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Hollywood careers that just ended abruptly

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,943 ✭✭✭✭the purple tin


    Is Christina Ricci still at the films?


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,734 ✭✭✭✭Ash.J.Williams


    gmisk wrote: »
    I think that's a bit harsh on Elijah Wood and Daniel Radcliffe they have both picked a lot of really interesting projects.

    Elijah Wood - come to daddy and Maniac both really good, if small.

    Daniel Radcliffe - swiss army man, kill your darling, jungle, his tv show miracle workers seems to be a decent hit too.

    Neither typecast though imo.

    The one I would go to is Phoebe Cates as well I can see she has been mentioned, she almost disappeared after marrying Kevin Kline I think.

    Another I would add is Bridget Fonda, she is retired and married to Danny Elfman

    I really enjoyed Radcliffe in guns akimbo , it’s nuts from start to finish


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,645 ✭✭✭✭gmisk


    I really enjoyed Radcliffe in guns akimbo , it’s nuts from start to finish
    I saw a trailer for that....bonkers...defo not typecast!


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,989 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    Chris O'Donnell and Alicia Silverstone didnt do much major movie work after Batman and Robin.

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,211 ✭✭✭HBC08


    Freddie Prinz Jr has popped up a few times on this thread.
    Turns out he went to work for the WWE !


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,333 ✭✭✭brinty


    Dunno if either have been mentioned

    Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,031 ✭✭✭OU812


    brinty wrote: »
    Dunno if either have been mentioned

    Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy

    Molly Ringwald had a big stage & TV career. Ally Sheehy went down the D2V/hallmark route.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,069 ✭✭✭✭fryup


    Wesley Snipes...had the world at his feet and then.....vanish!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,867 ✭✭✭RGARDINR


    fryup wrote: »
    Wesley Snipes...had the world at his feet and then.....vanish!

    Out hunting vampires to keep us all safe


  • Registered Users Posts: 60,023 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    gmisk wrote: »

    Another I would add is Bridget Fonda, she is retired and married to Danny Elfman

    She was also in a very bad car crash and her back was badly hurt.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 60,023 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    fryup wrote: »
    Wesley Snipes...had the world at his feet and then.....vanish!

    Then the Tax man got him and nice holiday paid for by the US Government


  • Registered Users Posts: 464 ✭✭Notdeco


    Ardent wrote: »
    John Cusack.

    He was huge - and I mean HUGE - from the late 80s through to the early 00s. Outstanding actor and starred in some of the biggest movies of that time (including many of my all-time favourites).

    And then he just disappeared off the face of the earth. Except he's not gone - every thing he has done in recent times has been straight-to-DVD.

    Hard to know where or why it all went wrong for him.
    Apparently he was/is a pain in the arse to work with. That is why he doesn't get as much work as he should, word gets around.


  • Registered Users Posts: 60,023 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    odyssey06 wrote: »
    Chris O'Donnell and Alicia Silverstone didnt do much major movie work after Batman and Robin.

    The lead actor for the last 12 years on NCIS LA one of the highest rated TV shows in America.


  • Registered Users Posts: 464 ✭✭Notdeco


    Ok, while today is clearly the day in my life that I am the Fountain of Knowledge on all things Jennifer Grey, let me finish with this one -

    She is married to Clark Gregg, who played...

    Agent Coulson.
    "was" in divorce in process


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,891 ✭✭✭trashcan


    CastorTroy wrote: »
    Not sure about Meg but I know that was definitely the case for Melanie Griffith. Ruined her face.

    I don’t know why actresses in particular do this (there have been some men too, like Mickey Rourke). I’ve never seen anyone who’s appearance has been improved by surgery (anyone not disfigured I mean.)


  • Registered Users Posts: 464 ✭✭Notdeco


    odyssey06 wrote: »
    Val Kilmer, main roles seem to have disappeared after Alexander?
    Throat cancer... Plus his religion refused medical treatment


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,052 ✭✭✭xper


    The criteria for inclusion in this thread seem so loose, you could name Daniel Day-Lewis.

