7 Iconic Movie Characters That Ruined The Actor’s Career

CULVER CITY - JULY 22: Mark Hamill at the "Choose Your Own AdvenPhoto credit: Bigstock


Many actors in Hollywood will tell you that they are waiting for their ‘Big Break’. You know the type of role they are after: the icon, the franchise focal point or the best part in a critically acclaimed movie. Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in The Hunger Games is a perfect example of this style of role. She was a phenomenal actress that finally got the chance to star in a vehicle that would take her fame to a new level. She will be a Hollywood stalwart for years to come. But success does not always follow these great roles. Take a look at 7 actors that saw their careers derailed after taking on an inconic role.

1. Mark Hamill – Luke Skywalker, Star Wars

Voice acting enthusiasts will protest but Mark Hamill is the prototype for amazing talent to never overcome their own iconic roles. Mark Hamill had the world laid in front of him in the late 70′s when he signed on as the focal point of one of the most enduring franchises of all time. So what did he do with this opportunity? Well, he played the hell out of Luke Skywalker, gained global fame and recognition, and then… faded off into the distance doing voice work and b-level films. Thanks for saving the galaxy, Mark!

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