9 Hollywood actors whose career “goes down” because of a failed role (Part I)
No.1. Taylor Kitsch - John Carter (2012)
As a model, Taylor Kitsch resonated when he starred in the TV series “Friday Night Lights”. From here, he gradually encroached to cinema. After the role of Gambit in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (2009), Taylor Kitsch almost became an A-list star in Hollywood.
However, what happened in 2012 has caused his career to decline steeply. The main role - John Carter in the movie was to make Disney a $ 100 million loss. The same thing happened to Battleship. Now, Taylor can only film TV series or small movie projects.
No.2. Hayden Christensen – Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Being starred in “Star Wars” is a "one thousand-year opportunity" because the series has become part of American popular culture. Hayden Christensen is the recipient of the "golden ticket" of George Lucas after crossing 1500 rivals.
The legendary antagonist Darth Vader will help his career “feel like duck in water”, but the truth is too contradictory. The trilogy of “Star Wars” is so bad that fans say they never existed. In particular, Hayden Christensen's "bad" acting skills made him almost disappear from Hollywood.
No.3. Brandon Routh – Superman Returns (2006)
For many people, the only reason Brandon Routh played Clark Kent in Superman Returns was because he looked like Christopher Reeve. The work was expected to open a new series on steel man.
Unfortunately, the film directed by Bryan Singer was criticized for being too boring. More commentary on Brandon Routh's poor acting. After that defeat, the Superman brand was re-launched into “Man of Steel” (2013) of Zack Snyder. Meanwhile, the male lead is struggling with countless supporting roles as well as turning to drama.
No.4. Jack Huston - Ben-Hur (2016)
Jack Huston made his breakthrough performance in many television series such as “Boardwalk Empire” and “American Hustle” (2013). However, the big debut role of Ben-Hur in the movie of the same name ruined his reputation seriously.
The film was considered a bad remake of the original version received 11 Oscars in 1959. Despite of good performance, Jack Huston still could not overcome the too large shadow of Charlton Heston. Ben-Hur "helped" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lose about $ 120 million. Now, the British actor hardly starred the main role in the blockbuster movies anymore.
No.5. Emile Hirsch – Speed Racer (2008)
Emile Hirsch was a rising star with roles in such films as “Alpha Dog” (2006) and “Into the Wild” (2007). He was like "catch the gold" when starring the main role in “Speed Racer” directed by the Wachowski sisters.
The work was adapted from Japanese comic book of the same name and was expected to be the biggest blockbuster of the year. But the film was a dismal failure when it only earned $ 90 million compared with a budget of $ 120 million. “Speed Racer” did not only pull Emile Hirsch's career down but also severely damaged the reputation of the Wachowski sisters.
By: Scarlet Johnson