“Scream” made a name for itself with its iconic -- and surprising -- opening scene starring Drew Barrymore.
Click through to find out what she and the rest of the cast have been up to since 1996.
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Neve Campbell made a name for herself in the TV series “Party of Five” before starring in all four “Scream” films. She’s kept busy since then, most recently turning up on the most recent season of Netflix’s “House of Cards.”
“Scream” bad boy Skeet Ulrich has had a string of TV roles on such series as “Jericho” and “Law & Order: Los Angeles,” and he’s got numerous film projects on the way, including “Lost in Austin” and “Escape Room.”
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Matthew Lillard kept plenty busy after “Scream” with such films as “She’s All That,” “Wing Commander” and “Thir13en Ghosts” before landing the role of Shaggy in “Scooby-Doo,” which he’s reprised numerous times. He’s also recently done stints on “Halt and Catch Fire,” “The Good Wife” and “Bosch.”
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While Rose McGowan followed up “Scream” with iconic work in “Jawbreaker,” both segments of “Grindhouse” and “Charmed,” she’s been making even more of a name for herself as an outspoken activist against sexism and double standards in Hollywood. She also made her directorial debut in 2014 with the short film “Dawn.”
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Jamie Kennedy made a splash as the horror film know-it-all trying to help everyone survive “Scream.” He’s gone on to work steadily in comedy on TV and in film, most recently lending a voice to the animated series “Legends of Chamberlain Heights.”
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Courteney Cox was already a huge star -- thanks to “Friends” -- when she signed on to play reporter Gale Weathers in “Scream.” She went on to reprise the role in each of the sequels. She also starred in “Cougar Town” and even made her debut as a film director with 2014’s “Just Before I Go.”
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David Arquette met Courteney Cox while making “Scream,” and the two were married three years later. They separated in 2010 but remain close. Arquette has kept busy with work both in front of and behind the camera for film and television, and he appeared on the 13th season of “Dancing with the Stars.”
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Former child star Drew Barrymore shocked audiences with her iconic -- and short-lived -- appearance in “Scream.” The mother of two has been plenty busy working in film and television as an actress, producer and director. She worked the festival circuit in 2015 with “Miss You Already,” and her next foray into TV is 2017’s “The Santa Clarita Diet.”
Liev Schreiber terrified audiences as Cotton Weary, the man convicted of killing Sidney Prescott’s mother -- a role he’d reprise in “Scream 2” and “Scream 3.”
A prolific stage and screen actor, Schreiber just received his fourth Golden Globe nomination for playing the title role on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan,” and he’s currently starring on Broadway in “Les Liaisons Dangereuses.”
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Former “Happy Days” star Henry Winkler went uncredited for his work as Principal Himbry in “Scream,” but he still made an impression.
Winkler has lately been having fun back on the small screen with memorable roles in series like “Arrested Development,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Childrens Hospital.”
The “Scream” director found room for a sneaky cameo in the film as a janitor at the school, but he usually sticks behind the camera. Since making a name for himself with such ‘70s and ’80s horror classics as “The Hills Have Eyes” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” Craven has been fairly quiet as a director since 2010’s “Scream 4.” But he did executive-produce the recent “Scream” TV series for MTV.