9. Anna Faris
Anna has been around for over a decade, and ever since the smash success of Scary Movie, I’ve been waiting for her to be comedy’s go-to goofy girl. However, twelve years later and about twenty goofy girls later, she still hasn’t quite hit the big time. I thought her turn in The House Bunny would be star-making, and it certainly gained her a lot of fans, but it wasn’t enough to bring her to the next level. Her biggest mistake was letting the Scary Movie franchise define her for so long – every time something else didn’t work out, she came back for more. This works for some franchises, but not one that has garnered such a laughable reputation thanks to the slew of other spoof movies (looking at you, Epic Movie). I had hope that What’s Your Number? could hit the spot for moviegoers, but sadly it came and went without much of a second thought.
Is there hope for her yet?: Well… that’s debatable. On one hand, she made the VERY correct decision by declining a role in Scary Movie 5 (poor Ashley Tisdale), and a supporting turn The Dictator was a wise move . On the other hand, a look at her upcoming projects doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in her future. The most promising, Movie 43, is only promising because of who’s around her (Emma Stone and Kate Winslet, not to mention an array of others). The other two just seem like more additions to her C-list rom-com resume.
My suggestion: If Anna takes a brief step out of the spotlight in less respectable movies to let her quirk shine in supporting roles for a while, maybe the world will finally see what she can do.