In 20 years time, we’re probably not going to remember 84% of the film stars polluting Hollywood at the moment, let’s be honest. The Adam Sandlers and the Robert Downey Juniors are safe, they have a backing with many established films under their belts.
But there are numerous stars out there who are simply place holders, with nothing special marking them out. If you think about it, there are so many people out there with a pretty face or a good body, but only a small handful will be remembered. Most of them will die off in a couple of years.
It’s not that I’m bitter though. Sure, I’d like to look like Channing Tatum, or earn thousands of pennies for starring in a massive franchise like Twilight. It’s the truth. So many film stars in the movies nowadays are just your flavour of the month. Very few have that longevity that will keep them chugging along for another 20 years. But who will be forgotten? Well…
20. Taylor Kitsch
Forget 20 years, nobody knows who Taylor Kitsch is now. He’s bad news, and don’t we all know it. Kitsch helmed recent box office bombs John Carter and Battleship, and as a result, he’s pretty much been branded tainted meat.
If you do a quick Google search of his latest films, the gross doesn’t look that bad. Sure, they flopped hard in America, but they did some business overseas. Unfortunately, that just wasn’t enough to save those films, and I doubt they’ll save Kitsch’s ailing career. He shouldn’t shoulder all of the blame for his recent box office failures, but things are looking pretty bleak for him.
To be honest, there’s little he can do to be remembered. With some luck, he might be able to attach himself to some half decent projects, but I highly doubt it’ll be as a lead actor. After his recent flops, nobody will be knocking down his door anytime soon.
19. Brendan Fraser
Oh how the future looked bright for Brendan Fraser when he starred in The Mummy. But then he started doing terrible family films and now no one wants to touch him with a barge pole.
Looney Tunes: Back In Action was a horrible film, and that had the help of an established brand (and Space Jam. SPACE JAM). Fraser has had very few hits outside of anything not related to pyramids and Egypt, and I can’t imagine The Mummy being brought back over and over again so he can indulge in a bit of nostalgia.
Speaking of his terrible family films, he actually hasn’t done one (acting wise, not voice roles) for a while. But he hasn’t done anything for a while. He’s fading into obscurity already, so he doesn’t stand a chance at being remembered in 20 years time.
This article was first posted on April 24, 2013