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19th May '18 11:53:31 AM Janko_Walski
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* Much like his ''Film/RedEye'' co-star Rachel [=McAdams=], Creator/CillianMurphy is a case who deliberately didn't want to live up too much to the hype. His role as Jim in ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' was the first major exposure he got to American audiences, and then he hit the big-time in 2005 with ''Film/BatmanBegins'', ''Film/RedEye'', and ''Film/BreakfastOnPluto'' (the last of which earned him a Golden Globe nomination), and several entertainment outlets touted him as the "next big star". However, between his discomfort with the Hollywood system and celebrity culture and annoyance with being being TypeCast as a "villain actor" because of his performances in ''Batman'' and ''Red Eye'', he's deliberately gone out of his way to stay out of the spotlight. He's still steadily working and earning rave reviews for his performances, especially in ''Series/PeakyBlinders'', but he could have been as A-list as anybody given the chance.

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* Much like his ''Film/RedEye'' co-star Rachel [=McAdams=], Creator/CillianMurphy is a case who deliberately didn't want to live up too much to the hype. His role as Jim in ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' was the first major exposure he got to American audiences, and then he hit the big-time in 2005 with ''Film/BatmanBegins'', ''Film/RedEye'', and ''Film/BreakfastOnPluto'' (the last of which earned him a Golden Globe nomination), and several entertainment outlets touted him as the "next big star". However, between his discomfort with the Hollywood system and celebrity culture and annoyance with being being TypeCast as a "villain actor" because of his performances in ''Batman'' and ''Red Eye'', he's deliberately gone out of his way to stay out of the spotlight. He's still steadily working and earning rave reviews for his performances, especially in ''Series/PeakyBlinders'', but he could have been as A-list as anybody given the chance.
15th May '18 10:06:39 PM PaulA
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* The fictional character Comicbook/{{Batwoman}}. When the character was announced as appearing in the weekly comic series ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' in 2007 there was a massive media response, even branching into non-comic related formats. The character was a [[ContinuityReboot recreation of the classic character from the 1950's]], but was written as a lesbian involved with one of the primary characters for the series. Most of the media focus was on her sexuality, and she became regarded as the highest profile gay superhero in Franchise/TheDCU. Creator/DanDiDio, Chief Editor of Creator/DCComics, has said that even he was completely unprepared for the massive news fixation on the character, and did not know how to properly respond. Though [[UrbanLegends unconfirmed]], rumors circulate that the ''ComicBook/{{Batgirl| 2000}}'' series being published at the time of her introduction was canceled in order to make room for her character. However, the amount of coverage on the character was completely out of proportion to her role in the series, which was a supporting role spread out over a year, and she spent the following two years as a minor and unused character, only appearing in guest spots in other series. However, in 2009 she became the [[CareerResurrection headline character]] in ''Creator/DetectiveComics'' and received a well-received title-series by Creator/GregRucka that effectively delved into her backstory.

