There really is no business like show business. One minute
it’s crying on cue for the next thoughtful drama; laying bare the flaws in the
human soul for all to see, the next it’s hamming it up opposite John
Goodman whilst punching a CGI dragon.
And while career variety is always a creative benefit, some
actors today have a little too much variety in their resumes.
There’s nothing wrong with a cameo in a bland comedy every
now and again, but when you go from working with the Coen brothers to working
with the Wayans brothers, it’s probably time to have a firm and frank
discussion with your agent.
Yet to have said conversation are the entries on this list,
actors and performers with whom it’s unclear whether they’re actually talented,
or just got lucky once or twice.
Some of them have a decent track record that’s in danger of
being recently tarnished, others have had bumpy careers from the start.
you buy a ticket to see these folks: beware, nothing is certain. Well, apart
from the maddening knowledge that these “professionals” are getting paid
millions for their mediocrity, while if you were this inconsistent, you’d have
been fired by now.