Before we begin, let’s get something out of the way. The term “One Hit Wonder” is not a bad thing. We’re not here to insult the following actors and actresses–not at all. In some cases, we’re begging for more appearances, because these people have got the goods! Somehow, these people are stuck in a rut of having one hit movie/series, and not being able to shake the stigma to score another big role in a big film. In all fairness, most of these individuals are working on smaller projects, but after hitting so big, why no love from Hollywood?
10. Jaye Davidson
Have you even heard of Jaye Davidson? The best chance of recognizing Jaye is if you’ve seen the 1992 psychological thriller, The Crying Game. Jaye Davidson offered an incredible performance. There were articles written about Jaye’s performance in the trades, and the film itself was the “Woah. Wow!?” of the year. If you haven’t seen the film, you might want to stop reading now–this is your official spoiler alert. There’s a reason we need to be so ambiguous in writing about Jaye’s one hit, and that’s because Jaye was a man playing a man playing a woman. Perhaps he couldn’t personally shake the image from the film? But after that performance…? Not to work again…? Perhaps it’s his aversion to flying that kept him from booking jobs, though we’re guessing general disinterest from Jaye.