do-the-right-thing-1989-02-gTwenty-five years ago, a rising director who was relatively unknown to mainstream America detonated the Hollywood scene with the seminal film about sizzling race relations in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn in New York City called Do the Right the right thing

The film was a cultural touchstone and turned Spike Lee and many of its cast members into stars and even superstars.dtrt ruby_dee_cannes_1989_spike_lee_Do_the_Right_Thing

Spike Lee and celebrity friends such as Wesley Snipes — who turned down a role in Do the Right Thing but later starred in Lee’s Mo Better Blues and most notably Jungle Fever — celebrated the silver anniversary of the film with a block party on the street where the film was made.dtrt do-the-right-thing-2

Let’s take a look at where the cast and crew of Do the Right Thing are 25 years later.

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