The life of a Hollywood actor can seem a blessed one. Getting paid to dress up and pretend, attending fancy parties, the adoring eyes of the world cast upon you. When things are going well, it’s a pretty decent way to make a living!
When things aren’t going your way, though, it’s a different story. When times get tough, they really get tough. We’ve seen many an actor suddenly start to stagnate - they get on a bad run of films and churn out a stream of flops, critically, commercially, or both.
In some instances we have great sympathy for these stars on bad streaks - others, we turn up the schadenfreude and revel in an A-lister whose golden touch seems to have deserted them. Whether their form is down to personal decisions turning them into pariahs or (more often) simply attaching themselves to a series of bad projects, few among us can say we’ve never had a chuckle at a star whose shine is fading.
Still, we should spare a thought for these actors and actresses. Sometimes talent and effort have nothing to do with it - the world just conspires against you.