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22nd Jul '16 1:53:34 PM JamesAustin
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* The cast of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' all enjoyed a big push, particularly Creator/KristenStewart, Creator/RobertPattinson, and Creator/AnnaKendrick. Stewart's first big post-''Twilight'' role was Music/JoanJett in the {{biopic}} ''Film/TheRunaways'', Pattinson had the romantic dramas ''Remember Me'' (which seems to be more famous for [[TooSoon its controversial ending]] than anything else) and ''Literature/WaterForElephants'' and the complicated Creator/DavidCronenberg drama ''Film/{{Cosmopolis}}'', and Kendrick went for indie and Oscar cred with her performance in ''Film/UpInTheAir'', not to mention mainstream success in ''Film/PitchPerfect''. She even got a top ten chart hit in "Cups", a track from the aforementioned film's soundtrack. Only one of their pushes seems to have panned out, however...

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* The cast of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' all enjoyed a big push, particularly Creator/KristenStewart, Creator/RobertPattinson, and Creator/AnnaKendrick. Stewart's first big post-''Twilight'' role was Music/JoanJett in the {{biopic}} ''Film/TheRunaways'', and while her stone-faced performance of Bella became a running pop culture gag, at least seems to get regular work and even some critical acclaim (albeit often in a "wow, she actually ''can'' act" sense) in fairly low-budget indie movies; Pattinson had the romantic dramas ''Remember Me'' (which seems to be more famous for [[TooSoon [[TooSoon/SeptemberEleventh its controversial ending]] than anything else) and ''Literature/WaterForElephants'' and the complicated Creator/DavidCronenberg drama ''Film/{{Cosmopolis}}'', dramas ''Film/{{Cosmopolis}}'' and ''Film/MapsToTheStars''; and Kendrick went for indie and Oscar cred with her performance in ''Film/UpInTheAir'', not to mention mainstream success in ''Film/PitchPerfect''. She even got a top ten chart hit in "Cups", a track from the aforementioned film's soundtrack. Only one If anything, Kendrick (who has a sarcastic and self-depreciating demeanor in real life) has maintained stardom following the end of their pushes seems the franchise, and appears to be the most ready of the three to hit the next level. Other cast members don't seem to have panned out, however...the same luck as them, however:



** If anything, the franchise's rapid fall from popularity after ending put the nail on the coffin of the careers of Stewart (whose stone-faced performance of Bella became a running pop culture gag), Pattinson, and Lautner. If anything, only Kendrick (who has a sarcastic and self-depreciating demeanor in real life) has maintained stardom following the end of the franchise, and appears ready to hit the next level.
** While still overshadowed by Bella, Kristen Stewart at least seems to get regular work and even some critical acclaim (albeit often in a "wow, she actually ''can'' act" sense) in fairly low-budget indie movies.
22nd Jul '16 1:14:27 PM JamesAustin
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* Creator/DeniseRichards started out with mostly mediocre movies, but got breast implants and an all-star nude role in ''Film/WildThings'', making her a household name ([[MsFanservice amongst men]]) overnight. A bit of the Hype Machine got underway, but most of her subsequent films were trashed by critics and weren't too successful at the box-office (with the exception of ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', and [[Film/JamesBond that was hardly down to her]]), she stopped doing nudity and basically vanished from Hollywood within the year. A failed marriage to Creator/CharlieSheen later, and she's now more tabloid-bait than an actual star.

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* Creator/DeniseRichards started out with mostly mediocre movies, but until he got breast implants the role of military pilot Carmen Ibáñez in ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' and an all-star nude role in ''Film/WildThings'', making her a household name ([[MsFanservice amongst men]]) overnight. A bit of the Hype Machine got underway, but most of her subsequent films were trashed by critics and weren't too successful at the box-office (with the exception of ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', and [[Film/JamesBond that was hardly down to her]]), her, it being a ''Film/JamesBond'' film; in fact, one of the most mocked/derided aspects of said film was that Richards wasn't convincing in her role of a nuclear scientist), she stopped doing nudity and basically vanished from Hollywood within the year. A failed marriage to Creator/CharlieSheen later, and she's now more tabloid-bait than an actual star.
19th Jul '16 4:46:53 PM LaptopGuy
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* Keisha Castle-Hughes is regarded as the next big thing back in 2004 after many critics and viewers praised her role in ''Film/WhaleRider'' where she's nominated for Best Lead Actress at the Oscars, making her the youngest Best Lead Actress nominee at the age of 13 (until 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis beat the record in 2013). Then, she appeared in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' and had another lead role in ''Film/TheNativityStory''. But after that, she didn't seemed to get much impressive roles as she got pregnant too early. She did get a guest role in ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' and eventually got in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' Season 5 as Obara Sand, the oldest Sand Snake daughter of fan favorite Oberyn Martell. Unfortunately, viewers and critics hated [[TheScrappy the Sand Snakes]] due to the {{Narm}}-ful lines, flimsy characterization and horrible acting. Though this didn't seemed to put a dent on Keisha's career as she still got more TV roles, it's a long way for her to get back on the A-list.

