Warning: This post contains references to violence and suicide.
Believe it or not, 2022 is two decades since its release 8 miles, a film that follows the journey of an aspiring Detroit rapper named Jimmy “B-Rabbit” Smith. The film was loosely based on the real-life story of Eminem, whose birth name is Marshall Mathers. Eminem starred in and won Best Original Song at the 2003 Academy Awards for “Lose Yourself,” the title track of 8 miles soundtrack.
Here’s a cast member update from the inspirational ’00s drama.
Eminem (Jimmy “B-Rabbit” Smith Jr.) then:
Brittany Murphy (Alex Latourne) 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: