Hollywood produces an average of six hundred movies a year. The billions of dollars to fund these projects are funneled from various sectors, including even investors abroad, who provide the golden fodder to fuel the biggest entertainment industry in the world. An industry led by the most handsome actors and actresses we’ve ever seen, all of whom embody our perception of the phrase, “living the dream.” Hollywood is under constant pressure to make more movies annually, at least ones that really sell, to sustain the high-society lives of all those involved. Invested money must be returned, exponentially.
The lifestyle of the rich and famous, top directors, producers, actors and actresses must be maintained, along with their mansions and red-hot cars crisscrossing downtown. Hollywood living is lucrative, but precarious. The show must go on and the cash-flow must always be forthcoming. Yet acquiring a coveted role in a film can lead to traps and career dead-ends. Many veteran actors have found their livelihood in peril after playing roles the viewing public hated, which sometimes translates to them detesting the artist who was talented enough to make them believe the role was real. Read on to learn about actors whose careers have been stalled, nearly destroyed, or completely decimated by the movies they worked on.
Hayden Christensen’s “Whiny” Character In Star Wars
Outside of the silver screen, in the general torrent of real life, people are trying to better their lot in every way they can. We all try to put more value in everything that surrounds us, exerting effort to focus on positive and good energy. Hayden Christensen’s whiny character in Star Wars reminds us of what we are all trying to avoid each day, in workplaces, organizations, and clubs.
He reminds us of the negative people we try to ignore, the overly righteous, a voice that becomes pesky to hear after it’s been grating on you for even just a few minutes straight. This jarring characterization came about despite Christensen’s impressive experience in acting before taking on Star Wars. He even earned a Golden Globe nomination for Life as a House, but that didn’t help much. Even the director’s career was stalled, too, after that. Christensen’s portrayal of Anakin Skywalker is something casting directors, movie fans, and we dare say even he himself, would like to forget.