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Donning the cape and tights to play a big screen superhero was often seen as career suicide for actors. This idea is mined to brilliant effect in Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, with a former comic book star looking to relaunch his career with an ambitious Broadway play.
Adding extra spice to Birdman is the casting of Michael Keaton, himself a former Batman whose post-tights career has been somewhat hit and miss. This film, however, is a stunning reminder of just how good an actor Keaton is and proof that careers don't end when on-screen superpowers fade away.
Digital Spy takes a look at 20 ex-superhero stars to see how they fared after leaving an iconic comic book role behind.
20. Billy Zane
Millennium Entertainment has posted the first trailer and poster for "Accidental Love," the politically themed romantic comedy starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel which was originally called "Nailed".
The story features Jessica Biel as a shy, small-town receptionist who has a nail accidentally shot into her head by a clumsy workman. She goes on a crusade to Washington to fight for the rights of the bizarrely injured, and an immoral congressman (Jake Gyllenhaal) takes advantage of her.
David O. Russell ("American Hustle," "Three Kings") helmed much of the film which is famous, or rather infamous, for being one of the most troubled productions in recent history. Russell shot the film in 2008, but numerous issues with financing led to the project being scrapped before the key scene of the nail going into Biel's head was filmed.
Attempts were made to revive the project but it didn't happen and Russell left it »
- Garth Franklin
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