Over at Screen Crush, Jeremy Taylor has put together a pretty comprehensive "Then and Now" piece on the cast of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet. Our favorite entry is this:
Then: No, that’s not a character from ‘Spring Breakers.’ It’s funnyman Jamie Kennedy as gun-slinging Montague, Sampson. The goofy actor broke through big in 1996 with a memorable role in ‘Scream.’
Now: Kennedy has had various degrees of success in film (‘Malibu’s Most Wanted’) and TV (‘The Jamie Kennedy Project’). In addition to voice acting work on ‘The Cleveland Show’ and ‘Fanboy and Chum Chum,’ Kennedy recently hosted quite possibly the most disastrous New Year’s Eve show of all time.
You can see Kennedy's turn in a Shakespearean role at Mascara Movie Monday's presentation of Romeo + Juliet, August 26th at the Plaza.