9 Hollywood actors whose career “goes down” because of a failed role (Part II)

A big role is the chance for thousands of young actors to become stars, but sometimes it becomes their own grave.

No.6. Topher Grace – Spider-Man 3 (2007)


As one of the successful stars from the “That' 70s Show” series alongside Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, Topher Grace was on the verge of becoming an A-list Hollywood star. However, the role - Venom in “Spider-Man 3” has ruined everything.

It was the worst of “Spider-Man” trilogy of Sam Raimi and Venom became one of the worst villains in the superhero world. It was 10 years after Sony dared to bring this character back to the big screen with Tom Hardy's acting. Topher Grace also became a supporting cast.

No.7. Will Smith – After Earth (2013)


With such great legacies as Men in “Black” (1997), “Pursuit of Happiness” (2006) and “Independence Day” (1996), Will Smith was the well-known Hollywood name at box offices. However, the contribution in “After Earth” was a wrong decision that he and his son regretted forever.

M. Night Shyamalan's work didn’t only lose money but was also criticized by critics. The impact of the film was so great that they were hardly able to return to their peak career. The role - Deadshot in “Suicide Squad” (2016) continued to be criticized by critics but at least it was still profitable.

No.8. Ioan Gruffudd - Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)


Ioan Gruffudd was a famous actor in England when he played Hornblower - a Napoleon general - in the series of the same name. He went to Hollywood and continued to resonate with works such as Titanic (1997), Black Hawk Down (2001) and King Arthur (2004).

However, the superhero Mr. Fantastic in “Fantastic Four” has made Ioan's career fall. The British actor was rated as the weakest one in the four characters. After the failure of “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”, he is only involved in small projects or television series.

9. Chris O'Donnell – Batman & Robin (1997)


In the early 1990s, Chris O'Donnell was a promising young Hollywood star when he transformed into D'Artagnan in “The Three Musketeers” (1993). The role - Robin in “Batman Forever” (1995) was like a padding step to help him more famous.

However, "Batman & Robin" was a disaster. The movie was so bad that DC Comics fans and actors wished it had never been produced. Not only Chris O'Donnell, the careers of both George Clooney and Alicia Silverstone were affected. From there, his most memorable role was Callen in the TV series – “NCIS: Los Angeles”.

By: Scarlet Johnson

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