Actors Whose Movie Careers Were Supposed to be Much Bigger

James Van Der Beek

Don’t get me wrong.  I take nothing away from his days at Dawson’s Creek.  Hell I loved him as the bully in Angus.   The problem is that after Varsity Blues, Van Der Beek was definitely being hyped and many folks thought he could be an action movie guy, even a serious actor.  Unfortunately the biggest movie he did after Varsity Blues was being a voice in Robot Chicken.  He’s currently back on television but I think the chances of him being a big time movie star are slim at this point.

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