Actors we see on the internet today are usually all big or rising stars, so how come some of them stop getting roles in the movies? Something’s seriously wrong here… I could understand if they were still “green”, but names like Drew Barrymore, Brendan Fraser, and Jessica Alba pop up in Google, when I search for “jobless actors”. Those are some great actors, who were popular not so long ago, but, apparently, something went sideways in their careers or personal lives, that pulled away from the movie scene. And now we’re gonna dig deep to find out why. Like, literally, go to the second page of the Google search, if needed.
These are 7 most famous actors who can’t find work in Hollywood today!
1. Drew Barrymore
Hollywood and acting are basically in Drew’s genes, seeings how she was descended from a long line of Barrymore actors. So where has she been hiding for the last 17-ish years? Between ’95 and ’99 she had done at least 12-15 movies, but since then she did only a few roles, and that’s mostly because these days Barrymore prefers to sit in the producer’s chair, rather than working for the camera.
2. Macaulay Culkin
Culkin’s best role was arguably Kevin McCallister in «Home Alone» One and Two, but back then he was 10. Sure, he had some other child roles, but… what’s next? Just 4 years later he decided to throw in the towel, and started doing drugs. Well, I don’t know exactly when the drugs came in, but you get the idea. And now nobody wants to work with him. I wonder why. We do hear that he’s trying to work through his issues and for that we wish him well.
3. Brendan Fraser
Remember The Mummy trilogy? Oh yeah, that was Fraser’s bread and butter, and helped boost his career for a few years, but then the fame faded away, and then Extraordinary Measures and Furry Vengeance happened. These two movies were so bad, they cost more money than they managed to earn at the box office. At least he’s doing some voice acting these days.
4. Jessica Alba
Great looks and fairly decent acting chops didn’t save her from the dumpster fires that were the Fantastic Four and The Eye. Today Jessica keeps popping up here and there, but mostly she’s taking care of her business, family, and charity stuff.
5. Jim Carrey
Okay, you can say Jim Carrey’s gotten old, but is he really THAT old? The 90’s and 2000’s were a great time for him and his career. We had The Mask, Liar Liar, Ace Ventura and a lot of other smashing hits, but at some point after Bruce Almighty people got bored with him. Then came depression and personal struggles, followed by the suicide of his ex-GF, and now he sounds all crazy talking about the meaning of life. Hopefully things will get better for Carrey and we’ll get to see more of him!
6. Sarah Michelle Gellar
Can you believe, SMG’s last half-decent movie came out 10 years ago? Wow, I feel so old now… And by the way, her astonishing portrayal of Buffy didn’t really help her get many new roles, but instead directors type-cast her for horror movies, like Scream 2, and I Know What You Did Last Summer. On the TV front we had The Crazy Ones which for some uncanny reason failed. Nowadays, Sarah is all about the family, and voice acting, though, so that’s something!
7. Jennifer Love Hewitt
I honestly forgot that Jennifer Love Hewitt used to be a thing, then I googled her and … still was disappointed. After “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, where she co-starred with SMG, as well as the sequel, she was supposed to get new roles, but when Jackie Chan’s movie “The Tuxedo” flopped, her popularity plummeted like a crashing plane. Maybe if it wasn’t for those two horrendous live-action Garfield movies, she could have saved her career somehow. But that lasagna-eating cat put the final nail in the coffin, and filled the grave with cement, just to be sure Jennifer Love Hewitt’s career will never see the light of day again.