Failure, we all hate it, except that band named “Failure.” Come to think of it, they're probably lukewarm on it, too. But it's part of life, said everyone you ever met. It's not easy to take and leaves a bad taste in your mouth. The kind usually reserved for beets, which are a failed vegetable. 

In Hollywood, you get failure news fast. Actors who work for years as sorta middling failures chasing the success they crave can suddenly get the right break and role and all of a sudden - failure over! On the same scene, actors who have been successful for years on end can see that streak snap - and possibly to never return.

So at the end of the day, being on a hit TV show is not a guarantee that you'll make it on the Big Screen, but it's worth a shot if you're a Friends cast member: they have about a 1 in 3 success rate. Read on below:

Matt LeBlanc THE RISE: After a few appearances in music videos in the late 80's and early 90's, LeBlanc got his big break as the dimwitted himbo, Joey, on Friends. During the run of the show, he starred in movies like Ed, Lost In Space, and showed up in both Charlie's Angels films. CCUUCH THE FALL: None of LeBlanc's big screen appearances launched him to the next level. He went back to his iconic Friends character in the series Joey in 2004, with the titular character ironically moving to LA to pursue his acting career. The show was canceled after

Source: Biography

Jason Alexander THE RISE: After a few appearances on E/R (no, not that ER), Alexander's big role came to him in 1989 with a pilot called The Seinfeld Chronicles. Over the next decade on Seinfeld, he became one of the biggest names in comedy. During the 90's, he had small, character driven roles in movies like Coneheads and Blankman. THE FALL: In another case of an actor being too good in ONE role, Alexander couldn't escape the George character. After Seinfeld, he tried to get back on TV with 2001's Bob Patterson, and then with Listen Up! in 2004. He

Source: Looper

Zach Braff THE RISE: As the main star, and narrator, in Scrubs, Braff solidified himself as a performer that could balance wit, vulnerability, and slapstick with ease. In the middle of the series, he broke out on the big screen with Garden State, which he wrote, directed, and starred in. THE FALL: Braff's next cinematic venture, the Kickstarter backed Wish I Was Here, wasn't a commercial or critical hit like Garden State. He went back to his TV roots with the 2018 series Alex, Inc., based off the popular podcast StartUp, but it was met with abysmal reviews. CRACKED.COM

Source: Looper

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