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youngplaya21
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(04-24-2012, 06:05 PM)
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Has anyone said Keeanu Reeves yet?
Forkball
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(04-24-2012, 06:06 PM)
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Jim Cavizel. He was Jesus in a huge hit and then completely disappeared.
GQman2121
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Originally Posted by fallengorn

Savage does a lot of producing/directing now.

Yep, Always Sunny and most recently Happy Endings, which he also had a small role in. Funny stuff.

His episode as a rapist who defends himself in court on SVU was really good too.
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(04-24-2012, 06:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Forkball

Jim Cavizel. He was Jesus in a huge hit and then completely disappeared.

He's currently the star of one of CBS's highest-rated shows. That's a strange way to disappear.

Person of Interest, btw.
yogloo
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(04-24-2012, 06:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by zoleristec

Cuba Gooding Jr. hasn't really done anything of note after winning that oscar.

He went full retard. You NEVER go full retard.
thekonamicode
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(04-24-2012, 06:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Avixph

Are you sure he wasn't the security guard for that film?

http://www.*****************/tvshowbiz...m-Bailout.html
TheYanger
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(04-24-2012, 06:18 PM)
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Some of the choices in this thread are baffling. I wasn't aware that having a known career with a huge hit at some point during it was the same as having a single hit then falling off the map. Christopher Lloyd, Ian McKellan, F. Murray Abraham...REALLY?!

Even someone like Orlando Bloom hardly qualifies, he was in SIX of the highest grossing movies of the last decade, trilogies or not. Cuba is the best answer. Jerry McGuire to Snow Dogs in record time.
navanman
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(04-24-2012, 06:21 PM)
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No mention of Hilllary Swank yet?

Double Oscar winner and seems to have disappeared off our screens.
chiba
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(04-24-2012, 06:25 PM)

Originally Posted by sparky2112

I'll go with my go-to: Clive Owen. Seriously, wtf? He was EVERYWHERE for a while there...

His career is far from crashed, he has a huge HBO movie coming out soon playing Hemingway opposite Nicole Kidman.
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(04-24-2012, 06:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by navanman

No mention of Hilllary Swank yet?

Double Oscar winner and seems to have disappeared off our screens.

Had to look up if she retired and no she didn't. This is a good answer.
krameriffic
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(04-24-2012, 06:27 PM)
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Eddie Murphy. The Shrek movies were decent early on, but then they started to suck ass and he hasn't done jack shit worth a fuck in the last 10 years other than the first 2 Shreks.

Originally Posted by daviyoung

The benchmark is 'big hit'.

Right... so he didn't play Magneto in all 3 X-men movies? Those weren't big hits? And the upcoming pair of Hobbit movies, those won't make a billion dollars each?

What?
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(04-24-2012, 06:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Korey

If by burned out, you mean about to explode. Chris Evans better watch his mothafuckin' BACK


Originally Posted by Speedymanic



Always wondered why both didn't make it big, especially Savage.

Savage directed one of the best shows on TV brah. Matter of fact, i'd say right when he stopped was when the show started getting shitty.
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Originally Posted by TheYanger

Some of the choices in this thread are baffling. I wasn't aware that having a known career with a huge hit at some point during it was the same as having a single hit then falling off the map. Christopher Lloyd, Ian McKellan, F. Murray Abraham...REALLY?!

Even someone like Orlando Bloom hardly qualifies, he was in SIX of the highest grossing movies of the last decade, trilogies or not. Cuba is the best answer. Jerry McGuire to Snow Dogs in record time.

This...I'll add Al Pacino to your "wtf?!?" list.

Some of the actors in this thread are among the most successful of all time. So Pacino hasn't had a good movie in a few years...who gives a shit? He never crashed and burned, he just got old.
NotTheGuyYouKill
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(04-24-2012, 06:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Forkball

Jim Cavizel. He was Jesus in a huge hit and then completely disappeared.

