Hollywood is a fickle beast: one minute an actor is the toast of the town, and the next they're starring in generic thrillers going straight to VOD.
It's incredible how just one or two wrong career moves can wreck the rest of an actor's career, and it's fair to say that these 15 actors have more than a couple of box office duds on their hands.
Still, everyone loves a redemption story, and so there's genuine hope (for the most part) that these former box office success stories can find that crucial hit that puts them back in the good graces of Hollywood executives.
Some career resurrections are certainly more likely than others, but as the film industry has proven to us all over the years, nothing is ever set in stone, and there's always the potential to be surprised.
Here are 15 actors who desperately need a hit...
15. Brendan Fraser
Once upon a time Brendan Fraser was the bad*ss lead of the Mummy franchise, and in 2004 appeared as part of the ensemble in Best Picture Oscar winner Crash.
Post-Mummy, however, things haven't been so great, and the only film he's appeared in since 2008 to be a major financial success is 2014's animation The Nut Job, which naturally wasn't sold on the presence of him or any other actor.
With Fraser's rough alimony payments to his ex-wife and current status as an Internet meme, it's safe to say that he needs that big, memorable supporting role, probably in a comedy film, to make everyone remember why they loved this guy in the first place. Perhaps then studios might be prepared to offer him starring work once again.