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14th Oct '17 11:56:18 PM lakingsif
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* Much was expected from Freddie Highmore 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 a potential end to his career as a leading man. In 2013 he moved to the small screen with ''Bates Motel'', in which he plays a young Norman Bates.

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* Much was expected from Freddie Highmore 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 a potential end to his career as a leading man. However, he seems to have brought it back. In 2013 he moved to the small screen with ''Bates Motel'', in which he plays a young Norman Bates.
14th Sep '17 5:31:29 AM GrammarNavi
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* The cast of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' undoubtedly got this - the most prominent of which included Damian Lewis and Ron Livingston. Lewis's attempts in films didn't amount to much - with bombs like ''{{Film/Dreamcatcher}}'', ''{{Film/Stormbreaker}}'' and ''Film/YourHighness''. But on television, he fared much better with the worldwide success that was ''{{Series/Homeland}}''. After he left that, he successfully transitioned to another headlining role in ''{{Series/Billions}}''. Livingston already had fame from ''Film/OfficeSpace'' but remained in below-the-radar projects, the most high profile of which was ''Film/TheConjuring''. The men in the cast who became stars - Creator/MichaelFassbender, Creator/JamesMcAvoy, Creator/TomHardy and Creator/SimonPegg - had minor roles, with Fassbender the only one who appeared in more than two episodes. Donnie Wahlberg maintained a steady career of supporting roles, including the ''Film/Saw'' series, before getting the lead in ''Series/BlueBloods''. Creator/NealMcDonough, Creator/RossMcCall, Creator/MichaelCudlitz, and Richard Speight Jr. became TV regulars, while Frank John Hughes transitioned to screen writing. Scott Grimes's attempt at joining a franchise - Ridley Scott's ''Film/RobinHood2010'' - was unsuccessful, but he enjoyed more success in [[Series/AmericanDad voice acting]] and music. A lot of the rest were doomed to type casting or else retired from acting altogether.

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* The cast of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' undoubtedly got this - the most prominent of which included Damian Lewis and Ron Livingston. Lewis's attempts in films didn't amount to much - with bombs like ''{{Film/Dreamcatcher}}'', ''{{Film/Stormbreaker}}'' and ''Film/YourHighness''. But on television, he fared much better with the worldwide success that was ''{{Series/Homeland}}''. After he left that, he successfully transitioned to another headlining role in ''{{Series/Billions}}''. Livingston already had fame from ''Film/OfficeSpace'' but remained in below-the-radar projects, the most high profile of which was ''Film/TheConjuring''. The men in the cast who became stars - Creator/MichaelFassbender, Creator/JamesMcAvoy, Creator/TomHardy and Creator/SimonPegg - had minor roles, with Fassbender the only one who appeared in more than two episodes. Donnie Wahlberg maintained a steady career of supporting roles, including the ''Film/Saw'' series, before getting the lead in ''Series/BlueBloods''. Creator/NealMcDonough, Creator/RossMcCall, Creator/MichaelCudlitz, and Richard Speight Jr. became TV regulars, while Frank John Hughes transitioned to screen writing. Scott Grimes's attempt at joining a franchise - Ridley Scott's ''Film/RobinHood2010'' - was unsuccessful, but he enjoyed more success in [[Series/AmericanDad [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad voice acting]] and music. A lot of the rest were doomed to type casting or else retired from acting altogether.
10th Sep '17 7:48:44 PM patriciovalencia117
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* The entire cast of the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' reboot has gotten huge hype from their roles but arguably none more so than Creator/ChrisPine, playing the role of Captain Kirk. While he had some hits and critical acclaim before, it was his role in the 2009 reboot that put him firmly on the A-List. Since then, he's had some great success with roles in ''Film/{{Unstoppable}}'', ''Film/ThisMeansWar'' and ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians''. He was also recently cast as ''Literature/JackRyan'' in the film of the same name, taking over a role previously held by Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin and Creator/BenAffleck.