Person of Interest says hi, one of the best new shows on TV.

In the first post, I mean actors that are still trying to work after their hit. So after Seinfeld, Dreyfus, Alexander, and Richardson all kept trying to work, but only Dreyfus' career remained great. Alexander's seemed to stagnate, Richardson's crashed and burned.

I'm pretty sure I saw Jason Alexander on one of the Comedy Central Roasts.
LegendofJoe
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(04-24-2012, 06:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by industrian

When you've had one leg amputated due to diabetes and have been told you might have to have the other one taken off, then I could see why you'd want to kill yourself.

:(

You just described what happened to my grandfather.
dejay
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(04-24-2012, 06:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by tino

Long Kiss Goodnight = awesome movie

Plus she got great reviews as an actor in Melancholia.
Revolver
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(04-24-2012, 07:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kaizer

Black Swan wasn't that long ago right? And didn't she recently have a kid? I feel like she'll still be on the upswing for at least 3 mire years.

I know it's premature to say Portman, but her string of stinkers after Black Swan concerns me. I like her and would hate to see her disappear. Elizabeth Shue and Hillary Swank are good answers. They really fell off.
faceless007
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(04-24-2012, 07:31 PM)
I didn't know the only possible definition of success was being the top-billed star of multiple Hollywood studio movies that make hundreds of millions every year. Ian MacKellan, really? Dude does Shakespeare in London when he doesn't have a movie going on. He's doing fine.
tino
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(04-24-2012, 07:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Revolver

I know it's premature to say Portman, but her string of stinkers after Black Swan concerns me. I like her and would hate to see her disappear. Elizabeth Shue and Hillary Swank are good answers. They really fell off.


How can you keep naming Portman if she is the most successful actress working now? Also Swank is an over achiever.
blackflag
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(04-24-2012, 07:45 PM)
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It's been said many times already in the thread but Cuba Gooding jr. immediately came to mind.
gabbo
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(04-24-2012, 07:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Revolver

Elizabeth Shue and Hillary Swank are good answers. They really fell off.

Elisabeth Shue is on CSI, a top rated CBS show. Hardly dropped off.
distantmantra
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(04-24-2012, 07:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by tino

I quite like Elisabeth Shue, wonder why she never made it.

She quit acting and became a nurse in Tucson, AZ.

Go watch Hamlet 2.
Duane Cunningham
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(04-24-2012, 07:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tenck



This guy.

He should play Soap McTavish.
Snowman Prophet of Doom
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(04-24-2012, 07:55 PM)
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Keir Dullea never did much after 2001.
Raxus
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(04-24-2012, 08:01 PM)
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A chunk of these 'disappearances' still make the rounds in TV. A chunk turned into really good voice actors (Mark Hamill). Some go onto Broadway (Radcliff). Outside of career suicide most still manage to find work. Hell I keep seeing people from Arrested Development pop up all over my TV and movie theaters.
Norante
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(04-24-2012, 08:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by youngplaya21

Has anyone said Keeanu Reeves yet?

Leave Keanu alone. The man is awesome.
mattp
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Originally Posted by GQman2121

Yep, Always Sunny and most recently Happy Endings, which he also had a small role in. Funny stuff.

His episode as a rapist who defends himself in court on SVU was really good too.

he also was involved in party down. directed a few episodes i think?
BruiserBear
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(04-24-2012, 08:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by smurfx

jon heder

I think he's pretty much the definition of a one hit wonder.
mattp
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(04-24-2012, 08:08 PM)
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harrison ford post air force one
Goron2000
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(04-24-2012, 08:10 PM)
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Shannon Elizabeth

Scary Movie, American pie...
BruiserBear
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(04-24-2012, 08:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Goron2000

Shannon Elizabeth

Scary Movie, American pie...

