Star Wars is a film franchise that spans over decades, that has a huge fan base and that features many notable actors and actresses. Some of these people are best known for their characters in these films, as Mark Hamill will always be Luke Skywalker, Harrison Ford will always be Han Solo, and Carrie Fisher will always be Princess Leia. Other stars, though, have notable careers outside of this franchise, yet have still contributed greatly to it, like Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Samuel L. Jackson and Natalie Portman.
What shows and movies have these actors and actresses been in, though, that were not that great? What works were they in that were definitely not as big as Star Wars? And what parts did they play that they probably wish people would forget all about, once and for all? Let’s find out, with the ones that are listed out down below...
15 Samuel L. Jackson In The Exorcist III
One of the most popular horror franchises out there is The Exorcist, and one of the biggest stars out there is Samuel L. Jackson. While he played Jedi Master Mace Windu in the Star Wars movies, how many people knew he was “Blind Dream Man” in The Exorcist III?
14 Hayden Christensen In The Famous Jett Jackson
The Famous Jett Jackson was a Disney show about a boy who was on a TV show, and over the years, there were guest stars such as Britney Spears, Eartha Kitt and even Hayden Christensen. In the world of Star Wars, though, he was Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
13 Daisy Ridley In Peter Rabbit
In the Star Wars movies, Daisy Ridley plays a brave and beautiful character named Rey, but in Peter Rabbit, she was “Cottontail Rabbit”. This was a live-action/computer-animated flick that was based on the popular children’s stories… so it was quite different than what fans were used to seeing with Ridley!
12 Domhnall Gleeson In Boy Eats Girl
Domhnall Gleeson was also in Peter Rabbit, he’s General Hux in this franchise, and he is best known for being Bill Weasley in the Harry Potter movies (Fun Fact: His father, Brendan Gleeson, was Alastor Moody!). And in 2005, he was in a movie called Boy Eats Girl, which was about a boy who came back to life as a zombie.
11 Donald Glover In The Lazarus Effect
Donald Glover went from Community to being Childish Gambino to being Lando Calrissian in new Star Wars movies. And in 2015, he was in a not-so-great film called The Lazarus Effect, which also starred Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde and Evan Peters.
10 Keri Russell In The Babysitter's Seduction
Keri Russell has appeared in shows like Felicity and The Americans and in movies like Mission: Impossible III, August Rush and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. In the world of Star Wars, she is Zorri Bliss. And in 1996, she was in a made-for-television flick called The Babysitter's Seduction.
9 Gwendoline Christie In Wizards vs Aliens
Wizards vs Aliens is a British show about a young wizard and his friend going up against a bad group of aliens called the Nekross. One of those aliens was played by actress Gwendoline Christie, as she was Lexi, the 17-year-old Princess of Nekron.
8 Alden Ehrenreich In Beautiful Creatures
Beautiful Creatures, based on the novel of the same name, was another box office flop. One of the stars of it was Alden Ehrenreich as Ethan Wate, and Ehrenreich now is known for playing Han Solo, as he starred in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
7 Mark Hamill In Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a Kevin Smith flick from a 2001. Since it was inspired a bit by The Empire Strikes Back, there are many cameo appearances in it, like Mark Hamill as Cocknocker and the voice of Scooby-Doo. FYI, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot will be coming soon, with more cameos, such as Ben Affleck as Holden McNeil, Matt Damon as Loki and Fred Armisen as an Uber driver.
6 Harrison Ford In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
While Harrison Ford will go down in history as Han Solo, he also had another notable role that is also quite famous: He is Indiana Jones! These action-adventure movies have been entertaining fans for years… except for with the most recent one, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. It was not the best one, but a fifth film is in the works, so perhaps Indy will redeem himself.
5 Carrie Fisher In Amazon Women on the Moon
In 1987, a satirical movie called Amazon Women on the Moon came out, which featured 21 skits that were directed by five different directors. This unique flick starred everyone from Rosanna Arquette, Steve Guttenberg and Michelle Pfeiffer to Bryan Cranston and B.B. King. Oh, and Carrie Fisher was in it, as well.
4 Keira Knightley In Thunderpants
Thunderpants was all about how a boy’s flatulence got him a job as an astronaut. Yes, that is right. It had people like Paul Giamatti and Stephen Fry in it. It even starred Rupert Grint aka Ron Weasley. And Keira Knightley played “Music School Student”, a role that was uncredited in the cast list.
3 Ahmed Best In Kangaroo Jack: G'Day U.S.A.
After Kangaroo Jack came out, Kangaroo Jack: G'Day U.S.A. was released. This was an animated sequel, it was direct-to-video, and it had a character named Louis Booker. This character is described as chubby and slow-witted, as well as was voiced by Ahmed Best, who was the voice of Jar Jar Binks.
2 Ewan McGregor In Jack the Giant Slayer
Ewan McGregor was in Jack the Giant Slayer, a movie that told the story of Jack and the Beanstalk in a whole new way. While it did include magical elements like a princess, giants and a land in the sky, it was, ultimately, a flop.
1 Liam Neeson In The Huntsman: Winter's War
Liam Neeson has been in so many amazing things, and The Huntsman: Winter's War was not one of them. This was a prequel and sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, it starred big names like Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain, and it was narrated by Neeson.