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Mar 22nd 2021 at 8:42:35 AM •••

Linking to a past Trope Repair Shop thread that dealt with this page: Can we trim the description?, started by captainpat on Jul 18th 2011 at 4:36:51 AM

May 3rd 2016 at 2:45:02 AM •••

Here's an idea: "A-List Stars Who Fell" or something like that? This would help showcase guys like Eddie Murphy & Jim Carrey, who were mega-stars who've made tens of millions of dollars, but are no longer that popular. It needs a better name or something, though.

Just something to avoid putting once-huge stars on the "On The Fence" list.

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May 6th 2017 at 2:20:07 AM •••

Okay, nobody added their two cents in about it (from... a year ago :)), but I went through and added a topic similar to what I was talking about. It gets rid of some of the "On the Fence" stuff, and is a bit more about "up and down" careers, as well as about those who were supposed to be huge, but still ended up okay (Jude Law).

I also dropped some of the "Too Early/On the Fence" stuff into more appropriate categories, since we can safely assume Katherine Heigl ain't hitting it big.

Dec 30th 2014 at 7:31:03 AM •••

I wanna add Louis C.K. somewhere here, he started out as a mediocre unsuccessful comedian and writer with 2 failed projects under his belt (pootie tang and his HBO show Lucky Louie). He eventually overhauled his comedy act and is now one of the most successful comedians in the world and he also has a successful, award winning show.

I don't know whether to add him to examples that did hold up, examples on the fence, or too early to call.

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Dec 30th 2014 at 11:03:03 PM •••

Yeah he can go there too but on the Hollywood Hype Machine page where should he go?

Jul 14th 2014 at 12:25:58 AM •••

Will Smith should not be "on the fence." He may not have had much recent success, but everyone's career slows down eventually. It doesn't change the fact that for more than ten years he was one of the most popular and bankable stars in the world.

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Jul 14th 2014 at 1:33:27 AM •••

I am not seeing anything "On the fence" there.

Jul 16th 2014 at 6:21:26 PM •••

Somebody put him in the "on the fence" category, and I'm trying to understand why.

Jul 16th 2014 at 11:59:35 PM •••

Yeah, pull him out of that section. Come to think about it, that section could just go away altogether for violating Examples Are Not Arguable.

Jul 22nd 2014 at 12:51:16 AM •••

I am okay with this. It's always been an excuse for people to post polarizing examples, or ones that are constantly amended and bickered over as time passes.

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