If there’s one thing we can say about Matthew Lillard is that he’s always been well-cast. His roles in “She’s All That,” “Scream,” and “Scream 3” are always of the goofy, carefree, sometimes dimwitted teen that’s always there for some laughs, but little else.
Let’s not forget his most famous role of Shaggy Rogers in the “Scooby Doo” film franchise – another character he plays to perfection. But just as Lillard has never gotten cast in a more meaningful, bigger-budget production, his acting has never reached award-winning heights. But hey, better to play it safe than sorry.
Not surprisingly, heartthrob Josh Duhamel started his career as a model, and then transitioned into acting when he first appeared on screen in “All My Children.” He then starred in the popular NBC show “Las Vegas,” and then went on to star in some light romcoms like “Life as We Know It,” alongside Katherine Heigl.
Duhamel seems to always get cast as the hot, not-so-nice jock that ends up transforming into a nice guy. And as bland as that description seems, his acting is not far off. His most recent film, “Shotgun Wedding,” in which he co-stars with Jennifer Lopez, got a 5 out of 10 rating on IMDB.
Another Disney queen that made her way to the silver screen in Vanessa Hudgens. After her fame in the “High School Musical” film series, Hudgens landed some family movies and romcoms, and that’s exactly where she stayed – so did her talent. The beautiful young actress has done a great job in light, fun movies like “The Princess Switch.”
But apart from “Spring Breakers,” which didn’t exactly get high praises, Hudgens has never been cast for a blockbuster role. Luckily, that doesn’t seem to have stopped her from having a very lucrative career. With her voice-over gigs, her supporting roles, and modeling jobs, Hudgens makes a very good living.
Although he rose to fame as one of the stars of the cult classic 90s film “American Pie,” and all of its sequels, Jason Briggs’s career slowly went in decline after that. Briggs kept on being cast as the nerdy loser that was always too sweet and kind to get the girl he wanted.
But even his fun romcoms got terribly rated on Rotten Tomatoes, with “My Best Friend’s Girl” getting a 14% and “Loser” a 24% rating. In fact, his latest film “The Subject,” released in 2020, was a total flop; we bet most people didn’t even hear about it.
Selena Gomez has been on TV since she was a child – first on “Barney and Friends,” and then in the hit Disney series “The Wizards of Waverly Place.” Her leading role in the latter show was what catapulted the young star to fame, but there’s a reason she focused on her music career.
Gomez is far better at singing and performing than she is at acting. Although we will say that her new show “Only Murders in the Building,” alongside Steve Martin and Martin Short has been a hit, her performance is not exactly worthy of an Oscar. We hope she focuses on her music in the future.