I've given some thoughts recently about actors and actresses who were actually pretty good at their chosen professions but who were let down by being cast in poorly written (or directed) projects or who simply made bad choices about the projects they chose to appear in. Some on my list: Farrah Fawcett- Fawcett's career was probably greatly undermined by her sex symbol image. But she didn't do it any favors by choosing to do some horrible movies like "Saturn 3" and "Somebody Killed Her Husband". However productions like "The Burning Bed" showed what she could do with serious dramatic material if given a chance. Patrick Swayze- similar to Fawcett, Swayze seemed forever cursed with being "Dirty Dancings Patrick Swayze" And aside from a successful movie or two later in his career made a long line of crap. Ironic one of his first acting jobs in MASH (Blood Brothers) as a slightly injured soldier who found out he had leukemia turned out to be one of his best performances. Burt Reynolds- Reynolds seldom got a real chance to show off his acting chops in no small part because of some of the projects he agreed to do like "Stroker Ace" due to his loyalty to stuntman/director Hal Needham. But if you go all the way back to "Deliverance" it showed that Reynolds was capable of a great deal more.