Being a celebrity must be hard. One moment you’re on top of the world, the next nobody wants to hire you. You do one bad movie and you could be out of Hollywood. It’s almost like having a real job, the horror!
Some celebrities have managed to fall down on their faces and crawl back up, though. They reached the top, fell all the way down and through nothing but sheer force of will clawed their way back up. And now we’ve all somehow forgotten that we all abandoned them at some point in the past because we figured there were better performers around. And there probably were, to be honest.
Anyway, let’s have a look at some celebrities with unstable careers at best.
While Angelina’s Career was never in any real danger, her personal life hasn’t been doing too well. After her nasty divorce from Brad Pitt, she lost an alarming amount of weight. Now that she hasn’t starred in movies for a while, she’s starting to look a lot better (and healthier).
After her divorce from David Arquette, Courteney – much like Renée Zellweger – started looking like she had surgery done. Thankfully she’s recently shown up with her more natural look. Her career is still pretty quiet since Cougar Town stopped filming, but we’re sure Courteney will get another chance to shine on the silver screen soon!
Once you do a few light comedies, you get to the point where no one takes you seriously anymore. Vince knows how that feels. It nearly killed his career, in fact. Ever since starring in True Detective, he’s been regaining his credit as a real actor and getting his career back on track.
Probably the most infamous breakdown of all was the one of Mel Gibson. What started as a somewhat charming anger management issue turned into a stream of racist remarks which dropped him from his pedestal real fast. Thanks to his latest work, notably Hacksaw Ridge, he’s moved on past this dark period in his life and reached the top again.
If you’re an actress known for a certain look and you change that look, it’ll kill your career. In the mid 2010’s, Renée looked a bit … more plastic-y and everyone was pretty shocked. The surgery rumours didn’t take long to ruin her career and now she’s changed her look again to look more like the Renée we all knew ten years ago.
Alec had a big career and then suddenly he had nothing. He had some sort of an artistic block, but he got pulled out of it by becoming the lead role in the hit tv show 30 Rock. He’s been back in the game ever since.
If Britney can survive 2007, I can survive pretty much anything. We saw the pop star fall from grace, shave off her head and be borderline crazy. Her personal situation at the time probably didn’t help. Thankfully, her life is stable again and we can all enjoy Britney for who she is/was.
Ben Affleck was pretty much the top dog of Hollywood for as long as anyone could remember. After Good Will Hunting, he could do no wrong. Well, until he did Daredevil. That farce of a movie almost killed his career, but thankfully Ben’s been back at the top in the latest years.
Robert Downey Jr.
Much like Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr. got into a few problems as well. He had some legal issues and drug addiction, but he still managed to become the leader of the Avengers. If anything, that should teach you to never give up.
Everyone – including Christina – thought Christina was known for her amazing and unique voice. Until she gained some weight, when we all quickly realised that she was known for the fact that she looked great and sounded better. She’s lost some weight since then, and now her career is getting back on track. You’d almost think the pop music business cares about body mass index over talent.