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10th Jan '17 10:49:01 AM AreYouTyler
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* Creator/RyanGosling became a star with ''Film/TheNotebook'' and a critical darling with ''Half Nelson'', and Hollywood seems intent on selling the idea that he is sexier than sex. It's debatable whether there's widespread audience agreement. His movies have done fairly well financially, but a lot of that could be the result of high-profile co-stars like Creator/GeorgeClooney and Creator/SteveCarell. Critics still love him, but he has yet to headline a real blockbuster, and given that he tends to choose small-scale dramas over special-effects spectacles, he might never become another Creator/TomCruise or Creator/WillSmith. (It's possible or even probable that he ''prefers'' it that way, though.) It should be also noted that he's somewhat becoming typecasted after ''Film/{{Drive}}'', with all his upcoming or [[Film/GangsterSquad released]] projects being bend on giving him similar roles of tough guys in very violent (read: R-rated) actionesque flicks. However, he earned a lot of praise for being a funny guy in ''Film/TheNiceGuys'' and his musical performance in ''Film/LaLaLand'', which earned him acting nominations so he's really hitting the high road.

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* Creator/RyanGosling became a star with ''Film/TheNotebook'' and a critical darling with ''Half Nelson'', and Hollywood seems intent on selling the idea that he is sexier than sex. It's debatable whether there's widespread audience agreement. His movies have done fairly well financially, but a lot of that could be the result of high-profile co-stars like Creator/GeorgeClooney and Creator/SteveCarell. Critics still love him, but he has yet to headline a real blockbuster, and given that he tends to choose small-scale dramas over special-effects spectacles, he might never become another Creator/TomCruise or Creator/WillSmith. (It's possible or even probable that he ''prefers'' it that way, though.) It should be also noted that he's somewhat becoming typecasted after ''Film/{{Drive}}'', with all his upcoming or [[Film/GangsterSquad released]] projects being bend on giving him similar roles of tough guys in very violent (read: R-rated) actionesque flicks. However, he earned a lot of praise for being a funny guy in ''Film/TheNiceGuys'' and his musical performance in ''Film/LaLaLand'', which earned ''Film/LaLaLand'' won him acting nominations so he's really hitting the high road.a Golden Globe.



* Creator/EmmaStone, also fits, with the film crowning a rise after a series of well-received movies (''Film/{{Zombieland}}'', ''Film/EasyA'', ''Film/TheHelp''). She later earned an Oscar nomination for ''Film/{{Birdman}}''. Then in 2016, she earned a lot of praise for her performance in the musical film, ''Film/LaLaLand'' which is poised to rule the awards season so there's a lot of hope for her.
%%* KirstenVangsness and StacieLeahRippy seem to fall into this category.
%%* Despite not being an actress, Creator/RachelTownsend falls right into this category.

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* Creator/EmmaStone, also fits, with the film crowning a rise after a series of well-received movies (''Film/{{Zombieland}}'', ''Film/EasyA'', ''Film/TheHelp''). She later earned an Oscar nomination for ''Film/{{Birdman}}''. Then in 2016, she earned a lot of praise for her performance in the musical film, ''Film/LaLaLand'' ''Film/LaLaLand'', for which is poised to rule the awards season so there's she won a lot of hope Golden Globe for her.
%%* KirstenVangsness and StacieLeahRippy seem to fall into this category.
%%* Despite not being an actress, Creator/RachelTownsend falls right into this category.
Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical.
4th Jan '17 7:30:54 PM sayaleviathan
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* His co-star ([[RomanceOnTheSet and possible lover]]) in that movie, Creator/EmmaStone, also fits, with the film crowning a rise after a series of well-received movies (''Film/{{Zombieland}}'', ''Film/EasyA'', ''Film/TheHelp''). Then in 2016, she earned a lot of praise for her performance in the musical film, ''Film/LaLaLand'' which is poised to rule the awards season so there's a lot of hope for her.