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* Keisha Castle-Hughes is regarded as the next big thing back in 2004 after many critics and viewers praised her role in ''Film/WhaleRider'' where she's nominated for Best Lead Actress at the Oscars, making her the youngest Best Lead Actress nominee at the age of 13 (until 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis beat the record in 2013). Then, she appeared in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' and had another lead role in ''Film/TheNativityStory''. But after that, she didn't seemed to get much impressive roles as she got pregnant too early. She did get a guest role in ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' and eventually got in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' Season 5 as Obara Sand, the oldest Sand Snake daughter of fan favorite Oberyn Martell. Unfortunately, viewers and critics hated [[TheScrappy the Sand Snakes]] due to the {{Narm}}-ful lines, flimsy characterization and horrible acting. Though this didn't seemed to put a dent on Keisha's career as she still got more TV roles, it's a long way for her to get back on the A-list. Unlike that of nearly every other actor involved in the show, her role on ''Game of Thrones'' has not been able to supplant that of ''Whale Rider'' as her best known, and she is widely considered a OneHitWonder for it.
18th Jul '16 9:02:03 PM sayaleviathan
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* Keisha Castle-Hughes is regarded as the next big thing back in 2004 after many critics and viewers praised her role in ''Film/WhaleRider'' where she's nominated for Best Lead Actress at the Oscars, making her the youngest Best Lead Actress nominee at the age of 13 (until 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis beat the record in 2013). Then, she appeared in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' and had another lead role in ''Film/TheNativityStory''. But after that, she didn't seemed to get much impressive roles as she got pregnant too early. She did get a guest role in ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' and eventually got in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' Season 5 as Obara Sand, the oldest Sand Snake daughter of fan favorite Oberyn Martell. Unfortunately, viewers and critics hated [[TheScrappy the Sand Snakes]] due to the {{Narm}}-ful lines, flimsy characterization and horrible acting. Though this didn't seemed to put a dent on Keisha's career as she still got more TV roles, it's a long way for her to get back on the A-list.
17th Jul '16 7:30:01 PM PaulA
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* Following ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' and ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'', Sam Worthington has gotten a big push as Hollywood's next big ActionHero. The ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' remake followed, as well as a number of smaller action movies. Time will tell if he goes on to be the next Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger or the next Creator/StevenSeagal. Like several others on this list, however, Worthington has taken criticism for playing more or less the same character in most of his roles.

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* Following ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' and ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'', Sam Worthington has gotten got a big push as Hollywood's next big ActionHero. The ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'' remake followed, as well as a number of smaller action movies. Time will tell if he goes on to be the next Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger or the next Creator/StevenSeagal. Like several others on this list, however, Worthington has taken criticism for playing more or less the same character in most of his roles.



* Creator/GemmaArterton began being hyped as the next big UK starlet after a OneSceneWonder role as Strawberry Fields in ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' (managing to overshadow even lead female Olga Kurylenko). However, none of her post 007 roles (''Film/TheDisappearanceOfAliceCreed'', ''ComicBook/TamaraDrewe'', ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime'', ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'', ''Film/HanselAndGretelWitchHunters'') have managed to meet the hype. There's still a slight chance that she could pull it off but it's looking very unlikely.

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* Creator/GemmaArterton began being hyped as the next big UK starlet after a OneSceneWonder role as Strawberry Fields in ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' (managing to overshadow even lead female Olga Kurylenko). However, none of her post 007 roles (''Film/TheDisappearanceOfAliceCreed'', ''ComicBook/TamaraDrewe'', ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime'', ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'', ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'', ''Film/HanselAndGretelWitchHunters'') have managed to meet the hype. There's still a slight chance that she could pull it off but it's looking very unlikely.
10th Jul '16 8:16:39 PM Discar
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* Creator/WillSmith had a huge one. Starting out as a comedic rap star, of all things, he had a pretty funny sitcom for years with ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'', and had a decently-sized box office hit with the [[BuddyCopShow buddy-cop]] action movie ''Film/BadBoys''. Then, starting with ''Film/IndependenceDay'' and never stopping, he was showing up in one guaranteed A-List movie every other year. His comedies and action/explosion movies all make huge money (even [[Film/WildWildWest his bombs]] make $100 million), and he has earned legit cred from his more artistic or serious movies. His career has slowed in recent years, with no movies at all from 2009 to 2011 (presumably his own choice), but he did have a hit with ''Film/MenInBlack3'' in 2012 and only really stumbled with ''Film/AfterEarth'', but he's nevertheless still high in demand and could easily come back. And now, he's set to play as Comicbook/{{Deadshot}} for the upcoming 2016 Film/DCExtendedUniverse film, ''Film/SuicideSquad'', which shows that he's still around.

