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Actors Who Ruined Their Career In A Matter Of Seconds

When you’re in the business of show, any bad
moment can be potentially career ending. If you’re an actor and your private transgressions
happen to go public, you’d better be prepared to look for a new line of work, like these
actors who ruined their careers in a matter of seconds. Michael Richards Actors that dabble in the minefield of stand-up
comedy need to know how to avoid the influence of hecklers. When Seinfeld’s Michael Richards found himself
in fight with a member of his audience during a show in 2006, he made a split-second decision
that destroyed his career in an instant. In a video widely circulated by TMZ, Richards
responded to the man’s criticism with a series of racial slurs. (Michael Richards going ham) Richards left the stage without finishing
his routine, but later appeared via satellite on the Late Show with David Letterman to apologize
for his outburst in an incredibly awkward video. “I’ve already heard you make some jokes
about it, and that’s okay you know, but I’m really busted up over this, and I’m very very
sorry.” It didn’t do him any good, however, as his
career since has never reached Seinfeld levels again, and he himself became the punchline
to a few jokes. “Every time I see this backdrop, I think about
Kramer f—ing up.” Mel Gibson When it comes to career-ending outbursts,
apparently 2006 was a popular year. Actor Mel Gibson was arrested in Los Angeles
after officers in Malibu caught him speeding with an open bottle of booze. When Gibson was cuffed and detained, he went
off on a tirade, letting loose with a barrage of anti-Semitic remarks. Gibson buried his career once again in 2010
when a phone call with then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, again making racist remarks, was
leaked to the public, and he was dropped by his agency. “I don’t need medication. You need a f—ing bat to the side of the
head.” Ten years later, Gibson is looking to make
a comeback. His violent daddy-daughter thriller Blood
Father has been positively received by critics, and his return to the director’s chair with
his so-called atonement piece Hacksaw Ridge has gone down equally well, getting a 10 minute
standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival. Tila Tequila Remember MySpace? Tila ‘Tequila’ Nguyen dominated the social
media platform until she became one of the most-hated TV personalities in history. In 2007, MTV capitalized on her online fanbase
by giving her a dating show, A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila. She also made her first film appearance that
same year, though it all came crashing down in 2013 after she made a bizarre post on her
website, titled Why I Sympathize with Hitler. Tequila wrote that she had “learned the truth
about the war and what Hitler truly did,” insisting that “he was not a bad person.” If that weren’t enough, Tequila posted photos
of herself superimposed over Auschwitz, dressed as a bad Halloween version of a sexy Nazi. Tequila attempted to get her career back on
track in 2015 when she appeared as a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother, but she was quickly
removed from the house once showrunners became aware of her past. She apologized, but she was at it once again
in 2016, launching an attack on Jewish conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro, whom she
said “should be gassed and sent back to Israel.” She also claims that she can “quantum hop”
to parallel dimensions to visit other versions of herself. Maybe she can find a Tila that isn’t pure
garbage and trade places. Lindsay Lohan After being cast in the surprisingly successful
1998 remake of The Parent Trap, Lindsay Lohan became a teen sensation for nearly a decade,
finding more success in 2003’s Freaky Friday, 2004’s Mean Girls, and 2005’s Herbie: Fully
Loaded. But the public’s perception of her as an
up-and-coming talent would abruptly change after her 2007 car accident. Lohan was charged with DUI, possession of
cocaine, and misdemeanor hit and run. Just two months later, she’d be arrested
on identical charges, revealing a serious problem to the world. Hollywood producers also took notice and became
hesitant to cast her in anything, especially after she withdrew from multiple productions
at the time, unable to hide her addictions. Many said that they “would not hire her
until she proved herself healthy and reliable.” Lohan would continue to appear in films and
TV, but now, in smaller productions and often as a parody of herself. Her most prominent role in the past ten years? As herself, but with a really weird accent. “And that’s all he is, is my friend and business
partner. But his mother became a very close person to me.” Brendan Fraser It’s one of those names that’s almost
always followed by a question about whether or not he’s even still alive. American-Canadian Brendan Fraser graduated
from a character actor to a bona fide movie star when he appeared as the swashbuckling
Rick O’Connell in The Mummy, the first film in a trilogy that has come to define him. The 2008 fantasy adventure Journey to the
Center of the Earth returned huge box office profits, reaffirming Fraser’s position as
a genuine leading man. But then Fraser took a wrong turn. He rejected the chance to reprise his role
in 2012’s Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and let the role fall to Dwayne “The Rock”
Johnson. Content with the work he had done in Extraordinary
Measures and Furry Vengeance, Fraser felt comfortable letting the role go, though most
actors wouldn’t hedge their careers on a film where an otter drives a car. When those two films became two of the biggest
box office bombs of 2010, it became clear that he’d made a huge mistake. Journey 2 went on to surpass the original,
raking in $335 million from a budget of $79 million, and leaving Fraser to slowly fade
away. Paul Reubens Bow-tied, lovable weirdo Pee-wee Herman was
huge during late ‘80s, the subject of two feature films as well as an Emmy-winning children’s
TV series. But during a visit with his parents in Sarasota,
Florida, in 1991, Reubens was arrested for indecent exposure at an adult movie theater,
which was pretty bad news for the children’s entertainer. “There are a lot of things about me you don’t
know anything about—Dottie—things you wouldn’t understand. Things you couldn’t understand. Things you shouldn’t understand.” The actor pleaded no contest. Pee-wee toys were pulled from shelves across
the nation and Reubens retreated from the public eye for the remainder of the ’90s,
despite a huge outpouring of public support. He remained active both in front of and behind
the camera, but in 2002, Reubens got caught up in a child porn sting involving fellow
Tim Burton alumni Jeffrey Jones. Officers seized thousands of items from Reubens’
collection of vintage erotica, but found nothing. Due to the nature of the charges against him,
he was forced to keep his most popular character buried. Pee-wee finally returned in 2016, starring
in critically acclaimed Netflix film Pee-wee’s Big Holiday. The positive response to his comeback is little
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