Some actors are lucky. They make it into mainstream movies and ride the gravy train for the next few decades. For others, it’s not that simple. Some stars can be the next big thing for a hot minute before never getting hired again. They spend the rest of their careers trying to match their former success.
Of course, there are other A-listers that are happy to land a lucrative role on an ABC show and milk it to the last second, proving that one contract is enough to last a lifetime. Whatever the reason, the following actors made it big at least once – which is more than can be said for some people.