Filmmaking is not simply art, it is also business. That is why it is almost impossible to stay at the top of the game. One day you are the biggest, most valuable actor in the industry, and the next day you disappear. Sometimes, people would not even notice you’re gone. Maintaining fame as an actor is a difficult task, one simple mistake can make them lose it all.
Be it a personal issue or their behavior on-set, anything can become the reason why an actor is not cast anymore. Sometimes, Hollywood does not reveal the real reason behind it. Check out the list to find out why Hollywood won’t cast these once-famous celebs anymore.
Hayden Christensen was ruined by Star Wars prequels
The Star Wars prequel movies aren’t that widely loved. Most fans of the franchise do not prefer to watch them either. Even the Star Wars actors do not like it. But the one who suffered most from the failure of the prequels was Hayden Christensen. In fact, the actor was doing quite well in films like Life as a House and Shattered Glass. But after hearing him whine about how much he hates sand as Anakin Skywalker, his career was done for. After delivering box office duds for three years, he retired to a farm. He said he was taking a break and would make his way back soon. Though, now he is reprising the role in the Disney+ series on Obi-Wan Kenobi. Let’s hope this brings back his career in Hollywood on track.
Tobey Maguire’s career changed after Spider-Man
Spider-Man movies brought great fame to the actor even now he is the most loved Spider-Man. Though two other actors have reprised the role, no one has ever been able to replace the love Spidey fans have for Tobey Maguire. But after Spider-Man 3 came out, and the plans of making Spider-Man 4 were canceled as the beloved Spider-Man actor was turning 35 by the time the movie would start production, his career came to a halt. Between 2009 and 2017, the actor only appeared in 6 movies. Many say the reason behind it is that the actor could not let go of Peter Parker completely. And whatever role he played, it looked a lot like Peter. He reprised the role of Peter Parker again in the recent Spider-Man movie, No Way Home. Maybe it would help bring him back to the same fame he once had.
Katherine Heigl was too difficult on-set
One kind of actor everyone wants to avoid on-set is Katherine Heigl kind. She is not just difficult to work with but also badmouths the roles that brought her fame. She played one of the most loved characters in Grey’s Anatomy but Dr. Izzie had to be written off the script. The reason was the differences between the creative team and the actress. She withdrew her name from the Emmy saying that her character did not deserve it. Also, she called the movie Knocked Up sexist. After that she has been a part of a few romcoms but nothing as great as before. And after the Grey’s Anatomy incident she was labeled as difficult.
Eddie Murphy lost his acting skills
One of the most bankable actors of the 1980s, Eddie Murphy was the star of comic roles. His acting in films like 48 Hrs., Trading Places, and Beverly Hills Cops is one of the most memorable ones. In fact, in the movie, The Nutty Professor, the actor played more than one role and also did voice-overs for movies like Mulan and Shrek. But in the 2000s there was a decline in the quality of films that came. And marked the decline of his career. To make things worse, he was nominated for six Razzie Awards and won three of them.
Brendan Fraser disappeared from the movies
From the 90s to the 2000s Brendan Fraser was the face of Hollywood. Starring movies like The Mummy, George of the Jungle, Crash, and Encino Man. But after reaching the highest point, he disappeared. At the time he seemed to be set to star in another franchise, Journey to the Centre of the Earth. But was replaced by Dwayne Johnson in the sequel movie. The reason behind his disappearance, as he claims, was that he was blacklisted from Hollywood. Why? Because he was allegedly sexually assaulted by a former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. But now he has bagged a few roles again and maybe he can come back as the star he once was.
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