Warning: This post contains mentions of violence and suicide.
Believe it or not, 2022 marks two decades since the release of 8 Mile, a film following the journey of an up-and-coming Detroit rapper named Jimmy “B-Rabbit” Smith. The movie was loosely based on the real-life story of Eminem, whose birth name is Marshall Mathers. Eminem portrayed the lead role and earned Best Original Song at the 2003 Academy Awards for “Lose Yourself,” the lead song on the 8 Mile soundtrack.
Here is an update on the cast members from the inspirational ’00s drama.
Eminem (Jimmy “B-Rabbit” Smith Jr.) then:
Brittany Murphy (Alex Latourno) then:
Mekhi Phifer (Future) then:
Kim Basinger (Stephanie) then:
Anthony Mackie (Clarence “Papa Doc”) then:
Michael Shannon (Greg Buehl) then:
Evan Jones (Cheddar Bob) then:
Omar Benson Miller (Sol George) then:
Chloe Greenfield (Lily) then:
De’Angelo Wilson (DJ Iz) then:
De’Angelo Wilson in 2004:
Taryn Manning (Janeane) then:
Eugene Byrd (Wink) then:
Proof (Lil’ Tic) then: