12 Actors Hollywood Just Won't Cast Anymore

There is no doubt that Hollywood is a very fickle place; stars fall just as quickly as they rise. One moment actors find themselves sought after by directors with more movie offers than they can handle, and the next they’re down on their luck struggling to get a role in anything semi-decent. Some of these stars dwindle into obscurity without the masses even noticing, while others find themselves caught up in highly publicized scandals that can either dent or end their careers

Many actors on this list are simply victims of bad choices; it doesn’t matter how successful you have been in the past, it’s the numbers that do the talking in Hollywood. So, a couple of bad choices in a row and successful actors often find themselves cast aside and flung from Hollywood’s good graces. Some of these stars bring about their own downfall; they either say the wrong thing or make a silly mistake, and just like that, they're lost and trying to re-capture the success of their glory days. It shows how Hollywood really is a small place and that word spreads quickly; it will become clear how the stars on this list are really struggling these days to get themselves a good role, one that may save their reputation.

12 Catherine Zeta Jones

11 Mel Gibson

10 Macaulay Culkin


9 Freddie Prinze Jr.

8 Cameron Diaz

7 Jessica Biel

6 Brendan Fraser

5 Hilary Swank

4 Eddie Murphy

3 Taylor Lautner

2 Toby Maguire

1 Katherine Heigl

In 2008, Heigl’s career looked nothing but promising; the actress was adored by fans and had all the movie offers she could handle. However, one terrible mistake changed all this for the star. After winning an Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy in 2007, for her role as Izzy Stevens on Grey’s Anatomy, Heigl’s name was announced for the following year. This time, however, the actress withdrew her name stating that she didn’t believe her work for that season warranted a nomination. This move was not met well by anyone. Not only was the actress written out of the show, but her movie roles have been very limited since the incident. Heigl has since spoken out saying she regrets her actions. However, this was not the only case of Heigl making enemies within the industry; speaking about her movie Knocked Up, the star stated: "it’s a little sexist. It paints the women as shrews, as humourless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys. … I had a hard time with it”. It appears Heigl may have bitten the hand that feeds her one too many times. Only time will tell if the actress can turn her career around.

Sources: Cineblend, NickiSwift, Dailymail

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12 Actors Hollywood Just Won't Cast Anymore