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The Decade’s Ten Biggest Flameouts -- The Rae Dawn Chong Effect

By Dustin Rowles | Seriously Random Lists | December 7, 2009 | Comments ()

Best Known For: Chasing Amy, being Kevin Smith's girlfriend

Last Significant Role: Big Daddy (1999)

What Happened: The Adam Sandler Curse.

michael_vartan.JPG.jpgMichael Vartan

Best Known For: "Alias," Monster-in-Law

Last Significant Role: "Alias"

What Happened: Jennifer Lopez happened (see also Ben Affleck)

tn-500_lonerganwm1284117.jpgKenneth Lonergan

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.

chris_tucker.jpgChris Tucker

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.

rupert-everett.jpgRupert Everett

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.

heather_graham.jpgHeather Graham

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.

neve_campbell.jpgNeve Campbell

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.

1538.gifThora Birch

Best Known For: American Beauty (1999), Ghost World (2001)

Last Significant Role: Ghost World

What Happened: Scarlett Johansson?

American-Pie-movie-04.jpgThe 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?

nia-vardalos-closeup.jpgNia Vardalos

Best Known For: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Last Significant Role: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

What Happened: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

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