Here’s a harsh truth (okay, opinion): Adam Sandler isn’t the most talented actor out there. But he does have a funny way of getting to your heart, and he sure does warm up your laughing muscles with films like “Happy Gilmore”, “Billy Madison”, and “Big Daddy”. They aren’t award-worthy, but if a film makes you feel uplifted after watching it, then how much do awards really matter?
Unfortunately, Sandler was not on an upward trajectory as he moved forward from these films. If anything, the quality of his roles was in constant decline, hitting rock bottom in a film titled “Jack and Jill”. This failure of a film has gone on to become his most hated work of all. Even his most loyal fans would rather pretend it didn’t exist.
‘I Know Who Killed Me’ Killed Lindsay Lohan’s Career
Like many artists before her that have started strong only to fritter away their earnings and their fame, Lindsay Lohan used to have a sparkling, bright future in acting. She proved she was meant for stardom, in movies like "The Parent Trap" and "Mean Girls", which were both blockbuster hits.
Then fame started to become a burden for her, and she started drinking, partying, and all the rest. First, socially, then out of control, spiraling into dissipation. Her film, "I Know Who Killed Me", true to its title, did her in. But it was more like a ceremonial one, to a career that was already a time bomb ready to explode.
Justin Chatwin in Dragonball
Justin Chatwin is a Canadian actor who was making strides in the States. His role in the film "War of the Worlds" reaped favorable returns. He did well in "The Invisible" and the Showtime series "Shameless", but then he rushed into a movie that nearly ruined his career.
Chatwin had all the right intentions in taking on the lead role in "Dragonball: Evolution". The Dragonball franchise is close to the hearts of all those who grew up watching the cartoons before school. However, the adaptation turned out to be a wreck and is now set as a standard of what a terrible movie is. Chatwin will be lucky if he’s able to restore his career after this mess.
Nicholas Cage in Bangkok Dangerous
For some reason, Nicholas Cage seems nonchalant about his career. No stranger to low-budget (and often bizarre) films, Cage is a force in himself, refusing to conform to the Hollywood norms. We all know what he is capable of, though, for no one can ignore the success he had with blockbusters like "Con Air" and "Kick-Ass".
For the many movies he has starred in, some don't really show his acting skills. "Bangkok Dangerous" was called one of his worst movies of all time. Rotten Tomatoes rated it 9% — if that’s still a rating at all. Yet, with his face being a favorite among meme creators, it seems nothing could ever fully sink Cage into oblivion.
Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett-Smith did phenomenally well in the 90s. She was charming and confident, and the public seemed to always want to see her star in more roles. Her demand was soaring, and then she made a mistake in signing up for "Woo", which got poor reviews from movie critics.
After "Woo", the very same people who tried to sign her up for all sorts of roles seemed to disappear. Smith had to wriggle her way back up, settling for smaller roles.