Typecast as: Bland romantic comedy star
Notable examples: Just Go With It, The Break-Up, Love Happens, Rumor Has It, Along Came Polly
Jennifer Aniston has been a star for nearly 20 years and we still don’t know much about her capabilities as an actress. Why? Because every role she takes is about as safe as they come. She’s only found in cookie-cutter romantic comedies where she plays the lovelorn lead that needs to either A) move on to another man, or B) fight for the one she’s after. The problem is that the roles she chooses are often so similar that we, as a society, should no longer care about whether or not Aniston finds love.
Plus, it doesn’t help when Aniston’s real life personal drama echos the characters that she plays. We saw a hint of personality when she played a nymphomaniac dentist in Horrible Bosses, but we’re sure she’ll be back trying to woo Mark Ruffalo or Gerard Butler in another saccharine romantic comedy soon enough. She just better watch out; no one will find her romantic struggles endearing when she’s playing the same roles at 50.