged the lead role on the NBC/CBS series "Medium."

In 2014, the actress starred in Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," which had been filmed over the course of 12 years and earned Arquette the Academy Award for best supporting actress.

More recently, she won multiple awards for her roles on Showtime's "Escape at Dannemora" and Hulu's "The Act," and she also voiced a character in "Toy Story 4" (2019).

Arquette recently starred on "Severance" on Apple TV+.

Dulé Hill played Sam.

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Dulé Hill in "Holes."Disney

Before joining the cast of the Disney movie, Dulé Hill had already made a name for himself in films like "She's All That" (1999) and "Man of Honor" (2000).

Additionally, the actor started playing Charlie Young on the hit NBC political drama "The West Wing" in 1999.

Today, Hill is best known for his work on television.

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Dulé Hill played a leading character on the hit mystery series "Psych."Michael Tran/FilmMagic/Getty Images

After "Holes," Hill continued his role on "The West Wing" until the show ended in 2006.

That same year, the actor took on what's become his most famous role as Gus on USA's "Psych" — which ran from 2006 to 2014 and inspired three movies: "Psych: The Movie" (2017), "Psych 2: Lassie Come Home" (2020), and "Pysch 3: This Is Gus" (2021).

His TV work continued on HBO's "Ballers," USA's "Suits," CBS' "Doubt," and Showtime's "Black Monday."

Although most of his recent credits are on television, Hill has also appeared in films, including "The Guardian" (2006), "Gravy" (2015), "Sleight" (2016), and "Locked Down" (2021).

In addition to film and TV, Hill is a successful stage actor and tap dancer.

He currently stars as Bill Williams on ABC's "The Wonder Years" reboot.

Eartha Kitt appeared in the film as Madame Zeroni.

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Eartha Kitt in "Holes."Disney

Eartha Kitt started her career as a dancer and a singer in the 1940s before landing her first on-screen role in "Casbah" (1948).

From there, she became well known for playing Catwoman on ABC's "Batman" from 1967 to 1968 and voicing Yzma in Disney's "The Emperor's New Groove" (2000).

Outside of film and TV, Kitt also had a successful music career, releasing several albums and songs including a classic rendition of "Santa Baby."

Kitt continued her successful career until her death in 2008.

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Eartha Kitt at the after-party for "The Public Sings: A 50th Anniversary Celebration" in 2006.Scott Gries/Getty Images

After "Holes," Kitt reprised her iconic voice role in "Kronk's New Groove" (2005) and on the Disney Channel's "The Emperor's New School."

The same year "Holes" was released, she started to voice Vexus on Nickelodeon's "My Life as a Teenage Robot," which she continued to do through 2007.

Kitt died after complications with colon cancer in 2008 at the age of 81.

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