What happened to these actors?

Gemma Arterton, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Kitsch (WENN.COM)

Gemma Arterton, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Kitsch (WENN.COM)

Liz Braun, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:22 PM ET

Why do certain actors and actresses get so much fanfare and so many chances and then just fade away? Think of it as Josh Hartnett syndrome.

Or Gretchen Mol malaise. It's not that they aren't talented or attractive. It's just that somehow, despite all the attention and all the predictions for A-list status, they fail to ignite. At the moment, there are five leading contenders for the tile of Wha' Happened?

1) Jeremy Renner

Shouldn't he be more famous by now?

Not to be rude about it, because we think JRenn is awesome, but this is the guy who was supposed to pick up the Bourne mantle from Matt Damon. Renner is also the actor rumoured to be next up after Tom Cruise to star in the Mission Impossible films. And he was predicted to become an overnight A-lister after he was cast in The Avengers. So what the heck happened?

 


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