10 Stars Whose Careers Are Thought To Prosper In The Future But They Can’t

Have you ever dreamed of being famous one day? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. Millions of people around the world desire to be in the spotlight. Perhaps they’d like to be a musician who sells millions of records or maybe they think it would be cool to be an actor in a summer blockbuster that lights up the silver screen. Even if they shot to fame in their field, nothing can guarantee that their career will thrive in the future. Unfortunately, some celebs prove this to be true.
Macaulay Culkin who landed the role of Kevin McCallister in the family comedy “Home Alone”, became an international star and was projected to be an in-demand actor in Hollywood. However, his other movies were critical flops. Coolio is another example. The American singer got mainstream success when his albums "It Takes a Thief", and "Gangsta's Paradise" were released. However, he got dropped by his record label at the time after failing to meet the expectation of bettering or even reaching the heights of his first two albums.
If you’re curious about the stars that are expected to have successful careers, scroll down to see them.

#1 Neve Campbell

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After playing protagonist Sidney Prescott in the 90s film “Scream”, Neve Camp rose to superstardom. She went on to reprise the role throughout three parts of the franchise. For most of her career, she was associated with the movie series. Over the years, Campbell pursued projects outside the Scream franchise but her career was in a slump.

#2 Vanilla Ice

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Vanilla Ice is a one-hit wonder who rose to fame with his album “To the Extreme”. The album contained Vanilla Ice’s most successful singles, “Ice Ice Baby” and a cover of “Play That Funky Music” and sold 15 million copies worldwide. However, his performances were no longer attractive to the audiences. He had to look to other opportunities after failing to produce another mainstream hit in the years following the success of his album “To the Extreme”.

#3 PSY

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In 2012, Psy released the song “Gangnam Style” which catapulted him to international fame and success. Posted on Youtube, the video ranked the first-ever video on the streaming platform to surpass 1 billion views and became one of the most successful music videos of all time. After the success of “Gangnam Style”, there is no similar big hits in his career

#4 Robert Englund

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Robert Englund played the iconic role of Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and this role became his biggest achievement. His name was strongly associated with Freddy Krueger in the 80s and 90s, so comedy directors didn’t knock on his door and asked to work with him. Therefore, he missed out on some roles.

#5 Rick Moranis

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Rick Moranis was known for the lead roles in many popular movies such as Ghost Busters, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, and others. Nonetheless, the actor decided to take a step back from Hollywood following his wife’s death. At the age of 66, Moranis left public and focused on being a single father.

#6 Crazy Town

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Crazy Town, an American rap rock band, was best known for the song “Butterfly”. The song that reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 2000, helped the band shoot to fame. However, Crazy Town’s sophomore album “Darkhorse” (2002), failed to achieve the same level of success, leading to the band’s dissolution in 2003.

#7 Hayden Christensen

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Hayden Christensen was cast as Anakin Skywalker in two parts of the Star Wars franchise. After the success of the movies, he just got the supporting roles but he didn’t retire from acting. He took a break for a few years and focused on farming. He shared: “It’s a hobby, but I want to have the appearance of being a proper farmer”.

#8 Bomfunk MC's

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In 1999, the band Bomfunk MC’s released the album “In Stereo” which sold over 600,000 units. Following the album’s success, “Freestyler” became the region’s highest-selling single of the year. Unfortunately, all of their next albums weren't that successful and that resulted in the disintegration of the band.

#9 Shelley Duvall

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For years, the world has questioned why Shelley Duvall stopped acting and left Hollywood after starring in famous movies such as “The Shinning, “Annie Hall” and “Popeye”. She earned widespread acclaim with the drama 3 Women (1977) but in the same year, she only appeared in some supporting roles. In 2002, she decided to step out of acting.

#10 Rupert Grint

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Rupert Grint made his film debut as Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and this role helped him become one of the highest-grossing actors worldwide. Since the Harry Potter films wrapped, Rupert Grint's career has been a little more low-key compared to Radcliffe and Watson's. Now he continues to do movies and TV shows but can’t escape his iconic role, Ron Weasley.
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