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'Elf' Cast 20 Years Later: Where Are the Stars of the Classic Christmas Comedy Today?

As the iconic film turns 20, let's look at what the star-studded cast has been up to.

The movie "Elf" is closing in on drinking age and is still as hilarious and heartwarming as ever — but where are the stars of the Christmas comedy all these years later? It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since we first saw the "Elf" cast make the sweet holiday film an instant classic.

Viewing "Elf," directed by Jon Favreau, has become a beloved holiday tradition. Released in 2003, the movie tells the story of Buddy — played by Will Ferrell — a human who, as a baby, accidentally crawls into Santa Claus's gift sack and is raised by elves at the North Pole. As Buddy grows up, he begins to realize he's not like the other elves and embarks on a journey to New York City to find his biological father, played by James Caan.

The film beautifully captures the magic and wonder of the holiday season, as Buddy's childlike innocence and enthusiasm bring a fresh perspective to the bustling and cynical city. Ferrell's performance is both endearing and comical, and the film's humor appeals to children as well as adults.

"Elf" delivers a heartwarming message about the power of family, love and embracing one's uniqueness. Its timeless laughs and ability to give viewers the warm-and-fuzzies have solidified its place in the pantheon of classic Christmas movies. With its festive spirit and delightful characters,  "Elf" continues to be a must-watch movie for the entire family during the Christmas season, reminding us all to believe in the magic of the holidays.

Led by the exceptionally talented Ferrell, the cast of "Elf" is a delightful ensemble that contributes significantly to the film's enduring charm and appeal. Let's take a look at what the "Elf" cast has been up to since the film's release 20 years ago.

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