More stars than Dazed and Confused

Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused is often noted for prescient casting given its large number of future stars or at least recognizable character actors (Parker Posey, Matthew McConaughey, Milla Jovovich, Joey Adams, Ben Affleck, Adam Goldberg). However another mid-90’s flick actually has a more interesting young cast, although it too is spotted by lots of recognizable but eventually went nowhere actors: Higher Learning.

The movie itself is a trite confused look at the non-melting pot of college campuses but director John Singleton did one heck of a casting job: Omar Epps, Kristy Swanson, Tyra Banks, Michael Rapaport, Jennifer Connelly, Ice Cube, Busta Rhymes, the aforementioned Adam Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne, Regina King, Bridgette Wilson and even Gwyenth Paltrow as an uncredited extra.