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Horrible Movies That Prove Even The Most Formidable Actors Can Burn Out

Hollywood is full of formidable actors who have now lost their name and fame. They were once superstars and franchise viagra. Now they are at rock bottom thanks to either a string of bad luck or bad choices or both.

It is hard to see these actors fall from grace. They were once a huge part of our childhood. These terrible movies prove even the most legendary actors have their lows.

Eddie Murphy in A Thousand Words

Eddie Murphy - A Thousand Words
Eddie Murphy – A Thousand Words

In the ’90s, the era was Eddie Murphy’s. He was in anything and everything. The Beverly Hills Cop star made it big in Hollywood. His acting was the stuff of legends. His comic timing took the entire world on a joyride. Fast forward to 2012 and the guy has totally lost it.

A Thousand Words is the story of Murphy playing a dishonest agent who is afflicted with a supernatural curse. If he speaks over one thousand words, he will suffer a violent death. The premise itself is very simple. Eddie Murphy’s acting is abysmal. The writing too is agonizingly painful.

Cuba Gooding Junior in Absolute Deception

Cuba Gooding Junior in Absolute Deception
Cuba Gooding Junior in Absolute Deception

Boyz n the Hood thrust this up and coming to national stardom. Cuba Gooding Junior has some really epic movies to his name like Jerry Maguire and As Good As It Gets. But the actor struggles to get his hands on good movies now. The last time we saw him in action was during The Butler.

A string of horrible movies destroyed his credibility as an actor. If you have seen Absolute Deception, you would know what we mean. After that movie bombed hard, Gooding found himself starring in Direct-To-DVD movies. That was a major demotion for his career.

Tim Robbins in Green Lantern

Tim Robbins in Green Lantern
Tim Robbins in Green Lantern

If you don’t recognize the name now, we don’t blame you. Let us jog your memory. His most famous role is playing Andy Dufresne alongside Morgan Freeman in the cult-classic drama ‘The Shawshank Redemption.’ Nowadays, Tim Robbins is more or less a has-been.

The Mystic River and Arlington Road actor made probably the biggest mistake of his life after he agreed to star in 2012’s Green Lantern. The movie almost ended his career and he finds little work anywhere else. Tim Robbins’ career is more or less finished.

Ray Liotta in Street Kings: Motor City

Ray Liotta in Street Kings Motor City
Ray Liotta in Street Kings 2

Regardless of his recent most controversies, Liotta is a wonderful actor. Back then when Goodfellas was all the rage around the globe, Liotta was branded as Hollywood’s wild stallion. Now look at him. He is a shadow of his former self.

Probably the greatest flaw in his career plan ws sticking to one kind of role. Almost every Ray Liotta film ended up casting the formidable actor in a villainous role. He plays a crooked cop, or a gangster, or a mob guy in almost every movie. Hollywood’s typecasting destroyed his career from the inside out.

Vince Vaughn in The Delivery Man


To be honest, Vince Vaughn was never the best and brightest of the lot. He was certainly not the cream of the crop. But he was still one of the good ones. In the world of Amy Schumers and Dane Cooks, Vince Vaughn was like a breath of fresh air. His movies like Old School and Swingers were epic hits.

Now the actor struggles like hell to get good, quality movies. His trademark sass is missed by many in the theaters. Vaughn’s raunchy, edgy comedy used to pack the theaters back then. Now his movies entertain tumbleweeds, not people.

John Cusack in Cell

John Cusack in Cell
John Cusack in Cell

Yep he is the actor from 2012. That’s where you know him from. But Cusack has had lots of good movies before he starred in 2012. Being John Malkovich, Grifters, and 1408 are some of his best works.

Cusack made his name starring in critically acclaimed movies back in the day. Hollywood acknowledged his talent back then but he has since lost the charm. As of now, he is making a small scale return to fame but movies like Cell show he still has a long way to go before a proper comeback.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

Bibhu Prasad Panda is a Senior Content Writer at FandomWire. He has always been fascinated with the world of word balloons and text boxes since he was 5. From aspiring to be an engineer to becoming a market research specialist, life's been quite a journey for him. Bibhu now follows his passion as an entertainment journalist/blogger. He's also an Omen main in Valorant. SCATTER!!!!