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We Can't Miss You If You Never Go The F*ck Away: The 13 Actors Most In Danger Of Wearing Out Their Welcome

By Joanna Robinson | Lists | September 27, 2011 |

By Joanna Robinson | Lists | September 27, 2011 |

Do you remember waaaaay back in 2000 when Helen Hunt was in four films in one year? (What Women Want, Cast Away, Pay It Forward, and Dr T and the Women) Or in 2004 when Jude Law appeared in six? (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Aviator, Closer, Alfie, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and I Heart Huckabees) I certainly remember. There was a bloody hue and cry. A hubbub. General pandemonium. To appear in that many films seemed sort of, well, unseemly. The word “overexposed” gets flung about. It took Jude a few years to recover and Helen, well, I’m not certain she ever will. The truly big, established stars, the First Namers (Angie, Tom, Crazy Tom, Denzel, Julia, and Brad) only do one or two movies a year. Three at most. To do any more would be…uncivilized. But if you’re not there yet, if you still remember the days of cheap wine and ramen, then the temptation to say yes to everything must be overwhelming. Newly branded “It Girl” Gemma Arteton appeared in nine films between 2009-2010 alone. But Miss Arteton has calmed down a bit. She’s not even on this list. This list is comprised of actors most in danger of wearing out their welcome over the next few years. I’ve included all theatrical releases (yes even voice work) listed on IMDB starting with this year and continuing into 2014. They’re nice faces. Pretty faces. I wonder which one you’ll get sick of first.

13. Ryan Gosling
2012 Only God Forgives (pre-production)
2013 The Gangster Squad (filming)
2013 The Place Beyond the Pines (post-production)
2011 The Ides of March
2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love.
2011 Drive

12. Michael Fassbender
2012 Untitled Jim Jarmusch Project (pre-production)
2012 Prometheus (post-production)
2011 Shame
2011 A Dangerous Method
2011 X-Men: First Class
2011 Jane Eyre
2011 Haywire

11. Emma Stone
2013 The Gangster Squad (filming)
2013 The Croods (post-production)
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man (post-production)
2012 Movie 43 (post-production)
2011 The Help
2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love.
2011 Friends with Benefits

10. Michael Pena
2013 The Gangster Squad (filming)
2012 End of Watch (post-production)
2011 Tower Heist (post-production)
2011 30 Minutes or Less
2011 The Good Doctor
2011 The Lincoln Lawyer
2011 Battle Los Angeles

9. Skinny Jonah Hill
2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (pre-production)
2012 Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse (pre-production)
2012 Good Time Gang (pre-production)
2013 Neighborhood Watch (filming)
2012 21 Jump Street (post-production)
2011 The Sitter
2011 Moneyball

8. Christina Hendricks
2012 Seconds of Pleasure (pre-production)
2012 The Bleeder (pre-production)
2011 Decoding Annie Parker (pre-production)
2012 Struck by Lightning (post-production)
2011 I Don’t Know How She Does It
2011 Drive
2011 Detachment

7. Elizabeth Banks
2012 What to Expect When You’re Expecting (filming)
2012 Movie 43 (post-production)
2012 The Hunger Games (post-production)
2012 Man on a Ledge (completed)
2012 Welcome to People (completed)
2011 Our Idiot Brother
2011 The Details

6. Stephen Root
2012 The Company You Keep (filming)
2012 Big Miracle (completed)
2011 J. Edgar (completed)
2011 Rango
2011 Cedar Rapids
2011 Red State
2011 Son of Morning

5. Jude Law And His Receding Hairline
2011 The Last Voyage of Demeter (pre-production)
2012 Anna Karenina (filming)
2012 Rise of the Guardians (post-production)
2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (post-production)
2011 Hugo (post-production)
2011 360
2011 Contagion

4. Brendan Gleeson
2012 Filth (pre-production)
2012 The Pirates! Band of Misfits (filming)
2012 Connemara Days (filming)
2012 The Raven (post-production)
2012 Safe House (post-production)
2011 The Cup (completed)
2011 Albert Nobbs
2011 The Guard

3. Channing Tatum
2011 Love and Honor (in production)
2012 G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation (filming)
2012 Magic Mike (filming)
2012 21 Jump Street (post-production)
2012 The Vow (post-production)
2011 Ten Year
2011 The Son of No One
2011 The Eagle
2011 The Dilemma
2011 Haywire

2. Jessica Chastain
2012 Horizons (rumored) (pre-production)
2012 Mama (pre-production)
2012 Untitled Terrence Malick Project (post-production)
2012 The Wettest County in the World (post-production)
2011 Texas Killing Fields
2011 Wilde Salome
2011 The Help
2011 The Tree of Life
2011 Coriolanus
2011 Take Shelter
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1. Bryan Cranston
2011 London Fog (announced)
2012 Total Recall (filming)
2012 Argo (filming)
2012 Rock of Ages (post-production)
2012 John Carter (post-production)
2012 Red Tails (post-production)
2011 Leave (completed)
2011 Contagion
2011 Larry Crowne
2011 Drive
2011 Detachment
2011 The Lincoln Lawyer

Joanna Robinson is already over Elizabeth Banks. In fact, she was never under Elizabeth Banks.