It's been 15 years since "Ocean's Eleven" debuted on Dec. 7, 2001. In honor of the crime-comedy's big anniversary, Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the all-star cast and how their lives have changed over the years. Keep reading to catch up with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts and more!
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George Clooney starred as con-man Danny Ocean, who plans the heist to rob three of Terry Benedict's Las Vegas casinos in one night after he's released from prison.
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George Clooney returned to the role of Danny Ocean in 2004's "Ocean's Twelve" and in 2007's "Ocean's Thirteen." He won his first Oscar in 2006 for his performance in "Syriana" and his second in 2013 for "Argo," which he produced. The multi-hyphenate also earned Academy Award nominations for acting in "Michael Clayton," "Up in the Air" and "The Descendants," for writing "The Ides of March" and "Good Night, and Good Luck." and for directing the latter. In the years following the 2001 debut of "Ocean's Eleven," George romanced a number of beauties, including Stacy Keibler and Elisabetta Canalis, before finding love with British human rights barrister Amal Alamuddin. They tied the knot in 2014.
Brad Pitt starred as Danny's right-hand man, Rusty Ryan.
Brad Pitt returned to the role of Rusty Ryan in 2004's "Ocean's Twelve" and in 2007's "Ocean's Thirteen." He earned Oscar nominations for his work as an actor in 2009 for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and in 2012 for "Moneyball" and took home the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture of the Year in 2014 for "12 Years a Slave," which he produced. (Two more films he produced, 2011's "Moneyball" and 2015's "The Big Short," also earned Oscar nominations for best picture.) Brad also scored an Emmy nomination in 2002 for his work on "Friends," won an Emmy in 2014 for producing "The Normal Heart" and earned an Emmy nomination in 2015 for "Nightingale," which he produced. In 2005, he divorced Jennifer Aniston after nearly five years of marriage — and after falling in love with Angelina Jolie on the set of "Mr. & Mrs. Smith." Brad and Angelina raised six children together — adopted kids Maddox, Pax and Zahara and biological offspring Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne — and tied the knot in 2014. They split in September 2016 after just two years as a married couple.
Matt Damon starred as pickpocket Linus Caldwell, who's recruited by Danny to join his crew.
Matt Damon returned to the role of Linus Caldwell in 2004's "Ocean's Twelve" and in 2007's "Ocean's Thirteen." He launched the Bourne franchise in 2002, starred in "The Departed" in 2006 and earned Academy Award nominations for his work in 2010's "Invictus" and in 2016's "The Martian." Matt also earned Emmy nominations in 2011 for his work on "30 Rock," in 2013 for his performance on HBO's "Behind the Candelabra" and in 2016 for producing "Project Greenlight." In late 2005, he wed Luciana Barroso. They welcomed daughter Isabella in 2006, daughter Gia in 2008 and daughter Stella in 2010. Their brood also includes Alexia, Lucy's daughter from a previous relationship.
Andy Garcia starred as Terry Benedict, who owns all three casinos that Danny's crew plans to rob.
Andy Garcia returned to the role of Terry Benedict in 2004's "Ocean's Twelve" and in 2007's "Ocean's Thirteen." He also appeared in "New York, I Love You," "Let's Be Cops" and the 2016 "Ghostbusters" reboot and portrayed Andre Allen on the second season of HBO's "Ballers." He's been married to Maria Victoria Lorido for more than three decades. Of their four children, daughter Dominik is an actress and daughter Alessandra is a plus-size model.
Julia Roberts starred as Danny's ex-wife Tess, who's moved on romantically with Terry Benedict.
Julia Roberts returned to the role of Tess in 2004's "Ocean's Twelve." The Academy Award winner, who earned her fourth Oscar nomination in 2014 for her work in "August: Osage County," went on to star in "Mona Lisa Smile," "Closer," "Valentine's Day," "Eat Pray Love," "Larry Crowne," "Mirror Mirror" and "Mother's Day." She reunited with George Clooney in 2016's "Money Monster" and earned her second Emmy nomination in 2014 for her performance on the HBO made-for-TV movie "The Normal Heart." In 2002 — less than a year after she ended her relationship of four years with actor Benjamin Bratt — Julia wed cinematographer Danny Moder. In 2004, they welcomed twins Hazel and Phinnaeus. Their son Henry arrived in 2007.
Don Cheadle starred as Basher Tarr, the crew's electronics and explosives expert.
Don Cheadle returned to the role of Basher Tarr in 2004's "Ocean's Twelve" and in 2007's "Ocean's Thirteen." He earned an Oscar nomination in 2005 for his work in "Hotel Rwanda, appeared in "Crash," "Flight" and "Miles Ahead," which he also wrote and directed, and took over the role of Lt. Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes from Terrence Howard in 2010's "Iron Man 2." (He's portrayed the character in four films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far.) Additionally, Don starred on "House of Lies" — for which he earned four Emmy nominations and took home a 2013 Golden Globe — from 2012 to 2016. He has two daughters, Ayana Tai and Imani, with his partner of nearly three decades, actress Bridgid Coulter.
