Where Are They Now?
“You Don’t Look Happy…” Where Are They Now: The ‘80s Heartthrobs of Less Than Zero
Less Than Zero, the ‘80s film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ novel by the same name, starred “Brat Pack” hit makers: Andrew McCarthy, Robert Downey Jr. and Jami Gertz. Andrew McCarthy’s character, Clay, comes home for Christmas break during his first year of college to find both his best friend (Downey Jr.) and high school girlfriend (Gertz) addicted to drugs and in a confusing love triangle. Set against the cocaine-ridden, party hard backdrop of LA’s wealthy offspring, the film was a grim depiction of LA’s desperate youth. Snakkle looks back on their noteworthy roles and finds out where they are now! By Brittany Carson
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Since Less Than Zero, McCarthy has retained his boyish good looks and acting career to boot. In 1989, McCarthy scored another hit in the comedy Weekend At Bernie’s, and continued to land lead and supporting roles in major films. While his star doesn’t shine nearly as brightly as it did during his “Brat Pack” days, he continues to star in film and TV shows, like Gossip Girl and White Collar.