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* The entire cast of the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' reboot has gotten huge hype from their roles but arguably none more so than Creator/ChrisPine, playing the role of Captain Kirk. While he had some hits and critical acclaim before, it was his role in the 2009 reboot that put him firmly on the A-List. Since then, he's had some great success with roles in ''Film/{{Unstoppable}}'', ''Film/ThisMeansWar'' and ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians''. He was also recently cast as ''Literature/JackRyan'' in the film of the same name, taking over a role previously held by Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin and Creator/BenAffleck. His latest major role as Steve Trevor in ''Film/WonderWoman'' has done much favors for him as the film was not only a critical and commercial hit, but many critics and fans have praised his performance.
3rd Sep '17 2:34:48 AM SeptimusHeap
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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/{{X-Men}} 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/{{X-Men}} [[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).
28th Aug '17 1:25:26 PM OlfinBedwere
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* In a tragic example of this trope, Music/{{Aaliyah}} was never able to prove whether or not she deserved all the hype she was given. After being the female lead in the surprise 2000 hit ''Film/RomeoMustDie'', it was widely predicted that she was going to be a big thing, resulting in her getting the title role in ''Film/QueenOfTheDamned'', and also getting a major part in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' and ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions''. Unfortunately, right after finishing principal photography on ''Queen of the Damned'', she was killed in a plane crash, and the rock performance-heavy nature of the film meant it was extremely reliant on ADR dubbing, which she never had the chance to do before her death, meaning that nearly all her character's dialogue in the finished film was recorded by a sound-alike (her part in the ''Matrix'' sequels was subsequently recast with Nona Gaye). If nothing else however, the enduring success of her music well over a decade later shows that the hype around her R&B career was entirely justified.

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* In a tragic example of this trope, Music/{{Aaliyah}} was never able to prove whether or not she deserved all the hype she was given. After being the female lead in the surprise 2000 hit ''Film/RomeoMustDie'', it was widely predicted that she was going would be able to be translate her highly successful R&B career into being a big thing, Hollywood leading lady, resulting in her getting the title role in ''Film/QueenOfTheDamned'', and also getting along with a major part in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' and ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions''. Unfortunately, right after finishing principal photography on ''Queen of the Damned'', she was killed in a plane crash, and the rock performance-heavy nature of the film meant it was extremely reliant on ADR dubbing, which she never had the chance to do before her death, meaning that nearly all her character's dialogue in the finished film was recorded by a sound-alike (her part in the ''Matrix'' sequels was subsequently recast with Nona Gaye). If nothing else however, the enduring success of her music well over a decade later shows that the hype around her R&B career was entirely justified.
18th Aug '17 12:36:15 AM TMC6882
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* During the 1980s and early '90s, Creator/KimBasinger was not only one of the most sought after actresses in Hollywood but also one of its biggest sex symbols (serving as Hollywood's epitome of "[[EveryoneLovesBlondes the blonde bombshell]]"). Basinger with personality traits like shyness and sensitivity along with incredible physical beauty and sensuality, was arguably the closest '80s equivalent to Creator/MarilynMonroe. After working as a fashion model and gradually paying her dues in films like the unofficial Film/JamesBond film ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', ''Film/TheNatural'', ''Film/FoolForLove'', ''Film/NineAndAHalfWeeks'', ''Film/BlindDate'', and ''My Stepmother Is An Alien'', Basigner officially reached the A-list when she was cast as [[Characters/BatmanFilmSeries Vicki Vale]] in Creator/TimBurton's 1989 blockbuster ''Film/{{Batman}}''. Shortly after ''Batman'' however, a series of [[BoxOfficeBomb commercial duds]] and her [[SmallNameBigEgo ego problems]] badly damaged her career. Around the same time that ''Batman'' was out, Basinger spent $20 million to create a film studio and festival in Braselton, Georgia which was a commercial failure. In the 1990s, Basinger starred in ''The Marrying Man'' alongside Creator/AlecBaldwin, ''Final Analysis'' alongside her ''No Mercy'' co-star Creator/RichardGere, [[Creator/RalphBakshi Ralph Bakshi's]] ''Film/CoolWorld'', and ''The Real [=McCoy=]'' alongside Creator/ValKilmer. All of them were commercial and critical failures that were more than often tainted by Basinger's [[WagTheDirector clashes with the production teams]]. While working on [[TroubledProduction/FilmMToZ ''The Marrying Man'']] in particular, Basinger demanded that the director of photography be replaced and stalled production with having her makeup completely removed and re-applied between takes. Her collaboration on ''Cool World'' was particularly disastrous as she [[{{Bowdlerize}} censored the movie]] to show for sick hospital children (which was ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids not]]'' what Bakshi intended), which in turn drove Bakshi away from filmmaking.\\

