When you think of actors and actresses who dropped the ball, who do you think of? I guess by "Dropped the ball" I am referring to people who turned down opportunities that would have been hugely beneficial towards their career. Two immediately come to mind for me: Crispin Glover dropped the ball badly. He turned down the opportunity to be in Back to the Future 2 & 3. (He played George McFly in the first one). These movies were hugely successful and instead he went the way of Johnny Depp earlier in his career, playing odd roles and crazy roles. He played Willy Wonka in the spoof movie "Epic Movie" and was an early fan favorite to play the role of The Joker in Batman Dark Knight but admitted in an interview that he wasn't a big enough name to land the part. (I have to say Crispin Glover just may have done a fantastic Joker but I'm perfectly fine with how it was eventually cast). Marcus Chong failed epically. He played Tank in the original Matrix in 1999. He was one of the 4 survivors on the Nebuchadnezzar at the end of the movie and should have been able to take his career to new levels by being in the sequels. Well he was offered $250,000 to do the two sequels. He turned this down and said he wanted $500,000, to which the Wachowski brothers told him no. It seems petty that they wouldn't pay him $500k since he was a fairly main character, however regardless of what they wanted to pay him he was a fool for turning it down. Harold Perrineau, the actor who took the role of the NEW operator in the Matrix sequels ended up landing a HUGE role as Michael Dawson in LOST shortly after the two Matrix sequels were released. Was it due to his role in the Matrix sequels? Who knows. One thing is for sure, those two movies definitely did not hurt his career. Marcus Chong fails hard by not being in those movies for free if he had to. So, who else do you think really dropped the ball on what could have otherwise been a very successful A list career?