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12 One-Hit Wonder Actors — Where Are They Now?


The movie business can be pretty fickle. You get your big break and everyone tells you, "This is it, you're going to be a star." And for a very lucky few, that's true. However, plenty of people in Hollywood have had a major success turn out to be the highlight of their career. 

Here are 12 leading actors who seemed headed for stardom but, for various reasons,  never took off. Some decided to pursue other careers, and some are still working steadily, albeit farther under the radar.

Peter Ostrum — 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'

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After playing Charlie Bucket in the iconic 1971 Roald Dahl adaptation, Peter's interests turned to animals and he decided to become a vet instead of continuing acting.