The high-school movie genre is a well worn one which never seems to get old and even though several of them are made and released each year, a few stand out above the rest. With Mean Girls dominating the 2000’s, Dazed and Confused is without a doubt the high school film of the ’90s but more importantly highly regarded as the pinnacle of all high school movies. Although it is set in 1976, the film came out in 1993, but to many, it perfectly encapsulates the high school life of the ’70s down to its iconic Led Zeppelin title. Fans of all ages still flock to the film, making it a classic and while you may watch it and notice quite a few stars of today in their youth, there is a lot about this film you probably didn’t know. Check out 14 Things You Didn’t Know About Dazed and Confused.
14. Famous Faces
As you are well aware, this film is packed full of stars before they were A-listers including Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Cole Hauser, and Adam Goldberg however there is the one you might have missed. A young Renee Zellweger can be seen in the background of one of the party scenes holding a beer funnel, although she also auditioned for the role of Darla that went to Parker Posey. Vince Vaughn was also rejected for the film after auditioning for Fred O’Bannion, the role that went to Affleck, and Benny O’Donnell that went to Hauser. Meanwhile, Brendan Fraser rejected the role of Randall ‘Pink’ Floyd that ended up going to Jason London.
13. Wiley Wiggins
On the other hand, Wiley Wiggins who ended up playing the lead role of Mitch Kramer originally only signed on to be an extra but had a much easier time of getting his starring spot. His odd name and long hair got him noticed by producers who then thrust him into the role of Kramer.