Here we give you 12 actors and actresses who almost ruined their careers by one single movie.
12. Halle Berry: “Catwoman”
There’s a legend going around Hollywood that once you play a Bond lady, you never really get any major roles after that. However, Halle Berry managed to break the trend, and starred in X-Men and Catwoman! Amazing!
Except no. Starring in Catwoman was her biggest mistake. After the movie flopped in the box office (and became every MRA’s go-to “women-led-films-don’t-work” argument) Hally Berry was never given any other major roles. She’s returned to her role as Storm in X-Men, but nothing big has happened in her acting career since.
11. The Rock: “Tooth Fairy”
Sure, right now we all hear “The Rock” and remember the great movies like Walking Tall, the Fast and Furios, and cough Bay Watch cough. However, there was a time when The Rock’s career was all but over. After he stared in Tooth Fairy, a family-friendly flick with zero funny moments and an awful plot in general, he couldn’t land any good roles for a very long time.
I get it. You’re in more or less the same category of actor as Vin Diesel (bulky, strong as hell, and bald). Vin Diesel landed Pacifier and absolutely nailed that role. You’re The Rock, of course you’ll be able to pull off a similar stunt.
But The Rock couldn’t.
10. Will Smith: “After Earth”
You would think people with careers like Will Smith’s could do no wrong. Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Men in Black, Wild Wild West, Pursuit of Happiness – Will Smith (and his son) have a great track record for staring in great movies. However their choice of “star family vehicle” which was After Earth was a terrible critical and commercial flop, and both actors couldn’t land any significant roles for a very long time. Only recently Will Smith was able to overcome the damage done by After Earth by staring in the great movie Concussion.
9. Topher Grace: “Spider-Man 3”
The first Spider-Man movie was a humongous hit. It was the first depiction of Spider-Man on the big screen, and fans of cinema and comic books were thrilled to see something this exciting hit the screen. The sequel, Spider-Man 2, managed to exceed expectations (one of the few cases in which the sequel is just as good as the first installment). There was nothing that could possibly go wrong with Spider-Man 3, a movie that was to bring in one of Peter Parker’s biggest enemies – The Venom.
Topher Grace had a winning hand. He was to play THE villain of all Spider-Man villains.
But now we know how that movie turned out. There were a few sad turns in the screenwriting department, a few big tonal misjudgments by the director, and yet the movie managed to make it to the big screen, where it managed to disappoint even the most forgiving fans of the Spider-Man franchise.