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* Creator/WillSmith had a huge one. Starting out as a comedic rap star, of all things, he had a pretty funny sitcom for years with ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'', and had a decently-sized box office hit with the [[BuddyCopShow buddy-cop]] action movie ''Film/BadBoys''. Then, starting with ''Film/IndependenceDay'' and never stopping, he was showing up in one guaranteed A-List movie every other year. His comedies and action/explosion movies all make huge money (even [[Film/WildWildWest his bombs]] make $100 million), and he has earned legit cred from his more artistic or serious movies. His career has slowed in recent years, with no movies at all from 2009 to 2011 (presumably his own choice), but he did have a hit with ''Film/MenInBlack3'' in 2012 and only really stumbled with ''Film/AfterEarth'', but he's nevertheless still high in demand and could easily come back. And now, he's set to play as Comicbook/{{Deadshot}} for the upcoming 2016 Film/DCExtendedUniverse film, ''Film/SuicideSquad'', ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'', which shows that he's still around.



* Creator/ViolaDavis has had a string of very well-received roles over the past few years starting with the acclaimed ''Doubt''. However she haven't done anything really big since then; this isn't due to lack of talent, but more of how what kind of roles Hollywood offers Black actresses. Viola Davis's later films included small supporting parts in ''Film/EndersGame'', ''Film/BeautifulCreatures'', and ''Film/{{Prisoners}}''; something she's not very happy about, calling these roles "mammy-ish" and "down-trodden". But she landed her own series with ''Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder'' on ABC which got renewed for a second season, and resulted in her winning an Emmy. She also has ''Film/SuicideSquad'' coming up so, her career is going steady for her.

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* Creator/ViolaDavis has had a string of very well-received roles over the past few years starting with the acclaimed ''Doubt''. However she haven't done anything really big since then; this isn't due to lack of talent, but more of how what kind of roles Hollywood offers Black actresses. Viola Davis's later films included small supporting parts in ''Film/EndersGame'', ''Film/BeautifulCreatures'', and ''Film/{{Prisoners}}''; something she's not very happy about, calling these roles "mammy-ish" and "down-trodden". But she landed her own series with ''Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder'' on ABC which got renewed for a second season, and resulted in her winning an Emmy. She also has ''Film/SuicideSquad'' ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' coming up so, her career is going steady for her.
9th Jul '16 11:27:57 AM BigBertha
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* Creator/TomHardy was once considered the next big star with a role in ''Film/StarTrekNemesis''. However the film flopped badly and nearly killed his career before it got started. This resulted in Hardy falling into an addiction to alcohol and crack cocaine which he eventually overcame. His role in ''Film/{{Bronson}}'' helped revive his fortunes but it was his role in ''Film/{{Inception}}'' that [[CareerResurrection made him big again]]. He followed it up with ''Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy'', ''Film/{{Warrior}}'', ''Film/ThisMeansWar'', ''Film/{{Lawless}}'' and, most notably, his role as [[BigBad Bane]] in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' which was a colossal hit and earned him huge acclaim. His role as Max in the upcoming ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' reboot will hopefully keep him around for another while.

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* Creator/TomHardy was once considered the next big star with a role in ''Film/StarTrekNemesis''. However the film flopped badly and nearly killed his career before it got started. This resulted in Hardy falling into an addiction to alcohol and crack cocaine which he eventually overcame. His role in ''Film/{{Bronson}}'' helped revive his fortunes but it was his role in ''Film/{{Inception}}'' that [[CareerResurrection made him big again]]. He followed it up with ''Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy'', ''Film/{{Warrior}}'', ''Film/ThisMeansWar'', ''Film/{{Lawless}}'' and, most notably, his role as [[BigBad Bane]] in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' which was a colossal hit and earned him huge acclaim. His role as Max in the upcoming 2015's ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' reboot will hopefully keep opened to rave reviews, and ''Film/TheRevenant'' nabbed him around for another while.an Oscar nomination, so don't expect Hardy to fade into obscurity anytime soon.
27th Jun '16 2:56:50 AM gewunomox
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** However, the tables are starting to turn - after spending the first half of 2015 on an apology tour and doing his best to undo the damage of his 2014 scandals, along with the surprise hit with {{Skrillex}} and Diplo "Where Are Ü Now", his highly-promoted comeback single "What Do You Mean?" shot to the top of the iTunes charts on the day of its release, breaking Music/OneDirection's record in the process; his subsequent album ''Purpose'' was released on the same day as 1D's, and went on to trounce it, debuting at number one (subsequently ending 1D's perfect #1 album streak at 4) and having two enormously successful followup singles ("Sorry" and "Love Yourself"). While he's still on shaky ground (and 1D arguably still has a bigger "hardcore" following), he gained a larger casual following than he or 1D ever had. It's certainly a positive turning point and the future looks bright.

