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You don't hear much of comedian Tom Green any more. Green, at one stage married to Drew Barrymore, was big in the early 2000s, having his own TV show and starring in Road Trip, as well as horrifying movie critics and the PC Brigade by writing, directing and starring in the 2001 comedy Freddy Got Fingered, which remains a popular cult movie years later.

Perhaps he moved to Oregon and bought a horse farm?
Obligatory: http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/freddy-got-fingered-2001
 

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What really happened to Chris O'Donnell's movie career? I saw him for a minute on the telly the other night (no, I didn't watch The Bachelor :p ).

He reckons he backed off from Hollywood to become a family man, but such stories in showbiz usually sound like bullshit
http://celebritybabies.people.com/2010/05/19/chris-odonnell-i-chose-family-over-fame/

However, he did take extended breaks after being in a couple of big movies (although, his heavily criticized performance in Batman And Robin might've had something to do with it), so maybe it's true

He was in 12 films between 1990 and 1997, including Scent Of A Woman, The Three Musketeers, and 2 Batman movies (playing Robin), but didn't make a movie for 2 years after that, during which time he reckons he knocked back the Agent J role in Men In Black (Will Smith), mostly because he didn't wanna play another sidekick.

He came back in 1999 and was in 2 duds (The Bachelor and Cookie's Fortune), but after starring in the successful Vertical Limit in 2000, he nicked off again for another few years, and hasn't done a lot since; mostly tv
 
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There are a couple of other Australia's Funniest Home Video show hosts you never hear of any more; Lisa Patrick from the early 1990s, and Kim Kilbey from the late 1990s. I wonder what they are up to now?
I heard Patrick 'retired' after hosting Funniest Home Video's.

I also heard Jackie McDonald resigned after Gina Reilly lampooned her on Fast Forward

 

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Ah yeah, Kim Kilbey; I forgot all about her. It looks like she moved to the U.S. and started producing stuff like Dancing With The Stars (she was one of 8 producers), but she hasn't got a credit listed on IMDB since 2011.

This is from 2008

http://www.news.com.au/entertainmen...y-up-for-an-emmy/story-e6frfmqr-1111117548002



Kilbey, now based in LA, is one of eight producers who received an Emmy nomination for their work on the US version of Dancing With The Stars. Despite leaving Australia six years ago to chase her acting ambitions in Tinseltown, the glamour girl has been run off her feet with work behind the camera.

The 'gumleaf mafia' has also played a part in Kilbey's success. She was inspired by former TV presenter Eden Gaha, now an executive producer on reality series, including The Apprentice.
 
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This actress didn't disappear at all but, after being in a huge film in 1996, she apparently turned her back on making movies to focus on raising kids: Jami Gertz.

She did a fair bit of tv and several low-budget movies between 1981 and 1992, some of which had relative success, such as Sixteen Candles, The Lost Boys, Less than Zero and Sibling Rivalry. She was also in Crossroads, Quicksilver (with Kevin Bacon) and Renegades.

She then took a break for a few years to have a couple of kids, during which time she did a couple of tv guest spots, including Seinfeld (she was the "I don't have a square to spare" girl on the episode The Stall).

She returned to film in 1996 to be in the massive Twister, and never made a major movie since! That's the bit that I find slightly interesting. :D

She had another kid, but she was also nominated for a Golden Rasberry for her performance in Twister, so.... who knows?

Since Twister, she's gradually done more and more tv stuff and few minor movies.

 
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Yet another actress who seems to have quit the biz to have a family is Alison Lohman, who hasn't done anything for 6 years (since, Gamer in 2009).
She was in Matchstick Men, which is on telly now

 

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Lori Singer didn't do anything memorable after being one of the main leads in Footloose. She worked steadily for a while, but only had 2 acting credits between 1997 and 2011, and only 3 since. It seems as though she's as much a cellist as she is an actress

 

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After being the lead actress in the hugely successful Saturday Night Fever, Karen Lynn Gorney did nothing on screen for 14 years, and has only done bits and pieces since. The film made $237 mill on a $3.5 budget which, adjusted for inflation is $933 million on a $14 mill budget!!

**** me! She was in one of the biggest movies ever, then disappeared for 14 years.


 
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What really happened to Chris O'Donnell's movie career? I saw him for a minute on the telly the other night (no, I didn't watch The Bachelor :p ).

... he knocked back the Agent J role in Men In Black (Will Smith), mostly because he didn't wanna play another sidekick.

I didn't see Will Smith as the side kick
 

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What are you suggesting?

Just say it bro
Hmmm, nothin'. Maybe he did knock back offers, coz Vertical Limit was popular.
I've got no idea if he was speaking rubbish or not; I was just puttin' it out there...here. Yeah nah. It's hard to tell if it really was his call to taper off his movie career, or decent offers dried up

It always sounds suss when an actor says he backed off from Hollywood and turned down big offers to focus on his family, especially after copping wads of criticism (for his performance in Batman) and being in a couple of duds.

He did nothing for nearly 2 years after his performance as Robin in Batman was panned, then he had another year off after being in 2 flops: The Bachelor (total bomb) and Cookies Fortune (low-budget). On the other, it could be true, coz he took another long break post being in the successful Vertical Limit, after which he must've had offers.
 
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I didn't see Will Smith as the side kick
I agree. That suggestion seems to have come from someone in O'Donnell's camp:

"Chris O'Donnell turned down the role of Agent J because he felt it was too familiar to his sidekick part in Batman and Robin"


Another, similar:
  • "Chris O'Donnell was first offered the role of Agent J, but he turned it down because he thought it was another "new recruit" role, like his performance of Dick Grayson/Robin in the Batman films".
 
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Lori Singer didn't do anything memorable after being one of the main leads in Footloose. She worked steadily for a while, but only had 2 acting credits between 1997 and 2011, and only 3 since. It seems as though she's as much a cellist as she is an actress

Interestingly, Lori Singer is just 12 years younger than John Lithgow, who played her father in Footloose. Singer was 27 years old when she played the role, and male lead Kevin Bacon 26. While it is far from unusual for actors well into their 20s to play 18/19 year olds at high school or college (see the cast of Grease as an example) you can see that Singer and Bacon are far older than the ages of their characters, due to the presence of a then-unknown Sarah Jessica Parker, who was aged 18, looked 18 and was playing an 18-year-old.
 

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Singer was 27 years old and Kevin Bacon 26. ...... Sarah Jessica Parker, who was aged 18,
Kevin Bacon is also 57.
Both him and Lori Singer were in their mid 20's in that movie,even though they were playing characters who were suppose to be around 17-18.
Chris Penn & SJP were teenagers when the movie was made.
Say that again?


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