The Decade’s Ten Biggest Flameouts -- The Rae Dawn Chong Effect
Best Known For: Chasing Amy, being Kevin Smith's girlfriend
Last Significant Role: Big Daddy (1999)
What Happened: The Adam Sandler Curse.
Best Known For: "Alias," Monster-in-Law
Last Significant Role: "Alias"
What Happened: Jennifer Lopez happened (see also Ben Affleck)
Best Known For: Writer/Director: You Can Count On Me (2000)
Last Significant Role: Screenwriter: Gangs of New York (2002)
What Happened: Not sure, but writing The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Analyze That sure as hell didn't help.
Best Known For: The Rush Hour trilogy.
Last Significant Role: Rush Hour 3 (2007)
What Happened: Rush Hour happened. Three times. It's the only thing he's done this decade, and he's got nothing in development.
Best Known For: My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), An Ideal Husband (1999)
Last Significant Role: The Importance of Being Earnest (2004)
What Happened: A series of terrible script choices, beginning with Inspector Gadget.
Best Known For: Boogie Nights (1997)
Last Significant Role: Minor part in The Hangover (2009)
What Happened: She can't act; Hollywood figured It out.
Best Known For: The Scream franchise.
Last Significant Role: Scream 3 (2000)
What Happened: No clue, really. But for a few guest stints on television shows and an attempt at creating her own television series ("The Philanthropist"), she just kind of vanished.
Best Known For: American Beauty (1999), Ghost World (2001)
Last Significant Role: Ghost World
What Happened: Scarlett Johansson?
The Cast of American Pie (Alyson Hannigan and Sean William Scott excluded)
Best Known For: American Pie
Last Significant Role: An American Pie Wedding
What Happened: What did happen to Chris Klein, Jason Biggs, Mena Suvari, Shannon Elizabeth, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Thomas Ian Nichols, and Tara Reid?
Best Known For: My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Last Significant Role: My Big Fat Greek Wedding
What Happened: My Big Fat Greek Wedding