Some actors are very BAD at managing their careers, or at choosing people to do so for them. A prime example is David Caruso, whose head was so swelled after one year at the lead of **NYPD Blue ** that he bugged out on his contract, did a string of forgettable movies, got a reputation as an unreliable, hard-to-work with prima donna, and took a decade to get another leading TV role.
And then there are the opposite numbers. Take George Clooney, for instance, who, catapulted to stardom by ER, stayed until his contract was up, left gracefully (both for his actor and his character) in a way that didn’t forbid a return, and undertook a series of respectable and well-paying lead roles. Yes, he was unbelievably smug at the Academy Awards, but at least his not routinely a dick on set. And he’s benefited.
What other actors/singers/etc. stand out in your mind for especially bad or particularly good management of their careers?