In the world of entertainment, actors often rise to fame and fortune, enjoying the adoration of fans and the allure of Hollywood’s glitz and glamor. However, some stars have seen their careers take a nosedive due to their own actions.
Whether it’s personal misconduct, controversial statements, or illegal activities, these 20 actors found themselves facing career setbacks that, in some cases, were difficult to recover from. Here is a list of 20 actors whose careers were marred by their own actions
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The acclaimed actor faced numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, which emerged during the #MeToo movement. These allegations led to the cancellation of his hit show “House of Cards” and a sharp decline in his career.
In 2018, Barr posted a racist tweet comparing Valerie Jarrett, an African-American former Obama administration official, to an ape. The immediate backlash resulted in the cancellation of her popular sitcom, “Roseanne.”
Frequent run-ins with the law, substance abuse issues, and multiple stints in rehab significantly derailed Lohan’s career, which had once held promise during her early acting years.
Known for his role in “Two and a Half Men,” Sheen’s very public meltdown included bizarre interviews, erratic behavior, and his infamous declaration of “winning.” These actions led to his firing from the show and a tarnished reputation.
The actress garnered a reputation for speaking candidly about her dissatisfaction with “Grey’s Anatomy,” criticizing the show’s writing and her character’s development. This outspokenness had a negative impact on her career opportunities.
Legal troubles, bizarre performance art projects, and allegations of abuse made headlines and negatively affected his standing in Hollywood.
In 2006, Gibson was arrested for drunk driving and made anti-Semitic comments to the arresting officer. These actions severely damaged his reputation and led to a period of exile from the industry.
In 2001, Ryder was arrested for shoplifting from Saks Fifth Avenue, which resulted in a high-profile trial and a setback in her career.
Griffin’s career took a hit after she posted a controversial photo holding a fake severed head resembling President Donald Trump in 2017. The image sparked outrage and led to job losses.
In the 1940s, Chaplin faced accusations of immoral behavior and was perceived as having communist ties during the McCarthy era. This resulted in him leaving the United States.
Fox publicly criticized director Michael Bay during the promotion of “Transformers,” likening him to Hitler. This led to her removal from the franchise and strained relationships in Hollywood.
Legal troubles, drug addiction, and arrests have been recurring issues in Furlong’s life, causing a significant slowdown in his acting career after his role in “Terminator 2.”
The actress’s extensive plastic surgery significantly altered her appearance, and it’s believed that this may have impacted her career opportunities in Hollywood.
A bitter legal battle between his parents over his earnings as a child star led to a break in his acting career during his teenage years.
The actor has faced multiple arrests for various offenses, including DUI and cocaine possession. He was also accused of sleeping with his child’s underaged babysitter, which marred his public image.
Substance abuse issues and legal troubles have hindered her career, particularly after her role in the popular TV series “The O.C.”
While primarily a cyclist, Armstrong’s doping scandal had a significant impact on his public image and led to the stripping of his Tour de France titles and sponsorship losses.
The former child star experienced a very public breakdown, marked by erratic behavior, legal issues, and struggles with mental health and substance abuse. This led to a hiatus from acting. Her career never recovered.
Snipes faced tax evasion charges, resulting in a prison sentence that significantly impacted his acting career.
Legal troubles, bizarre public behavior, and allegations of skipping out on hotel bills led to his exile from Hollywood and a decline in his career.
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