I watch the old 50’s show, “What’s My Line?”, and usually I know the celebrity guests, but often it is someone I have never heard of but they must have been popular due to the audience reaction back then.
It got me to thinking, which big celebrities of today are destined to become obscure footnotes in 10, 15 or 20 years from now. Not celebrities you WISH would go away, but celebrities today who will be unrecognized by your kids and certainly your grandkids.
Paris Hilton – I doubt will have a body of work, so to speak, that would keep her in the limelight.
Carrot Top – once he stops appearing on the occasional talk show, and stops touring his show, he will fade from memory.
**J. Lopez ** – although I actually like some of her films and her music isn’t horrible, I doubt her fame will last once she is no longer fodder for the supermarket rags.
I think it is a safe bet that most, if not all, of the winners of American Idol will be unknown soon, if not already.
Hayden Christensen will be this generation’s Mark Hamill.
I hate to say it, but I suspect Elijah Wood will be forever known as, “That guy - what’s his name - who was in Lord of the Rings”. Which is too bad, because he’s a good actor, but he’s typecast by the role and he has the type of looks that don’t work for leading men.
Agreed. Topher has excellent comic timing, and I can see him having a career similar to John Cusack’s, playing a string of “nice guys” in comedies and romantic comedies that guys will be able to appreciate when girls drag them out to see them.
National Treasure was a bomb? I thought it did quite well.
I see Paris Hilton as the next Jocelyn Wildenstein, using her money to try to improve on her looks only to become even more frightening looking. So she may get some occasional mention as a freak.
Let’s not forget Britney Spears and Ashlee Simpson.
Cage is actually a very good (and versatile) actor, who just doesn’t seem to have the best track record of picking projects. See also Travolta, John and Walken, Christopher.
And National Treasure was a lot of fun. It struck me as a perfect action-adventure movie for Dopers, where the hero beats the villains not by being stronger or tougher, but by being smarter and particularly better-educated.
Hilary Duff… not that she’s a megastar now, but I don’t think anyone will remember her five years from now, except for when she finally poses in Playboy and people go, “hey, it’s the Disney chick. She’s hot.” I can’t wait.