We’ve had a bunch of threads for one-hit musical acts, but how about actors/actresses?
I’m thinking about someone who may or may not have been acting for a long time, but they only had one ‘breakout’ role where everyone was sure they would be a big star, but never turned in a performance like it again.
Actors who had a great performance then died don’t count. They have to either have retired or kept acting, but never rose to the heights of that one great role.
It also doesn’t matter if they won any awards, but everyone at the time should have recognized the performance as a star-making turn. They could also continue to be ‘respected’ in other roles (say, on Television) but just never returned to their former glory.