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* During the 1980s and early '90s, Creator/KimBasinger was not only one of the most sought after actresses in Hollywood but also one of its biggest sex symbols (serving as Hollywood's epitome of "[[EveryoneLovesBlondes the blonde bombshell]]"). Basinger with personality traits like shyness and sensitivity along with incredible physical beauty and sensuality, was arguably the closest '80s equivalent to Creator/MarilynMonroe. After working as a fashion model and gradually paying her dues in films like the unofficial Film/JamesBond film ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', ''Film/TheNatural'', ''Film/FoolForLove'', ''Film/NineAndAHalfWeeks'', ''Film/BlindDate'', and ''My Stepmother Is An Alien'', Basigner officially reached the A-list when she was cast as [[Characters/BatmanFilmSeries Vicki Vale]] in Creator/TimBurton's 1989 blockbuster ''Film/{{Batman}}''. Shortly after ''Batman'' however, a series of [[BoxOfficeBomb commercial duds]] and her [[SmallNameBigEgo ego problems]] badly damaged her career. Around the same time that ''Batman'' was out, Basinger spent $20 million to create a film studio and festival in Braselton, Georgia which was a commercial failure. In the 1990s, Basinger starred in ''The Marrying Man'' alongside Creator/AlecBaldwin, ''Final Analysis'' alongside her ''No Mercy'' co-star Creator/RichardGere, [[Creator/RalphBakshi Ralph Bakshi's]] ''Film/CoolWorld'', and ''The Real [=McCoy=]'' alongside Creator/ValKilmer. All of them were commercial and critical failures that were more than often tainted by Basinger's [[WagTheDirector clashes with the production teams]]. While working on [[TroubledProduction/FilmMToZ ''The ''[[TroubledProduction/FilmMToZ The Marrying Man'']] Man]]'' in particular, Basinger demanded that the director of photography be replaced and stalled production with having her makeup completely removed and re-applied between takes. Her collaboration on ''Cool World'' was particularly disastrous as she [[{{Bowdlerize}} censored the movie]] to show for sick hospital children (which was ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids not]]'' what Bakshi intended), which in turn drove Bakshi away from filmmaking.\\
18th Aug '17 12:34:28 AM TMC6882
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Three years later, Basinger was primed for a [[CareerResurrection comeback]] in the form of Curtis Hansonís 1997 film noir, ''Film/LAConfidential''. Basinger's performance as glamorous, sexy femme fatale earned her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, putting her back on Hollywood's A-list. Despite the overwhelming success of ''LA Confidential'', Basinger didnít jump right back into starring roles until ''I Dreamed Of Africa'' and ''Film/BlessTheChild'' in 2000. Both received bad reviews and underwhelmed at the box office, [[StarDerailingRole killing the momentum]] of her Oscar win. Shortly after that one-two punch, Basinger and Alec Baldwin entered a tumultuous divorce proceeding and custody battle over their daughter, further [[OvershadowedByControversy overshadowing her professional work]]. Since then, her career has been on a slow decline with Basinger only starring in [[BMovies low-budget]] movies (or participating in small, borderline "[[MoneyDearBoy money for hire]]" parts in films like ''The Sentinel'', ''Film/CharlieStCloud'', ''Film/TheNiceGuys'', and ''[[FiftyShadesOfGrey Fifty Shades Darker]]'') and becoming a [[ReclusiveArtist recluse]]. Her most high-profile role since was in ''Film/EightMile'' with Music/{{Eminem}}, where she played his character's mother. Once she won her Oscar, it seemed as if Hollywood stopped paying her much attention even when she appears in high profile movies. To put things in proper perspective, Basinger appeared alongside Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/AlanArkin, and Creator/KevinHart in 2013's ''Film/GrudgeMatch'' yet was [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg nowhere to be found]] in the movie's marketing. Nowadays, Basinger is more known for her failed marriage to Alec Baldwin, uncooperative ego, and lack of financial success than her actual acting abilities. Even most of Kim Basinger's filmography, aside from films like ''Batman'', ''LA Confidential'', and ''8 Mile'', are only remembered largely as vehicles in launching the [[RetroactiveRecognition careers]] of such stars as Creator/BruceWillis (''Blind Date''), Creator/BradPitt (''Cool World''), Creator/JenniferLawrence (''The Burning Plan''), and Creator/ChrisEvans (''Film/{{Cellular}}'').

