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Whatever Happened To Ethan Embry From "A Far Off Place?"

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A Far Off Place is one of those movies that we all remember from our childhood, but never really realized how dark it was. The 1993 Disney movie featured a young Reese Witherspoon who ends up walking through the desert with another kid. Seems relatively harmless, right?

JUST KIDDING. The two kids, Reese Witherspoon and Ethan Embry, are left STRANDED in the desert after literally everyone else they know is murdered. Nonnie, played by Witherspoon, and Harry, played by Embry, had sneaked away from their home in the African desert to meet up with Nonnie's friend, Xhabbo. They hear gunshots, return to the camp, and find their families murdered by a friend who had been running an ivory exporting scheme.

The duo, along with Xhabbo, then have to trek 2,000 miles across the Kalahari desert where they can reach a seaport town.


We're all aware that Reese Witherspoon has stayed extremely relevant since that movie. The Oscar-winning actress is all over the Hollywood scene, and is starring in the upcoming A Wrinkle In Time with freakin' OPRAH WINFREY. So ya, she's doing just fine.

However Ethan Embry is not a name that we've heard a lot since the movie. He's popped up here and there, and also had a leading role in Can't Hardly Wait. But if we're being honest, I definitely thought Embry would be making it big for a long time. He had that cute child actor thing going for him, and the movie itself had decent reviews.

So where did Ethan Embry end up?

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