No matter how hard you try, you’re not perfect, neither are people around you. Everyone makes mistakes, and that’s just the harsh truth that we have to accept, but sometimes a seemingly insignificant error may snowball into one of, if not the worst, decision of our lives. And since Hollywood stars are also human, this concerns them as well even in a much bigger way than us mere mortals. All it takes for them to fall from grace is one really bad role, and suddenly nobody wants to hire them anymore.
Here are 7 great actors whose careers were decimated by a single bad movie role.
Elizabeth Berkley in Showgirls (1995)
Elizabeth Berkley, who used to be a series regular on Saved By The Bell for 75 episodes, was forced to look for a new place to show her pretty face due to the show’s cancellation. So what does a 23 year old beautiful woman decides to star in? A raunchy NC-17 movie about strippers, basically. For some reason the movie tanked really hard and even earned Liz a Razzie for “Worst Actress”. After that she couldn’t land a solid role.
Freddie Prinze Jr. in Scooby-Doo (2002)
It appears as if Freddie Prinze Jr.’s fame was tightly tied to the 90’s and the whole plethora of rom-coms and horror movies he was in. After the turn of the century Freddy’s luck just ran out, it seems. Remember Fred in the Scooby-Doo movie? Yeah, nobody remembers Fred, and that’s a bad thing for an actor.
Alicia Silverstone in Batman & Robin (1997)
What if I told you that 20 years ago starring in a Batman movie could destroy your career? Well, back then Batman was huge! Too bad Joel Schumacher had no idea what to do with the characters, including Alicia Silverstone’s Batgirl, who kinda just was there for most of the movie. This POS movie was the beginning of the end for Alicia’s acting career.