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* His co-star ([[RomanceOnTheSet and possible lover]]) in that movie, Creator/EmmaStone, also fits, with the film crowning a rise after a series of well-received movies (''Film/{{Zombieland}}'', ''Film/EasyA'', ''Film/TheHelp'').''Film/TheHelp''). She later earned an Oscar nomination for ''Film/{{Birdman}}''. Then in 2016, she earned a lot of praise for her performance in the musical film, ''Film/LaLaLand'' which is poised to rule the awards season so there's a lot of hope for her.
27th Dec '16 10:26:15 PM sayaleviathan
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* Creator/RyanGosling became a star with ''Film/TheNotebook'' and a critical darling with ''Half Nelson'', and Hollywood seems intent on selling the idea that he is sexier than sex. It's debatable whether there's widespread audience agreement. His movies have done fairly well financially, but a lot of that could be the result of high-profile co-stars like Creator/GeorgeClooney and Creator/SteveCarell. Critics still love him, but he has yet to headline a real blockbuster, and given that he tends to choose small-scale dramas over special-effects spectacles, he might never become another Creator/TomCruise or Creator/WillSmith. (It's possible or even probable that he ''prefers'' it that way, though.) It should be also noted that he's somewhat becoming typecasted after ''Film/{{Drive}}'', with all his upcoming or [[Film/GangsterSquad released]] projects being bend on giving him similar roles of tough guys in very violent (read: R-rated) actionesque flicks. However, he earned a lot of praise for his musical performance in ''Film/LaLaLand'', earning nominations which shows that he still got it.

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* Creator/RyanGosling became a star with ''Film/TheNotebook'' and a critical darling with ''Half Nelson'', and Hollywood seems intent on selling the idea that he is sexier than sex. It's debatable whether there's widespread audience agreement. His movies have done fairly well financially, but a lot of that could be the result of high-profile co-stars like Creator/GeorgeClooney and Creator/SteveCarell. Critics still love him, but he has yet to headline a real blockbuster, and given that he tends to choose small-scale dramas over special-effects spectacles, he might never become another Creator/TomCruise or Creator/WillSmith. (It's possible or even probable that he ''prefers'' it that way, though.) It should be also noted that he's somewhat becoming typecasted after ''Film/{{Drive}}'', with all his upcoming or [[Film/GangsterSquad released]] projects being bend on giving him similar roles of tough guys in very violent (read: R-rated) actionesque flicks. However, he earned a lot of praise for being a funny guy in ''Film/TheNiceGuys'' and his musical performance in ''Film/LaLaLand'', earning which earned him acting nominations which shows that he still got it.so he's really hitting the high road.



* Creator/AndrewGarfield had a string of indie successes (''Boy A'', ''Lions For Lambs'', ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus'') before hitting it big with ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan''. Even critics who didn't care much for it praised him in the title role, favorably comparing him to Tobey Maguire (who also found the right balance between big budget films and small dramatic films). With his attachment to that big franchise and acclaimed roles in fare such as ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'' (which many felt he was overlooked for at the Academy Awards), it's looking hopeful he'll stay big for a long while.

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* Creator/AndrewGarfield had a string of indie successes (''Boy A'', ''Lions For Lambs'', ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus'') before hitting it big with ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan''. Even critics who didn't care much for it praised him in the title role, favorably comparing him to Tobey Maguire (who also found the right balance between big budget films and small dramatic films). With his attachment to that big franchise and acclaimed roles in fare such as ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'' (which many felt he was overlooked for at the Academy Awards), ''Film/HacksawRidge'' and ''Film/{{Silence}}'' it's looking hopeful he'll stay big for a long while.
23rd Dec '16 12:28:36 AM sayaleviathan
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* Creator/RyanReynolds had the fortune/misfortune of coming along when Hollywood had a dearth of young leading males. After getting his big break in the ABC series ''Series/TwoGuysAGirlAndAPizzaPlace'', Reynolds starred in a number of well-regarded comedic roles. However, most of his films from the late '00s and early '10s (with the exception of ''Film/{{Buried}}'') received mixed reviews at best. His intended dramatic breakout performance in 2011's ''Film/GreenLantern'' was also a critical and commercial underperformer, and then ''The Change-Up'' didn't do well either; thus he was not the bankable star Hollywood perceived him to be. It's hard to say how well his career will turn out at this point, though the success of 2012's ''Film/SafeHouse'' (though Creator/DenzelWashington was obviously the big draw, and there's a lot of debate about how much Reynolds' presence really contributed) could help him regain momentum. The bombing of ''Film/{{RIPD}}'' and the under-performance of ''Turbo'', on the same weekend no less, seems to suggest his momentum is trending downward once more. But with the critical and commercial success of ''{{Film/Deadpool}}'' film, with much praise for his performance as the lead character, this might change.

