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14th Jan '18 10:37:32 PM jormis29
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* Silent film actress Clara Bow was [[TropeMakers the original]] "It Girl" (because she starred in [[TropeNamers a movie called]] ''Film/{{It|1927}}''). Natural charisma and an earthy sexuality uncommon for that era made her a huge star in the latter 1920s. She was able to overcome a thick Brooklyn accent and transition to talkies, but an exceedingly fragile psyche combined with an adversarial relationship with Paramount Pictures led to a nervous breakdown in 1931. Paramount fired her, and after an abortive comeback attempt she retired from movies at the age of 28.

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* Silent film actress Clara Bow Creator/ClaraBow was [[TropeMakers the original]] "It Girl" (because she starred in [[TropeNamers a movie called]] ''Film/{{It|1927}}''). Natural charisma and an earthy sexuality uncommon for that era made her a huge star in the latter 1920s. She was able to overcome a thick Brooklyn accent and transition to talkies, but an exceedingly fragile psyche combined with an adversarial relationship with Paramount Pictures led to a nervous breakdown in 1931. Paramount fired her, and after an abortive comeback attempt she retired from movies at the age of 28.
12th Jan '18 11:57:29 PM sayaleviathan
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** Creator/DanielCraig got a lot of flak when he's chosen as Bond due to [[{{Understatement}} being blonde and shorter than other Bonds]]. While he was showed his detractors wrong with the reboot, ''[[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 Casino Royale]]'', it didn't stop his Bond movies from falling victim to the StarTrekMovieCurse (with ''Casino Royale'' and ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' garnering critical acclaim, while ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' and ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' earned mixed reception). Prior and during his Bond tenure, he had been into a bunch of movies such as ''Film/RoadToPerdition'', ''Film/{{Munich}}'', ''Film/TheGoldenCompass'', ''Film/TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo'' and the upcoming ''Film/LoganLucky'' among others and had a good career as a theater actor which keeps him on top for a while.

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** Creator/DanielCraig got a lot of flak when he's chosen as Bond due to [[{{Understatement}} being blonde and shorter than other Bonds]]. While he was showed his detractors wrong with the reboot, ''[[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 Casino Royale]]'', it didn't stop his Bond movies from falling victim to the StarTrekMovieCurse (with ''Casino Royale'' and ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' garnering critical acclaim, while ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' and ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' earned mixed reception). Prior and during his Bond tenure, he had been into a bunch of movies such as ''Film/RoadToPerdition'', ''Film/{{Munich}}'', ''Film/TheGoldenCompass'', ''Film/TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo'' and the upcoming ''Film/LoganLucky'' among others and had a good career as a theater actor which keeps him on top for a while.


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* Creator/MargotRobbie got a lot of attention after being in Creator/MartinScorcese' ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet''. Then, she starred in several films such as ''Film/{{Focus}}'' and ''Film/TheLegendOfTarzan'' which are not much stellar. Her performance as Comicbook/HarleyQuinn in ''Film/SuicideSquad'' is a bit diverse among comic book fans. However, she's gaining critical praise for her performance in the {{Biopic}}, ''Film/ITonya'' which got her numerous acting nominations during the awards season including a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical.
12th Jan '18 11:07:54 AM erforce
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* Dougray Scott got a lot of hype after his role as Prince Charming in ''Film/EverAfter'' and soon became the front-runner for roles such as [[Film/XMen Wolverine]] and Film/JamesBond. But after ''Film/MissionImpossibleII'' went over schedule, he was forced to give up the Wolverine role to a little-known Australian actor named Creator/HughJackman. While Jackman became a huge star, Scott's career fell into a tailspin as he's spent much of his career toiling away in TV movies, short-lived TV series (plus a single season on ''Series/DesperateHousewives'', just as the show was beginning its long descent in ratings and buzz) and little-seen movies (his possible low point being the 2011 film ''Love's Kitchen'', which grossed just £121 at the UK box office).