Only problem with her is that she was never really a hit. She got kinda famous for showing her boobs in American Pie. Then no one cared.
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(04-24-2012, 08:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by madkiller

Clive Owen
Emile Hirsch

Emile Hirsch was in 3 movies in the last 2 years (including the darkest hour which released 4 months ago (tomorrow)

And Clive Owen had 2 films last year... Not including the recently screened Shadow Dancer.

Would hardly call either of those careers crash and burned. A lot of you seem to assume that if the movie isn't widely known, than the career has died. In which case, Clive owen's career died shortly after Children of Men

What about Wesley Snipes? Tax evasion causes crashing and burning? :P
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Stealth Editor
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(04-24-2012, 08:27 PM)
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Everyone from American Pie
WARP10CK
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(04-24-2012, 08:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Witchfinder General

Wha? Who?


Just google Sibel porn actress then you will find out who
Horsemama1956
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(04-24-2012, 08:36 PM)
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Its already been said but the main reason for shit roles for Gooding Jr seems to be Will Smiths rise. he even said himself the good roles stopped coming once he really took off(shortly after his Oscar win). Makes sense.
Goron2000
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(04-24-2012, 08:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stealth Editor

Everyone from American Pie

I dunno, Jason Biggs and Shaun William Scott had a career for a few seconds.
catfish
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(04-24-2012, 08:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by ReturnOfTheRAT

You're giving Aniston too much credit. The success she's had is almost always due to a male costar. She's a decent co-star, not the star of the picture.

Still the most successful of all the friends. She deserves credit for horrible bosses as well.

I don't know if she's riding off the back of male costars, I would have thought she had a large female audience.
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Originally Posted by catfish

I don't know if she's riding off the back of male costars, I would have thought she had a large female audience.

She did when the whole Brangelina thing took off, but I think most people have gotten tired of her.
Patryn
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(04-24-2012, 08:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stealth Editor

Everyone from American Pie

Alyson Hannigan is still trucking along on How I Met Your Mother.
Forsaken82
(04-24-2012, 08:57 PM)
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has anyone said Elizabeth Berkley yet? What has she done since Showgirls :P
adamsappel
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Originally Posted by Talon-

Val Kilmer really fell off a cliff pretty quickly in the mid-90s.

Kilmer is apparently a nightmare to work with. That goes a long way to sinking your career. Then he got fat.

Some of the women mentioned probably took a break to raise a family.
SteveWD40
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Originally Posted by adamsappel

Kilmer is apparently a nightmare to work with. That goes a long way to sinking your career. Then he got fat.

Some of the women mentioned probably took a break to raise a family.

He bowed out with the terrific Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and the underrated Spartan, just before his bloat took over and he became Jupiters new moon.
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Originally Posted by tino

Long Kiss Goodnight = awesome movie

I agee that it's an awesome movie but Kirsten Dunst isn't in it lol.
Persona7
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(04-24-2012, 09:08 PM)
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Chris Tucker got paid like 80 million for each rush hour movie, right?
nel e nel
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Originally Posted by FelixOrion



Judge Doom, then Doc, then nothing really. Which is sad because I loved Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown, but he really had nothing after that.


That might be because these were more of comeback projects for him:



Interesting, just realized that both of these cats were also supporting actors in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest as well.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073486/fullcredits#cast
Riggs
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(04-24-2012, 09:14 PM)

Originally Posted by elitehebrew

NSFW maybe/maybe not. Did a quick google for ya...

http://warmingglow.uproxx.com/2011/0...rn-star#page/1

Thank you
G-Fex
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(04-24-2012, 09:16 PM)
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Definitely Lohan. What a fucking failure.
Revolver
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(04-24-2012, 09:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by gabbo

Elisabeth Shue is on CSI, a top rated CBS show. Hardly dropped off.

I did not know that. I always liked her. How about Renee Zellwegger? She used to be everywhere but I haven't seen her in ages.
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Originally Posted by krameriffic

Eddie Murphy.

You guys are awful at this.
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