Hollywood is a capricious industry, the fact has been widely known and witnessed. The stars at the top of their career fall down in their career with a blink of an eye and are replaced sooner than that. The most sought-after actors in the industry face their fall just as rapidly as they rise in their career. These Hollywood celebrities seemed to have it all but their career ended just as quickly as they rose to fame-
1. Cuba Gooding Jr.
The American actor gained a dramatic breakthrough in his career when he starred as Tre Styles in Boyz n the Hood (1991). Cuba Gooding Jr. declined several roles back in 2016 because they weren’t similar to the one he had in mind and wanted to act. The Oscar-winning actor later agreed that refusing the roles had been a mistake and that he regretted it. We haven’t seen much, or at all, of the actor since then.
2. Jodie Foster
The American Actress and filmmaker has faded away from the screen during the end of 2000’s. The award-winning actress had delivered an outstanding performance in Silence of the Lambs. Foster attempted to take charge of several projects back in the 2000’s and miserably failed at it. The downfall of her career was marked by the cancellation of her projects and closing down of her production house.
3. Cameron Diaz
The former model had risen to stardom with her role in “The Mask” and “There’s something about Mary”. Cameron Diaz has delivered several award-winning performances in Hollywood and has been one of the highest paying actresses in Hollywood. Diaz’s Hollywood stardom began to decline with every flop movie she delivered to the Box Office. The roles received a huge amount of negative criticism and lead to the vanishing of her acting career.
4. Hayden Christensen
The Golden Globe Award nominee, Hayden Christensen, got immensely praised for his career in Star Wars as Darth Vader. The Canadian actor was seen as the Hollywood’s next top actor, however, his movies did not do well at the Box Office and flopped. His career began to diminish and that is when he took a five-year break away from the spotlight. He returned to Hollywood in 2015, through the movie “90 Minutes in Heaven”, and has not been seen since then.
5. Jennifer Love Hewitt
The American actress and television producer was remarkably known for her roles in thriller movies including “I know what you did last summer” and its sequel. Jennifer was last seen on the big screen in a 2012 movie “Jewtopia” which widely received negative criticism and flopped on the Box Office. The actress’ Hollywood career is nowhere to be found since then.
6. Lindsay Lohan
The popular American actress received a lot of praise for her role in the remake of “The Parent Trap”. Her acting career shot up abruptly after the success in the same movie. The Hollywood sensation, being at the peak of her career, got too involved in the lifestyle partying and started taking drugs. Her career promptly ended when she got herself into legal troubles and became a face of controversies. Her unprofessional behavior at work, along with failures at the Box Office, caused her career to face a downfall.
7. Jaden Smith
The star kid of Will and Jada Pinketh Smith debuted alongside his father in the “Pursuit of Happyness”, Jaden received a positive response for his role in “The Karate Kid” and it seemed like his acting career has only begun! Although, his role in the 2013 movie “After Earth”, was widely criticized and flopped miserably at the Box Office, causing a major setback to his just-started career.
8. Tobey Maguire
The American actor became a Hollywood sensation after starring in the first Spider Man movie. The film trilogy didn’t seem to do well at the Box Office when the third part of Spider Man released. His role in the movie was later taken away to get things right in the fourth movie. Tobey had been involved with some illegal gambling back in 2011, which further caused his career in Hollywood to end.
9. Victoria Justice
The American actress debuted at the age of 10 and has starred in various movies ever since. She first starred in the Nickelodeon series Zoey 101 which was a hit. The actress worked in several movies after the Nickelodeon series ended, none of which received a positive response. Her feud with the pop music sensation Ariana Grande had made her the center of the spotlight and caused major setbacks to her failing career.
10. Gwyneth Paltrow
The Global Globe Award-winning American actress, Gwyneth Paltrow, had been widely appreciated for her work in the thriller movies “Seven” and “The Perfect Murder”. The star, although being on the top of her acting career, received a lot of hate from people. Gwyneth was top ranked in the Star magazine’s “20 Most Hated Celebrities in Hollywood”. The actor has not grabbed any role in the last two years, her career has faded away overnight.
11. Eddie Murphy
Murphy had a successful Hollywood career back in the 80’s and 90’s. His movies have been blockbusters in the Box Office, and the actor had been a fan favorite celebrity back in his career. Eddie hasn’t been seen on the big screen in the last few years, and fans have been curious about the same. It is because Murphy had announced that he wishes to retire from his acting career and continue his stand-up comedy after decades.
12. Katherine Heigl
The former fashion model began her acting career in 1992 by starring in “That Night”. Katherine has delivered several rom-coms like 27 Dresses and Knocked Up. The actress had been on the verge of having a successful acting career when her reputation got derogated because of her demanding nature on the set. Katherine besmirched her movies which caused her acting career to face a major setback and diminish.