Bernie Mac starred as dealer Frank Catton, the crew's inside man at one of Terry Benedict's casinos.
Bernie Mac returned to the role of Frank Catton in 2004's "Ocean's Twelve" and in 2007's "Ocean's Thirteen." He also appeared in a wide range of films, including "Head of State," "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," "Bad Santa," "Pride," "Transformers" and "Old Dogs" and headlined "The Bernie Mac Show," for which he earned two Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations, from 2001 to 2006. He died in 2008 at 50 due to complications from pneumonia. He's survived by his wife of more than three decades, Rhonda McCullough, and their daughter, Je'Niece.
Scott Caan and Casey Affleck portrayed the mechanic-driver Malloy brothers, Turk and Virgil, the crew's grunts.
Scott Caan returned to the role of Turk Malloy in 2004's "Ocean's Twelve" and in 2007's "Ocean's Thirteen." He also appeared in "Into the Blue" and "Rock the Kasbah" and on the last three seasons of "Entourage." Scott has starred on "Hawaii Five-0" since 2010 and earned a Golden Globe nomination for his work on the series in 2011. The avid surfer and photographer, whose father is actor James Caan, published a collection of his photographs in 2009. In July 2014, he and longtime love Kacy Byxbee welcomed their first child together, daughter Josie James. He also previously romanced Kimberly Stewart.
Casey Affleck returned to the role of Virgil Malloy in 2004's "Ocean's Twelve" and in 2007's "Ocean's Thirteen." In 2008, he earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford." He also appeared in "Gone Baby Gone" (big brother Ben Affleck's feature-film directorial debut), "Tower Heist," "Interstellar," "The Finest Hours" and 2016's "Manchester by the Sea," for which he's currently garnering Oscar buzz. Additionally, Casey directed the 2010 fake documentary "I'm Still Here," a work of "performance art" starring Joaquin Phoenix. In 2004, he and Joaquin's sister, actress Summer Phoenix, welcomed son Indiana. They wed in 2006 after six years as a couple and became parents for the second time in 2008 when son Atticus was born. But it wasn't meant to be: They separated in 2016 after 10 years of marriage. Casey quickly moved on with "Supergirl" star Floriana Lima.
Carl Reiner starred as con-man Saul Bloom, who comes out of retirement for one last job as part of Danny's crew.
Carl Reiner returned to the role of Saul Bloom in 2004's "Ocean's Twelve" and in 2007's "Ocean's Thirteen." He works regularly as a voice actor and has appeared on a wide range of television shows in recent years, including "Two and a Half Men" and "Hot in Cleveland." The multi-hyphenate earned his 15th Emmy nomination in 2004 for "The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited," which he executive produced. In 2008, his wife of 65 years, actress Estelle Reiner, died of natural causes. The duo shared three children: actor-writer-director Rob Reiner, Lucas Reiner and playwright-poet Annie Reiner.
Elliott Gould starred as casino owner Reuben Tishkoff — a friend of Danny and Rusty's and a rival of Terry Benedict's — who bankrolls the heist.
Elliott Gould returned to the role of Reuben in 2004's "Ocean's Twelve" and in 2007's "Ocean's Thirteen." He's worked steadily since then, appearing in 2011's "Contagion" and voicing God in 2012's Noah." Elliott also starred on the short-lived 2014 Fox sitcom "Mulaney," portrayed Ezra Goodman on the first three seasons of Ray Donovan from 2013 to 2016 and is set to star on the upcoming CBS legal drama "Doubt" in early 2017. He has one son, actor Jason Gould, with ex-wife Barbra Streisand and two children, Molly and Sam, with his second ex-wife, Jennifer Bogart.
Eddie Jemison portrayed Livingston Dell, the crew's resident computer hacker.
Eddie Jemison returned to the role of Livingston Dell in 2004's "Ocean's Twelve" and in 2007's "Ocean's Thirteen." He's also appeared in a wide range of films over the years — from "Bruce Almighty" and "The Informant!" to "The Punisher" and "Waitress" — and starred on "Hung" from 2009 to 2011. Most recently, he portrayed Stacey Boss on "iZombie" and popped up in 2016's "War Dogs." He and his wife, actress Laura Lamson, share daughter Daisy and son Jazz.
Shaobo Qin portrayed Yen, a Chinese acrobat and contortionist who works for the crew.
Shaobo Qin, who made his acting debut in "Ocean's Eleven," returned to the role of Yen in 2004's "Ocean's Twelve" and in 2007's "Ocean's Thirteen." The real-life acrobat and contortionist has never appeared on camera outside of the franchise — he returned to the Peking Acrobats after his brief stint as a Hollywood actor and toured with the group as recently as mid-2015.