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Old 03-25-04, 04:30 AM
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Young Actor/Actresses whose Careers have already JUMPED THE SHARK

Well let's start with a group which includes Shannon Elizabeth, Denise Richard and Jaime Pressly. Basically the "I hit it big because i took my kit off, then got an ego and thought i could be appreciated as an ahem serious actress and won't accept the fact that really my body is the only piece of me worthwhile"

Jennifer Love Hewitt's career has also jumped the shark, she was a kind of flavour of the month

The actor who played Oliver in the OC. Hopefully that will be his one and only role ever and he will go back to being a paper boy

Sean William Scott's 15 mins are just about over me thinks too
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They haven't yet, but I hope Colin Ferrell and Ashton Kutcher jump the shark real soon...or maybe the shark will just eat them. I find both these guys talentless and annoying to watch on-screen - particularly Kutcher.
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tara reid..actually everyone in the first American Pie is real close
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Seann William Scott is a pretty decent actor when given the chance (look at the indie/action flick Stark Raving Mad). Same applies to Ashton Kutcher (The Butterfly Effect) and Colin Ferrell (it looks like he's going back to smaller films with Intermission). It's just too bad that those three guys pick really bad roles over roles they can actually do well in.

There are a few young actors who are actually good at acting, it's just that they choose the wrong roles. James Van Der Beek was good in The Rules of Attraction, but in his other works (Dawson's Creek and Varsity Blues come to mind) he wasn't really flexing his acting chops.

Now, whatever happened to Jason Biggs? Other than a few teen comedies and that Woody Allen flick, he hasn't done much else. Along with what k123vt_99, most of the American Pie cast is real close. Just look at Chris Klein... an awful actor who ruined his career with the remake of Rollerball.
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Neve Campbell is the first one that came to mind when i saw this thread.
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Originally posted by antennaball
Neve Campbell is the first one that came to mind when i saw this thread.
I don't know about that one. I heard she was great in that ballet movie she was just in.
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Originally posted by j123vt_99
tara reid..actually everyone in the first American Pie is real close
Exactly...where the hell is Chris Klein???
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Bangin' Katie Holmes if he's smart!
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I think Sean William Scott is gonna have a very long career in Hollywood same goes for Colin Farrell. I would say Martin Lawrence, but no matter how much crap that guy puts out he's always in a new movie. As for women, I don't think Jaimie Pressley ever hit it big.
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I really think Vin Diesel is done. No one really seems to care about him anymore and I don't think The Chronicles of Riddick can save him.
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Two words - Gretchen Moll.
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Originally posted by Matthew Chmiel
Now, whatever happened to Jason Biggs? Other than a few teen comedies and that Woody Allen flick, he hasn't done much else.
He's in Jersey Girl right now.
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Hello...Reese Witherspoon anyone?

She turned in fantastic performances, turned a lot of heads, and got a lot of attention in A+ flicks like Freeway and Election.

Then she sells out to the WB crowd with Legally Blonde!!! BARF

Then she rubs our noses in what a big sell out she is by cheapening herself even more in a sequal.

Oh well, she's done. Next please
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I was thinking Natalie Portman as soon as I saw the title of the thread.
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Really, is she contractually bound to play those Star Wars parts exclusively? At least she seems to have some other 2004 films in the can at last. I hope she can recover.
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Originally posted by Meatpants
Two words - Gretchen Moll.
When did she ever hit it big? I'd say 9 out of 10 people don't have a clue who she is. Actually, I took my girlfriend to see Chicago on Broadway about a month ago & Gretchen Mol starred in it & I thought she was phenomenal.

Anyway, I definitely think Shannon Elizabeth, Jason Bigs, & Vin Diesel are the 3 failry young actors that have jumped the shark the most.

I think Keira Knightly out of every young actor/actress has the chance to have the longest staying power.

Colin Farrel is the actor I WISH more than any other would just go away. I think the guy is utterly boring to watch. (yes, I even though he was overrated as Bullseye, just your typical psycho bad guy, anyone could have done what he did with the role).
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He's in Jersey Girl right now.
But it's as a supporting role. After since American Pie came out, he was the lead role in every film he joined (exclusion Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back). It's too bad most of those films sucked (Loser and Saving Silverman easily come to mind).

It's too bad, cause I'm a fan of the Biggsy.
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Ethan Embry

Lukas Haas

Edward Furlong

Giovani Ribisi
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I would say Hayden Christensen, but he didn't really "jump the shark"--more like, "crashed and burned on the ramp".
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Hey nobody should be knockin Jaime Pressly. She's not the type to get naked, and stop doing that once she becomes big. Cause...she still gets naked, and she ain't that big.
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Just saw a commercial for Scooby Doo 2, so I'll have to name everyone involved in that pile of shit.
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Originally posted by Josh-da-man
Just saw a commercial for Scooby Doo 2, so I'll have to name everyone involved in that pile of shit.
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Giovani Ribisi
Ribisi is going to be around for a while. He's a character actor, not a star.

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