#5. Nicolas Cage
Up until the last decade or so, Nicolas Cage was a highly regarded actor who made more good choices than bad when it came to selecting roles. It wasn’t until the mid-2000s, when notoriously terrible movies like Ghost Rider and Wicker Man started making regular appearances in the Cage catalog, that things took a turn for the worse. … [But] Nicolas Cage is not a once-great actor who destroyed his own legacy. Nicolas Cage is an unspeakably talented actor who takes a lot of chances without regard for how any of them might impact his reputation or career. Yes, he’s hit a bit of a rough patch in terms of making “great” movies, but he’s got a lot of years ahead of him. Many people had given up on Neil Young after he spent the entirety of the ’80s making terrible music, only to welcome him back to work right at the end of the decade when “Rockin’ in the Free World” came out and put him back in everyone’s good graces.