"Sin City" — the critically acclaimed film based on the Frank Miller graphic novel of the same name — is celebrating a major milestone! In honor of the crime-anthology film's 15th anniversary on April 1, 2020, Wonderwall.com is taking a look at where its ensemble cast ended up…
In 2005's "Sin City," Jessica Alba starred as Nancy Callahan, a resolute stripper at Kadie's Saloon who's frequently embroiled in the city's criminal underworld.
The same year she starred in "Sin City," Jessica Alba appeared in "Fantastic Four." She then took on films like "Good Luck Chuck" in 2007, "The Eye" in 2008, "Machete" and "Valentine's Day" in 2010, "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" in 2014 and "Mechanic: Resurrection" in 2016. In 2011, the "Dark Angel" alum co-founded The Honest Company, a natural baby and beauty products company. In 2019, she made an appearance in the crime thriller "Killers Anonymous" and returned to television in the procedural series "L.A.'s Finest" alongside Gabrielle Union. In 2008, Jessica married Cash Warren, the son of actor Michael Warren, whom she met while filming "Fantastic Four." Together, Jessica and Cash share three children: Honor, Haven and Hayes.
In "Sin City," Benicio del Toro played Detective Jack "Jackie Boy" Rafferty, the abusive ex-boyfriend of Shellie (Brittany Murphy).
Benicio del Toro went on to appear in a variety of films including "Che" in 2008 (which he also produced), "Inherent Vice" in 2014 and "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" in 2018. He also landed a role in the 2018 Showtime limited series "Escape at Dannemora." In 2020, the Oscar winner will star in the Wes Anderson-directed drama-comedy flick "The French Dispatch" alongside notable names like Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, and Timothée Chalamet. In 2011, the Puerto Rican actor and actress-model Kimberly Stewart welcomed daughter Delilah, however the pair were not in a relationship at the time.
Brittany Murphy played Shellie, a barmaid at Kadie's Saloon who's also the on-off girlfriend of Dwight McCarthy (Clive Owen), in "Sin City."
Following her appearance in "Sin City," Brittany Murphy went on to voice Gloria in the 2006 animated film "Happy Feet." The "Clueless" actress also famously voiced Luanne Platter in the critically acclaimed adult animated sitcom "King of the Hill" from 1997 to 2009. She also appeared in films including "The Dead Girl" in 2006, "Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs" in 2008, and "Across the Hall" in 2009. In 2007, she married British screenwriter Simon Monjack. She passed away at 32 from complications of pneumonia, and five months later, her husband died too — the cause of death was also pneumonia. Her final film, "Something Wicked," went into wide release on Sept. 12, 2014.
Clive Owen starred as Dwight McCarthy, a tortured private investigator, in "Sin City."
After starring in "Sin City," Clive Owen went on to appear in blockbuster films like "Inside Man" in 2006, "Shoot 'Em Up" in 2007 and "The International" in 2009. The English actor received his first Primetime Emmy nomination for outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie for his performance in "Hemingway & Gellhorn" in 2012. In the 2014 period medical drama series "The Knick," the actor played Dr. John W. Thackery — a performance that earned him a Golden Globe nomination. He'll next star as Bill Clinton in "Impeachment: American Crime Story," which is slated to hit TV screens in September 2020.
Bruce Willis starred as selfless veteran detective John Hartigan in "Sin City."
Since starring in 2005's "Sin City," Bruce Willis has gone on to appear in at least one film every year: "Alpha Dog" in 2007, "Assassination of a High School President" in 2008, "Surrogates" in 2009 and "The Expendables" in 2010 are among the plethora of films the "Sixth Sense" actor has delivered. Other notable projects include "Looper" in 2012, "Vice" in 2015 and "Glass" and "Motherless Brooklyn" in 2019. In 2009, Bruce married actress-model Emma Heming. The couple now share two daughters: Mabel and Evelyn.
Rosario Dawson starred as Gail, one of the Girls of Old Town, in "Sin City."
