10 of Hollywood's Most Unpredictable Career Arcs
10. Wil Wheaton
1986 -- Break-out star of Rob Reiner's Stephen King adaptation, Stand By Me
2012 -- Internet personality, former "Star Trek" cast member. King of the Geeks.
9. Leonardo DiCaprio
1991 -- Cousin Oliver to "Growing Pains."
2012 -- Three-time Oscar nominee, star of the biggest box-office hit of all time, and soon to be racist villain in a Tarantino pic.
8. Cary Elwes
1987 -- The actor behind one of the most beloved characters of all time, Princess Bride's Westley, owner of 100 million hearts.
2012 -- Bobbly Wobbly in the biggest box-office bomb of all time, The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure.
7. Eddie Murphy
1983 -- Influential, profanity-fueled stand-up comedian, Saturday Night Live cast member, the most popular comedy star in America.
2012 -- A once popular family-film star reduced, after a series of huge box-office bombs, to overseeing a television show based on one of his 30-year-old movie franchises.
6. Ryan Gosling
1997 -- Former Mickey Mouse Clubber, star of Canadian teen television series, "Breaker High."
2012 -- Oscar-nominated actor, stomper of faces (Drive), considered one of the sexiest men on the planet.
5. Tom Hanks
1980 -- Star of a popular cross-dressing sitcom.
2012 -- One of the most popular, well-respected, and liked actors in Hollywood. Five-time Oscar nominee, two-time winner. Producer of "Band of Brothers" and "The Pacific," obsessive chronicler of The Greatest Generation.
4. Bryan Cranston
2000 -- Regular sitcom actor and mild-mannered star of family sitcom, "Malcolm in the Middle."
2012 -- Dramatic actor, Emmy winner, plays the most bad-ass character on television.
3. Bill Murray
1981 -- "Saturday Night Live" cast member, Carl Spackler in Caddyshack, star of Stripes.
2012 -- Oscar nominated actor, Wes Anderson regular, Shunner of Hollywood, and party crasher.
2. Ice Cube
1987 -- Gangster rapper, member of N.W.A., performer of "Straight Outta Compton" and "F*ck the Police."
2012 -- Actor of family movies like Are We There Yet?, which was spun off into a TBS television show. Has his own clothing line.
1. Mark Wahlberg
1993 -- Boy band castoff, hip-hop singer of terrible pop songs. Underwear model.
2012 -- Twice Oscar-nominated actor with a Lifetime box-office gross of $1.7 billion, plus television producer behind shows like "Entourage" and "Boardwalk Empire."
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