While a big chunk of Hollywood is comprised of the reliable veterans who have been producing quality and/or profitable work for years, the movie industry is always on the lookout for the next generation of exciting newcomers.

Whether it’s a child star about to make the transition to a more grown-up career, or an adult who has been paying their dues for years and seems to be on the verge of their big break, there’s always a list of hungry “next big thing” actors set to be tomorrow’s A-listers.

Unfortunately, things don’t always go so smoothly. For one reason or another, even the most hyped actors sometimes fail to cross over to superstardom. Sometimes ...

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