Jim Carrey will always be one of Hollywood’s favorites. He is known for his enthusiastic performances that come out in most of his work. He got his real moment of glory when he starred as the leading protagonist in the 1994 film “Ace Ventura.” Since that iconic flick, he has done a ton of other notable and also not-so-notable performances.
In 2013 he portrayed Colonel Stars and Stripes in “Kick-Ass 2.” After filming was done, it came out that Carrey felt that the movie contained too much gun violence, and he, therefore, felt a bit of regret for signing up for this project. At least Carrey has since then had many opportunities to redeem himself in more comedic roles.
Angus T. Jones - Jake Harper (Two and a Half Men)
"Two and a Half Men" was a hit sitcom that aired for a whopping 12 seasons. It was a raunchy comedy, and it also had a lot of controversial scenes. The show had a lot of fans and obviously episodes too, but many people still found it to be offensive.
Angus T. Jones, who portrayed the boy, Jake, later exited the show as he converted to Christianity and deemed the show offensive. He even went on to describe the show as filth, alleging that it had conflicted with his newfound religious views, and even asked people not to watch the show. Yikes!
Natalie Portman - Nina Sayers (Black Swan)
Natalie Portman got everyone's attention in 2011 when she portrayed Nina Sayers in the psychological drama film "Black Swan." Nina is a talented but somewhat unstable ballerina on the brink of stardom. Like most in this profession, her life as a ballerina is consumed by ballet and dance.
Portman had to drop a whopping 20 pounds from her already slender frame for this role and claimed that this film took a massive toll on her mental well-being. It all paid off, though, as she received an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in this movie. This award checked the box for the first actress born in the '80s to have won an Oscar. Go, Natalie!
Cara Delevigne - Margo Roth Spiegelman (Paper Towns)
Cara Delevigne is a British supermodel that ever so often dips her tattooed toes in acting. In 2015, the star took on the role of the popular girl Margo Roth Spiegelman in the movie "Paper Towns." According to the star, she didn't even read the book that the film was based on.
She also went on to state that she hated portraying the popular high school girl. The overall reception of the movie was mixed. It got a 6 out of 10 rating on IMDb, and though some critics say that the film was terrible, most will agree that Delevigne's performance was not too shabby.
Regé Jean Page - Simon Basset (Bridgerton)
If you love period dramas, then you probably know Regé Jean Page. He was one of the main characters in the first season of the Netflix series "Bridgerton." His character Simon was the hunky protagonist, and it was this role that shot this actor into fame. Sadly, the actor shared differences with the creative department, so he did not return for season 2.
Allegedly, the star was not happy with the plans for his character in the following season, and so he consequently exited the famed Shonda Rhimes series. Page has confirmed that he would like to pursue various characters in future productions, but only time will tell if this was a good move for the actor's career.