Years of hard work down the drain, in an instant. The celebrities on this list saw their careers vanish in a matter of seconds, and they can only blame themselves for that in most cases.
For some, it was just a stupid mistake, like saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, but for some, you’ll have to admit, they got pretty much what they deserved.
10 Stephen Collins
The actor who rose to fame playing a pastor on the hit TV-series 7th Heaven was banned from the industry when he discovered he had molested underage girls.
Stephen Collins talked about his crimes during a 2012 therapy session. His then-wife secretly taped his confession and leaked the shocking revelations to the press two years later.
The actor tried to extricate himself from the scandal, claiming those were old stories, and he hasn’t done anything like that in decades.
It didn’t work as anyone in showbiz is crazy enough to associate his name with that of a pedophile.
9 Robert Blake
Robert Blake threw away a solid movie career because he thought he could get away with murdering his wife. He wouldn’t be the first to make such a mistake, and most go to jail for that.
Blake did not go to jail as he could afford good lawyers. Bonnie Lee Bakley was shot in the head as the couple was leaving the restaurant.
Robert Blake popped back in to retrieve his missing gun, and it was during those few minutes that Bonnie was murdered.
The actor himself was acquitted of murder, but at his trial, two people came forward claiming Blake had tried to hire them for the job.
That was enough for Hollywood to throw him away like a hot potato. Years later, a broke Blake issued a public plea asking for work, but no studio would have him.
8 Amanda Bynes
TV star Amanda Bynes destroyed a promising career with a stupid social media tantrum, during which she let out a torrent of profanities and attacked various celebrities.
The incident happened in 2012, following Amanda’s arrest for drugs. Instead of trying to pull herself together, she lashed out at various celebrities, like Rihanna and Miley Cyrus, which she both called ugly.
Also, she confessed to being obsessed with rapper Drake and wrote she wanted him to ‘murder’ her vagina. Ouch!
The actress was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which might explain this bizarre incident, but as far as her showbiz career is concerned, she was pretty much finished the moment she clicked the post button.
7 Gary Busey
One of the best actors of the 1970s and 80s, Busey ruined his career following a motorcycle accident in 1988.
Accidents do happen, but Busey almost killed himself by not wearing a helmet. He was left in pretty bad shape and went bankrupt as the medical bills kept rising.
To make things worse, he turned to drugs to cope with his misfortunes, which is why he failed to get any significant parts over the following decades. And he still won’t wear a helmet.