Time flies when you're not thinking about "Independence Day," but sixteen years have indeed passed since a merry band of Marines, computer experts, politicians and alcoholics gathered in the Nevada desert to save humanity.

Since then, "Independence Day" has grossed over $800 million internationally. But what happened to the film's cast?

independence day cast
(Smith, Fox and Bagley, then.)

First things first: Will Smith is still a famous movie star. After 16 years and at least one scuffle with a reporter who really wanted to kiss him, he even looks exactly the same. Though "Independence Day" remains Smith's biggest box office win, the actor has opened some huge movies since the mid '90s, including "I Am Legend" ($585 milion), "Men In Black" ($589 million), "Hancock," ($624 milllion), and, most recently, "Men in Black III" ($600 million so far).

Fox, who played Smith's girlfriend Jasmine, has been a part of "Kill Bill: Vol. 1," "Set It Off" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm." She also was mentioned (albeit unflatteringly) in "Get in My Car," a song off ex-boyfriend 50 Cent's 2005 album, The Massacre.

Bagley, who played Fox's son in "Independence Day," went on to focus on the small screen, taking roles in "Providence," "The Wild Thornberrys" and "Judging Amy."

indepedence day cast where are they now

(Smith, Fox and Bagley, now!)

Jeff Goldblum, the man who played the fim's mastermind, became a "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" regular and appeared in "Morning Glory" and "The Switch." The actor also took a turn on stage in London's West End.

Mae Whitman was just a young child when she played the President's daughter in "Independence Day," but the actress' career was only beginning. Since '96, she has gone on to star in "Jag," "State of Grace," "Arrested Development" (she played Egg!), "Family Guy" and "In Treatment." TV now know her as Amber Holt on "Parenthood."

And what became of Commander in Chief Thomas J. Whitmore? Bill Pullman was spotted in "Brokedown Palace," "Igby Goes Down"and "Too Big to Fail." He's currently on "Torchwood," where he plays Oswald Danes, a convicted murderer and child rapist. Yikes.

independence day cast

(Pullman and Whitman, then.)

For more on the cast (including the career of Mary McDonnell, who played the film's First Lady), head over to Snakkle.

Feeling festive? Here are an astounding number of songs about fireworks. Happy Fourth of July!

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  • Katy Perry - Firework

    Official music video for Katy Perry's "Firework" off her album 'Teenage Dream'. Director: Dave Meyers. Producers: Robert Bray & Danny Lockwood. Get 'Teenage Dream' here: bit.ly (explicit) bit.ly (clean) #VEVOCertified on January 29, 2011. www.vevo.com www.youtube.com

  • Drake Fireworks (Thank Me Later)

    Drake Fireworks Thank Me Later

  • Siouxsie and the Banshees - Fireworks (Top of the Pops)

    Fantastic band, fantastic single. Thank God for bands like this on TV on a Thursday night. NOT from TOTP2!! This is from Top of the Pops and is how it was broadcast at the time. NB. Unfortunately for some strange reason the sound on all my clips has gone very quiet.

  • Blue Oyster Cult: Fireworks

    Classic

  • Animal Collective - 'Fireworks' (2007)

    Animal Collectives audio/visual ode to 'Fireworks' and the holidays around the world they help celebrate with a BANG! 'Fireworks' will be released as a limited one sided coloured 10" single in the UK & Europe on November 5th. Dir. Jon Leone www.MyAnimalHome.net http www.dominorecordco.usDomino Recording Company is an independent record label founded in 1993. Subscribe to Domino goo.gl dominorecordco.com http twitter.com open.spotify.com

  • R.kelly - Fireworks (full Lyircs)

    This is the first full upload of this, I do not claim any rights to this song! Its a new day & I feel good If I wanna spread my wings I know that I could I got a feeling that tonight begins a healing where we all win I can see the fireworks I can see the fireworks I can see the firewooorks I can see the fireworks I can see the fireworks I can see the firewooorks Laa da diee jam nam nahh Awie jam nam nahh Awie jam nam nah ohweyooo I feel emotions deep inside my bones Like an ocean when the wave gets strong I feel today is my victory I gotta get out there and make history I can see the fireworks I can see the fireworks I can see the firewooorks (said it looks like I can see them) I can see the fireworks I can see the fireworks I can see the firewooorks www.hotnewsonglyrics.com Laa da wiee jam nam nahh Awie jam nam nahh Awie jam nam nah ohweyooo I had a vision, it was real to me Like a new song and my heart that sings Just like the striking of a lightning bulb (?) I feel the power of a miracle I can see the fireworks (oohw) I can see the fireworks (fireworks) I can see the firewooorks (said it looks like I can see them) I can see the fireworks I can see the fireworks I can see the firewooorks (fireworks, fireworks, fireworks) Said the sky is glowing with peace love and harmony this day is (?) with joy, cuz theres been a victoryyyy I can see the fireworks I can see the fireworks I can see the firewooorks (said it looks like I can see them) I can see the fireworks I can see <b>...</b>

  • plain white t's-fireworks

    plain white t's fireworks

  • Nick Lowe & Elvis Costello "Indoor Fireworks" 4/9/08 partial

    nick lowe and elvis costello at the encore of Nick's show in nyc

  • Roxette - Fireworks

    Music video by Roxette performing Fireworks.