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* The fictional character Comicbook/{{Batwoman}}. When the character was announced as appearing in the weekly comic series ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' in 2007 there was a massive media response, even branching into non-comic related formats. The character was a [[ContinuityReboot recreation of the classic character from the 1950's]], but was written as a lesbian involved with one of the primary characters for the series. Most of the media focus was on her sexuality, and she became regarded as the highest profile gay superhero in Franchise/TheDCU. Creator/DanDiDio, Chief Editor of Creator/DCComics, has said that even he was completely unprepared for the massive news fixation on the character, and did not know how to properly respond. Though [[UrbanLegends unconfirmed]], rumors circulate that the ''ComicBook/{{Batgirl| 2000}}'' series being published at the time of her introduction was canceled in order to make room for her character. However, the amount of coverage on the character was completely out of proportion to her role in the series, which was a supporting role spread out over a year, and she spent the following two years as a minor and unused character, only appearing in guest spots in other series. However, in 2009 she became the [[CareerResurrection headline character]] in ''Creator/DetectiveComics'' ''ComicBook/DetectiveComics'' and received a well-received title-series by Creator/GregRucka that effectively delved into her backstory.
10th May '18 2:00:01 PM ironballs16
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* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' had Rocko briefly enjoy success as an underwear model, only to be usurped at the end of the episode [[spoiler: by Heffer]].
9th May '18 9:35:01 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Big things were expected of Creator/BoDerek. After a minor role in ''Film/OrcaTheKillerWhale'', she got her big break in ''Film/{{Ten}}'', which propelled both her and Creator/DudleyMoore to stardom. She was even unironically compared to Creator/MarilynMonroe. However, her follow-up movie, 1980's ''A Change in Seasons'', got unfavorable reviews and disappointed at the box office. The 1981 movie ''[[Franchise/{{Tarzan}} Tarzan , the Ape Man]]'', while a box office success, was mutilated by critics and earned her a Worst Actress Razzie (shared with Creator/FayeDunaway for ''Film/MommieDearest''). She didn't get another film offer until 1984's ''FIlm/{{Bolero}}'', which bombed at the box office, and earned her another Razzie. She took a five-year hiatus, and her intended comeback film, ''Film/GhostsCantDoIt'', only put her career even further in the ground. She spend the next few years making TV films, not returning to the big screen until ''Woman of Desire'' came out to very little fanfare. After that, her most prominent role was in the 2006 telenovela ''Fashion House''. By this point, it's safe to say that her career is toast, with some debating whether she even had one in the first place.

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* Big things were expected of Creator/BoDerek. After a minor role in ''Film/OrcaTheKillerWhale'', she got her big break in ''Film/{{Ten}}'', which propelled both her and Creator/DudleyMoore to stardom. She was even unironically compared to Creator/MarilynMonroe. However, her follow-up movie, 1980's ''A Change in Seasons'', got unfavorable reviews and disappointed at the box office. The 1981 movie ''[[Franchise/{{Tarzan}} Tarzan , Tarzan, the Ape Man]]'', while a box office success, was mutilated by critics and earned her a Worst Actress Razzie (shared with Creator/FayeDunaway for ''Film/MommieDearest''). She didn't get another film offer until 1984's ''FIlm/{{Bolero}}'', which bombed at the box office, and earned her another Razzie. She took a five-year hiatus, and her intended comeback film, ''Film/GhostsCantDoIt'', only put her career even further in the ground. She spend the next few years making TV films, not returning to the big screen until ''Woman of Desire'' came out to very little fanfare. After that, her most prominent role was in the 2006 telenovela ''Fashion House''. By this point, it's safe to say that her career is toast, with some debating whether she even had one in the first place.
9th May '18 9:27:22 AM Mario1995
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* After a slew of minor film roles in the 90's, Creator/JackBlack exploded onto the scene starring opposite Creator/JohnCusack in ''Film/HighFidelity'', which became a huge critical hit despite moderate box office intake. He would follow the success of that role throughout the decade with roles in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'', ''Film/SchoolOfRock'', the ''Film/{{King Kong|2005}}'' remake (in a [[PlayingAgainstType major turn against comedy]]), ''Film/NachoLibre'', ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' and ''Film/TropicThunder'', all of which scored critical and commercial success and cemented Black as one of Hollywood's biggest comedy stars. He further gained popularity as one-half of the comedy rock act Music/TenaciousD. Unfortunately, audiences soon began to notice that, like Michael Cera, [[TypeCasting Black was playing the same screwball, hammy character in most of the films he had appeared in]]. This problem became apparent with the release of ''Film/YearOne'', which incidentally paired Black with Cera and exposed just how stale their humor had become. Its critical and commercial thrashing sent both men's careers in a downward spiral, with Black's decline culminating with the massive flop that was ''Film/{{Gullivers Travels|2010}}'', an InNameOnly adaptation of the classic [[Literature/GulliversTravels book]] that bombed with both critics and audiences, becoming one of 2010's biggest box office failures. His brand recognition faded almost immediately, as more box office bombs stymied and attempted comeback the following year with ''Film/{{Bernie}}'', which wasn't picked up for a wide release despite rave reviews. While Black still has the good fortunes of continuing his role as Po in the ''Kung Fu Panda'' films, along with his association with Tenacious D and positive signs with ''Film/{{Goosebumps}}'' and ''Film/JumanjiWelcomeToTheJungle'', it will take a long time for Black to experience a true resurgence of popularity.

