15 Actors Who Can't Find Work (And Why Hollywood Isn't Hiring Them)

The stars on today’s list might have been successful once, but these days we aren’t seeing much of them anymore.

Everyone who comes to Hollywood does so with the dream of making it big. But what happens to the stars who actually make their dreams come true? They land a few important roles and soon everyone knows their name but how many of them stay in the spotlight for more than a few years? Having a successful acting career involves more than just one or two big roles, it’s about making the right choices to ensure that you stay in demand.

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13 Ashley Greene’s Post-Twilight Films Failed To Impress

12 Hayden Christensen’s Role As Anakin Was His Downfall

11 Drew Barrymore Just Faded Away

10 Macaulay Culkin “Retired” From Acting At Fourteen

9 Catherine Zeta-Jones Says Moviegoers Aren’t Interested In Women In Their 40s

8 Brendan Fraser Couldn’t Stop Taking Zany Roles And It Cost Him

7 Kevin Costner Seems To Have Lost His Star Power

6 Jessica Alba’s Poor Movie Choices Wrecked Her Career

5 Everyone Has Moved On From Julia Stiles

4 Jim Carrey’s Brand Of Funny Got Old Too Quick

3 Sarah Michelle Gellar Was Pigeonholed After Buffy

Sarah found herself pigeonholed after the success of Buffy the Vampire Slayer so when she made her transition to the big screen she was relegated to horror movie flicks. While some of her films were moderately successful like I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream 2, and Cruel Intentions, after that her movies just seem to flop and even her attempt to return to TV with shows like Ringer and The Crazy Ones failed. But it hasn’t been all bad for her – she’s launched her own cooking and lifestyle brand, got regular voice acting gigs, and is still happily married to Freddie Prinze Jr.

2 John Cusack Is Now The Direct-To-Video King

John became famous for his roles in various 80s comedies which included films like Sixteen Candles and Better Off Dead. He was still getting good work in the nineties and enjoyed success with movies like Grosse Pointe Blank, Con Air, Serendipity, Pushing Tin, Being John Malkovich, and High Fidelity but after the year 2000 audiences started to grow bored with him and although he’s still getting work, it’s nothing like the leading roles he once enjoyed. It seems these days he’s decided to go for low-budget films, so don’t expect to see him on the red carpet anytime soon.

1 Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Career Never Really Took Off

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