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* Dougray Scott got a lot of hype after his role as Prince Charming in ''Film/EverAfter'' and soon became the front-runner for roles such as [[Film/XMen [[Film/XMenFilmSeries Wolverine]] and Film/JamesBond. But after ''Film/MissionImpossibleII'' went over schedule, he was forced to give up the Wolverine role to a little-known Australian actor named Creator/HughJackman. While Jackman became a huge star, Scott's career fell into a tailspin as he's spent much of his career toiling away in TV movies, short-lived TV series (plus a single season on ''Series/DesperateHousewives'', just as the show was beginning its long descent in ratings and buzz) and little-seen movies (his possible low point being the 2011 film ''Love's Kitchen'', which grossed just £121 at the UK box office).
7th Jan '18 1:48:14 AM jormis29
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* Creator/JakeGyllenhaal and Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal. Hollywood seems entranced by the both of them, despite their continued failure to gain traction with audiences. The movie Bloom turned down, ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime'', performed under expectations, and even Maggie's presence in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' hasn't been enough to bolster her career, with most of the praise she received only being in comparison to Katie Holmes, the woman she replaced. Her unconventional facial appearance (big jowls and looking much older than the current crop of young starlets) is part of it as well. But the suits seem undeterred, so who knows? Maybe someday, one of them will hit it big. ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', naturally, was not above pointing all of this out with a cutaway gag in which the two bickered over which one was "more offputting" and "more unappealing in a lead role."

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* Creator/JakeGyllenhaal and Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal. Hollywood seems entranced by the both of them, despite their continued failure to gain traction with audiences. The movie Bloom turned down, ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime'', performed under expectations, and even Maggie's presence in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' hasn't been enough to bolster her career, with most of the praise she received only being in comparison to Katie Holmes, Creator/KatieHolmes, the woman she replaced. Her unconventional facial appearance (big jowls and looking much older than the current crop of young starlets) is part of it as well. But the suits seem undeterred, so who knows? Maybe someday, one of them will hit it big. ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', naturally, was not above pointing all of this out with a cutaway gag in which the two bickered over which one was "more offputting" and "more unappealing in a lead role."
6th Jan '18 11:09:35 AM nombretomado
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-->-- '''Creator/IrvingBerlin''', '''Music/IrvingBerlin''', ''Theatre/AnnieGetYourGun''
5th Jan '18 9:35:14 AM BoxerAndCrewSocks
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* Cranston' costar from Series/BreakingBad Creator/AaronPaul is less lucky. He won three Emmy Awards for his role as Jesse Pinkman. However the films he starred after his breakthrough, ''Need For Speed'' and ''A long Way Down'', were critical flops.

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* Cranston' costar from Series/BreakingBad Creator/AaronPaul is less lucky. He won three Emmy Awards for his role as Jesse Pinkman. However the films he starred after his breakthrough, ''Need For Speed'' and ''A long Way Down'', were critical flops. He has had some success with his involvement in ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'', though.
4th Jan '18 9:17:30 PM bodhirook
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** Stewart and Pattinson have had a much better push in recent years with Stewart pulling off three critically acclaimed films in 2014 and becoming something of a critical darling (Even nabbing a Cesar award, making her one of only two American actors ever to do so). Pattinson has followed a similar path and ''Film/GoodTime'' seems to have finally given him the push he needs to break out from under the shadow of ''Twilight''. The two, particularly Pattinson, have also done Themselves favors by making it clear [[CreatorBacklash aren't very fond of the films either]].



** Creator/DanielCraig got a lot of flak when he's chosen as Bond due to [[{{Understatement}} being blonde and short]]. While he was showed his detractors wrong with the reboot, ''[[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 Casino Royale]]'', it didn't stop his Bond movies from falling victim to the StarTrekMovieCurse (with ''Casino Royale'' and ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' garnering critical acclaim, while ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' and ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' earned mixed reception). Prior and during his Bond tenure, he had been into a bunch of movies such as ''Film/RoadToPerdition'', ''Film/{{Munich}}'', ''Film/TheGoldenCompass'', ''Film/TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo'' and the upcoming ''Film/LoganLucky'' among others and had a good career as a theater actor which keeps him on top for a while.

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** Creator/DanielCraig got a lot of flak when he's chosen as Bond due to [[{{Understatement}} being blonde and short]].shorter than other Bonds]]. While he was showed his detractors wrong with the reboot, ''[[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 Casino Royale]]'', it didn't stop his Bond movies from falling victim to the StarTrekMovieCurse (with ''Casino Royale'' and ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' garnering critical acclaim, while ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' and ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' earned mixed reception). Prior and during his Bond tenure, he had been into a bunch of movies such as ''Film/RoadToPerdition'', ''Film/{{Munich}}'', ''Film/TheGoldenCompass'', ''Film/TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo'' and the upcoming ''Film/LoganLucky'' among others and had a good career as a theater actor which keeps him on top for a while.



