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.
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.