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Three years later, Basinger was primed for a [[CareerResurrection comeback]] in the form of Curtis Hansonís 1997 film noir, ''Film/LAConfidential''. Basinger's performance as glamorous, sexy femme fatale earned her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, putting her back on Hollywood's A-list. Despite the overwhelming success of ''LA Confidential'', Basinger didnít jump right back into starring roles until ''I Dreamed Of Africa'' and ''Film/BlessTheChild'' in 2000. Both received bad reviews and underwhelmed at the box office, [[StarDerailingRole killing the momentum]] of her Oscar win. Shortly after that one-two punch, Basinger and Alec Baldwin entered a tumultuous divorce proceeding and custody battle over their daughter, further [[OvershadowedByControversy overshadowing her professional work]]. Since then, her career has been on a slow decline with Basinger only starring in [[BMovies [[BMovie low-budget]] movies (or participating in small, borderline "[[MoneyDearBoy money for hire]]" parts in films like ''The Sentinel'', ''Film/CharlieStCloud'', ''Film/TheNiceGuys'', and ''[[FiftyShadesOfGrey Fifty Shades Darker]]'') and becoming a [[ReclusiveArtist recluse]]. Her most high-profile role since was in ''Film/EightMile'' with Music/{{Eminem}}, where she played his character's mother. Once she won her Oscar, it seemed as if Hollywood stopped paying her much attention even when she appears in high profile movies. To put things in proper perspective, Basinger appeared alongside Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/AlanArkin, and Creator/KevinHart in 2013's ''Film/GrudgeMatch'' yet was [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg nowhere to be found]] in the movie's marketing. Nowadays, Basinger is more known for her failed marriage to Alec Baldwin, uncooperative ego, and lack of financial success than her actual acting abilities. Even most of Kim Basinger's filmography, aside from films like ''Batman'', ''LA Confidential'', and ''8 Mile'', are only remembered largely as vehicles in launching the [[RetroactiveRecognition careers]] of such stars as Creator/BruceWillis (''Blind Date''), Creator/BradPitt (''Cool World''), Creator/JenniferLawrence (''The Burning Plan''), and Creator/ChrisEvans (''Film/{{Cellular}}'').
18th Aug '17 12:30:18 AM TMC6882
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* During the 1980s and early '90s, Creator/KimBasinger was not only one of the most sought after actresses in Hollywood but also one of its biggest sex symbols (serving as Hollywood's epitome of "the blonde bombshell"). Basinger with personality traits like shyness and sensitivity along with incredible physical beauty and sensuality, was arguably the closest '80s equivalent to Creator/MarilynMonroe. After working as a fashion model and gradually paying her dues in films like the unofficial Film/JamesBond film ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', ''Film/TheNatural'', ''Film/FoolForLove'', ''Film/NineAndAHalfWeeks'', and ''Film/BlindDate'', Basigner officially reached the A-list when she was cast as [[Characters/BatmanFilmSeries Vicki Vale]] in Creator/TimBurton's 1989 blockbuster ''Film/{{Batman}}''. Shortly after ''Batman'' however, a series of commercial duds and her [[SmallNameBigEgo ego problems]] badly damaged her career. Around the same time that ''Batman'' was out, Basinger spent $20 million to create a film studio and festival in Braselton, Georgia which was a commercial failure. In the 1990s, Basinger starred in ''The Marrying Man'' alongside Creator/AlecBaldwin, ''Final Analysis'' alongside her ''No Mercy'' co-star Creator/RichardGere, [[Creator/RalphBakshi Ralph Bakshi's]] ''Film/CoolWorld'', and ''The Real [=McCoy=]'' alongside Creator/ValKilmer. All of them were commercial and critical failures that were more than often tainted by Basinger's [[WagTheDirector clashes with the production teams]]. While working on ''The Marrying Man'' in particular, Basinger demanded that the director of photography be replaced and stalled production with having her makeup completely removed and re-applied between takes. Her collaboration on ''Cool World'' was particularly disastrous as she [[{{Bowdlerize}} censored the movie]] to show for sick hospital children (which was ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids not]]'' what Bakshi intended), which in turn drove Bakshi away from filmmaking.\\

