The bigger they are, the harder they fall. Celebrity is a tough business all around, and the pressures of fame and wealth can be too much for some actors to handle. While these are problems that most people would envy, these actors might beg to differ. They came close to derailing their careers, but we’re glad they were able to rebound and find their way back into the spotlight.
Natalie Portman has never really left the public eye, but she sees it differently. Sure, the Star Wars prequels were bad enough to anger many of the series’ diehard fans, and Portman credits them with almost ruining her career. Fortunately, she was able to bounce back with a series of more serious roles in movies such as Cold Mountain, Garden State, Closer, V for Vendetta, and Black Swan. Now, Portman is once again considered one of Hollywood’s top actresses. She appeared in the first two Thor movies, and although she won’t be back for Thor: Ragnarok, her role in Ex Machina director Alex Garland’s Annihilation suggests she still knows how to pick a script.