10 Actors Whose Careers Never Really Recovered

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Nicolas Cage

Say what you want about Nicolas Cage now, but he had no shortage of great movies earlier on in his career. Gems like It Could Happen to You and Raising Arizona showed the world just what the young actor could do. Cage was at his best between 1996’s The Rock and 2005’s Lord of War, with a string of great movies in between. Con Air was an impressive performance, Face/Off opposite John Travolta was amazing despite being completely insane, and his starring roles as Charlie and Donald Kaufman in Adaptation remains one of Cage’s most memorable and impressive performances. But things started to go downhill for Cage with 2006’s The Wicker Man, which was followed up the dismal Ghost Rider. Cinematic abominations such as Dying of the Light, Knowing, and Left Behind reveal a Cage who has little in common with the actor we used to love.

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