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* After a slew of minor film roles in the 90's, Creator/JackBlack exploded onto the scene starring opposite Creator/JohnCusack in ''Film/HighFidelity'', which became a huge critical hit despite moderate box office intake. He would follow the success of that role throughout the decade with roles in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'', ''Film/SchoolOfRock'', the ''Film/{{King Kong|2005}}'' remake (in a [[PlayingAgainstType major turn against comedy]]), ''Film/NachoLibre'', ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' and ''Film/TropicThunder'', all of which scored critical and commercial success and cemented Black as one of Hollywood's biggest comedy stars. He further gained popularity as one-half of the comedy rock act Music/TenaciousD. Unfortunately, audiences soon began to notice that, like Michael Cera, [[TypeCasting Black was playing the same screwball, hammy character in most of the films he had appeared in]]. This problem became apparent with the release of ''Film/YearOne'', which incidentally paired Black with Cera and exposed just how stale their humor had become. Its critical and commercial thrashing sent both men's careers in a downward spiral, with Black's decline culminating with the massive flop that was ''Film/{{Gullivers Travels|2010}}'', an InNameOnly adaptation of the classic [[Literature/GulliversTravels book]] that bombed with both critics and audiences, becoming one of 2010's biggest box office failures. His brand recognition faded almost immediately, as more box office bombs stymied and an attempted comeback the following year with ''Film/{{Bernie}}'', which wasn't picked up for a wide release despite rave reviews. While Black still has the good fortunes of continuing his role as Po in the ''Kung Fu Panda'' films, along with his association with Tenacious D and positive signs with ''Film/{{Goosebumps}}'' and ''Film/JumanjiWelcomeToTheJungle'', it will take a long time for Black to experience a true resurgence of popularity.
6th May '18 5:55:30 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/FayeDunaway exploded onto the scene with ''Film/BonnieAndClyde'' and a subsequent Oscar nomination. She was hyped up throughout the 70s with hits like ''Film/TheThomasCrownAffair'', ''Film/TheToweringInferno'', ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers'', ''{{Film/Chinatown}}'', and ''Film/{{Network}}'' (for which she won an Oscar). She got singled out by Creator/JoanCrawford, who said that she was the only actress of her generation who "has what it takes" to become a star. Prophetic words - as Faye was chosen to play Joan herself in the adaptation of her daughter's tell-all book ''Literature/MommieDearest''. What was anticipated as a hard-hitting and gritty biopic ended up a hammy [[{{Narm}} unintentional comedy]] with the portrayal of Joan turned into a deranged cartoon character. Her hopes of winning an Oscar vanished, and the film's reception as a SoBadItsGood camp classic destroyed the star's reputation - along with stories of her being a massive primadonna on set (rumour has it that the cast and crew found her so horrible they told her there wasn't a wrap party). She all but vanished from leading roles afterwards, with her most notable credits since being ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' and ''Film/DunstonChecksIn''.

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* Creator/FayeDunaway exploded onto the scene with ''Film/BonnieAndClyde'' and a subsequent Oscar nomination. She was hyped up throughout the 70s with hits like ''Film/TheThomasCrownAffair'', ''Film/TheToweringInferno'', ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers'', ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1973'', ''{{Film/Chinatown}}'', and ''Film/{{Network}}'' (for which she won an Oscar). She got singled out by Creator/JoanCrawford, who said that she was the only actress of her generation who "has what it takes" to become a star. Prophetic words - as Faye was chosen to play Joan herself in the adaptation of her daughter's tell-all book ''Literature/MommieDearest''. What was anticipated as a hard-hitting and gritty biopic ended up a hammy [[{{Narm}} unintentional comedy]] with the portrayal of Joan turned into a deranged cartoon character. Her hopes of winning an Oscar vanished, and the film's reception as a SoBadItsGood camp classic destroyed the star's reputation - along with stories of her being a massive primadonna on set (rumour has it that the cast and crew found her so horrible they told her there wasn't a wrap party). She all but vanished from leading roles afterwards, with her most notable credits since being ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' and ''Film/DunstonChecksIn''.
6th May '18 12:37:07 AM jormis29
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* Much was expected from Creator/FreddieHighmore after his roles in ''Film/FindingNeverland'' and ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' (both of which paired him with megastar Creator/JohnnyDepp). However, a series of flops (such as ''Film/ArthurAndTheInvisibles'' and ''Film/AugustRush'') and criticisms that his acting talent never improved past his earlier successes derailed his chances of a successful career in his teenage and adult years. An attempt to do an edgier role in ''The Art of Getting By'' resulted in awful reviews and low box office, signaling an end to his career as a leading man on the big screen. The small screen turned out to be a much more fruitful frontier for him, first with ''Series/BatesMotel'' and second with ''Series/TheGoodDoctor''.

