16 Celebrities Hollywood Just Won’t Cast Anymore (PHOTOS)

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16 Celebrities Hollywood Just Won’t Cast Anymore (PHOTOS)

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16 Celebrities Hollywood Just Won’t Cast Anymore (PHOTOS)

It’s not always easy nabbing jobs in Hollywood, and most actors go through a slump at some point in time. However, there are also those whose careers seem to come to a screeching halt no matter how hard they try. 

Click through the gallery above to see all the celebrities who are struggling for roles these days. You might be surprised what big names you’ve already forgotten about!

16 Celebrities Hollywood Just Won’t Cast Anymore (PHOTOS)
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Brendan Fraser

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Brendan Fraser

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The Mummy star saw much success with the haunted franchise, but couldn’t get the right roles after it wrapped. 

Even though George of the Jungle and Journey to the Center of the Earth did surprisingly well, they weren’t parts that did anything for him. Brendan recently had a small comeback on The Affair on Showtime, but his character will unlikely move past one season.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones

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Catherine Zeta-Jones

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You wouldn’t think an Oscar winner would struggle for roles, but that’s been the case for Catherine since The Legend of Zorro in 2005. 

Since then, her parts have dwindled and she’s taken on smaller indie jobs as well as television productions.

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Hayden Christensen

Hayden Christensen

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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones put Hayden on the map, but it wasn’t a very long trip. He takes on an indie role about every other year, all in movies we’ve never heard of.

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Mel Gibson

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Mel Gibson

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Mel might be doing great in the directing world — ahem, Hacksaw Ridge — but we’re not sure we’ll see him on the other side of the camera anytime soon. 

After his racist rants back in 2010, producers have stayed far away from him.

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Macaulay Culkin

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Macaulay Culkin

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It can’t be easy for a child star to keep their acting momentum going in adulthood. 

While the Home Alone star used to be the name for movies in the ‘90s, his drug problems have prevented him from landing the big screen roles of today.

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Freddie Prinze Jr.

Freddie Prinze Jr.

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Remember Freddie? He’s one of the unfortunate actors who got typecast and wasn’t able to fill any other kinds of roles as he aged. 

He has, however, become an extremely successful voice actor and spent 10 years on Robot Chicken, and currently works on Star Wars Rebels.

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Jim Carrey

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Jim Carrey

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We’d never expect to put Jim on a list like this, but when you think about it, he hasn’t really been around lately. 

Since A Christmas Carol in 2009, most of his roles have been so-so. Dumb and Dumber To was a massive flop, and he hasn’t had a solid comedy since Yes Man in ‘08.

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Pierce Brosnan

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Pierce Brosnan

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It’s hard to top being James Bond. Since Pierce’s last role as 007 in 2002’s Die Another Day, he hasn’t been able to make it back to the top. 

He is consistently working, just in nothing anyone has ever heard of. He had a slight comeback with Mamma Mia! in 2008, but couldn’t keep up his momentum.

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Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

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Cameron might be one of the most loved actresses around, but that doesn’t mean roles are being thrown at her. With failed performances in The Counselor and Annie, it seems like she’ll be sticking to writing books. The Longevity Book and The Body Book have both been huge successes for the star.

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Jessica Biel

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Jessica Biel

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Was Jessica ever really that big of a star to begin with? Not really. If you take a look at her professional past, she’s almost always played the supporting roles.

From The A-Team to I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, she’s always just been the eye candy. We think she’s doing just fine these days, however, you know, being married to Justin Timberlake and all.

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Hilary Swank

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Hilary Swank

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The two-time Oscar winner’s talents are being ignored as she takes pointless role after pointless role these days. 

Hilary nabs about one role a year, and it’s always one we’ve never heard of. Hopefully her comeback is in the near future as we know she can act her tail off.

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Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

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Eddie takes on about one project a year, so his absence from the spotlight might be a decision all his own. 

Shrek and its sequels definitely pay the bills and then some, with flops like Tower Heist and Imagine That only bringing in pennies. He might be back on top with the announcement of Beverly Hills Cop 4 recently, but that remains to be seen.

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Taylor Lautner

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Taylor Lautner

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His performance in the Twilight franchise was rather lackluster, so the fact that no one wants to cast Taylor isn’t much of a surprise. 

He has caught the eye and friendship of Adam Sandler, though, who cast him in his Netflix movie The Ridiculous 6 and Grownups 2. Plus, he played a doctor on Scream Queens Season 2.

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Tobey Maguire

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It’s not easy being Leonardo DiCaprio’s best friend. Tobey has always been hanging in the shadows, even when he was Spiderman

He picks up small indie roles now and then, but the chances of him landing something like Seabiscuit again are slim to none.

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Seann William Scott

Seann William Scott

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Talk about being typecast. The dumb jock roles could only carry Seann so far, and since American Reunion in 2012, he hasn’t landed much screen time. Thankfully, kids can’t get enough of the Ice Age franchise so he’ll continue to supply his voice for Crash.

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Katherine Heigl

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Katherine Heigl

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The Grey’s Anatomy alum’s career has struggled ever since she became known as one of the hardest people in Hollywood to work with.

She’s not exactly making a comeback, as her new show, CBS’s Doubt, got cancelled after only two episodes.

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It’s not always easy nabbing jobs in Hollywood, and most actors go through a slump at some point in time. However, there are also those whose careers seem to come to a screeching halt no matter how hard they try. 

Click through the gallery above to see all the celebrities who are struggling for roles these days. You might be surprised what big names you’ve already forgotten about!