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13 Actors Who Got Big Breaks In Franchises But Couldn't Ride The Wave

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Vote up the actors whose big franchise break should have led to greater success.

Do you ever wonder what happened to the acting one-hit wonders of Hollywood history? Those thespians who landed a role so large that even though they never really hit it big again, they died a legit celebrity? The streets of Hollywood (or, at least, the valley) are lined with men and women who became household names in tentpole franchises and then somehow still never managed to achieve continued stardom.

It really goes to show how tough Hollywood can be. Even those who "break in" can find their way back on the outside. This list is a roundup of all those celebrities who faded into obscurity. Actors that landed the role of a lifetime, which then turned out to be one of - if not the only - major roles in their lifetimes.