19 TV And Movie Career-Derailing Roles

Careful what you audition for.
19 TV And Movie Career-Derailing Roles

Being an actor in Hollywood is a gamble. When you are first starting out, you audition and virtually say “yes” to any role in order to pay the rent, get credits, and experience your profession. Plus, most acting roles beat waiting tables any day of the week.

However, when you’re an established star on the big screen or on television, a new type of gambling is introduced. After a few well-received projects under your belt, a star has to consider whether or not a role will continue their career winning streak or crash it into the fire, derailing momentum and possibly take years to recover. Or worse, it could never recover at all.

This list is about those roles that actors wish they could erase from the Internet and from their lives as a whole. Take a look into some of the movies that actors regret passing and that jeopardized their future.

Lindsay Lohan AUBREY FLEMING DAKOTA MOSS CRACKEDCON Lohan was a fixture in Hollywood for most of her life, but she seemed to hit her expiration date w
Orlando Bloom DREW BAYLOR After Bloom found massive success in high fantasy and pirate movies, the 2005 drama Elizabethtown did the impossible: it mad
Tom Green GORD BRODY Green started his career as an improbable rapper, then became an improbable television host, but it all came crashing down after
Pamela Anderson BARB WIRE CRACKED COM Only one thing could stop her meteoric rise to stardom: an awful comic book adaptation. Anderson blames the stud
Halle Berry CATWOMAN CRACKED.CO After the debacle that was 2004's Catwoman, there were calls for her to return her Oscar. She has managed to hold onto
Chris Klein JONATHAN CROSS CRACKED COR Klein was strapped into a dorky helmet and plopped next to LL Cool J in the absolute bomb Rollerball (2002). It
Mike Meyers GURU PITKA CRACKEDcO COM Meyers has made some massive hits, but even more extremely questionable duds. 2008's The Love Guru seems to have
Topher Grace VENOM CRACKEDCON Grace left That 70's Show to pursue a film career, and was gaining some momentum. 2007's Spider-Man 3 was supposed to be
Adam Sandler JACK/ JILL CRACKEDCON He did just make a critical comeback in the more serious Uncut Gems, but 2011's Jack and Jill was probably the last
Elizabeth Berkley NOMI MALONE Fresh off of a wildly successful run on Saved By The Bell, Berkley took a gamble on the risky, semi-raunchy, NC-17 rated
Cuba Gooding, Jr. JERRY ROBINSON CRACKED COM For a while there, Cuba couldn't make a bad movie if he tried - until 2002's Boat Trip. Who would've thou
Jennifer Lopez RICKI 2003's Gigli has ruined more than its fair share of careers. Jennifer and Ben Affleck made it out alive, but Lopez' career never
Josh Hartnett SLEVIN KELEVRA CRACKED COM Hartnett was more or less blamed for the failure of 2006's star-studded Lucky Number Slevin. The movie marked
Alicia Silverstone BATGIRL She cashed in her Clueless cred on the now-infamous Batman & Robin, garnering a Razzie and not much else. She's had a lot o
Justin Chatwin GOKU Landing the role of Goku should have launched Chatwin to stardom, but Fox fumbled 2009's Dragonball EvOlUtion SO badly that we hav
Freddie Prinze Jr. FRED JONES CRACKED COM As he started to age out of teen heartthrob territory, he had a hard time finding his niche. He spent the la
Meg Ryan ALICE BOWMAN Meg Ryan and costar Russell Crowe began dating while filming 2002's Proof of Life. Their controversial relationship sucked up al
Sean Connery ALLAN QUATERMAIN CRACKED COM 2003's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was such a critical and popular disappointment that Connery ret
John Travolta TERL CRACKED COM After a Tarantino-fuelled resurgence in Pulp Fiction, Travolta went down a dark road starting with the 2000 L. Ron Hubb
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