Jim Carrey, Harrison Ford, Nicole Kidman and others struggle to get back on top
The situation: While he never seemed like the superstar type, Brody really needs to start being more choosy. After picking up an Oscar in 2003 for his fine work in "The Pianist," Brody's alternated between quirky small films and bigger budget misfires. Hits in the former category (like Wes Anderson's "Darjeeling Limited") bring acclaim but few bucks, while attempts at bigger films like "Predators" have fizzled. Then there's the string of barely-seen films littering his recent resume: "Cadillac Records," "Splice," "High School," "The Experiment," "Giallo," and "Wrecked."
Why there's hope: He was one of the best parts of Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" as Salvador Dali, and made his traditional bow in a Wes Anderson movie for "Grand Budapest Hotel," which enjoyed massive critical and awards success in 2015. Who knows, maybe Jackie Chan's comeback "Dragon Blade" will become a camp classic, "Emperor" lives up to its large ambitions and Selma Hayek is revealed to be a good choice to bring out the best in Brody for the anticipated adaptation of notable novel "The Septembers Of Shiraz."