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Popular Movie Roles That Ruined The Actor’s Life

A character depends on the actor and their skills but sometimes a character or a role can become the decider of an actor’s career. Many actors have failed to perform a role or do justice to a certain character, but most of them are able to bounce back, but it doesn’t always happen. Here’s a list of roles that ruined an actor’s life.

Taylor Lautner – Abduction

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Taylor Lautner’s character Jacob was one of the most popular of the Twilight series. But the actor’s first time starring in a movie did not do him any good. His role in the movie ended his career, a little too soon. The movie failed terribly at the box office and his acting skills were very miserably rated by the critics. The movie was advertised well but it failed to appeal to the audience other than the fans of the actor already from his previous franchise. This became the end of his career and now he is only seen in cameo roles.

Hayden Christensen – Star Wars Episode II & III

Hayden Christensen Actor
Hayden Christensen – Star Wars Episode II & III

Playing Darth Vader was expected to be the high point of Hayden Christensen’s career but the opposite proved to be true. The movies, even after earning a lot of money, were not liked by the viewers. The fans of the Star Wars comics did not like Hayden’s portrayal of his character. Christensen’s association with the role of Darth Vader became the reason his career came to a halt. He did get a lead in a movie ‘Jumper’ but it did not do that well either and this was it for the actor’s career.

Topher Grace – Spider Man 3

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Topher Grace – Spider Man 3

The Tobey Maguire starrer Spider Man series was and is still quite popular. And Topher Grace’s chance to play Venom should have been a jackpot. Venom is one of the most loved antagonists of the Spider Man series but the movie’s plot and a bundle of arcs ruined the character in the film. The fans and critics also did not like actor’s portrayal of the super villain. This became the reason Topher Grace’s career as an actor got pushed back a few years.

Warren Beatty – Town & Country

Warren Beatty Actor
Warren Beatty – Town & Country

Town & Country was a disaster of a film. The movie was re-written and re-shot multiple times which led to the production budget of the movie to be around $90 million. The movie turned out to be a huge flop earning only $6.7 million. This became the end of Warren Beatty’s career. The actor was only seen in one another movie after that, ‘Rules Don’t Apply’, which was written and starred by him. The movie did not do well either. 

Tom Green – Freddy Got Fingered

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Tom Green – Freddy Got Fingered

He had a huge fanbase in the 90s and 2000s. His works were widely liked and his MTV show ‘ The Tom Green Show’ was really popular. But the actor then decided to write and star in his own movie. ‘Freddy Got Fingered’ failed to deliver as was expected, based on the actor’s popularity. The movie flopped miserably and the star never seemed to recover as an actor.