It's hard to tell what movie is going to be the next big smash-hit, especially when all you have to go on is the script. In the case of these 15 movies, their stars might've genuinely thought that these would launch them to stardom, but instead they practically ruined their careers.
Alicia Silverstone - Batman and Robin
Alicia Silverstone was a genuine star thanks to movies like Clueless, but between the movie's terrible box-office performance and the media frenzy about her gaining a bit of weight before filming, she ended up stepping away from acting.
Chris O'Donnell - Batman and Robin
Batman and Robin is so bad it ruined two up-and-coming careers; Chris O'Donnell never really recovered after playing Robin.
Sean Connery - The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Connery infamously took on the film after being disappointed he passed up the role of Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings, and the end result was so bad he quit acting altogether.
Mike Myers - The Love Guru
After the immensely successful Austin Powers franchise, Mike Myers slowly began a decline in his output, which ended in the universally-hated The Love Guru. Now he mostly sticks to cameos.
Jake Lloyd - Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
We first saw Lloyd in Jingle All The Way, but after diehard Star Wars fans absolutely hated his performance as young Anakin Skywalker, he was relentlessly bullied for it at school, and quit acting entirely.
Hayden Christensen - Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Anakin Skywalker just seems to be a role that's cursed; Hayden Christensen's awful performance (which is largely thanks to George Lucas's awful writing) in the later Star Wars prequels pretty much killed any momentum he had in Hollywood.