What makes someone popular? They were supposed to be the future of Hollywood. Today, you’d have to think hard about when you saw last them. There were a few times when actors and actresses were on their way to leading their own franchises – seemingly unstoppable in the eyes of moviegoers everywhere.
For these unfortunate few, success never quite stayed around. Why does this happen and could it have been avoided? We take a look back on some of the most overhyped actors who were supposed to be the ‘Next Big Thing’ – but never quite made it.