Jump to content


Photo

Whatever happened to? Once famous people no longer famous


  • Please log in to reply
90 replies to this topic

#21 KD in CA

KD in CA

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 34,619 posts

Posted 05 May 2017 - 12:42 AM

My two candidates:

 

The Dixie Chicks:  Heard one of their more famous songs in a restaurant the other night.  They have completely disappeared.  What happened? Did their protest of the Iraq War really kill their careers?

 

Elisabeth Shue:  Saw the Saint was on television the other night.  The 1997 film had Val Kilmer in it and she was probably at the height of her fame in the late 90s but I haven't seen her in anything in probably 20 years.

 

Never got the Elisabeth Shue hype.  Average actress at best and was only marginally cute in that un-sexy girl-next-door '80s kinda way.



#22 /dev/null

/dev/null

    All Glory to The Hypnotoad

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 33,605 posts

Posted 05 May 2017 - 05:54 AM

The role of young Anakin Skywalker seems to have been a career killer:

 

Hayden Christianson

Jake Lloyd

 

Well, in HC's case his terrible acting skills didn't help either



#23 snafu

snafu

    Thriving (sometimes)

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,445 posts

Posted 05 May 2017 - 06:59 AM

The Amazing Kreskin. Is he still around?

#24 plenzmd1

plenzmd1

    All Pro

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,378 posts

Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:04 AM

The Amazing Kreskin. Is he still around?

Man, i loved that dude on TV growing up, and even saw him live on my college campus in the early 80's.

 

Too funny, found the review in my college newspaper from 1982!

 

http://digital.klnpa...urocket/id/3931

 

BTW, dude still alive , living in Jersey, appears he was a regular on Stern


Edited by plenzmd1, 05 May 2017 - 07:12 AM.


#25 apuszczalowski

apuszczalowski

    Official Transport of TBD Members and WGR 550

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,712 posts

Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:39 AM

The Dixie Chicks were in Buffalo last fall. It was an awesome show. The girls can play!

yeah, they just did a big tour recently,only know this because I knew people who went and seen it on FB

#26 shrader

shrader

    Pleased but sticky

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,829 posts

Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:40 AM

Eric Roberts.  Guy was big in the 80's and a better actor then his sister.

 

I liked Christopher Nolan's approach in the Batman movies bringing back people you haven't seen in ages, one in each movie.  Rutger Hauer, Eric Roberts, and then Matthew Modine.



#27 PastaJoe

PastaJoe

    Veteran

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,361 posts

Posted 05 May 2017 - 10:43 AM

Josh Hartnett
Tom Sizemore

Don't hear much about Ashton Pitcher these days.

 

Tom Sizemore appeared in a couple of episodes of Hawaii 5-0 last season as a detective.

 

Demi Moore

Ally Sheedy

Pamala Anderson

Arsenio Hall



#28 dpberr

dpberr

    Veteran

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,667 posts

Posted 05 May 2017 - 10:49 AM

Eric Roberts.  Guy was big in the 80's and a better actor then his sister.

 

He seems to be doing a lot of work (for better or worse) the C grade TV movie circuit lately - Lifetime and WWE-Produced movies.  



#29 Mark Vader

Mark Vader

    All Pro

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,937 posts

Posted 05 May 2017 - 10:51 AM

 

Tom Sizemore appeared in a couple of episodes of Hawaii 5-0 last season as a detective.

 

Demi Moore

Ally Sheedy

Pamala Anderson

Arsenio Hall

I think people in Hollywood came to their senses and realized how limited in talent Demi Moore really is. If only they could have figured that out with Julia Roberts & Sandra Bullock as well.

 

Ally Sheedy went the Independent film route and found more success there.



#30 dpberr

dpberr

    Veteran

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,667 posts

Posted 05 May 2017 - 10:53 AM

 

Never got the Elisabeth Shue hype.  Average actress at best and was only marginally cute in that un-sexy girl-next-door '80s kinda way.

 

Can't say I did either.  IMO, she seemed to have an uneven career.  I forgot that she was on CSI for a couple seasons before it ended.  It appears she will be in the Death Wish remake.  

 

Yes, they are remaking Death Wish.  



