Actors whose careers were killed by one terrible bad movie
Some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, including Terrence Howard, Halle Berry, and Mike Myers struggle to get funding for movies right now, and it’s mainly due to one crucial movie that ended their promising careers. We take a look at 5 actors whose careers were killed by one terribly bad movie. Check out our list below to see the 5 movies that killed some of the biggest actors’ Hollywood careers, and be sure to read through the end of the article for more details on why each movie seemingly killed their promising careers.
Actor: Terrence Howard
Movie: Iron Man
Release date: 2008
Terrence Howard was a man with star-power back in 2008, and he actually commanded more money than Robert Downey Jr. did in the first Iron Man film. That may have been his downfall though, as the actor was recast when he wasn’t willing to take a paycut for the second Iron Man film. Don Cheadle took his place (a good friend of his) and the rest is history. Cheadle will be appearing in Avengers: Age of Ultron, the biggest sequel of all time, and Howard will be on his TV show, Empire, which is actually getting decent reviews. But, Avengers‘ sequel or TV show, we’ll let you decide.
Actor: Halle Berry
Release date: 2004
Sigh, Halle Berry was one of the most talented actresses in the Tinseltown, but she just had to do a superhero/villain movie, and ended up giving one of the worst performances ever seen on the big screen when 2004’s Catwoman premiered. She’s literally disappeared since this movie hit theaters over 10 years ago, with X-Men: Days of Future Past being her only recent success, which she was in for maybe five minutes.
Actor: Geena Davis
Movie: Cutthroat Island
Release date: 1995
We didn’t see this one coming. Geena Davis was one of the hottest stars in the early ’90s, with Thelma and Louise, A League of Their Own, and Beetlejuice becoming instant classics, but once she starred in 1995’s Cutthroat Island, which was directed by her then husband Renny Harlin, it killed her entire career (along with other actors’ as well). She’s found some small success on TV, but has yet to make a feature film worth mentioning since the disastrous flop.
Actor: Mike Myers
Movie: The Love Guru
Release date: 2008
Mike Myers was the voice of Shrek, and the star of the highly popular Austin Powers franchise. He does The Love Guru, and literally disappears. The last time he was even seen was when he showed up on the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live in the Wayne’s World skit, which he actually did a solid job with. Rumor is, Myers is incredibly difficult to work with, so maybe his pile of money was more attractive than onset arguments.
Actor: Cuba Gooding Jr.
Movie: Boat Trip
Release date: 2002
Cuba Gooding Jr. has never truly recovered from this career choice debacle. While Boat Trip may have been ahead of its time by taking on important social issues in the LGBT community, Cuba just never quite made it back from this one failed trip at the box office. Prior to this his star was rising like a rocket, he was commanding $20 million a picture, but as soon as Boat Trip came into port, he completely flatlined. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in Jerry McGuire in 1996, but when’s the last time you saw the once beloved actor headlining a film in the last decade? It’s a shame too, as he is a true talent.