The casualty: actor Geena Davis

Those who tuned into A&E's recent mini-series Coma were greeted by a familiar face: that of Geena Davis, a gifted actress who'll forever be associated with genre classics like David Cronenberg's The Fly (1986), Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (1988), and Ridley Scott's Thelma & Louise (1991). So why has Davis been off the grid for so many years, save for three Stuart Little films spanning from 1999 through 2006? Two words: Cutthroat Island.

Considered one of the biggest flops in cinematic history, the $98 million action-adventure misfire is also remembered as the last movie produced by Carolco Pictures before the company flat-lined in bankruptcy. It's also credited as one of the factors responsible for Davis' divorce from husband/Cutthroat Island director Renny Harlin, as well as the red mark on her permanent record that scared directors and casting agents off from casting the Academy Award winner in leading roles.

Proven by her Golden Globe-winning work in the short-lived ABC series Commander in Chief, Davis should be able to find steady work on the small screen. As for her return to feature film prominence, we wouldn't bet on it.