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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
Welcome back to Rolling Stone's "Everything Index," our midweek ranking of pop culture's power players.
It's a new year, but we're still grinding the same old axe: Namely, making fun of Kim Kardashian. But this week, we're also keeping tabs on The Bachelor, marveling at Joe Biden and complaining about the Coachella lineup – actually, that's the same stuff we were doing last year, too. Guess there's no point trying to change.
So before we sign up for SoulCycle, let's get to this week's chart: the good, the bad and Everything in between. »
Right out of the gate, Britt, the 27-year-old waitress from Los Angeles, seemed to have stolen Chris' heart. As soon as she stepped out of the limo, the two shared what Chris called "the longest televised hug in history." But according to Chris, the story isn't over yet.
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"You still need to watch," Chris told Nancy with a laugh. "There's some changes that happen throughout the process. It's still worth watching."
While the final rose recipient remains a mystery, Chris had some assuring words.
"I do find love," Chris said.
Some of Chris' decisions have already been put under scrutiny. Tara, the 26-year-old "sports fishing enthusiast," seemed to have a little bit too much to drink as the »
3 items from 2015
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