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* Much was expected from Creator/FreddieHighmore after his roles in ''Film/FindingNeverland'' and ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' (both of which paired him with megastar Creator/JohnnyDepp). However, a series of flops (such as ''Film/ArthurAndTheInvisibles'' and ''Film/AugustRush'') and criticisms that his acting talent never improved past his earlier successes derailed his chances of a successful career in his teenage and adult years. An attempt to do an edgier role in ''The Art of Getting By'' ''Film/TheArtOfGettingBy'' resulted in awful reviews and low box office, signaling an end to his career as a leading man on the big screen. The small screen turned out to be a much more fruitful frontier for him, first with ''Series/BatesMotel'' and second with ''Series/TheGoodDoctor''.



* Creator/EmmaRoberts was heavily hyped as being the next big thing due to her relation to Creator/JuliaRoberts (she's her niece) and roles in a few high-profile movies. After an adaptation of ''Literature/NancyDrew'' in 2007 (among other flops like ''Film/WildChild'' and ''Film/FourThreeTwoOne'', which both went Direct-to-DVD in North America), it looked that she was never going to break out. Despite the obvious fact that no-one was biting, Hollywood continued to push her, which led to lackluster performances of ''Film/{{Scream 4}}'' and ''The Art of Getting By''. Emma's still around, but it will take a major hit film to turn things around for her. On the brighter side, hooking up with Creator/RyanMurphy helped - she got positive reviews for her role on ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven'', returned for ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow'' and ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCult'', and starred on ''Series/ScreamQueens2015''.

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* Creator/EmmaRoberts was heavily hyped as being the next big thing due to her relation to Creator/JuliaRoberts (she's her niece) and roles in a few high-profile movies. After an adaptation of ''Literature/NancyDrew'' in 2007 (among other flops like ''Film/WildChild'' and ''Film/FourThreeTwoOne'', which both went Direct-to-DVD in North America), it looked that she was never going to break out. Despite the obvious fact that no-one was biting, Hollywood continued to push her, which led to lackluster performances of ''Film/{{Scream 4}}'' and ''The Art of Getting By''.''Film/TheArtOfGettingBy''. Emma's still around, but it will take a major hit film to turn things around for her. On the brighter side, hooking up with Creator/RyanMurphy helped - she got positive reviews for her role on ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven'', returned for ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow'' and ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCult'', and starred on ''Series/ScreamQueens2015''.
6th May '18 12:35:17 AM jormis29
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* Emile Hirsch was a rising star who had built up much acclaim from films such as ''Film/IntoTheWild'' and ''Film/AlphaDog''. Then the failure of ''Film/SpeedRacer'' (an attempt to turn him into a big star) more or less led his hype to dry up, as he would not appear in another lead role until the 2011 flop ''The Darkest Hour''. Though he still has the occasional supporting role, Hirsch's time seems to have passed.

