Top 10 'career ending' films

Which actors dropped out of Hollywood after these box office flops?

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Top 10 Career Ending Movies

Everyone knows that making your way into the film business isn't an easy job and once you're there it's a rocky road trying to keep your head above water.

So how do so many actors end up dropping off grid after a slump at the box office?

Here we take a look at the films that have done little to help the careers of talented actors.

10. Star Wars Epsiode 1: The Phantom Menace (1999)
Victim: Jake Lloyd


It's thought the child star was bullied at school because the film was such an epic anti-climax. Lloyd only appeared in one other film after his debut in Star Wars and it wasn't a box office hit.


9. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
Victim: Sean Connery


The film was, in general, quite forgettable, but not for Sean Connery. The former James Bond star quit acting. The film's director also took a hit after this film, stepping back from Hollywood after a legendary fight on set with Connery.


8. Superman Returns (2006)
Victim: Brandon Routh


Warner Bros had their fingers crossed for Superman Returns to bring the superhero franchise back to life, and Brandon Routh was set to be the next big thing. Unfortunately that didn't quite happen, and since then he's stuck mainly to small roles in TV series.


7. The Love Guru (2008)
Victim: Mike Myers


Myers did make a cameo in Inglorious Basterds but apart from that little has been seen of him since.


6. Iron Man (2008)
Victim: Terrence Howard


Terrence Howard was the highest paid actor in Iron Man after his Oscar nominated performance in Hustle and Flow. He has since appeared in minor roles, but nothing compare to Iron Man.


5. Freddy Got Fingered (2001)
Victim: Tom Green


In 2001 Tom Green was doing well in the movie industry. He had his own TV show, he was married to Drew Barrymore and he was fresh off the back of Road Trip's success. It wasn't to last though as Freddy Got Fingered was panned.


4. Boat Trip (2003)
Victim: Cuba Gooding Jr.


Cuba went as far as to publicly apologise for having made this film, he told the New York Times: "I was wrong on so many levels" and admitted that he had done it for the money. Amazingly Cuba had won an Oscar for Jerry Maguire just a few years prior to this flop.


3. Cutthroat Island (1995)
Victim: Gina Davis


She was once one of the most profitable actresses in Hollywood with Beetlejuice, Thelma and Louise and A League of their Own to her name, not to mention an Oscar too. But then came Cutthroat Island which actually gained a Guinness World Record for the biggest box office loss.


2. Catwoman (2004)
Victim: Halle Berry


There was a time when it was assumed that every superhero movie was capable of making big money but we now know this is definitely incorrect, thanks to Catwoman. Just three years after her Oscars win for Monster's Ball Berry was awarded the 'Worst Actress' Razzie award and the film itself took three more.


1. Battlefield Earth (2000)
Victim: John Travolta


Originally it was Blowout that killed Travolta but he was saved by Quentin Tarantino and Pulp Fiction in 1994. Things started going well again until he came crashing down after his appearance in Battlefield Earth.

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