Hollywood is unpredictable! A five minutes role could make up someone’s career, but it could also end up destroying it. These things are often followed when an actor’s big movie faces a tough time and drops at the box office or faces some really harsh criticism by the audiences and the critics.
It is of course, not fair to them, but it is also unavoidable. Here are a few actors who had to go through the same.
1. Hayden Christensen as Anankin Skywalker
Hayden Christensen getting the role of Anakin Skywalker seemed to be like him hitting some jackpot. The Star Wars franchise was expanding and he was set to be the center face of the prequels. He would go down in the history forever as the man who became THE Darth Vader. But that exactly became the problem.
He faced a tough time post the Star Wars. On YouTube, there is a BTS that shows George Lucas wandering around the set not sure what direction to give the actor. He later had a tough time finding other roles since he was linked to the “Dark” side of one of the most beloved franchises. But with the Disney+ series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Christensen is returning as Anakin Skywalker and fans are excited!
2. Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool
Okay, don’t get us wrong, of course, the role of Deadpool can’t hurt Ryan Reynolds‘ career “professionally”, however, it has taken some critical hits. A Redditor TheRedHood20000 feels that “every time he gets another gig, he’s just playing Deadpool minus the costume.” And they are not wrong, it does feel like at times.
But maybe that’s how Ryan Reynolds is in real life! And he ends up playing himself in most of the roles he has played.
3. Taylor Kitsch as John Carter
2012 was a terrible year for Taylor Kitsch. He is a famous actor on Tv’s Friday Night Lights, however, he proved to be a huge flop when it came to the big screen. That year, he starred in roles in Battleship, Savages, and John Carter, but all of them failed with the critics and even at the box offices.
However, John Carter hurt him the most at that was his highest-profile role. The film couldn’t even make a $300 million budget back in the ticket sales. Sadly, after his two back-to-back movie flops, Hollywood executives stopped contacting Kitsch and saw him as a box office “poison”. Kitsch went on to work on television series like True Detective.
4. Alicia Silverstone as Batgirl
Alicia Silverstone was making a wonderful career back in the 1990s by coming in supporting roles in movies like Clueless but then her time as the major movie star and that didn’t go well when it comes to Batman & Robin.
A Redditor skonen_blades claims that Silverstone’s career “got pretty soundly torpedoed” after she starred in the 1997 film. However, Batman & Robin has actually been underrated and hasn’t been done in a movie!
5. Charlie Chaplin as Adolf Hitler
The Great Dictator is considered one of the best political satires ever pulled out by both the critics and the fans. Charlie Chaplin’s condemnation of fascism and Adolf Hitler was hilarious and powerful. But the film had a dark impact on his life.
The film was praised and even nominated for several awards and especially the last five-minute speech was considered anti-climactic. It even caught the FBI’s attention who went on to question Chaplin’s political views. He was so scrutinized that he ended up leaving the country and was then banned from re-entering the United States of America!