Actors Who Were Supposed To Be The Next Big Thing But Fizzled Out

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Shailene Woodley

Before she was Hazel Grace in The Fault in Our Stars, she was Amy in 2008's The Secret Life of the American Teenager. However, despite landing several high-profile gigs like The Descendents and Divergent, Woodley couldn't seem to hold on to relevancy.  

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Big Little Lies

After taking some time off from the big screen, Woodley was cast as a minor lead role in HBO's Big Little Lies. The role isn't as glamorous as Reese Witherspoon or Nicole Kidman's, but she is a driving force in the cast. She's done some indie films here and there, but none that have scored big at the box office.

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The More You Know

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  • Peter Ostrum, Charlie from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, never acted in another movie after that and is now a veterinarian.
  • Director Steven Spielberg made his first film for a merit badge
  • In Home Alone, Buzz's girlfriend is actually a boy in a wig. The director thought it would be too mean to ask a girl to be in the film this way.
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