* Creator/ChanningTatum broke out into the mainstream with ''Film/StepUp'' and ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''. This had the effect of typecasting him as either a bland meathead or a MrFanservice. Although he attracted a swarm of EstrogenBrigade, critics didn't think too highly of him, nicknaming him 'The Charming Potato' - though he had proved that he did have some acting prowess in his earlier roles in ''Film/AGuideToRecognizingYourSaints'' and ''Film/StopLoss''. The year 2012 was very successful for him - with both ''Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet'' and ''Film/MagicMike'' proving to be Box Office smashes and critical successes. Both were followed up with successful sequels, and he won lots of acclaim for a dramatic turn in ''{{Film/Foxcatcher}}'' as well as a wildly against type role in ''Film/TheHatefulEight''. The Box Office failure of ''Film/JupiterAscending'' and the DevelopmentHell for his {{ComicBook/Gambit}} movie seems to be throwing a bit of a wrench into things however.

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* Creator/ChanningTatum broke out into the mainstream with ''Film/StepUp'' and ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''. This had the effect of typecasting him as either a bland meathead or a MrFanservice. Although he attracted a swarm of EstrogenBrigade, critics didn't think too highly of him, nicknaming him 'The Charming Potato' - though he had proved that he did have some acting prowess in his earlier roles in ''Film/AGuideToRecognizingYourSaints'' and ''Film/StopLoss''. The year 2012 was very successful for him - with both ''Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet'' and ''Film/MagicMike'' proving to be Box Office smashes and critical successes. Both were followed up with successful sequels, and he won lots of acclaim for a dramatic turn in ''{{Film/Foxcatcher}}'' as well as a wildly against type role in ''Film/TheHatefulEight''. The Box Office failure of ''Film/JupiterAscending'' and the DevelopmentHell for his {{ComicBook/Gambit}} movie seems to be throwing a bit of a wrench into things however. Though his work with Steven Soderbergh has won him considerable acclaim and earned him a new life as a more respected actor.


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* Creator/JonHamm has had an odd relationship with this trope. After a few years of doing bit work and supporting roles, He burst onto the scene with ''Series/MadMen'' and won huge acclaim for his role and he has made a few forays into film such as ''Film/TheTown'' and ''Film/BridesMaids'', the latter of which allowed him a chance to prove his comedy skills. But he hasn't fully made the leap to film success yet. This is partially due to his admitted aversion to franchises that require long contracts, ruling him out of superhero films even though many had been and still are pushing for him to play ''ComicBook/Batman'' in the ''Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse''. His older age gives him a degree of protection from being replaced and his acclaimed work on TV means he'll be around for a good while. He also had a huge hit with ''Film/BabyDriver'' so the possibility of him breaking out as a film star is definitely still there.
30th Dec '17 4:45:27 PM HighCrate
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* Creator/KeanuReeves first made a splash with the ''Film/BillAndTed'' stoner comedy films. Soon after he got a big push with such films like ''Film/PointBreak1991'' and ''Film/BramStokersDracula''. However it would be 1994's ''Film/{{Speed}}'' that would cement Reeves as an A-List star. While he maintained steady work throughout the rest of the '90s, people were beginning to notice his [[DullSurprise limited acting range]] and his star power began to fade. Then came 1999 and the release of ''Film/TheMatrix'', and Reeves was once again launched into super-stardom for a time. Unfortunately, this new rise to fame went as quickly as it had come. The highly anticipated ''Matrix'' sequels left a bad taste in both audience and critics' mouths, and ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' franchise would be DeaderThanDisco by mid-decade. Coupled with, again, criticism of Reeves' acting range (or lack thereof) the rest of his films in the '00s were flops or under performers. The 2013 film ''Film/FortySevenRonin'' seemed to be one last attempt to bring him back to the A-List status, but the film was plague with a TroubledProduction and was a Box Office Bomb. Now he's attempting a comeback yet again with ''Film/JohnWick'', which proved to be a SleeperHit and its sequel ''Film/JohnWickChapter2'' was well received by viewers and critics. Only time will tell if it brings him back to his former glory.

