20 Celebrities That People Just Don't Seem To Care About Anymore

Ashley Hunte
Several famous movie posters along a wall in a collage.
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Every once in a while, I think about a certain celebrity and wonder what ever happened to them. Like, they were huge years ago, but you hardly hear their names floating around anymore.

Man, being a celebrity must be tough. The idea of having 15 minutes of fame is so real. Especially when thinking about celebrities like these ones, who no one seems to care about anymore.

Rob Schneider

Rob Schneider in a scene during the movie Grown Ups
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I swear, this man was in all sorts of '90s and 2000s comedies like Hot Chick and Deuce Bigalow. But now, you never really hear what he's up to anymore (even though he's still acting in stuff).

Cameron Diaz

Princess Fiona breaking through a wooden wall.
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You might remember her from There's Something About Mary, The Holiday, or Shrek, but what's Cameron Diaz up to these days? Who knows?

Kevin James

Paul Blart and a second mall cop rolling around on segways.

I know he's been in plenty of movies, but I swear, it feels like Kevin James dropped off the face of the earth after Paul Blart: Mall Cop.

At least he'll always live on in memes.

Demi Moore

That one scene from Ghost. The pottery one.
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That scene from Ghost is, like, one of the most iconic and well-known things in cinematic history. But nowadays, it feels kinda like Demi Moore's career has fizzled out a little bit.

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl trying on a pink dress in a scene during 27 Dresses.
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There was a good chunk of, like, five years where Katherine Heigl was in pretty much every rom-com (27 Dresses? Knocked Up?). I feel like she just kind of disappeared, though.

Jessica Alba

A GIF of Jessica Alba waving and smiling.

She was such an it girl for so long, and then bam, nothing. She's still acting, but let's face it. You probably don't know a single thing she's been in for the last decade.

Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy in a dress, holding a bouquet with a slightly sad look on her face.

Probably best known for Bridesmaids (and, like, seven seasons of Gilmore Girls), it feels like her more recent movies just haven't been making waves. Such a shame, because she's so funny!

Brendan Frasier

Brendan Frasier in The Mummy, holding a white cat that's hissing.

You know, the guy from The Mummy. I feel like he's one of those actors who's been in plenty of things, but you don't actually know until you look up the credits and go, "oh, hey, he's in this."

Thankfully, over the last couple of years, he's started to make a comeback and I'm here for it.

Michelle Pfeiffer

A GIF of Michelle Pfeiffer from a scene in Mother!.
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This woman has been in so many things, like mother! or the MCU/Ant Man movies. And yet why is it that I mostly just remember her from that one line of "Uptown Funk"?

Orlando Bloom

Legolas from Lord of the Rings firing an arrow.

Yup, Legolas himself. Orlando Bloom was kind of a big deal in the early 20-aughts, between the Lord of the Rings and the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Today? Not so much.

Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito looking to his left and right.

I'm sure there's a whole generation of adults who grew up knowing him as the mean dad from Matilda, and sure, he might be in the ongoing sitcom, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but besides that, what's he doing these days?

Christian Bale

Christian Bale walking in a suit with headphones. Captions in the GIF indicate that he's listening to the song, Walking on Sunshine.

Even though he's probably best known for American Psycho, Bale also gets to hold the title of one of the better live action Batmans. Nowadays, though, it seems like no one really cares what he's up to.

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel looking pensive and confused in front of a computer in an apartment.
Giphy | New Girl

Some may know her as the actress from New Girl. Others may know her as that one actress who kind of looked like Katy Perry. But these days, I feel like no one thinks about her nearly as much.

Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant dancing down a flight of stairs.

Hugh Grant was a huge deal in the rom-com world for years. To the point where it doesn't feel like Valentine's Day unless Notting Hill is playing on some random TV channel. Today, not much. Unless he's still huge in the UK?

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum trying (and failing) to vogue.

From rom-coms to straight up comedies, Mr. Magic Mike has been in so many movies. And yet, I literally forgot he existed until I started making this list. Such a shame.

Jude Law

Jude Law putting on a pair of glasses.

I guess unless you're super into Harry Potter and the Fantastic Beasts series (or you're on of the people out there who actually remembers Captain Marvel), you probably forgot about Jude Law.

Will Smith

Will Smith smiling on movie premiere red carpet.
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Will Smith had such an impact on movies and TV. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Men in Black, Independence Day. Heck, he was almost cast as Neo in the Matrix.

You literally don't hear about him nearly as much today. But with his recent Oscar nom for King Richard, maybe that'll change.

Katie Holmes

Katie Holms on a couch looking shocked.

I know I've seen Katie Holmes in so many things, and yet I remember Tom Cruise jumping on a couch talking about how much he loved her more than I actually remember her.

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman
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Ever since Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts has enjoyed a pretty great career. Well, maybe not so much anymore, because I swear no one ever talks about her or what she's been doing anymore.

Nicholas Cage

Nicolas Cage from The Wicker Man, with a cage on his head, saying "Not the bees!"

I know for a fact that Nic Cage was in multiple movies that came out in the past couple of years, but no one's been talking about them. At all.