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* During the 1980s and early '90s, Creator/KimBasinger was not only one of the most sought after actresses in Hollywood but also one of its biggest sex symbols (serving as Hollywood's epitome of "the "[[EveryoneLovesBlondes the blonde bombshell").bombshell]]"). Basinger with personality traits like shyness and sensitivity along with incredible physical beauty and sensuality, was arguably the closest '80s equivalent to Creator/MarilynMonroe. After working as a fashion model and gradually paying her dues in films like the unofficial Film/JamesBond film ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', ''Film/TheNatural'', ''Film/FoolForLove'', ''Film/NineAndAHalfWeeks'', and ''Film/BlindDate'', and ''My Stepmother Is An Alien'', Basigner officially reached the A-list when she was cast as [[Characters/BatmanFilmSeries Vicki Vale]] in Creator/TimBurton's 1989 blockbuster ''Film/{{Batman}}''. Shortly after ''Batman'' however, a series of [[BoxOfficeBomb commercial duds duds]] and her [[SmallNameBigEgo ego problems]] badly damaged her career. Around the same time that ''Batman'' was out, Basinger spent $20 million to create a film studio and festival in Braselton, Georgia which was a commercial failure. In the 1990s, Basinger starred in ''The Marrying Man'' alongside Creator/AlecBaldwin, ''Final Analysis'' alongside her ''No Mercy'' co-star Creator/RichardGere, [[Creator/RalphBakshi Ralph Bakshi's]] ''Film/CoolWorld'', and ''The Real [=McCoy=]'' alongside Creator/ValKilmer. All of them were commercial and critical failures that were more than often tainted by Basinger's [[WagTheDirector clashes with the production teams]]. While working on [[TroubledProduction/FilmMToZ ''The Marrying Man'' Man'']] in particular, Basinger demanded that the director of photography be replaced and stalled production with having her makeup completely removed and re-applied between takes. Her collaboration on ''Cool World'' was particularly disastrous as she [[{{Bowdlerize}} censored the movie]] to show for sick hospital children (which was ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids not]]'' what Bakshi intended), which in turn drove Bakshi away from filmmaking.\\



However, the biggest story of 1993 for Kim Basinger was ''Film/BoxingHelena'', a movie that she backed out of at the last minute. To make a long story short, just before filming began, Basinger got cold feet about playing a woman who is held hostage by a surgeon who amputates her limbs. Not surprisingly, the makers of ''Boxing Helena'' sued and Basinger was forced to pay a settlement of $3.8 million dollars. But the damage was done; combined with her costly legal battles and failed Braselton buyout, Basinger filed for bankruptcy. In 1994, Basinger co-starred with her then-husband Alec Baldwin in the remake of the 1972 crime drama film ''Film/TheGetaway''. Despite some buzz if not controversy over some steamy sex scenes, it was not enough to make ''The Getaway'' a hit. Ultimately the aforementioned lawsuits, bankruptcy and box office flops, caused Basinger to retreat from Hollywood for a few years. \\

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However, the biggest story of 1993 for Kim Basinger was ''Film/BoxingHelena'', a movie that she backed out of at the last minute. To make a long story short, just before filming began, Basinger got cold feet about playing a woman who is held hostage by a surgeon who amputates her limbs. Not surprisingly, the makers of ''Boxing Helena'' sued and Basinger was forced to pay a settlement of $3.8 million dollars. But the damage was done; combined with her costly legal battles and failed Braselton buyout, Basinger filed for bankruptcy. In 1994, Basinger co-starred with her then-husband Alec Baldwin in the remake of the 1972 crime drama film ''Film/TheGetaway''. Despite some buzz if not controversy over some steamy sex scenes, it was [[CoupleBomb not enough enough]] to make ''The Getaway'' a hit. Ultimately the aforementioned lawsuits, bankruptcy and box office flops, caused Basinger to retreat from Hollywood for a few years. \\



