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And oddly enough, James Marsters did a few eps of H5-0 as well.

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I am very confused by JT posting during 3rd shift hours.

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I am very confused by JT posting during 3rd shift hours.

 

Currently we are [REDACTED} so there is [REDACTED].  Busy but not too busy.

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Sherilynn Fenn other major role was Two Moon Junction, a softcore porn flick that was borderline full-on porn, which bombed in theatres but did huge business on VHS and got a couple of direct-to-video sequels.  

 

Still, when your major roles are Twin Peaks and a big budget Cinemax skin flick, you're not going to be getting major roles.

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I always feel bad for bit part actors who think they've gotten their big break but never do anything afterwards.

 

Like what the hell happened to the girl who played Adam Sandler's first girlfriend in Happy Gilmore? (The "lousy" school teacher who dumps him at the beginning.)

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Sherilynn Fenn other major role was Two Moon Junction, a softcore porn flick that was borderline full-on porn,

No offense, but that movie is "borderline full-on porn" only in the fevered dreams of dudes who watched it back in the day.

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Sherilynn Fenn other major role was Two Moon Junction, a softcore porn flick that was borderline full-on porn, which bombed in theatres but did huge business on VHS and got a couple of direct-to-video sequels.  

 

Still, when your major roles are Twin Peaks and a big budget Cinemax skin flick, you're not going to be getting major roles.

 

I loved Sherilynn Fenn back in the day (realizing now it was pretty much entirely based on looks), but it says something that she played 2 completely different characters on Gilmore Girls and nobody even noticed.

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Like what the hell happened to the girl who played Adam Sandler's first girlfriend in Happy Gilmore? (The "lousy" school teacher who dumps him at the beginning.)

"Hi, I'm Nancy McClure. You might remember me from other such films as... well, no, really this is the only one."

Sherilynn Fenn other major role was Two Moon Junction, a softcore porn flick that was borderline full-on porn,

No offense, but that movie is "borderline full-on porn" only in the fevered dreams of dudes who watched it back in the day.
By pre-internet not-actually-hardcore standards, it was pretty explicit. Zalman King made it, and that's one man who knows from boobies.
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Fenn was in a good chunk of Ray Donovan last season and was very good in the role.  Not saying she's "back on top," but she did a good job.

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Sherilynn Fenn other major role was Two Moon Junction, a softcore porn flick that was borderline full-on porn,

No offense, but that movie is "borderline full-on porn" only in the fevered dreams of dudes who watched it back in the day.

 

By pre-internet not-actually-hardcore standards, it was pretty explicit. Zalman King made it, and that's one man who knows from boobies.

 

True, true. And I believe Mickey Rourke claimed at one time that his Zalman King film actually crossed over into  full-on porn, but he wouldn't be the first  movie star to claim that. However, I guarantee you that Sherilynn Fenn was not even close to actually getting her freak on.

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To be fair, my memory is hazy, but I think the film was with his actual wife at the time.

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Yeah, I think even at the time, she pretty much had the same reaction that Maud Adams did when Bruce Dern claimed that they crossed the line making Tattoo.

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Birch got off worse, but, if we're talking American Beauty alumni, where did Mena Suvari go?

 

She's still working, but primarily on TV and VOD/straight-to-DVD films.  It was a bit of a mystery to me that she seemed to peak around 2005 or so -- thought, at the very least, she could star in romcoms for a few years.

 

 

Another decent name for the "one-hit wonder" thread -- Dominique Swain.  Starred as the title character in the 1997 remake of "Lolita" opposite Jeremy Irons.  Movie got a ton of publicity due to the subject matter and the fact that Swain was underage during filming.  Got her a ton of attention and some "It Girl" predictions.  She then had a prominent role opposite Travolta and Cage in "Face/Off".  Then ... a steady diet of straight-to-DVD fare and one-off TV guest roles.  Looking at her IMDB profile, she's slowly becoming a female Joe Estevez or Robert Z'dar with the amount of low-budget roles she's taking in a calendar year.   

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I seem to recall reading that Fenn was a single mom which cut down on the number of roles she took, not that she did herself any favors with her choices .... considering that Kim Bassinger went bankrupt rather than do Boxing Helena, some omens just should not be ignored.

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This thread doesn't bode well for women in Hollywood in general, IMO. Might be must-reading for young actresses.

 

"Hey, what happened to _____?" "Well, she was hot for a few years, but then her looks faded and she disappeared."

 

Talk about LA being the fucking meat grinder for women...

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Re: Linda Fiorentino, I'm pretty sure Barry Sonnenfeld had some not-so-nice things to say about her after MIB.  I think the combination of being a huge ass-pain and the sin of getting older effectively black-balled her.

 

4 pages in and no one has brought up Sarah Holcombe?

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Sarah Holcombe is a good answer.

 

Possibly an even better one would be Peter Ostrum.

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Let's see where Dakota Johnson is in a few years.

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 Peter Ostrum.

 

Just put 'Charlie from the original Willy Wonka', or nobody will know who you mean. But yes, he literally made one film in his life. Then became a horse vet.

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Shannon Elizabeth was an "it" girl after American Pie. I remember her in that horror movie 13 Ghosts which I liked..   No idea what happened to her after that.

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Shannon Elizabeth became a decent poker pro. She went far in one of the made for TV heads up tourneys a few years ago.

Think she was also hurt by the "difficult to work with" stigma.

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I dunno what type voodoo doll Billy Bob Thornton owns, but young black actresses need to study the career arc of Cynda Williams after those two split. She did One False Move and Mo' Better Blues and then that rollercoaster went down hard.

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If I don't know what an actor or actress is up to I assume that they're either moving to a small town and rekindling an old romance on the Hallmark channel or solving a murder that appears to be an accident to everyone else on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries.

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A quick look on Wikipedia shows that the girl from Lolita just finished a film with Mickey Rourke, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, and Eric Roberts!

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