The Battle For Relevancy: 15 Stars Struggling To Stay Popular

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Total success in Hollywood never lasts, even for our favorite actors and filmmakers. The cool and cutting edge inevitably become out-of-touch and boring as time passes. Rising stars fade (often quickly) and hit actors inevitably start bleeding money. Staying on top of Hollywood is an uphill battle for these actors, yet it isn’t an impossible one to win. Here are 15 stars desperately trying to cling to relevancy, some of which may very well succeed… if they play their cards right.

Lindsay Lohan

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An easy target, sure, but setting aside Lindsay’s multitude of problems she was once a talented and bankable star. Unfortunately that status was completely blindsided by an endless deluge of legal issues and personal meltdowns, but the days of Mean Girls and Freaky Friday weren’t that long ago. Most recently Lohan has been brokering her sobriety plan with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network. While we don’t relish witnessing that desperate spectacle (and the huge ratings we’re sure that will come with it), there is hope that the upcoming Paul Schrader thriller The Canyons will remind audiences that Lohan was once a legitimate talent. Despite negative buzz, the film’s trailer suggests there may be more to Lohan than anyone gives her credit for.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5uTtNLUmCA

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  • hih

    I’m sorry, this list is crapola. I got halfway through & just had to stop. People like like John Travolta & Robert Deniro are not struggling to ‘remain relevant’, they’re practically institutions at this point. ALL careers take dips & turns, but their names instantly make them relevant. People struggling to remain relevant are Souljah Boy, former celebs who do “Dancing With the Stars” to jumpstart their career, Tearra Marie,etc. etc.

    BTW-Ryan Reynolds is not a movie star, he should have stayed on tv. Both he & Jennifer Anniston are people that studios/media fell in love with, but they’re not real movie stars. It shows when you compare them to more charismatic people on film…they can’t really carry a film on their own.

    • Realityh03$Anonymous….ohwait

      Ryan Reynolds was on TV?

  • Jamie

    I usually don’t comment but this list changed that. Whoever wrote this nonsense should check their facts a bit better. How in the world did you manage to out WILL SMITH, BRUCE WILLIS, OLIVER STONE, ROBERT FREAKING DENIRO, JOHN CUSACK, AND JIMY CAREY in the category as Lindsay Lohan?! Were you high?! Most of the guys on this list have been in box office champion movies in the last 2 years, took time off to do indie flicks, or are just spending time do work other than acting. Simply because a person isn’t flashing their junk or arguing with paparazzi every day on TMZ, doesn’t mean they’re struggling. Who wrote this, a Justin Bieber fan?

    • Jamie

      Sorry for the mistakes! When I get too passionate things happen, lol. This list suuuuuuuuucks!