Achieving glory is not easy, keeping it is even harder. Famous actors know this from experience because the competition in Hollywood is very tough. Each year, thousands of young talents try to conquer the American “dream factory” in the hope of winning a film role and becoming famous. But only the most talented and tenacious are able to do it!
WittyBubbles decided to remember the Hollywood celebrities who have been known for their important roles, but who have long since disappeared from movie screens.
1. Demi Moore
Demi Moore appears regularly in the tabloids: either because of the divorce with Bruce Willis, or because of his marriage with Ashton Kutcher, who is 16 years younger than her, or for her many cosmetic surgery operations, and for his separation from Kutcher. But Demi Moore’s film career is not as rich. His most notable work was the movie “Ghost” with Patrick Swayze. Then there was “Striptease” and “GI Jane”, for which she received twice the anti-prize of “Golden Raspberry” as the worst actress. In all the films that followed, she only got supporting roles.
2. Tobey Maguire
Peter Parker’s role in the movie “Spider-Man” made Tobey Maguire a prominent Hollywood star, and her kiss with Kirsten Dunst was an important part of the list of cult love scenes. Later, the actor played in two sequels of “Spider-Man”, but in the following episodes of the franchise, another actor took his place. Maguire never appeared again in such important projects. The only exception was the movie “Gatsby the Magnificent”, where the actor got the role of narrator Nick Carraway.
3. Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba’s lead on television was the lead role in James Cameron’s “Dark Angel” series, and her most famous film work was the role of a stripper in Robert Rodriguez’s cult film, “Sin City”. Jessica later appeared in several romantic comedies, in the action movie “Machete” and in the thriller “The Devil Under the Skin”. The latter has not been badly received by critics, but has not yet reached the popularity of “Sin City”. But that did not stop Jessica from regularly occupying the top spots in the world’s sexiest women’s rankings.
In recent years, the actress has devoted herself to business. In 2011, she co-founded The Honest Company, a company dedicated to the production of green consumer goods, and in 2016, she entered the list of the richest American entrepreneurs under 40 according to Forbes.
4. Taylor Lautner
With the release of the famous “Twilight” film saga, girls from around the world split into two camps: some dreamed of the mysterious vampire played by Robert Pattinson, others of the charming werewolf played by Taylor Lautner. The scenes where the latter appears without shirt certainly did not leave indifferent neither side. Unfortunately, unlike his colleagues of “Twilight”, Lautner failed to win in the big cinema: the films in which he participated have hardly been noticed by the public.
5. Carrie-Anne Moss
The film “Matrix”, released on the big screen in 1999, instantly became a cult film, and Carrie-Anne Moss, who played Trinity, became an overnight star. Subsequently, Moss played in both “Matrix” suites, and also participated in several films from the Marvel film universe and other projects, but Trinity’s role remained the main one in the filmmaker’s career. ‘actress.
6. Zach Galifianakis
The film “Very bad trip” with the participation of Zach Galifianakis became a super hit and ranked tenth in the list of the most profitable films of 2009. The sequel exceeded the first part, having collected more than 500 million dollars at the box office. Thanks to that, Zach became a real star, but after “Very bad trip”, he did not have such memorable roles in his career.
7. Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt won 4 Emmy Awards and 3 Golden Globes for her role in the television series “Mad About You” during the 90s. Due to the popularity wave of this series, Helen was invited to play the lead role in the romantic comedy “For the worse and for the better”, for which the actress won an Oscar. It would seem that such an impressive list of awards has promised him great success in Hollywood, but critics have received all his roles that followed with considerable indifference. The only significant work of the actress lately was the movie “The Sessions”, released in 2012.
8. Macaulay Culkin
We can say that Macaulay Culkin is a real phenomenon. The comedy “Mom, I missed the plane”, which earned him an immeasurable popularity, was created almost 30 years ago. But Culkin continues to appear in the pages of the tabloids, and the world follows with interest the complicated life and ups and downs of the actor. The magic of Christmas is surely for something.
9. Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel’s career on television begins with the series “The Seventh Heaven”, where she plays the eldest daughter of a Californian Protestant priest. Her main accomplishment was her role in the film “The Illusionist”, where she interpreted the lover of the illusionist Eisenheim. Unfortunately, it did not help the actress confirm her place in Hollywood, where she does not get very important roles. By the way, Jessica’s career on television is more promising: in 2017 she was named to the Golden Globes for the series “The Sinner” in which she participated.
10. Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood can not be considered a single-role actor: he has starred in numerous projects, including blockbuster films such as “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “Hooligans”, and television series “Wilfred” and “Dirk Gently, Holistic Detective”. Yet for millions of viewers around the world, the actor is primarily associated with the cult character of the trilogy of “Lord of the Rings”.
11. Megan Fox
Like Jessica Alba, Megan Fox regularly finishes in the rankings of the most attractive and desirable women in the world. The actress can not boast of being so successful in the movies. The biggest box office successes with its participation were the action movie “Transformers” and its sequel. After the launch of the second part of “Transformers”, the actress left the project. It is said to be because of his difficult character and his harsh comments on the director of the film, Michael Bay. Anyway, Megan is no longer very much in demand in the world of cinema.
And you, which actors do you consider unfairly forgotten? Tell us in the comments!