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** However, the tables are starting to turn - after spending the first half of 2015 on an apology tour and doing his best to undo the damage of his 2014 scandals, along with the surprise hit with {{Skrillex}} Music/{{Skrillex}} and Diplo Music/{{Diplo}} "Where Are Ü Now", his highly-promoted comeback single "What Do You Mean?" shot to the top of the iTunes charts on the day of its release, breaking Music/OneDirection's record in the process; his subsequent album ''Purpose'' was released on the same day as 1D's, and went on to trounce it, debuting at number one (subsequently ending 1D's perfect #1 album streak at 4) and having two enormously successful followup singles ("Sorry" and "Love Yourself"). While he's still on shaky ground (and 1D arguably still has a bigger "hardcore" following), he gained a larger casual following than he or 1D ever had. It's certainly a positive turning point and the future looks bright.
20th Jun '16 7:58:33 PM Austin
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** Jason Biggs tried playing the [[{{Expy}} same down-on-his-luck regular guy character]] (especially in ''The Loser'') a bit too much, and he now mostly plays supporting roles in films like ''My Best Friend's Girl'' and ''Over Her Dead Body''. His luck seems to be improving as of late following a stint as the voice of Leonardo on the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series]] and a role on ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack''. However, he ruined this opportunity by turning his Twitter feed into a place where he boasted about questionable sexual practices with his wife, terribly sexist jokes about the wives of Republican candidates, and racist jokes about the Malaysian Airlines missing plane. This, along with tantrums over ''TMNT'' fans and parents who criticize him for his off-screen vulgarity made him seem like poison to anyone hoping to promote their products. The only reason his character existed in ''OITNB'' is because of the source material, and fan response to Larry has been of him as TheScrappy of the show. He was written out of season 3 of the latter with a nearly-closed invitation to return only when needed, and season 3 of the former saw him be permanently replaced by Seth Green, which may means he's again on a downward slope.

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** Jason Biggs tried playing the [[{{Expy}} same down-on-his-luck regular guy character]] (especially in ''The Loser'') a bit too much, and he now mostly plays supporting roles in films like ''My Best Friend's Girl'' and ''Over Her Dead Body''. His luck seems to be improving as of late following a stint as the voice of Leonardo on the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series]] and a role on ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack''. However, he ruined this opportunity by turning his Twitter feed into a place where he boasted about questionable sexual practices with his wife, terribly sexist jokes about the wives of Republican candidates, and racist jokes about the Malaysian Airlines missing plane. This, along with tantrums over ''TMNT'' fans and parents who criticize him for his off-screen vulgarity made him seem like poison to anyone hoping to promote their products. The only reason his character existed in ''OITNB'' is because of the source material, and fan response to Larry has been of him as TheScrappy of the show. He was written out of season 3 of the latter with a nearly-closed invitation to return only when needed, and season 3 of the former saw him be permanently replaced by Seth Green, which may means mean he's again on a downward slope.
11th Jun '16 12:50:56 AM erforce
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* Creator/JohnnyDepp. Making his debut as [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Kruger's first victim]], he spent much of the 1990's starring in critically-acclaimed and financially successful films, such as ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'' (his first film with Creator/TimBurton), ''Film/BennyAndJoon'' and ''Film/DonnieBrasco''. However, he wouldn't hit the A-list until the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' series, which turned his Jack Sparrow character into a pop culture icon, catapulted him to the top. Magazine covers of him soon followed, and nearly every film he starred in thereafter turned a major profit for the studios who released them.\\\

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* Creator/JohnnyDepp. Making his debut as [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984 Freddy Kruger's Krueger's first victim]], he spent much of the 1990's starring in critically-acclaimed and financially successful films, such as ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'' (his first film with Creator/TimBurton), ''Film/BennyAndJoon'' and ''Film/DonnieBrasco''. However, he wouldn't hit the A-list until the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' series, which turned his Jack Sparrow character into a pop culture icon, catapulted him to the top. Magazine covers of him soon followed, and nearly every film he starred in thereafter turned a major profit for the studios who released them.\\\
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