Three years later, Basinger was primed for a [[CareerResurrection comeback]] in the form of Curtis Hansonís 1997 film noir, ''Film/LAConfidential''. Basinger's performance as glamorous, sexy femme fatale earned her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, putting her back on Hollywood's A-list. Despite the overwhelming success of ''LA Confidential'', Basinger didnít jump right back into starring roles until ''I Dreamed Of Africa'' and ''Film/BlessTheChild'' in 2000. Both received bad reviews and underwhelmed at the box office, killing the momentum of her Oscar win. Shortly after that one-two punch, Basinger and Alec Baldwin entered a tumultuous divorce proceeding and custody battle over their daughter, further overshadowing her professional work. Since then, her career has been on a slow decline with Basinger only starring in low-budget movies (or participating in small, borderline "[[MoneyDearBoy money for hire]]" parts in films like ''The Sentinel'', ''Film/CharlieStCloud'', ''Film/TheNiceGuys'', and ''[[FiftyShadesOfGrey Fifty Shades Darker]]'') and becoming a [[ReclusiveArtist recluse]]. Her most high-profile role since was in ''Film/EightMile'' with Music/{{Eminem}}, where she played his character's mother. Once she won her Oscar, it seemed as if Hollywood stopped paying her much attention even when she appears in high profile movies. To put things in proper perspective, Basinger appeared in alongside Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/AlanArkin, and Creator/KevinHart in 2013's ''Film/GrudgeMatch'' yet was nowhere to be found in the movie's marketing. Nowadays, Basinger is more known for her failed marriage to Alec Baldwin, uncooperative ego, and lack of financial success than her actual acting abilities. Even most of Kim Basinger's filmography, aside from films like ''Batman'', ''LA Confidential'', and ''8 Mile'', are only remembered largely as vehicles in launching the [[RetroactiveRecognition careers]] of such stars as Creator/BruceWillis (''Blind Date''), Creator/BradPitt (''Cool World''), Creator/JenniferLawrence (''The Burning Plan''), and Creator/ChrisEvans (''Film/{{Cellular}}'').

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Three years later, Basinger was primed for a [[CareerResurrection comeback]] in the form of Curtis Hansonís 1997 film noir, ''Film/LAConfidential''. Basinger's performance as glamorous, sexy femme fatale earned her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, putting her back on Hollywood's A-list. Despite the overwhelming success of ''LA Confidential'', Basinger didnít jump right back into starring roles until ''I Dreamed Of Africa'' and ''Film/BlessTheChild'' in 2000. Both received bad reviews and underwhelmed at the box office, [[StarDerailingRole killing the momentum momentum]] of her Oscar win. Shortly after that one-two punch, Basinger and Alec Baldwin entered a tumultuous divorce proceeding and custody battle over their daughter, further [[OvershadowedByControversy overshadowing her professional work. work]]. Since then, her career has been on a slow decline with Basinger only starring in low-budget [[BMovies low-budget]] movies (or participating in small, borderline "[[MoneyDearBoy money for hire]]" parts in films like ''The Sentinel'', ''Film/CharlieStCloud'', ''Film/TheNiceGuys'', and ''[[FiftyShadesOfGrey Fifty Shades Darker]]'') and becoming a [[ReclusiveArtist recluse]]. Her most high-profile role since was in ''Film/EightMile'' with Music/{{Eminem}}, where she played his character's mother. Once she won her Oscar, it seemed as if Hollywood stopped paying her much attention even when she appears in high profile movies. To put things in proper perspective, Basinger appeared in alongside Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/AlanArkin, and Creator/KevinHart in 2013's ''Film/GrudgeMatch'' yet was [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg nowhere to be found found]] in the movie's marketing. Nowadays, Basinger is more known for her failed marriage to Alec Baldwin, uncooperative ego, and lack of financial success than her actual acting abilities. Even most of Kim Basinger's filmography, aside from films like ''Batman'', ''LA Confidential'', and ''8 Mile'', are only remembered largely as vehicles in launching the [[RetroactiveRecognition careers]] of such stars as Creator/BruceWillis (''Blind Date''), Creator/BradPitt (''Cool World''), Creator/JenniferLawrence (''The Burning Plan''), and Creator/ChrisEvans (''Film/{{Cellular}}'').
17th Aug '17 1:11:59 AM jormis29
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* Elisabeth Shue had a solid career as a child/teen actress, with prominent roles in ''Film/{{The Karate Kid|1984}}'', ''Film/AdventuresInBabysitting'', ''Film/{{Cocktail}}'' and ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' and ''[[Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII III]]'', but really hit the big time with a critically acclaimed performance alongside Creator/NicolasCage in ''Film/LeavingLasVegas'', going against her previously established, girl-next-door image. Big things were expected, but a few high-profile critical and commercial flops (such as ''Film/TheSaint'' with Creator/ValKilmer and ''Film/HollowMan'' with Creator/KevinBacon) didn't really hit the heights that were anticipated, and she had a more-or-less solid but unremarkable career since then. She parodied this with a starring role in ''Film/{{Hamlet 2}}'', where she played a [[AsHimself fictionalized version of herself]] who quits acting in disillusionment to become a nurse. She may be on the verge of... something... replacing Marg Helgenberger on ''Series/{{CSI}}'' in 2012.