  • You Me At Six - FireWorks -lyrics-

    new song. lyrics: So this is the end, of you and me we had a good run, and I'm setting you free to do as you want, to do as you please without me.. Remember when, you were my boat and I was your sea together we'd float, so delicately But that was back when we could talk about anything.. Chorus: Cuz I don't know, who I am when you're running circles in my head And I don't know, just who you are When you're sleeping in someone else's bed 3 whole words, and 8 letters late and that would've worked, on me yesterday We're not the same, I wish that could change..But it can't And I say your name, and in the same breath I say something, that I'll grow to regret So keep your hands on your chest, and sing with me, that we don't wanna believe Chorus So it's true what they say, if you love someone you should set them free Oh it's true what they say, you went and threw it away.. I don't know who you are, and I don't know who you are and oh cuz I don't know who you are when you sleep with somebody else cuz I don't know who I am, when you're sleeping with him and it's true what they say, went and threw it away..

  • Kelis - 4th Of July (Fireworks)

    Music video by Kelis performing 4th Of July (Fireworks). (C) 2010 will.i.am Music Group / Interscope Records

  • Skint & Demoralised - Fireworks [Demo Video]

    skintanddemoralised.bandcamp.com Demo video for Skint & Demoralised demo track 'Fireworks' from their 2nd album 'This Sporting Life'. Compiled by Matt Abbott, featuring photos from 'L'Appartement' and 'Amelie'. All content under exclusive license to Heist Or Hit Records. Copyright Skint & Demoralised 2011

  • ConWorth: No Fireworks Tonight

    Set to 'Fireworks' by Stacy Clark. All of the images are from deviantart. If you see your artwork here and want credit, please let me know :D 'Hanna Is Not A Boy's Name' is by the ever-wonderful Tessa Stone and you should all go read it, right this instant. Oh man, I love me some ConWorth. The muse struck me for this video and I had to do it; hope you enjoy!

  • Killer Aspect - Fireworks (090208, Helsinki)

    Killer Aspect performing "Fireworks" at Gloria, 9th Feb 2008. The quality's pretty bad but you'll have to live with that, you can catch Samuli tipping over at 1min 30sec. (I don't mean literally catch him, obviously it's too late for that)

  • Kate Walsh - Fireworks

    Filmed at The Luminaire in Kilburn, London on 21st November 2006. www.myspace.com

  • Embrace: Fireworks - Live On Jools Holland

    Embrace: Fireworks - Live On Jools Holland. Back in 1997.

  • Angra - Fireworks

    (1998) Angra - Fireworks Listen whit 320kbps quality of sound: br.youtube.com Add on Orkut: ilike.com Tags: Dedicate My Soul Holding Back The Fire Torment Of Fate The Dark Side Of Love Nightfly The Underworld Faded Santa Teresa O Pastor Comendo Melancia Primeiro Amor Nacib Vio...

  • FIREWORKS The Tragically Hip June 10 2009

    LIVE at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, California An amazing show in a very small venue. It was like having the Tragically hip play for you live in your living room. Enjoy! -Dylan Mattina

  • Carpark North - Fireworks

    Carpark North - Fireworks From the album All things to all people Music is in the copyright of its owner.

  • Gin Blossoms Fireworks

    Track 12 off of Dusted. This was written by Doug Hopkins and possibly my favorite GB/ overall song. Here Jesse is singing. it's kinda hard to understand so here's the lyrics The fireworks from the rooftops fall down around whole town So tell it seems like so long since Ive had you beside me here We used to walk together Ive nothing to show me now and it seems like so long Since Ive had you beside me here Well hes got ropes and chains all around her heart And nothing I can say could ever tear them apart Her mumbles come now softly (?) From the other side of this room And the things she wont say Just reminds shes not alone Well I cant help but feeling a little more than blue Cause the things that matter just dont mean a damn to you Well hes got ropes and chains all around her heart And nothing I can say could ever tear them apart (guitar solo) The fireworks from the roofs all fall down around you So tell it seems like so long since Ive had you beside me here Lets a walk together Ive nothing to show me now and it seems like so long Since Ive had you beside me here Well hes got ropes and chains all around her heart And nothing I can say could ever tear them apart...

