The recent marketing for the next years far-fetched action drama "Outlander" has begun, and its lead role will be played by none other the than actor who played the high profile role of Jesus in Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ." James Caviezel was a young, good-looking leading man on the brink back in 2004, but just four years later he is being relegated to a role as a dragon hunter from another planet who must learn to cooperate with the vikings (sounds like a winner, right?). What happened to Caviezel? Did you see his outstanding breakthrough performance in Terrence Malick's "The Thin Red Line" as the innocent and tangibly alive solider, Pvt. Witt? God, what a promising performance that was (ok, we still sort of have a mancrush).
Who is this guys agent? After a the high caliber role in "Passion" he should have been on fire, landing one meaty role after the next. But instead his star is falling fast (did you see him in that piece of shit Tony Scott film, "Deja Vu"???), he is starring in a ridiculous dragon hunting drama, and has no decent prospects in the near future. This type of (possibly agent induced) fallout brings to mind a few other actors and actresses who after impressive roles who should have gone on to stardom, but instead shit the bed, choosing role after role of permanent stain on their resumes and sullied their careers beyond repair. Where was their management when this was happening? Must have been busy prowling the junior highs of Hollywood looking for the new cast of "High School Musical" (they need somebody to step in if Efron gets facial hair). We take a closer look at some similar underachieving losers not living up to their full potential.
Be Careful Young Hollywood
Honorable mention: Geena Davis (never recovered), Marisa Tomei (who bounced back).
There must be many more examples of actors that need to fire their agents. Who do you think needs to shitcan their representation and start anew?