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* Emile Hirsch was a rising star who had built up much acclaim from films such as ''Film/IntoTheWild'' and ''Film/AlphaDog''. Then the failure of ''Film/SpeedRacer'' (an attempt to turn him into a big star) more or less led his hype to dry up, as he would not appear in another lead role until the 2011 flop ''The Darkest Hour''.''Film/TheDarkestHour''. Though he still has the occasional supporting role, Hirsch's time seems to have passed.
6th May '18 12:29:29 AM jormis29
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* After a long string of appearances in failed pilots and short-lived series, Creator/AdriannePalicki finally broke through the mainstream when she took the role of Tyra Collette in ''Series/FridayNightLights'', which received significant critical and commercial acclaim. However, her roles after the series ended have been weak at best - she starred in the FOX flop ''Lone Star'' (cancelled after two episodes) and had the title role in the ''Series/WonderWoman2011Pilot'', which wasn't picked up and was trashed by critics and fans. The ''Film/RedDawn2012'' remake was similarly torn apart by critics and bombed in theatres (32.5 million box office against a 65 million dollar budget), with Palicki's presence in the film barely getting a mention from most critics and viewers. However, ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'' did well enough at the box office ($122.5 million domestically and over twice that overseas) to justify a third film; while waiting to see if she returns, she's transferred from the Joes to [[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD S.H.I.E.L.D.]] (And now to ''The Orville''.)

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* After a long string of appearances in failed pilots and short-lived series, Creator/AdriannePalicki finally broke through the mainstream when she took the role of Tyra Collette in ''Series/FridayNightLights'', which received significant critical and commercial acclaim. However, her roles after the series ended have been weak at best - she starred in the FOX flop ''Lone Star'' (cancelled after two episodes) and had the title role in the ''Series/WonderWoman2011Pilot'', which wasn't picked up and was trashed by critics and fans. The ''Film/RedDawn2012'' remake was similarly torn apart by critics and bombed in theatres (32.5 million box office against a 65 million dollar budget), with Palicki's presence in the film barely getting a mention from most critics and viewers. However, ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'' did well enough at the box office ($122.5 million domestically and over twice that overseas) to justify a third film; while waiting to see if she returns, she's transferred from the Joes to [[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD S.H.I.E.L.D.]] (And now to ''The Orville''.''Series/TheOrville''.)



* Katherine Heigl. After several years of TV appearances in stuff like ''Series/{{Roswell}}'' and ''Series/GreysAnatomy'', she gained a lot of fans for her starring role in ''Film/KnockedUp''... only to throw them all away within weeks. She was on her way to becoming a household name before leaving ''Grey's Anatomy'' presumably to pursue more film work, and went on to star in flops like ''Film/{{Killers}}'', ''Film/NewYearsEve'', ''Film/OneForTheMoney'', and ''Film/TheBigWedding'', and developed a reputation of being difficult to work with, in part thanks to her [[StageMom mother/manager]]. Not long after ''Knocked Up'' came out, however, she did a very vocal interview where she attacked basically everyone involved in the film, calling director Creator/JuddApatow a sexist and lead actor Creator/SethRogen a slob, among other things. Despite the backlash, her next two works, ''Film/TwentySevenDresses'' and ''Film/TheUglyTruth'', did very well at the box office despite not-so-great reviews. However, her reputation took another hit when she criticized the writing of ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' publicly on multiple occasions and was eventually PutOnABus (so bad was the backlash to her behavior that she did an interview with ''Entertainment Weekly'' to apologize for her antics). Since 2009, her films have opened under $16m and have grossed less than $60m total domestically, and her latest try at television, in 2014-15 with ''State Of Affairs'', was derided by critics and canned after one season despite airing behind ''Series/TheVoice''. In 2017, she made another television attempt with ''Doubt'', which got cancelled after two episodes, and made another movie called ''Unforgettable'', which flopped critically and commercially. Her career and reputation are basically in tatters at this point.