Aside from appearing in "Sin City" in 2005, Rosario Dawson also starred in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical "Rent" that year, winning herself a Satellite Award for best supporting actress. She went on to appear in films including "Clerks II" in 2006, "Unstoppable" in 2010 and "Top Five" in 2014 (which garnered her a Critics' Choice Movie Award nomination for best actress in a comedy). In 2019, Rosario appeared in four films: "Someone Great," "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot," "Zombieland: Double Tap" and "Wonder Woman: Bloodlines." She's also landed roles on notable television series like "Daredevil" from 2015 to 2016, "Luke Cage" from 2016 to 2018 and "Jane the Virgin" from 2018 to 2019. In 2020, the "Sin City" actress will lend her voice to two projects — the film "Justice League Dark: Apokolips War" and the TV series "It's Pony" — and will act in the anthology series "Briarpatch." The outspoken activist split from actor Jason Lewis not longer after "Sin City" came out and went on to date French DJ Mathieu Schreyer, filmmaker Danny Boyle and comedian Eric André. She's been in a relationship with politician Cory Booker since 2019. In 2014, Rosario became a mother through adoption, bringing home daughter Lola, 11.
In "Sin City," Alexis Bledel played Becky, one of the Old Town Girls.
While she appeared in "Sin City" in 2005, Alexis Bledel continued to star on the coming-of-age mother-daughter series "Gilmore Girls" for two more years until 2007. The Texas-born actress appeared in films including "Post Grad" in 2009, "The Brass Teapot" in 2012 and "Crypto" in 2019. She also famously reprised her breakthrough role of Rory Gilmore in the 2016 revival "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life." The "Tuck Everlasting" actress has since landed a recurring role on the dystopian series "The Handmaid's Tale." Her performance as Ofglen aka Emily Malek scored her a 2018 Primetime Emmy nomination for outstanding guest actress in a drama series. She split from former "Gilmore Girls" co-star Milo Ventimiglia in 2006 and went on to marry Vincent Kartheiser in 2014. They met on the set of "Mad Men." The couple welcomed their first child, a son, in 2015.
Devon Aoki played mute assassin Miho in "Sin City."
After landing a role in "Sin City," Devon Aoki went on to appear in films like "DOA: Dead or Alive" in 2006, "Mutant Chronicles" in 2008 and "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead" in 2009. She also appeared in several music videos including two for The Killers: "Bones" in 2006 and "Just Another Girl" in 2013 (she was also in brother Steve Aoki's music video for the track "Waste It On Me" featuring BTS in 2018). In 2007, Devon designed a capsule fashion collection in collaboration with Levi's in Asia called +D. In 2017, the former fashion model made her return to the runway when she walked for Moschino. That same year, she was also featured in advertising campaigns for Hugo Boss and Sephora x Moschino. A year later in 2018, Devon modeled for Jeremy Scott, had a spread in the June issue of Vogue, and appeared in campaigns for Swarovski, Nordstrom and Moschino Fragrance. Devon married analyst James Bailey in 2011. The couple have three children together: James, Alessandra and Eleanor.
In "Sin City," Josh Hartnett played The Colonel, a freelance assassin.
After appearing in "Sin City" in 2005, Josh Hartnett went on to star in films like "Lucky Number Slevin" (for which he won best acting performance at the 2006 Milan International Film Festival), "The Black Dahlia" in 2006 and "30 Days of Night" in 2007. From 2014 to 2016, he starred on Showtime's "Penny Dreadful," and in 2020, he'll star on the Southern Gothic drama "Paradise Lost." In 2021, he's set to star in Guy Ritchie's "Cash Truck." Aside from being a successful actor, Josh is also a passionate activist — in 2007, he took a step back from filming to support Global Cool, a climate change charity based in the U.K. Since 2013, he's been in a relationship with English actress Tamsin Egerton, with whom he shares two children.
Jaime King played mischievous identical twins Goldie and Wendy in "Sin City."
The same year "Sin City" came out, Jaime King appeared in two other films: "Two for the Money" and "Cheaper by the Dozen 2." Since 2005, she's continued to cultivate a lengthy list of credits which includes films like "The Alibi" in 2006, "Silent Night" in 2012 and, more recently, "Escape Plan: The Extractors" in 2019. She reprised her double role as Goldie and Wendy in 2014's "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." In addition to appearing in numerous films, Jaime's also made appearances on the small screen — she had major roles in shows like "Gary Unmarried" from 2008 to 2009 and "Hart of Dixie" from 2011 to 2015. In 2007, she married Kyle Newman, with whom she has two children: Leo and James.