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* Creator/RyanReynolds had the fortune/misfortune of coming along when Hollywood had a dearth of young leading males. After getting his big break in the ABC series ''Series/TwoGuysAGirlAndAPizzaPlace'', Reynolds starred in a number of well-regarded comedic roles. However, most of his films from the late '00s and early '10s (with the exception of ''Film/{{Buried}}'') received mixed reviews at best. His intended dramatic breakout performance in 2011's ''Film/GreenLantern'' was also a critical and commercial underperformer, and then ''The Change-Up'' didn't do well either; thus he was not the bankable star Hollywood perceived him to be. It's hard to say how well his career will turn out at this point, though the success of 2012's ''Film/SafeHouse'' (though Creator/DenzelWashington was obviously the big draw, and there's a lot of debate about how much Reynolds' presence really contributed) could help him regain momentum. The bombing of ''Film/{{RIPD}}'' and the under-performance of ''Turbo'', on the same weekend no less, seems to suggest his momentum is trending downward once more. But with the critical and commercial success of ''{{Film/Deadpool}}'' film, with much praise for his performance as the lead character, this might change.change most especially when he earned nominations from the Golden Globe Awards, of all things.



* 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/SuicideSquad2016'', 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 His role as Comicbook/{{Deadshot}} for the upcoming 2016 Film/DCExtendedUniverse film, ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'', which shows that he's still around.have some bumps (most of the good things about the film is Creator/MargotRobbie's performance as Harley Quinn) but earned more money despite the negative reviews.



* Creator/AmyAdams labored for years in small parts on TV shows, direct-to-video films and other projects. When she was cast in ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'', Steven Spielberg hoped it would be her breakout role and he was devastated when she didn't work for a full year afterwards. But a Best Supporting Actress nomination for the film ''{{Film/Junebug}}'' got the ball rolling, and she achieved worldwide fame with the blockbuster success of Disney's ''{{Film/Enchanted}}''. For a while there was worry that she'd been typecast as {{Genki Girl}}s and {{Manic Pixie Dream Girl}}s but she did stay in critics' good graces with projects like ''Film/SunshineCleaning'', ''Julie & Julia'' and the adaptation of ''{{Theatre/Doubt}}''. Working with David O Russell helped show her range, allowing her to go against type in ''Film/TheFighter'' and ''Film/AmericanHustle'' - as well as her drastically villainous turn in ''Film/TheMaster''. With five Oscar nominations to her name, Amy Adams is now considered one of the best actresses working in Hollywood.

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* Creator/AmyAdams labored for years in small parts on TV shows, direct-to-video films and other projects. When she was cast in ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'', Steven Spielberg hoped it would be her breakout role and he was devastated when she didn't work for a full year afterwards. But a Best Supporting Actress nomination for the film ''{{Film/Junebug}}'' got the ball rolling, and she achieved worldwide fame with the blockbuster success of Disney's ''{{Film/Enchanted}}''. For a while there was worry that she'd been typecast as {{Genki Girl}}s and {{Manic Pixie Dream Girl}}s but she did stay in critics' good graces with projects like ''Film/SunshineCleaning'', ''Julie & Julia'' and the adaptation of ''{{Theatre/Doubt}}''. Working with David O Russell helped show her range, allowing her to go against type in ''Film/TheFighter'' and ''Film/AmericanHustle'' - as well as her drastically villainous turn in ''Film/TheMaster''.''Film/TheMaster'' and playing as Lois Lane for thr ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse''. With five Oscar nominations to her name, Amy Adams is now considered one of the best actresses working in Hollywood.



* Creator/RyanGosling became a star with ''Film/TheNotebook'' and a critical darling with ''Half Nelson'', and Hollywood seems intent on selling the idea that he is sexier than sex. It's debatable whether there's widespread audience agreement. His movies have done fairly well financially, but a lot of that could be the result of high-profile co-stars like Creator/GeorgeClooney and Creator/SteveCarell. Critics still love him, but he has yet to headline a real blockbuster, and given that he tends to choose small-scale dramas over special-effects spectacles, he might never become another Creator/TomCruise or Creator/WillSmith. (It's possible or even probable that he ''prefers'' it that way, though.) It should be also noted that he's somewhat becoming typecasted after ''Film/{{Drive}}'', with all his upcoming or [[Film/GangsterSquad released]] projects being bend on giving him similar roles of tough guys in very violent (read: R-rated) actionesque flicks.

