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Actors Who Literally Have Just One Good Movie To Their Name

There are some stars who have been a part of a number of successful and are highly acclaimed for their acting skills. These actors have made a mark and can embody any character they are given. But there are some actors who do not make it big like that. These actors are famous but have only made one good movie so far. Some of these actors are good but only have worked in one good movie so far. Check out the list to find out about a few of them. 


Robert Schneider in Muppets from Space

Robert Schneider has only one good movie to his name
Robert Schneider

Before becoming famous through SNL, Robert Schneider did not have much of an acting career. He had only played roles of a bellman and dude 1. After he left SNL in 1994, he worked in some comedies.  Some of them like Big Daddy even did fairly well financially. But none of the films in his 30 years career were highly acclaimed. The only film that did somewhat well and received positive reviews was Muppets from Space. The movie came out in 1999 and is considered a good film. Also qualifies as a family entertainer. Though it is not exceptionally great it was the only good enough movie of Schneider’s career. 

Marlon Wayans’s Requiem for a Dream is his best work

Marlon Wayans has been a part of one good movie
Marlon Wayans

Best known for his works in spoof movies, Marlon Wayans has been known for movies that do not make it that big. He is known for his roles in the Scary Movie franchise. But there is one role that stands out from his entire acting career. It showed us that the actor is worth the salt, just movie works aren’t. His role in the film, Requiem for a Dream, is rather a dramatic one and the actor is quite good in it. His performance as a struggling addict, Tyrone C. Love is an example of he dialed down his over-the-top acting. He would be a very successful actor. 

Kevin James did a great job at Hitch

Kevin James has worked in only one good movie
Kevin James

As far as the voice acting is concerned, Kevin James has had quite a successful career in that. But when it comes to live-action acting, Kevin James is known to stick to roles with physical comedy. Most of those movies in which he worked haven’t done so well. Only good enough for getting a laugh but not enough to win awards. But when it comes the one good movie that he has done is Hitch. He plays the supporting role along with Will Smith, who played a date doctor. James as Albert is struggling with dating and gets the help of Hitch for it. His performance is adorable and is one of the elements that make the movie amazing. 

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Steven Seagal was good in Under Siege

Steven Seagal has worked in one good movie
Steven Seagal

When it comes to an actor who would be seen in every mediocre action movie with heavy martial arts, it was Steven Seagal. He was a trained martial artist, actor, and energy drink entrepreneur. He has made a number of films in his acting career of 30 years. But the only one that’s really worth a watch still is Under Siege. If all his movies were equally good, he’d be at the top of Thea action actor list in the 1980s. Under Siege came out in 1992. It was a movie dealing with a warship carrying nuclear weapons that a group of terrorists want to capture. It is an action classic and the peak of Seagal’s career. 

Hayden Christensen was better in Shattered Glass

Hayden Christensen has worked in just one good movie
Hayden Christensen

Known for his role as Anakin Skywalker in the prequel movies of the Star Wars franchise, Hayden Christensen is an actor who did not do so well. The actor is also quite not liked as Anakin Skywalker and it is considered the beginning of the end of his career. But when he played the role of a 20-something journalist in Shattered Glass. It is based on the life of Stephen Glass. The role of Christensen as a journalist who gets caught for fabricating stories is the most convincing ever. Plus the movie is great and highly acclaimed critically. But Christensen has never been able to live up to that acting ever since.

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