Best Known For: Jerry Maguire (1996), As Good as it Gets (1997)
Most Recent Project: One in the Chamber (2012)
Cuba Gooding Jr.'s career looked to be on the up-and-up after his turn as "Show me the money!" football star Rod Tidwell in Jerry Maguire. Boy, everyone couldn't have been more wrong.
His choice of roles between the bright spots of 1997's As Good as it Gets and 2007's American Gangster are as bad as they come. It's a resume of pain and shame: dancing in heaven with Robin Williams for What Dreams May Come; existing in Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor; the damn snow dogs movie Snow Dogs; and Radio, of which nothing else need be said. That's how you turn exciting promise into automatic Razzie nominations.
His role in American Gangster was a fake. "Direct-to-DVD" is a permanent part of his agent's vocabulary.