It’s incredibly hard to become a successful actor — which makes it even more sad when someone lands a role in a hit movie and then never follows it up with another. Here are right “one hit wonders” of the film world. We hope they can break the cycle and get a second chance at success!
8. Alicia Silverstone
We absolutely love Alicia Silverstone’s performance in classic high school comedy Clueless — but it’s the only movie we can remember her being in. After it was released, she appeared in films like Batman & Robin, The Babysitter and Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker, in addition to TV movies and TV shows — but she never again made a splash the way she did as Cher. Now, the 38 year-old is best known for her books about veganism and motherhood (her brand The Kind Life is very successful). She told NPR last year that the success of Clueless overwhelmed her and pushed her to do other things. “I was, you know, incredibly proud of the film. And it was all — but it was all very surprising and overwhelming, I should say,” she dished. “And so in ways, I just really focused my energy on other things and became very involved with — you now, I went to the Amazon River with Woody Harrelson, you know. And I did things — I went to Africa.”