It’s been 25 years Boogie nights hit theaters on October 10, 1997.
Set in 1977, the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed comedy-drama follows young busboy Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg) as he is discovered by porn director Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds). Jack takes Eddie under his wing and transforms him into the porn movie sensation Dirk Diggler. Despite Eddie being surrounded by a supportive group of friends and having success in his career, Eddie must face his own demons of drugs and selfishness as they take his career down.
The cast also includes Julianne Moore, Don Cheadle, Heather Graham, John C. Reilly, William H. Macy, Nicole Ari Parker, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Luis Guzmán.
In addition to directing, Anderson co-wrote and produced the film with Lloyd Levin, John Lyons and JoAnne Sellar.
After first premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 1997, Boogie nights was received with critical acclaim. The film was nominated for three Oscars, including Best Original Screenplay for Anderson, Best Supporting Actor for Reynolds and Best Supporting Actress for Moore.
The cast was nominated in Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Movie Category at the 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards, while Reynolds and Moore both earned individual nods for their performances in the Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress categories.
Meanwhile, Graham took home an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance.
After the success of Boogie nightsseveral of the film’s stars reunited to appear in Anderson’s 1999 drama Magnolia.
In honor of Boogie nights‘ 25th anniversary, The Hollywood Reporter takes a look at what the cast members have been up to since the film’s theatrical debut.