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* Katherine Heigl. After several years of TV appearances in stuff like ''Series/{{Roswell}}'' and ''Series/GreysAnatomy'', she gained a lot of fans for her starring role in ''Film/KnockedUp''... only to throw them all away within weeks. She was on her way to becoming a household name before leaving ''Grey's Anatomy'' presumably to pursue more film work, and went on to star in flops like ''Film/{{Killers}}'', ''Film/NewYearsEve'', ''Film/OneForTheMoney'', and ''Film/TheBigWedding'', and developed a reputation of being difficult to work with, in part thanks to her [[StageMom mother/manager]]. Not long after ''Knocked Up'' came out, however, she did a very vocal interview where she attacked basically everyone involved in the film, calling director Creator/JuddApatow a sexist and lead actor Creator/SethRogen a slob, among other things. Despite the backlash, her next two works, ''Film/TwentySevenDresses'' and ''Film/TheUglyTruth'', did very well at the box office despite not-so-great reviews. However, her reputation took another hit when she criticized the writing of ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' publicly on multiple occasions and was eventually PutOnABus (so bad was the backlash to her behavior that she did an interview with ''Entertainment Weekly'' to apologize for her antics). Since 2009, her films have opened under $16m and have grossed less than $60m total domestically, and her latest try at television, in 2014-15 with ''State Of Affairs'', ''Series/StateOfAffairs'', was derided by critics and canned after one season despite airing behind ''Series/TheVoice''. In 2017, she made another television attempt with ''Doubt'', which got cancelled after two episodes, and made another movie called ''Unforgettable'', ''Film/{{Unforgettable|2017}}'', which flopped critically and commercially. Her career and reputation are basically in tatters at this point.



* Following her [[StarMakingRole Star-Making Role]] in ''Film/WhenHarryMetSally'', Creator/MegRyan starred in a string of successful romantic comedies and dramas over the course of the 1990s (most notably her three films with Creator/TomHanks, with ''Film/SleeplessInSeattle'' and ''Film/YouveGotMail'' both grossing over $100 million at the domestic box office). She very quickly became "America's Sweetheart" as a result. However, Ryan's reported affair with her ''Proof of Life'' co-star Creator/RussellCrowe (while Ryan was still married to, albeit separated from Creator/DennisQuaid) did serious harm to Ryan's [[ContractualPurity "good girl"]] image. She gained even more negative publicity when she appear on the UK talk show ''Parkinson'' while promoting the erotic thriller (and very much a PlayingAgainstType role) ''In the Cut''. The interview was awkward and uncomfortable, with host Michael Parkinson later calling her "terrible" while Ryan shot back saying she felt like he was a "disapproving father" towards her with his tone. Not helping were the ill-advised cosmetic procedures, which further diminished her [[GirlNextDoor "girl next door"]] appeal. Following the 2004 boxing drama ''Against the Ropes'' (which [[BoxOfficeBomb flopped at the box office]] and was panned by critics for being a stale ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' clone), Ryan wouldn't appear in another movie for three years. She would resurface in the independent movie ''In the Land of Women'' and [[DirectToVideo direct-to-DVD movies]] like ''The Deal'' and ''Mom's New Boyfriend.'' That was already a massive slide from where she'd been previously, but quite possibly the [[StarDerailingRole biggest nail in her coffin]] was her next major theatrically released film, 2008's ''The Women''. Response from critics was overwhelmingly negative, with the film garnering a 13% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and Ryan herself would also be nominated for a [[GoldenRaspberryAward Worst Actress Razzie]] (alongside co-stars Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Debra Messing).\\

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* Following her [[StarMakingRole Star-Making Role]] in ''Film/WhenHarryMetSally'', Creator/MegRyan starred in a string of successful romantic comedies and dramas over the course of the 1990s (most notably her three films with Creator/TomHanks, with ''Film/SleeplessInSeattle'' and ''Film/YouveGotMail'' both grossing over $100 million at the domestic box office). She very quickly became "America's Sweetheart" as a result. However, Ryan's reported affair with her ''Proof of Life'' co-star Creator/RussellCrowe (while Ryan was still married to, albeit separated from Creator/DennisQuaid) did serious harm to Ryan's [[ContractualPurity "good girl"]] image. She gained even more negative publicity when she appear on the UK talk show ''Parkinson'' while promoting the erotic thriller (and very much a PlayingAgainstType role) ''In the Cut''.''Film/InTheCut''. The interview was awkward and uncomfortable, with host Michael Parkinson later calling her "terrible" while Ryan shot back saying she felt like he was a "disapproving father" towards her with his tone. Not helping were the ill-advised cosmetic procedures, which further diminished her [[GirlNextDoor "girl next door"]] appeal. Following the 2004 boxing drama ''Against the Ropes'' (which [[BoxOfficeBomb flopped at the box office]] and was panned by critics for being a stale ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' clone), Ryan wouldn't appear in another movie for three years. She would resurface in the independent movie ''In the Land of Women'' and [[DirectToVideo direct-to-DVD movies]] like ''The Deal'' and ''Mom's New Boyfriend.'' That was already a massive slide from where she'd been previously, but quite possibly the [[StarDerailingRole biggest nail in her coffin]] was her next major theatrically released film, 2008's ''The Women''. Response from critics was overwhelmingly negative, with the film garnering a 13% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and Ryan herself would also be nominated for a [[GoldenRaspberryAward Worst Actress Razzie]] (alongside co-stars Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Debra Messing).\\



