The casualty: actor Jake Lloyd
George Lucas' much-maligned Phantom Menace is an anomaly on this list. Going up against widespread fanboy disapproval, the first entry of the writer-director's second Star Wars trilogy was a huge financial success, and it gave young star Jake Lloyd, cast to play the crucial role of little Anakin Skywalker, a certified blockbuster to brag about amongst his grade-school buddies.
But the pressures of constant interviews, media attention, and every other demand cast upon Hollywood actors was too much for Lloyd, who retired from acting in 2001 after, per his past interviews, destroying all of his Star Wars swag. He also cited bullying from classmates as a factor in his decision to stop acting. After all, there's only so many Jar Jar Binks jokes a kid can take.