Shawshank Redemption Where Are They NowIt's hard to believe now, given the film's ubiquity, that "The Shawshank Redemption" didn't get much notice upon its initial release 20 years ago this week (on September 23, 1994). The movie was not a hit, earning just $28 million in theaters. It did get nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (for Morgan Freeman), and Best Adapted Screenplay (for writer/director Frank Darabont's adaptation of Stephen King's short story "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption"), but it was shut out on Oscar night. Maybe it was that ungainly title.

Nonetheless, the film found its following on home video and endless cable reruns. Today, it's considered a modern classic, everyone's favorite movie about prison, and maybe everyone's favorite Stephen King adaptation as well. Its two leads, Freeman and Tim Robbins, went on to win Oscars years later. Other cast members weren't so celebrated. Here's what happened to the cons and guards of "Shawshank" over the past two decades.

The Shawshank Redemption
R1994
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An innocent man (Tim Robbins) goes to a Maine penitentiary for life in 1947. Read More