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* Creator/RyanGosling became a star with ''Film/TheNotebook'' and a critical darling with ''Half Nelson'', and Hollywood seems intent on selling the idea that he is sexier than sex. It's debatable whether there's widespread audience agreement. His movies have done fairly well financially, but a lot of that could be the result of high-profile co-stars like Creator/GeorgeClooney and Creator/SteveCarell. Critics still love him, but he has yet to headline a real blockbuster, and given that he tends to choose small-scale dramas over special-effects spectacles, he might never become another Creator/TomCruise or Creator/WillSmith. (It's possible or even probable that he ''prefers'' it that way, though.) It should be also noted that he's somewhat becoming typecasted after ''Film/{{Drive}}'', with all his upcoming or [[Film/GangsterSquad released]] projects being bend on giving him similar roles of tough guys in very violent (read: R-rated) actionesque flicks. However, he earned a lot of praise for his musical performance in ''Film/LaLaLand'', earning nominations which shows that he still got it.



* 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/SuicideSquad2016'' 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 praised for her role as Amanda Waller in ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' coming up so, which showed that her career is going steady for her.



* Creator/AndrewGarfield had a string of indie successes (''Boy A'', ''Lions For Lambs'', ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus'') before hitting it big with ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan''. Even critics who didn't care much for it praised him in the title role, favorably comparing him to Tobey Maguire (who also found the right balance between big budget films and small dramatic films). With his attachment to that big franchise and acclaimed roles in fare such as ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'' (which many felt he was overlooked for at the Academy Awards), it's looking hopeful he'll stay big for a long while. His co-star ([[RomanceOnTheSet and possible lover]]) in that movie, Creator/EmmaStone, also fits, with the film crowning a rise after a series of well-received movies (''Film/{{Zombieland}}'', ''Film/EasyA'', ''Film/TheHelp'').

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* Creator/AndrewGarfield had a string of indie successes (''Boy A'', ''Lions For Lambs'', ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus'') before hitting it big with ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan''. Even critics who didn't care much for it praised him in the title role, favorably comparing him to Tobey Maguire (who also found the right balance between big budget films and small dramatic films). With his attachment to that big franchise and acclaimed roles in fare such as ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'' (which many felt he was overlooked for at the Academy Awards), it's looking hopeful he'll stay big for a long while.
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His co-star ([[RomanceOnTheSet and possible lover]]) in that movie, Creator/EmmaStone, also fits, with the film crowning a rise after a series of well-received movies (''Film/{{Zombieland}}'', ''Film/EasyA'', ''Film/TheHelp'').''Film/TheHelp''). Then in 2016, she earned a lot of praise for her performance in the musical film, ''Film/LaLaLand'' which is poised to rule the awards season so there's a lot of hope for her.



* Taylor Kitsch has been having a rough time with this trope as of late. He first rose to prominence with his role in ''Friday Night Lights'' showing he could be a very good actor in addition to being fan service like in ''Film/TheCovenant''. His post career has been very rough with 2012 proving a disastrous year with ''three'' high-profile disasters in ''Film/{{Battleship}}'', ''Film/{{Savages}}'' and most notably ''Film/JohnCarter'', which was one of the biggest box-office disasters in recent memory. He does have an advantage in that he wasn't blamed for any of the failures, with ''John Carter'''s attributed to a very poor marketing campaign and an enormously bloated budget, and the fact that critics and audiences already know how well he can act. He's been confirmed for the second season of ''Series/TrueDetective'', and if that can match the success of the first season he might pick up some steam.