* Although prominent since ''Film/{{Clueless}}'', character actor Creator/PaulRudd's stint as a Hollywood leading man has been built upon the popularity of the Creator/JuddApatow films he has appeared in. He had a promising start with ''Film/RoleModels'' and ''Film/ILoveYouMan'', but practically every film since then have been either box-office flops or disappointments. ''Film/ThisIs40'' has gotten a lot of praise though and he's guaranteed a career in prominent supporting roles. His performance as Scott Lang in the 2015 Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse film ''Film/AntMan'' boosted his career a bit and he's set to be in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. People are looking forward for his role in the future MCU movies with ''Ant-Man and The Wasp'' planned in 2018.

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* Although prominent since ''Film/{{Clueless}}'', character actor Creator/PaulRudd's stint as a Hollywood leading man has been built upon the popularity of the Creator/JuddApatow films he has appeared in. He had a promising start with ''Film/RoleModels'' and ''Film/ILoveYouMan'', but practically every film since then have been either box-office flops or disappointments. ''Film/ThisIs40'' has gotten a lot of praise though and he's guaranteed a career in prominent supporting roles. His performance as Scott Lang in the 2015 Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse film ''Film/AntMan'' boosted his career a bit and he's set to be in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. People are looking forward for his role in the future MCU movies with ''Ant-Man and The Wasp'' ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp'' planned in 2018.
5th May '18 12:27:37 PM Mario1995
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* After a slew of minor film roles in the 90's, Creator/JackBlack exploded onto the scene starring opposite Creator/JohnCusack in ''Film/HighFidelity'', which became a huge critical hit despite moderate box office intake. He would follow the success of that role throughout the decade with roles in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'', ''Film/SchoolOfRock'', the ''Film/{{King Kong|2005}}'' remake (in a [[PlayingAgainstType major turn against comedy]]), ''Film/NachoLibre'', ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' and ''Film/TropicThunder'', all of which scored critical and commercial success and cemented Black as one of Hollywood's biggest comedy stars. He further gained popularity as one-half of the comedy rock act Music/TenaciousD. Unfortunately, audiences soon began to notice that, like Michael Cera, [[TypeCasting Black was playing the same screwball, hammy character in most of the films he had appeared in]]. This problem became apparent with the release of ''Film/YearOne'', which incidentally paired Black with Cera and exposed just how stale their humor had become. Its critical and commercial thrashing sent both men's careers in a downward spiral, with Black's decline culminating with the massive flop that was ''Film/{{Gullivers Travels|2010}}'', an InNameOnly adaptation of the classic [[Literature/GulliversTravels book]] that bombed with both critics and audiences, becoming one of 2010's biggest box office failures. His brand recognition faded almost immediately, as more box office bombs stymied and attempted comeback the following year with ''Film/{{Bernie}}'', which wasn't picked up for a wide release despite rave reviews. While Black still has the good fortunes of continuing his role as Po in the ''Kung Fu Panda'' films, along with his association with Tenacious D and positive signs with ''Film/{{Goosebumps}}'' and ''Film/JumanjiWelcomeToTheJungle'', it will take a long time for Black to experience a true resurgence of popularity.
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