8 Actors Who Have Only Made One Good Movie

6. Linda Blair - The Exorcist

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Warner Bros.

Linda Blair became an overnight sensation when, at the age of 13, she starred in William Friedkin's horror masterpiece The Exorcist and scored a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her fine work.

In the 45 years since the movie's release, however, Blair hasn't appeared in a single critically praised feature film (unless you count her 5-second cameo in Wes Craven's Scream, of course).

Most of Blair's post-Exorcist work has been in awful horror movies sent straight to VHS, and in 1986 she even won a Worst Actress Razzie on her third nomination. Perhaps most infamously, though, Blair appeared in the Exorcist-spoofing 1990 comedy dud Possessed, which holds an impressively terrible 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Blair's mainstream career has been over for decades, so don't expect a resurgence any time soon.

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