Can these Hollywood careers be saved?
From Hartnett to Hudson, we offer advice to 22 floundering Tinseltown talents
Career high point: Headlining the ensemble of Ridley Scott's "Black Hawk Down"
Career low point: 2008 to the present
How to fix it: Once the "next big thing," Hartnett tried to take his career to the next level by tackling challenging roles in indie films while either missing out or turning down broader studio fare. In theory, it's not a bad strategy. Unfortunately, every choice after starring on Sony Pictures' "30 Days of Night" in 2007 has been a disaster. Now, he's just finished indie "Singularity" opposite Neve Campbell from director Roland Joffe who hasn't made a good movie in 25 years. Next up? "Dark Star Hollow" with B-Movie stars Christopher Lambert and Billy Zane. Will television work for Mr. Hartnett?
- Gregory Ellwood