Great movies propel the careers of actors, while failed scripts can mar one’s chance at acting forever. It’s like bad scripts bring along bad luck too. Despite having the zest and the talent, history is witness to the downfall and demise of some tremendously gifted actors, whose careers were nearly destroyed because of signing for one wrong movie.
8. Lindsay Lohan with ‘I Know Who Killed Me’:
What led the career of Lindsay Lohan to doom is still debatable. No one can be sure if it was her tainted bad girl image or her bad choice for scripts that lead to a destroyed acting career for her. The last of her movies including the 2007 horror flick ‘I know who killed me’ sure paved for her final extinguish from movies and acting.
7. Lorri Petty with ‘Tank Girl’:
Lorri Petty simply made a name for herself in Hollywood on basis of her acting prowess. She was almost a star with three major block-busters namely ‘Point Break’, ‘Free Willy’, ‘A league of their own’. But then was released a movie that was incompetent adaptation of comic ‘Tank Girl’. The movie did tank her career forever.
6. Kevin Costner with ‘Waterworld’:
After being part of one of the highest grosser of his time including ‘Dances with Wolves’, Kevin Costner came up with a suicidal idea of creating $ 200 million sci-fi. His character was of a fishman who happily drank his own urine. This character created confusion beyond comprehension. The movie was a big time flop and also the destroyer of the acting career for Kevin Costner.
5. Mark Hamill with ‘Return of the Jedi’:
The actors whose voice is incomparable, Mark Hamill can be compared to the great Mel Blanc in various capacities. He shares credits for some of the best voiceovers in cinema and in the early 80s he was the most sought out actor in movies as well. But then came ‘Return of Jedi’ in 1983 and took away all he had earned in his lifetime. Mark Hamill lost his track from then onwards.
4. Elizabeth Berkley with ‘Showgirls’:
Elizabeth Berkley must not have comprehended even in the wildest of her dreams that the 1995 made classic cult in which she featured will bomb so badly at the box-office window. Paul Verhoeven’s picture although found critics by its side but audience maintained distance from it and from Elizabeth for a fairly long time.
3. Chris O’Donnell with ‘Batman & Robin’:
Chris O’ Donnell, before featuring in this loosely created film by Joel Schumacher named ‘Batman & Robin’ was considered to be one of the best upcoming talents of the time. However, with the movie his career not only encountered a shrieking halt but failed to pick up momentum once again. This sham from 1997 not only took his flourishing career to ransom, but also killed Batman franchise for nearly ten years.
2. Sean Connery with ‘League of Extraordinary Gentleman’:
Sean Connery is associated with number of wonderful characters and movies in his career. However, ‘League of extraordinary gentleman’ proved to be the nail on his head and engulfed his career. Sean immediately retired from acting after the movie. The movie not only killed Sean’s movie career but forced him to retire from all kinds of acting.
1. Jamie Kennedy with ‘Son of Mask’:
If Jim Carrey was simply irresistible in the comic cult ‘The Mask’, the sequel named ‘Son of Mask’ beat you down to boredom. Devoid of laughs or even possibilities of cracking laughter, the movie made Jamie Kennedy the pale shadow of arguably the best comic actor of the modern era. Jamie only lost what he had earned over the years with his hardwork.