6 Mike Myers
One of his generation’s funniest actors, Mike Myers, had a good run on the Saturday Night Live show, then Austin Powers came along.
It was the big break Mike Myers had been waiting for, and he truly deserved it. However, the success of the Austin Powers franchise doomed his chances of a future career in Hollywood.
At present, he’s retired from acting. All he got after Austin Powers were minor roles in a couple of movies.
5 Kristen Stewart
She was a child star, playing opposite Jodie Foster in Panic Room at 12, but her real fame came with the Twilight series.
The role of Bella Swan brought her international recognition, but when the series ended in 2012, Hollywood forgot about her.
All the parts she could get were in low-budget independent movies. However, it seems that Hollywood execs haven’t given up on the young actress yet.
It’s been a few years; there’s a new generation out there, one that did not grow up with Twilight. In 2019, Stewart got a leading role in Charlie’s Angels, and she’s set to star in a movie about Princess Diana. Maybe there’s still time to leave Bella Swan behind after all.
4 John Travolta
It’s been more than 40 years since John Travolta won international acclaim for Grease. He was hot and talented, and this propelled him to stardom.
The greatest movies of his career were all in the 1980-1990s. Should we even mention Look Who’s Talking (1989) or Pulp Fiction (1994)?
His career pretty much ended with the 20th century, and in the past two decades, all the movies he got to make were crap. He even got a few Razzies for them.