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* Creator/KeanuReeves first made a splash with the ''Film/BillAndTed'' stoner comedy films. Soon after he got a big push with such films like ''Film/PointBreak1991'' and ''Film/BramStokersDracula''. However it would be 1994's ''Film/{{Speed}}'' that would cement Reeves as an A-List star. While he maintained steady work throughout the rest of the '90s, people were beginning to notice his [[DullSurprise limited acting range]] and his star power began to fade. Then came 1999 and the release of ''Film/TheMatrix'', and Reeves was once again launched into super-stardom for a time. Unfortunately, this new rise to fame went as quickly as it had come. The highly anticipated ''Matrix'' sequels left a bad taste in both audience and critics' mouths, and ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' franchise would be DeaderThanDisco functionally dead by mid-decade. Coupled with, again, criticism of Reeves' acting range (or lack thereof) the rest of his films in the '00s were flops or under performers. The 2013 film ''Film/FortySevenRonin'' seemed to be one last attempt to bring him back to the A-List status, but the film was plague with a TroubledProduction and was a Box Office Bomb. Now he's attempting a comeback yet again with ''Film/JohnWick'', which proved to be a SleeperHit and its sequel ''Film/JohnWickChapter2'' was well received by viewers and critics. Only time will tell if it brings him back to his former glory.
28th Dec '17 12:19:00 AM TMC6882
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* Creator/KristenBell has been pushed heavily by Hollywood in the past few years, but it was her ''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall'' co-stars, Creator/MilaKunis and Creator/RussellBrand (himself in danger of this trope), who became bigger stars out of the deal. So far, she's decently well-known, but is nowhere near what Hollywood was hoping. While she had a lead role in Disney's box office juggernaut ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', voice-over success tends to not translate back into live-action (ask ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''{{'}}s Creator/MandyMoore) and the majority of the hype that did come out of ''Frozen'' seems to have gone to Creator/IdinaMenzel (or even Josh Gad). She's only been in a few live-action films that grossed more than $40 million (''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall'', ''Film/CouplesRetreat'', ''Film/TheBoss''', ''Film/BadMoms'' and the latter's sequel) and she was part of an ensemble with all of them; with the ''Film/VeronicaMars'' film having a simultaneous launch on video-on-demand, her cold live-action streak on the big screen will live on; as far as she's concerned, television is indeed Series/TheGoodPlace.

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* Creator/KristenBell has been pushed heavily by Hollywood in the past few years, but it was her ''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall'' co-stars, Creator/MilaKunis and Creator/RussellBrand (himself in danger of this trope), who became bigger stars out of the deal. So far, she's decently well-known, but is nowhere near what Hollywood was hoping. While she had a lead role in Disney's box office juggernaut ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', voice-over success tends to not translate back into live-action (ask ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''{{'}}s ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'s'' Creator/MandyMoore) and the majority of the hype that did come out of ''Frozen'' seems to have gone to Creator/IdinaMenzel (or even Josh Gad). She's only been in a few live-action films that grossed more than $40 million (''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall'', ''Film/CouplesRetreat'', ''Film/TheBoss''', ''Film/BadMoms'' and the latter's sequel) and she was part of an ensemble with all of them; with the ''Film/VeronicaMars'' film having a simultaneous launch on video-on-demand, her cold live-action streak on the big screen will live on; as far as she's concerned, television is indeed Series/TheGoodPlace.
''Series/TheGoodPlace''.
28th Dec '17 12:16:10 AM TMC6882
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* Creator/KristenBell has been pushed heavily by Hollywood in the past few years, but it was her ''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall'' co-stars, Creator/MilaKunis and Creator/RussellBrand (himself in danger of this trope), who became bigger stars out of the deal. So far, she's decently well-known, but is nowhere near what Hollywood was hoping. While she had a lead role in Disney's box office juggernaut ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', voice-over success tends to not translate back into live-action (ask ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'''s Mandy Moore,) and the majority of the hype that did come out of ''Frozen'' seems to have gone to Creator/IdinaMenzel (or even Josh Gad). She's only been in a few live-action films that grossed more than $40 million (''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall'', ''Film/CouplesRetreat'', ''Film/TheBoss''', ''Film/BadMoms'' and the latter's sequel) and she was part of an ensemble with all of them; with the ''Film/VeronicaMars'' film having a simultaneous launch on video-on-demand, her cold live-action streak on the big screen will live on; as far as she's concerned, television is indeed Series/TheGoodPlace.

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* Creator/KristenBell has been pushed heavily by Hollywood in the past few years, but it was her ''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall'' co-stars, Creator/MilaKunis and Creator/RussellBrand (himself in danger of this trope), who became bigger stars out of the deal. So far, she's decently well-known, but is nowhere near what Hollywood was hoping. While she had a lead role in Disney's box office juggernaut ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', voice-over success tends to not translate back into live-action (ask ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'''s Mandy Moore,) ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''{{'}}s Creator/MandyMoore) and the majority of the hype that did come out of ''Frozen'' seems to have gone to Creator/IdinaMenzel (or even Josh Gad). She's only been in a few live-action films that grossed more than $40 million (''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall'', ''Film/CouplesRetreat'', ''Film/TheBoss''', ''Film/BadMoms'' and the latter's sequel) and she was part of an ensemble with all of them; with the ''Film/VeronicaMars'' film having a simultaneous launch on video-on-demand, her cold live-action streak on the big screen will live on; as far as she's concerned, television is indeed Series/TheGoodPlace.
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