  • Fireworks - Alabama

    Fireworks by Alabama

  • The Wedding - Fireworks

    You put your stock in a girl you'd swear was all your own. But all the while you think you have something that you don't, And it took a while to walk away from that. Yeah it took a while to walk away from that. It's like I'd always say. Chorus: Fireworks on the fourth of July making up the plans, Up the plans that you made. Nobody cares if there's no girl by your side. They're staring at the painted sky. I close my eyes and pretend your sitting here with me. While I try to put my finger on exactly what it was that made you leave. Yeah it took some time to walk away from that. Yeah it took some time to walk away from that And time is all that I have. (Chorus) It goes like this and we never walk away, sthe past is the past but it's here to stay. (Chorus) Pull it together boy you don't look so well and you got nothing but time to kill

  • The Whitest Boy Alive - "Fireworks"

    The Whitest Boy Alive - "Fireworks" from the album "Dreams" (2006) [Bubbles] www.myspace.com/thewhitestboyalive www.thewhitestboyalive.com edited by owenlang thelangdairyfarm

  • White Arrows | Fireworks Of The Sea

    visuals done by Laura Beth 0_o

  • Fireworks After Midnight- Gold Motel.wmv

  • Anatomy of the Bear - Fireworks

    Album: Anatomy of the Bear (2012) www.facebook.com aotb.bigcartel.com www.facebook.com

  • We Are Serenades - Fireworks (Live at TT the Bear's, Cambridge, MA)

    May 12, 2012. tack s mycket!

  • Godley And Creme - Consequences Part 1

    Part One 1-1 Seascape 2:51 1-2 Wind 3:54 1-3 Fireworks 1:00 1-4 Stampede 6:14 1-5 Burial Scene 3:07 1-6 Sleeping Earth 6:42 1-7 Honolulu Lulu 0:56 1-8 The Flood 10:19

  • Susan Greenbaum - Fireworks

    Susan Greenbaum performs "Fireworks" at her CD release concert at the Carpenter Center in Richmond, VA on November 19, 2011. This song is available at itunes, amazon and emusic.com

  • The Morning after Girls - Fireworks

    From "Shadows Evolve"

  • Polock- Fireworks

    From the new album GETTING DOWN THE TREES Available on iTunes! itunes.apple.com Myspace: www.myspace.com Diary Blog: polockband.blogspot.com Lyrics One, Two, Three, Four, Five We are Young and Proud Sitting at the edge of the World To see the fireworks Take it easy now 'cause my rules have come Let me handle this affair Oh, the countdown is on Always breaking your heart Nothing is gonna change our friends I think that here well be safe Yes or No Decide, 'cause it ain't so hard One, Two, Three, Four, Five We are far from home Everybody wants to go To see the Fashion show Take it easy now We Could change our lives Maybe I should call her up To see the fireworks Always breaking your heart Nothing is gonna change our friends I think that here well be safe Yes or No Decide, 'cause it ain't so hard This life's great new movement Please just get out of the way That's you said They made it complicated Then at last We only Left and forgave them all

  • allentonHILL Fireworks - Single

    www.itunes.com/allentonHILL Buy It Now We're a band out of Dayton Ohio. This is our first single that we recorded out of our apartment We hope it's the start of a lot more to come. Tell us what you think. All comments are welcome. =========================================== Lyrics It started so innocent It started when we were friends It turned into something more And it kept growing You turned my world upside down My head's even spinning now All I have left to say Is all about the Brilliance in the sky On the fourth of July Was never what caught my eye You were the beauty of that night Awoahohohohoh And all I need is you Cause no one else will do Our love is shining like fireworks I don't think that you realize Just how you satisfy You brought color to my life And I'm amazed at Everything that I feel My time with you is surreal Nothing has been more real Than when I see the Brilliance in sky On the fourth of July Was never what caught my eye You are the beauty of that night Awoahohohohoh And all I need is you Cause no one else will do Our love is shining like fireworks I saw your face reflecting the light in the sky And from that point I knew It was always you

  • Fireworks - I Grew Up In A Legion Hall Lyrics

    Just spreading the love. =) LYRICS - I wouldn't call it romantic While veterans drank in the basement of the packed hall where we met that fall There's nothing I'd rather do, than break fire codes with you And my spend my nights on your front lawn When these couple years won't let me catch a break And keep throwing me on the ground.. You make it feel like it's nothing at all You make me feel stronger than all With you I didn't care that I slept through lectures Or that I only stayed for two semesters It's always been those pieces of plastic That I keep arranged alphabetically on a shelf That taught me how to be myself You will always have my attention It's something I don't even have to think about anymore You will always be the life lesson In a world that just lets down, you stand up with me now You make me feel like it's nothing at all

