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Blockbuster Movies That Nearly Ended Actors' Careers

Playing a famous character in a movie can be a mixed blessing for an actor's career. It never did Sir Anthony Hopkins any harm, who picked up his first Best Actor Oscar for less than 20 minutes onscreen as Hannibal Lecter in "The Silence of the Lambs," but many others haven't fared so well. Whether it’s because of typecasting, one bad performance, or behind-the-scenes controversy, these massively-popular films threatened to send their stars’ careers toppling to the ground.

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