#31 Gugny

Gugny

    TACOCAT

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,321 posts

Posted 05 May 2017 - 01:16 PM

 

He seems to be doing a lot of work (for better or worse) the C grade TV movie circuit lately - Lifetime and WWE-Produced movies.  

 

 

I saw a great Lifetimer with him and Anne Heche.  True story about a cop who fell in love with a woman he met online.  Great flick.


I think people in Hollywood came to their senses and realized how limited in talent Demi Moore really is. If only they could have figured that out with Julia Roberts & Sandra Bullock as well.

 

Ally Sheedy went the Independent film route and found more success there.

 

Ally Sheedy is also still smoking hot.



#32 Boyst62

Boyst62

    Hall of Farmer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 31,723 posts

Posted 05 May 2017 - 03:43 PM

My two candidates:

 

The Dixie Chicks:  Heard one of their more famous songs in a restaurant the other night.  They have completely disappeared.  What happened? Did their protest of the Iraq War really kill their careers?

 

Elisabeth Shue:  Saw the Saint was on television the other night.  The 1997 film had Val Kilmer in it and she was probably at the height of her fame in the late 90s but I haven't seen her in anything in probably 20 years.

no they didn't.  they're still touring and making tons.  tickets sell high.  the chicks love the concert.  they're terrible in concert, though.  literally, the worst concert i've ever seen.  and that was away from the whole feminist bull **** they spewed.


The Dixie Chicks were in Buffalo last fall. It was an awesome show. The girls can play!

god they were awful in september 



#33 KD in CA

KD in CA

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 34,619 posts

Posted 05 May 2017 - 03:43 PM

 

Can't say I did either.  IMO, she seemed to have an uneven career.  I forgot that she was on CSI for a couple seasons before it ended.  It appears she will be in the Death Wish remake.  

 

Yes, they are remaking Death Wish.  

 

I'll take "Thing That Should Stay in the '70s" for $400, Alex.



#34 Boyst62

Boyst62

    Hall of Farmer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 31,723 posts

Posted 05 May 2017 - 03:47 PM

Matthew Modine.

VISION QUEST!


 

Can't say I did either.  IMO, she seemed to have an uneven career.  I forgot that she was on CSI for a couple seasons before it ended.  It appears she will be in the Death Wish remake.  

 

Yes, they are remaking Death Wish.  

i liked bronson in death hunt.

it was just on the other night, great movie



#35 KD in CA

KD in CA

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 34,619 posts

Posted 05 May 2017 - 03:55 PM

I think people in Hollywood came to their senses and realized how limited in talent Demi Moore really is. If only they could have figured that out with Julia Roberts & Sandra Bullock as well.

 

Ally Sheedy went the Independent film route and found more success there.

 

Julia Roberts is the worst in every way.  Unwatchable.

 

And while Sandra exclusively makes dumb movies, she's at least kinda funny in some of her rom-com roles and can sometimes look hot. 



#36 DC Tom

DC Tom

    Also sniping at retards from the balcony

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 61,975 posts

Posted 05 May 2017 - 04:12 PM

Emilio Estevez.  Where the hell did his career disappear to?



#37 Mark Vader

Mark Vader

    All Pro

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,937 posts

Posted 05 May 2017 - 04:36 PM

Emilio Estevez.  Where the hell did his career disappear to?

The Mighty Ducks



#38 gomper

gomper

    RFA

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,093 posts

Posted 05 May 2017 - 05:25 PM

no they didn't.  they're still touring and making tons.  tickets sell high.  the chicks love the concert.  they're terrible in concert, though.  literally, the worst concert i've ever seen.  and that was away from the whole feminist bull **** they spewed.

god they were awful in september 

To each his own. They were fantastic downtown.

Edited by gomper, 05 May 2017 - 05:25 PM.


#39 Boyst62

Boyst62

    Hall of Farmer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 31,723 posts

Posted 05 May 2017 - 06:38 PM

To each his own. They were fantastic downtown.

i enjoyed the flat ronnie.

 

they did an encore, as expected, and brought out an entire tranny band.  it was too much.  half the crowd left at that point.



#40 Chef Jim

Chef Jim

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 39,434 posts

Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:02 PM

Doug Whaley.  

 

Too soon?