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k0213818 26-03-2013 21:36

Top 10 Career Killing Films
 
Inspired by a post on my new media based blog (blatant plug alert) what are in your view the ten films which you think most damaged an actor or directors career?

Here is my personal list:
10) Showgirls (Elizabeth Berkley and Paul Verhoeven)
9) Striptease (Demi Moore)
8) At Long Last Love (Peter Bogdanovich)
7) Boat Trip (Cuba Gooding Jr.)
6) Town and Country (Warren Beatty)
5) The Happening (M. Night Shymalan)
4) One From The Heart (Francis Ford Coppola)
3) Cutthroat Island (Geena Davis)
2) The Postman (Kevin Costner)
1) Heaven's Gate (Michael Cimino)

If you want to know the reasons for my reasons you can find them at:
http://themediahole.blogspot.co.uk/2...ing-films.html

TOONARMY12 27-03-2013 10:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by k0213818 (Post 65009921)
Inspired by a post on my new media based blog (blatant plug alert) what are in your view the ten films which you think most damaged an actor or directors career?

Here is my personal list:
10) Showgirls (Elizabeth Berkley and Paul Verhoeven)
9) Striptease (Demi Moore)
8) At Long Last Love (Peter Bogdanovich)
7) Boat Trip (Cuba Gooding Jr.)
6) Town and Country (Warren Beatty)
5) The Happening (M. Night Shymalan)
4) One From The Heart (Francis Ford Coppola)
3) Cutthroat Island (Geena Davis)
2) The Postman (Kevin Costner)
1) Heaven's Gate (Michael Cimino)

If you want to know the reasons for my reasons you can find them at:
http://themediahole.blogspot.co.uk/2...ing-films.html

Also Waterworld for Kevin Costner too Id say.

Big Boy Barry 27-03-2013 16:54

There's a superb documentary on Heaven's Gate on YouTube. I strongly recommend it to understand the heights of Michael Cimino's insanity on that set.

little-monster 27-03-2013 16:56

I think Catwoman pretty much killed Halle Berry's career. That's one that springs to mind.

It's also a shame how Geena Davis has just gone from the movie world because she was a very good actress.

Pink Knight 27-03-2013 17:10

The one that immediately springs to mind for me is Peeping Tom, Michael Powell (director).
It is a great film, but too controversial for the time.

Virgil Tracy 27-03-2013 17:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by TOONARMY12 (Post 65015946)
Also Waterworld for Kevin Costner too Id say.

Waterworld was a hit wasn't it ?

SXTony 27-03-2013 18:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by Virgil Tracy (Post 65021756)
Waterworld was a hit wasn't it ?

Eventually, I think.

I actually quite like The Postman.

performingmonk 27-03-2013 18:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by little-monster (Post 65021462)
I think Catwoman pretty much killed Halle Berry's career. That's one that springs to mind.

It's also a shame how Geena Davis has just gone from the movie world because she was a very good actress.

Why anyone thought Catwoman was a good idea is beyond me... Mind you, that's not the only dodgy career decision Halle Berry has made. The only decent thing she's ever done is that sex scene in Monster's Ball!

Stan Marino 27-03-2013 18:28

Burt Reynolds - Paternity
Stallone - Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot
Eddie Murphy - Norbit

Eddie Badger 27-03-2013 19:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stan Marino (Post 65023129)
Burt Reynolds - Paternity
Stallone - Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot
Eddie Murphy - Norbit

I think Eddie Murphy must hold the record for career destroying movies but he keeps coming back.

zooooooooooooo 27-03-2013 19:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stan Marino (Post 65023129)
Burt Reynolds - Paternity
Stallone - Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot
Eddie Murphy - Norbit

I actually quite liked Stop or my Mom will shoot :o:o

Stan Marino 27-03-2013 20:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by zooooooooooooo (Post 65024552)
I actually quite liked Stop or my Mom will shoot :o:o

:D ah well

Johnbee 27-03-2013 21:17

I too liked The Postman. People don't like it because it is a bit soppy, but that is fine with me - they can stick to Death Wish and other revenge jerkoffs.

I also like One From The Heart. Same reason.

However, I always hate it when people criticise other people's choices instead of just giving their own, So I will try to think of one or two.

Sophia Loren, El Cid.
Marlon Brando, Teahouse of the August Moon (not really a career breaker, but it should have been).

Gilbertoo 27-03-2013 21:22

Chris O'Donnell - Batman & Robin.

mrcynical 27-03-2013 22:07

Eddie Murphy has come back more times than a squash ball.

rfonzo 27-03-2013 22:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by k0213818 (Post 65009921)
Inspired by a post on my new media based blog (blatant plug alert) what are in your view the ten films which you think most damaged an actor or directors career?

Here is my personal list:
10) Showgirls (Elizabeth Berkley and Paul Verhoeven)
9) Striptease (Demi Moore)
8) At Long Last Love (Peter Bogdanovich)
7) Boat Trip (Cuba Gooding Jr.)
6) Town and Country (Warren Beatty)
5) The Happening (M. Night Shymalan)
4) One From The Heart (Francis Ford Coppola)
3) Cutthroat Island (Geena Davis)
2) The Postman (Kevin Costner)
1) Heaven's Gate (Michael Cimino)

If you want to know the reasons for my reasons you can find them at:
http://themediahole.blogspot.co.uk/2...ing-films.html

Striptease was awful but I would say The Scarlett Letter was a film that ruined her career because it showed that she could not do an intense drama. Thankfully, it did not ruin Gary Oldman's career.

balthasar 29-03-2013 09:01

The Twilight Zone the movie...
Phase IV....

Peeping Tom..as mentioned.

gashead 29-03-2013 09:45

Al Pacino - Jack & Jill.

Re. the OP's list. I'm not sure why you'd think Showgirls killed PV's career, seeing as he went on to make Starship Troopers (a modern Sci-Fi classic) Hollow Man (a better than average Sci-Fi) and the critically acclaimed Black Book.

ultros 29-03-2013 16:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pink Knight (Post 65021702)
The one that immediately springs to mind for me is Peeping Tom, Michael Powell (director).
It is a great film, but too controversial for the time.

^ Yes this is the most famous one I'd say ^

Quote:

Originally Posted by balthasar (Post 65052632)
The Twilight Zone the movie...

Lol literally :eek:

ASIFZED 29-03-2013 19:18

I'd say Arnie's star never shone as brightly, after 1997's infamous Batman & Robin.

Gort 29-03-2013 19:53

Charles Laughton's directorial career was unfairly ended by the critical and box office failure that the excellent The Night of the Hunter got. Subsequently, much like Peeping Tom, the film has been reclaimed as a masterpiece, and rightfully so.

SirMickTravis 29-03-2013 20:41

From a director's point of view Peeping Tom and Heaven's Gate are the obvious ones. It's really rather sad that arguably Britain's greatest film director saw his career ruined because of a film that's now regarded as a classic.

No mention so far for Ryan's Daughter. Didn't quite destroy David Lean as he then went on to make A Passage To India but the critics incinerated it. There was a rumour than Stanley Kubrick committed suicide because of the negative feedback for Eyes Wide Shut.


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