11 Famous Actors We Haven’t Seen On-Screen for Ages
It’s not that easy to become famous. But it’s even more difficult to maintain your fame. Every popular actor has probably faced this problem, since the competition in Hollywood is incredibly intense. Each year, lots of young actors try to conquer this amazing on-screen world, get a film role, and become famous. But only the most talented and persistent people can actually succeed at it.
Bright Side has decided to reminisce about some Hollywood celebs who became famous thanks to their bright roles, but disappeared really soon after their hit movies.
11. Demi Moore
Demi Moore has often appeared on social media news: she divorced Bruce Willis, married Ashton Kutcher who was 16 years younger, underwent several plastic surgeries, broke up with Kutcher, and so on. But Moore’s acting career isn’t that vivid. Ghost, where she starred together with Patrick Swayze, was Demi’s most successful work. Later, she played in Striptease and G.I. Jane and got the Golden Raspberry Award as the worst actress. And in her other films, she’s only gotten insignificant roles.
10. Tobey Maguire
The role of Peter Parker made Maguire a true Hollywood star and his kiss with Kirsten Dunst became one of the most iconic love scenes. Then, the actor took part in the 2 Spider-Man sequels, but later he was replaced with another actor. So this has been the biggest project in Maguire’s career so far. But there’s one exception to the rule — The Great Gatsby where he played Nick Carraway, the narrator.
9. Jessica Alba
The role in James Cameron’s Dark Angel was a breakthrough part for Jessica Alba and the role of a stripper in Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City became her most famous work. Later, Jessica played in some romantic comedies, the action film Machete, and the thriller The Killer Inside Me. The Killer Inside Me received many good critic reviews, but still wasn’t as good as Sin City. Nevertheless, Alba has always managed to become the world’s hottest woman.
In recent years, the actress has been focused on her business. In 2011, she became a co-founder of The Honest Company which is aimed at producing environmentally friendly goods. In 2016, according to Forbes, she was on the list of America’s richest entrepreneurs under 40.
8. Taylor Lautner
As soon as The Twilight Saga was released, girls from all over the world divided into 2 groups: those who adored the mysterious vampire played by Robert Pattinson and those who dreamed about the charming werewolf played by Taylor Lautner. The scenes where shirtless Taylor appeared on the screen didn’t leave anyone indifferent. Unfortunately, in contrast to his “Twilight” colleagues, Lautner never managed to conquer the world of cinema: almost all of his films have been left unnoticed.
7. Carrie-Anne Moss
The Matrix was released in 1999 and immediately became a cult movie, and Carrie-Anne Moss, who played Trinity, simply woke up famous. Later, Moss took part in 2 sequels of The Matrix and several Marvel movies, but the role of Trinity still remained the most memorable and successful work of the actress.
6. Zach Galifianakis
The Hangover, starring Galifanakis, became a box office success and was on the list of the best movies of 2009. The sequel was even more successful and made over $500 million. Thanks to this film, Galifanakis became a star, but since The Hangover, he hasn’t had any more memorable films in his career.
5. Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt is the winner of 4 Emmy Awards and 3 Golden Globe Awards that she received thanks to her Mad About You TV series. Later, Helen was invited to star in As Good as It Gets, a romantic comedy that brought Helen to the Oscars. This long list of awards should have helped the actress build an incredible career, but Hunt’s other work wasn’t as brilliant, according to critics. Her only recent significant piece of work was her role in The Sessions released in 2012.
4. Macaulay Culkin
Macaulay Culkin is a true phenomenon. Home Alone, his most successful film, was released almost 30 years ago. Nevertheless, the world has continued to watch the actor’s tough life and his ups and downs. Undoubtedly, this is some kind of Christmas magic!
3. Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel’s career began with The Seventh Sky series where she played the older daughter of a Protestant priest from California. Her most successful role was as Eisenheim’s beloved in The Illusionist. Unfortunately, she hasn’t managed to conquer Hollywood yet, and even now only gets insignificant roles. She’s actually more successful when it comes to TV series. In 2017, The Sinner was released and the actress was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
2. Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood isn’t one of those actors who is only famous because of one role: he’s taken part in many different projects including popular films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Green Street Hooligans, and in TV series like Wilfred and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. Nevertheless, millions of people still associate this actor with his character from The Lord of the Rings.
1. Megan Fox
Like Jessica Alba, Megan Fox is always on the list of the most attractive women in the world. But she isn’t that successful in her acting career. The most popular of Megan’s films are Transformers and its sequel. After the 2nd film was released, the actress quit the project. No one actually knows the reason, but it’s said that it happened because of her tough character and harsh statements from Michael Bay, the film’s director. Anyway, the actress doesn’t work much currently.
Would you watch a new movie with any of these actors? Do you like any of them?