Famous actors don’t always have it easy- just ask Taylor Lautner, the Twilight hunk once destined for superstardom. Or the obnoxious British actor Alex Pettyfer, who made a name for himself in Magic Mike and then quickly pissed off half of Hollywood.
While they may have already made sizeable fortunes, they could have achieved a whole lot more had their careers panned out the way they expected, and after going through our list, you’ll soon realize that for every Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts, there are countless Shailene Woodley and Taylor Lautner’s lurking in Hollywood jail, pleading for another chance.
Here are 15 sorry examples.
Taylor Kitsch may look like a star, but not even his chiseled face could take away the fact that his acting wasn’t very good. Despite this, his team managed to convince casting directors to place him in a series of high-profile films following his breakout role in ABC’s Friday Night Lights. He was the lead in many awful films, however, including John Carter, Battleship, HBO’s True Detective (season 2) and Oliver Stone’s Savages.
Nowadays, Kitsch is taking his ailing career into his own hands, having recently announced that he is both starring, writing and directing a movie called Pieces.