  • Tender Trap - Fireworks (low-res)

    Low-res version of Video for Tender Trap single, Fireworks, out 4/10/09 on FortunaPop! (There is a hi-res version on You Tube too!). The video was shot on stills in lovely Broadstairs, Kent by our friend Giles Borg (of 1234 fame). Thanks too to Simon Kearney for all his help. Tender Trap are Amelia Fletcher, Elizabeth Morris, DJ Downfall, Katrina Dixon and Rob Pursey. See www.myspace.com/tendertrap for more songs. If anyone else fancies making a video of one our songs, we are willing subjects!

  • Fireworks - Moby

    Song only Fireworks by moby album 18 i dont own anything all credit goes to who made this song and the Company and whatever.

  • Madina Lake - Fireworks (Lyrics on Description)

    Track N5 of the new album World War III Just take your clothes off Lay back, clear up your mind And I'll turn down the lights Just take the pain and the pressure And leave it behind It's all for you tonight (I touch ya) We're like an island (I kiss you) We're all alone here I'm going down babe (I kiss ya) Go ahead get loud Gonna give you fireworks tonight my girl, tonight I'm going down babe, go ahead get loud Gonna set your sky on fire while I'm inside tonight I'm going down babe, go ahead get loud I'm not the first But I promise I'll be the last to get you off like this (I touch ya) We're like an island We're all alone here I'm going down babe Go ahead get loud Don't be afraid and you'll feel everything The waterfalls elate the shakes Gonna give you fireworks tonight my girl, tonight I'm going down babe, go ahead get loud Gonna set your sky on fire while I'm inside tonight I'm going down babe, go ahead get loud Gonna give you fireworks tonight my girl, tonight I'm going down babe, go ahead get loud Gonna set your sky on fire when I'm inside tonight In this moment, the past just melts away In this moment, high on life we stay Feel the lips, our hips we're sweating an ocean The sex connects forever to us... Gonna give your fireworks tonight my girl, tonight I'm going down babe, go ahead get loud Gonna set your sky on fire while I'm inside tonight I'm going down babe, go ahead get loud Gonna give you fireworks tonight my girl, tonight I'm going down babe, go ahead get <b>...</b>

  • Aberdeen - fireworks

    indie pop

  • Yuksek - Fireworks

    Yuksek - Living On The Edge Of Time (2011) 8th track

  • Ronnie Milsap - Fireworks

  • Temposhark - Fireworks

    Fireworks Artist: Temposhark Album: Threads

  • Fireworks-Hyland

    Recorded on February 5, 2010 using a Flip Video camcorder.

  • fireworks - caitlin cary

    for the holiday

  • Stina Nordenstam - Fireworks

    Used in Skins 4x05 www.mediafire.com

  • Fireworks Are Illegal In The State Of New Jersey

    A short video to accompany the song 'Fireworks Are Illegal In The State Of New Jersey' by the band Oppenheimer. The song clip is taken from their forthcoming album 'Take The Whole Midrange And Boost It'.

  • White Arrows | Fireworks Of The Sea

    visuals done by Laura Beth 0_o

  • Calling All Cars - Fireworks In A Hurricane

    'Fireworks In A Hurricane' is the 9th track on the album 'Dancing With A Dead Man', by Calling All Cars. All rights to this song belong to the band.

  • The Fall - Light/Fireworks

    The Fall Mark E Smith Light/Fireworks from the album The Infotainment Scan

  • "Mission Temple Fireworks" The Paul Thorn Band

    Listen to Paul Thorn and you'll end up either laughing or crying ...probably a little of both. But you'll be tapping your foot and shaking your head all the while listening to real songs about life and heartache and just plain living sung by an artist whose been there every step of the way.

  • Senses Fail - Fireworks At Dawn (New track 2008)

    Here's another song from Senses Fail's upcoming album Life Is Not A Waiting Room which will be released on October 7 I do not own any of the media, if the author wants it off youtube then please tell me LYRICS: Fireworks at dawn as I sip for assistance this flask keeps me calm it reflects back my bent image of someone who's lost and getting older by the minute laugh lines are lke growing scars someday they will be finished I've got so many places that I want to see and I've got so many faces that I want to be so get on your feet wipe the dirt off and get with it destiny waits at your door all wraped up with a ribbon it's time to move on because the past can't be your passion so what if you did something wrong, find someone who hasn't I've got so many places that I want to see, and I've got so many faces that I want to be

  • All The Day Holiday Flowers And Fireworks

  • This City - Kids With Fireworks

    This City performing Kids With Fireworks in Brightons Engine Rooms.