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* Taylor Kitsch has been having a rough time with this trope as of late. He first rose to prominence with his role in ''Friday Night Lights'' showing he could be a very good actor in addition to being fan service like in ''Film/TheCovenant''. His post career has been very rough with 2012 proving a disastrous year with ''three'' high-profile disasters in ''Film/{{Battleship}}'', ''Film/{{Savages}}'' and most notably ''Film/JohnCarter'', which was one of the biggest box-office disasters in recent memory. He does have an advantage in that he wasn't blamed for any of the failures, with ''John Carter'''s attributed to a very poor marketing campaign and an enormously bloated budget, and the fact that critics and audiences already know how well he can act. He's been confirmed for the second season of ''Series/TrueDetective'', and if ''Series/TrueDetective'' but earned mixed reception for his performance which doesn't help that can match the success of the first second season he might pick up some steam.was not as good as the first.
21st Dec '16 9:29:21 AM fearlessnikki
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* Claire Forlani got to share the screen with a number of high profile stars in the 90s - notably in ''{{Film/Mallrats}}'', ''Film/TheRock'', and ''Film/MeetJoeBlack''. Despite well-received performances, most of the films were commercial disappointments and she starred in three bombs in a row. She quickly faded from leading roles and turned to television instead.
20th Dec '16 8:57:09 AM KizunaTallis
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* Alicia Silverstone exploded into Hollywood in 1995 thanks to ''Film/{{Clueless}}'', gaining so much fame that she even had a 3-picture deal with Columbia that even gave her a production company, First Kiss Productions, to call her own. The summer of 1997 completely derailed her career before it could continue, thanks to the one two-punch of serial career killer ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' and her company's first (and only) project, ''Excess Baggage,'' becoming a major flop. Silverstone is today remembered as a quintessential OneHitWonder in the acting world.
* Gretchen Mol was touted as another "It Girl" when she debuted in ''Film/{{Rounders}}''. It didn't pan out, with ''Rounders'' doing middling business, and even she (with newfound indie-cred from playing the lead role in ''Film/TheNotoriousBettiePage'') admits that it was a particularly bad example building up an unprepared starlet. She is doing quite well with films and a recurring role on critical favourite ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire''.
* Creator/LindsayLohan. This one wasn't related to any lack of talent -- Creator/MerylStreep, of all people, vouched for her acting ability, as did her ''Film/MeanGirls'' co-star Creator/TinaFey. Instead, her problems came from a combination of a disastrous relationship with [[StageMom her parents]], chronic [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl partying]] and drug/alcohol abuse (which eventually led to legal troubles), and a reputation for being [[SmallNameBigEgo a diva]] who often showed up to set late and hung over. Attempts to revitalize her career -- such as the {{Lifetime|MovieOfTheWeek}} biopic ''Film/LizAndDick'' -- have mostly flopped, with the qualified success of her 2014 West End theatre debut in ''Speed-the-Plow'' the one exception. An awful case of WhatCouldHaveBeen.

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* Alicia Silverstone exploded into Hollywood in 1995 thanks to ''Film/{{Clueless}}'', gaining so much fame that she even had a 3-picture deal with Columbia that even gave her a production company, First Kiss Productions, to call her own. The summer of 1997 completely derailed her career before it could continue, thanks to the one two-punch of serial career killer ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' and her company's first (and only) project, ''Excess Baggage,'' becoming a major flop. Silverstone nowadays is today remembered as a quintessential OneHitWonder in the acting world.
world, and is now more well-known for her political/social activism and promoting her [[GranolaGirl vegan lifestyle]].
* Gretchen Mol was touted as another "It Girl" when she debuted in ''Film/{{Rounders}}''. It didn't pan out, with ''Rounders'' doing middling business, and even she (with newfound indie-cred from playing the lead role in ''Film/TheNotoriousBettiePage'') admits that it was a particularly bad example building up an unprepared starlet. She is doing quite well with films and a recurring role on critical favourite favorite ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire''.
* Creator/LindsayLohan. This one wasn't related to any lack of talent -- Creator/MerylStreep, of all people, vouched for her acting ability, as did her ''Film/MeanGirls'' co-star Creator/TinaFey. Instead, her problems decline came from a combination of a disastrous relationship with [[StageMom her parents]], chronic [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl partying]] and drug/alcohol abuse (which did quite the number on [[http://www.buzzfond.com/16-gorgeous-stars-who-have-aged-badly/9/ her looks]] and eventually led to legal troubles), and a reputation for being [[SmallNameBigEgo a diva]] who often showed up to the set late and hung over.hungover (if not completely missing filming days altogether). Attempts to revitalize her career -- such as the {{Lifetime|MovieOfTheWeek}} biopic ''Film/LizAndDick'' -- have mostly flopped, with the qualified success of her 2014 West End theatre debut in ''Speed-the-Plow'' the one exception. An awful case of WhatCouldHaveBeen.Nowadays, she's far better known for her appearances in the tabloids, and is considered a cautionary tale for the FormerChildStar.
13th Dec '16 4:04:42 AM fearlessnikki
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* Creator/MerylStreep burst onto the scene very quickly in the 1970s with a OneSceneWonder role in ''Julia'' that led to Robert [=DeNiro=] recommending her for ''Film/TheDeerHunter'' - which got her an Oscar nomination. Her second - for ''Film/KramerVsKramer'' - she won. Another Oscar came for ''Film/SophiesChoice'' but HypeBacklash set in during the 90s. Meryl herself grew tired of OscarBait roles and longed to go against type and do more comedies - which had varying degrees of success. But she came back to prominence with ''Film/TheBridgesOfMadisonCounty'', confirming that she was here to stay. Fans and critics alike view ''Film/MammaMia'' as a real turning point for her as well; when it grossed over $600 million worldwide, they remarked that "the greatest American actress has now become a movie star". Throughout the years she has alternated between critic-pleasing dramas and various other genres, continuing to prove her versatility. These days she's essentially the standard against which all young actresses are measured.


