Also a Brat Pack benchwarmer, C. Thomas Howell (the 'C' stands for Christopher) made an impression in teen war thriller Red Dawn and opposite Rutger Hauer in The Hitcher. What went wrong? That'd be the incredibly ill-advised comedy Soul Man, which sank Howell's career like a big, racist stone. Lately? A role in – this looks promising – The Day The Earth... Stopped. Ah well, close enough.