Top Ten Career-Ruining Movies

These movies effectively destroyed the career of a famous actor. Although they're obviously still in the acting department, they're very far under the radar.

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1Jake Lloyd - Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999)V3 Comments
2Mike Myers - The Love Guru (2008)

Oh yeah. This movie completely drowned Mike's career. It's amazing that The Cat in the Hat didn't do that. - BKAllmighty

It's kinda sad that Mike Myers had destroyed his career with this movie. - Pony

The Cat in the Hat was probably the final nail in the coffin for Mike. - Puga

I Thought it was Cat In The Hat that ruined Mike Myers's career

3Elizabeth Berkley - Showgirls (1995)

No one ever spoke of her again because of this movie.

4M. Night Shyamalan - The Last Airbender (2010)

He should have used his Sixth Sense to release how bad an idea this movie was. Putting so many hours of animation into a short length of time... bad idea from a Avatar: The Last Airbender fan.

He made some bad movies before this, but The Last Airbender is the movie that put M. Night Shyamalan's once-promising career into the toilet.

No it was After Earth that destroyed it

5John Travolta – Battlefield Earth (2000)

At least he came back with Bolt. I honestly thought that movie was pretty good.

6Chris O'Donnell - Batman & Robin (1997)
7Cuba Gooding Jr. - Snow Dogs (2002)
8Halle Berry - Catwoman (2004)V1 Comment
9Brandon Routh - Superman Returns (2006)
10Geena Davis - Cutthroat Island (1995)

The Contenders

11Lindsay Lohan - I Know Who Killed Me (2008)Lindsay Dee Lohan is an American actress. She is also a model, singer, songwriter, director, and producer.

It's won more Razzies than any other movie, so it kinda killed her career. - Turkeyasylum

12Sean Connery – The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

Oh, how I feel sorry for Connery for having to take part in this joke of a movie. - PositronWildhawk

13Kevin Costner - Waterworld (1995)
14Ben Affleck – Gigli (2003)

Ever hear of Argo? It's nonsense to state that a bad project or 2 "ruined" the careers of some of these very successful actors whose careers have been fine - some highs, some lows, as any busy entertainer will likely have - Billyv

This movie didn't ruin his career.

15Demi Moore - Striptease (1996)
16Mark Hamill - Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

How did this destroy Hamill's career?

Vote if you suck. This is the best movie ever! At least in my opinion. - RalphBob

What "career" did he even have to potentially ruin? Lol - Billyv

17Haley Joel Osment - AI: Artifical Intelligence (2001)Haley Joel Osment is an American actor. After a series of roles in television and film during the 1990s, including a small part in Forrest Gump playing the title character’s son, Osment rose to fame for his performance as a young unwilling medium in The Sixth Sense..
18Mara Wilson - Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)

She hasn't been in a single film since this one. And that's sad because she was in two movies that I liked as a kid (Mrs. Doubtfire, and Matilda) Also, HOW THE HELL DID THEY CAST ALEC BALDWIN AND PETER FONDA? IT MAKES NO SENSE!

(P.S. I've never seen an episode of Thomas before and I don't intend to) - BigBerry25

19Madonna - Swept Away (2002)

After many bad movies in her acting career, this is the one that finally led her to stop doing films permanently. - Dancedom

20Tom Green - Freddy Got Fingered (2001)
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Top Remixes

1. Mike Myers - The Love Guru (2008)
2. Elizabeth Berkley - Showgirls (1995)
3. Chris O'Donnell - Batman & Robin (1997)
1. Mike Myers - The Love Guru (2008)
2. M. Night Shyamalan - The Last Airbender (2010)
3. John Travolta – Battlefield Earth (2000)
1. Jake Lloyd - Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999)
2. Halle Berry - Catwoman (2004)
3. Elizabeth Berkley - Showgirls (1995)



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