News

Bronze statue marks ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ anniversary

Bronze statue marks ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ anniversary

IT'S DYNAMITE:Actor Jon Heder attends the Napoleon Dynamite statue dedication and cast panel discussion on the 20th Century Fox Studios lot in Los Angeles on Monday, June 9. "Napoleon Dynamite: 10 Sweet Years Edition" is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. Photo: Associated Press/ Dan Steinberg

The stars of “Napoleon Dynamite” celebrated the 10th anniversary of the film’s release by reuniting to unveil a bronze statue of the titular character in Los Angeles on Monday.

Since its release in 2004, the comedy has become a cult favorite, and a decade later, the cast including Jon Heder, Haylie Duff, Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino, Sandy Martin, Shondrella Avery, and director Jared Hess gathered at the Fox Studio lot in Los Angeles to celebrate the movie’s success.

The cast revealed a bronze statue of Napoleon Dynamite himself, wearing his signature ‘Vote for Pedro’ shirt and moon boots, and also participated in a question and answer session following the unveiling.

The comedy starring Heder as a hapless high school student grossed nearly $45 million at the U.S. box office and went on to become a top-selling home release.

Latest Headlines

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

rainman

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

in Music

This week’s top alternative tracks

modestmouse

LISTEN: This week's top alternative songs, according to the weekly Billboard chart.

in Entertainment

Angelina Jolie crowned world’s top feminist icon

Angelina Jolie arrives at the 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Los Angeles.

Angelina Jolie and Emma Watson top the list of the world's foremost feminist icons.

in Entertainment, National

Celebrities protest new Indiana law

George Takei poses for a portrait at Quaker Good Energy Lodge with GenArt and the Collective , during the Sundance Film Festival, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

Celebrities call for an Indiana boycott after the passing of a controversial law that could lead to discrimination against gay couples.

in Lifestyle

White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

The North Lawn of the White House, on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 in Washington.

The White House announce a five-year plan to fight drug-resistant germs.