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* Creator/AmyAdams labored for years in small parts on TV shows, direct-to-video films and other projects. When she was cast in ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'', Steven Spielberg hoped it would be her breakout role and he was devastated when she didn't work for a full year afterwards. But a Best Supporting Actress nomination for the film ''{{Film/Junebug}}'' got the ball rolling, and she achieved worldwide fame with the blockbuster success of Disney's ''{{Film/Enchanted}}''. For a while there was worry that she'd been typecast as {{Genki Girl}}s and {{Manic Pixie Dream Girl}}s but she did stay in critics' good graces with projects like ''Film/SunshineCleaning'', ''Julie & Julia'' and the adaptation of ''{{Theatre/Doubt}}''. Working with David O Russell helped show her range, allowing her to go against type in ''Film/TheFighter'' and ''Film/AmericanHustle'' - as well as her drastically villainous turn in ''Film/TheMaster''. With five Oscar nominations to her name, Amy Adams is now considered one of the best actresses working in Hollywood.


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* Felicity Jones had a slow climb to the top, starting out as a child actress in ''Literature/TheWorstWitch''. She had a series of respectable roles in well-received films, before netting a lot of acclaim for ''Like Crazy''. Her attempt at joining a franchise - namely as Felicia Hardy in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' - didn't go so well when Sony sold the ''Spider Man'' rights back to Marvel. But an Oscar nomination for ''Film/TheTheoryOfEverything'' gave her a real boost and she headlined three films in 2016 - ''{{Film/Inferno}}'', ''Film/AMonsterCalls'' and the Franchise/StarWars spin-off ''Film/RogueOne''. Time will tell if this translates into superstardom.
11th Dec '16 9:07:49 PM oknazevad
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8th Dec '16 10:04:07 AM fearlessnikki
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* Irish actor Jack Reynor was given a lot of hype thanks to his breakout role in ''Film/WhatRichardDid''. HypeBacklash set in pretty quickly, especially after his turn in ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'', which had some viewers questioning whether the former was just a fluke. He did earn critical acclaim for his parts in smaller films like ''Film/ARoyalNightOut'', ''Sing Street'' and the 2015 adaptation of ''{{Theatre/Macbeth}}'' so time will tell.
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* Big things were expected of Bo Derek. 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}}, the Ape Man'', while a box office success, was mutilated by critics and earned her a Worst Actress Razzie (shared with Faye Dunaway for ''Film/MommieDearest''). She didn't get another film offer until 1984's ''Bolero'', which bombed at the box office, and earned her another Razzie. She took a five-year hiatus, and her intended comeback film, ''Ghosts Can't Do It'', intended as an [[DuelingWorks/{{Film}} imitation]] of the same year's ''Film/{{Ghost}}'', 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 Bo Derek. 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}}, the Ape Man'', while a box office success, was mutilated by critics and earned her a Worst Actress Razzie (shared with Faye Dunaway for ''Film/MommieDearest''). She didn't get another film offer until 1984's ''Bolero'', which bombed at the box office, and earned her another Razzie. She took a five-year hiatus, and her intended comeback film, ''Ghosts Can't Do It'', intended as an [[DuelingWorks/{{Film}} imitation]] of the same year's ''Film/{{Ghost}}'', ''Film/{{Ghost 1990}}'', 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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