12 Sitcom Stars Who Failed To Shine On The Silver Screen

Just like renting it from Blockbuster, “Showgirls” was a gamble that didn’t pay off.
12 Sitcom Stars Who Failed To Shine On The Silver Screen

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:

Alfonso Ribeiro THE RISE: On The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Ribeiro personified the dorky and perpetual punching bag Carlton to a T. His signature dance, the unhip but energetic swaying to It's Not Unusual by Tom Jones, still remains a cultural touchstone. THE FALL: Unfortunately Ribeiro was so good as Carlton that no one could see him as anything else. Immediately following The Fresh Prince, he provided voice acting to Spider-Man: The Animated Series, and Extreme Ghostbusters, and then tired to find his next big role in a line of shows that never took off. CRACKED.COM

Source: NPR

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