8. Carl Weathers

8. Carl Weathers

8. Carl Weathers

Carl Weathers made his reputation playing rough-and-tough characters like Dillon in Predator and, even more notably, Apollo Creed from the Rocky film series. Sadly, his action film star declined after the 90s as he began to increasingly move into TV and comedy roles, and the once-great action star and former football player now appears chiefly in self-parodying parts in commercials and TV comedies (although he did land a funny recurring role as himself in Arrested Development). True he may not quite be a “nobody,” but he’s nothing like the face of 80s action that he once was, and mocking your earlier roles isn’t really what you want to end up doing with your acting career. It’s all a far cry from his gut-wrenching death in Rocky IV…