    But I think a legit entry would be Linda Fiorentino.
    She had roles in a string of high profile films in the 90's, notably Men In Black and Dogma, following her breakthrough femme-fatale lead in The Last Seduction, then foolishly turned 40 and Hollywood moved on. She had acquired the "difficult to work with" label which we now know isn't all that reliable. And to top off her qualifications for inclusion here, she then got involved in some real life sub-par Last Seduction-style nonsense involving an FBI agent, former boyfriend and private eye to the stars, Anthony Pellicano, and some computer files.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,333 ✭✭✭brinty


    Just looked that up and he does indeed and has a house in dublin. Eric stoltz has an Irish wife as well. From cootehill in cavan. Another actor that seemed to vanish after pulp fiction

    Eric Stoltz, another guy who was hard to work with and disappeared. Remember reading about when he was sacked/replaced in back to the future, he insisted on being called Marty and immersing himself and p155ing the cast off. He was very much a method and stage actor and was difficult to just be a natural character. Funny thing was he seemed likeable in some kind of wonderful.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,444 ✭✭✭✭Thelonious Monk


    Haven't read the whole thread but has anyone mentioned Chevy Chase? I think I heard he was a total prick in real life, but he seemed to be everywhere in the 80s and then just vanished.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,513 ✭✭✭✭Strumms


    Turning 91 would be a clue

    Certainly to why he hasn’t acted recently but when he was in his 70’s or even early 80’s... plenty of actors doing work during those years...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,513 ✭✭✭✭Strumms


    Notdeco wrote: »
    Throat cancer... Plus his religion refused medical treatment

    Looks like a really old man in a lot of his more recent photos... reading too that he needs a feeding tube...


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,215 ✭✭✭✭Suckit


    Haven't read the whole thread but has anyone mentioned Chevy Chase? I think I heard he was a total prick in real life, but he seemed to be everywhere in the 80s and then just vanished.
    He was in Hot Tub Time Machine 1 and 2. I'm pretty sure he's still acting, but haven't seen him in anything more recent.

    If you haven't seen them, they are worth a watch. The latter was only a few years ago I think. The first was maybe 10.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,052 ✭✭✭xper


    Strumms wrote: »
    Certainly to why he hasn’t acted recently but when he was in his 70’s or even early 80’s... plenty of actors doing work during those years...
    I don't think Hackman would have had any trouble getting role offers in his 70's. He just elected to retire. Some actors do. Having a few quid in the bank after a successful career helps of course.

    Sean Connery being another example - thank god Peter Jackson failed to tempt him out of retirement to play Gandalf despite throwing ludicrous money at him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,962 ✭✭✭✭dark crystal


    Renee Russo comes to mind; I haven't seen her in anything for a long time. She was ubiquitous during the mid 90's - early 2000's.

    Kim Basinger also seems to have been absent from the big screen for a while now. She won the Oscar for L.A Confidential and then sorta just disappeared after her divorce from Alec Baldwin.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 590 ✭✭✭Louis Friend


    Renee Russo comes to mind; I haven't seen her in anything for a long time. She was ubiquitous during the mid 90's - early 2000's

    In Summer 2019, she was in literally the highest grossing movie of all time, ‘Avengers: Endgame’!

    She plays Thor’s mother.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,215 ✭✭✭✭Suckit


    brinty wrote: »
    Eric Stoltz, another guy who was hard to work with and disappeared. Remember reading about when he was sacked/replaced in back to the future, he insisted on being called Marty and immersing himself and p155ing the cast off. He was very much a method and stage actor and was difficult to just be a natural character. Funny thing was he seemed likeable in some kind of wonderful.
    I knew he was the original, but didn't realise he wasn't well liked.
    I just read this, and might get the book. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,784 ✭✭✭✭Realt Dearg Sec


    Suckit wrote: »
    He was in Hot Tub Time Machine 1 and 2. I'm pretty sure he's still acting, but haven't seen him in anything more recent.

    If you haven't seen them, they are worth a watch. The latter was only a few years ago I think. The first was maybe 10.

    He was in community which was a huge hit a couple of years ago.

    He is a very bitter man reading interviews with him and the are many stories of how horrible he was on set in his prime.


  • Registered Users Posts: 83,697 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    Haven't read the whole thread but has anyone mentioned Chevy Chase? I think I heard he was a total prick in real life, but he seemed to be everywhere in the 80s and then just vanished.

    Was he fired from the sitcom Community?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭Padre_Pio


    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    Was he fired from the sitcom Community?

    Rumours that he wouldn't do certain scenes if he didn't like them, condescending and insulting to cast and staff , he didn't get on with Dan Harmon, then apparently used some racist slurs during a rant.

    Seems like George Peppard, where you've had a decent movie career, then move to TV and expect to be treated better than everyone else.
    Chase was on the record saying that television acting was for losers and only did Community because it was convenient.


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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    He was in the final season of Lethal Weapon with Damon Wayans..approx 2 years ago

    They both appear for the first 5 minutes of Super Troopers 2 as well and Penn was in the Goon 2. Ok enough film


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