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* Elisabeth Shue had a solid career as a child/teen actress, with prominent roles in ''Film/{{The Karate Kid|1984}}'', ''Film/AdventuresInBabysitting'', ''Film/{{Cocktail}}'' and ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' and ''[[Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII III]]'', but really hit the big time with a critically acclaimed performance alongside Creator/NicolasCage in ''Film/LeavingLasVegas'', going against her previously established, girl-next-door image. Big things were expected, but a few high-profile critical and commercial flops (such as ''Film/TheSaint'' ''Film/TheSaint1997'' with Creator/ValKilmer and ''Film/HollowMan'' with Creator/KevinBacon) didn't really hit the heights that were anticipated, and she had a more-or-less solid but unremarkable career since then. She parodied this with a starring role in ''Film/{{Hamlet 2}}'', where she played a [[AsHimself fictionalized version of herself]] who quits acting in disillusionment to become a nurse. She may be on the verge of... something... replacing Marg Helgenberger on ''Series/{{CSI}}'' in 2012.
11th Aug '17 9:51:10 PM patriciovalencia117
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* Creator/TomHiddleston. Ever since he first starred as the villainous Loki in ''Film/{{Thor}}'', Hiddleston has skyrocketed in popularity with his subsequent reprisals as the villain in the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' only adding to his stardom. In between starring as Loki, he has been finding consistent, critically-acclaimed work like ''LiveAction/TheNightManager'', which netted him a Golden Globe award. His biggest success he headlined outside of the MCU was ''Film/KongSkullIsland'', which earned $566 million against its $185 million budget, although many critics and fans felt that he was not the main box-office draw and that his performance was overshadowed by the AllStarCast. While he does have his share of duds, most of his starred works have so far avoided the box office bombs and controversy backlash that have tarnished his reputation. For the time being, Hiddleston seems to be doing well and may be on his way to securing A-list stardom if he can continue his consistent track record.

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* Creator/TomHiddleston. Ever since he first starred as the villainous Loki in ''Film/{{Thor}}'', Hiddleston has skyrocketed in popularity with his subsequent reprisals as the villain in the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' only adding to his stardom. In between starring as Loki, he has been finding consistent, critically-acclaimed work like ''LiveAction/TheNightManager'', which netted him a Golden Globe award. His biggest success hit that he headlined outside of the MCU was ''Film/KongSkullIsland'', which earned $566 million against its $185 million budget, was a smash hit although many critics and fans felt that he was not the main box-office draw and that his performance was overshadowed by the AllStarCast. While he does have his share of duds, most of his starred works have so far avoided the box office bombs and controversy backlash that have tarnished his reputation. For the time being, Hiddleston he seems to be doing well and may be on his way to securing A-list stardom if he can continue his consistent track record.
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