From an iconic redheaded teen to a master
vampire-playing man with serious karate skills, here are some celebrity movie stars that went
broke: 13. Lindsay Lohan This star became a household name when she
was just a child in the 1998 film Parent Trap. Lohan gained even more popularity as a young
woman in movies like Freaky Friday and Mean Girls, in which she played the iconic Cady
Heron. She’s had many ups and downs throughout
her career, many of which involve substance use and alcohol. But, some of her hardships have been financial. Her net worth as of 2018 was only $800,000,
which is surprising considering that Lohan has earned over $20 million from acting alone. She also tried to dive into the music industry
briefly with her debut album Speak. But, the tremendous amounts of cash didn’t
last Lindsay for very long due to her outlandish spending habits. From designer clothes and handbags to cars
and clubbing, Lindsay Lohan was spending a considerable amount of money nearly every
night. Her addictions were costly as well. The numerous times she got in trouble with
the law also ended up costing her a pretty penny. In 2010, she reportedly had just $100,000. 12. Corey Haim This actor was famous for playing in movies
like License to Drive and The Lost Boys. However, Corey Haim’s life wasn’t easy,
which seems to be the case for many childhood stars. His friend, Corey Feldman, wrote details in
his memoir of the physical harm Haim faced during his young years in Hollywood. Despite his personal struggles, Corey’s
friends, ex-girlfriends, and family members always noted that he was a great person. His ex-fiance, Holly Fields, once said that
she remembered a day that he spent signing things for fans “even though he was completely
broke at the time” and how he used the money to bring toys and dog bones to an animal shelter
in southern California. Other people recall Haim’s good nature as
well. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2010, and
his family had to ask for donations to pay for the actor’s funeral. Although it might surprise that he had no
money at the time of his passing, much of his finances were spent on substances to support
his habit. Plus, he had filed for bankruptcy back in
1997 since he wasn’t making money from his starring roles or straight-to-video movies. Reports from that filing note that he had
just $7,500. 11. Jodie Sweetin This actress is most well-known for playing
Stephanie Tanner on the television series Full House and Fuller House. But, like so many others out there, this celeb
had some rough patches throughout her life. From struggling with substances to entering
various rehab facilities, Sweeten has battled many issues during her career. She began consuming alcohol at the young age
of fourteen, and things only escalated from there. But, nowadays, she is fully recovered and
even has a degree as a counselor for people who deal with similar problems. In 2014, Sweetin also had financial problems
as well because she’d failed to pay the IRS back in 2009. Her debt totaled over $53,000. Fortunately for Jodie, she managed to gather
enough funds to get the government off her back. 10. Gary Busey Gary Busey, now 74, was once at the top of
his game after starring alongside Jeff Bridges and Clint Eastwood in 1974’s Thunderbolt
and Lightfoot. Busey is also known for The Buddy Holly Story,
Barbarosa, Lethal Weapon, and Point Break. He was even nominated for an Oscar for his
work in The Buddy Holly Story. Despite acting in over seventy films, participating
in reality shows like Celebrity Apprentice, and doing various advertisements, Busey went
bankrupt in 2012. He was over half a million dollars in debt
and had just $50,000 to his name. Gary owed money to lawyers, the IRS, the UCLA
Medical Center, a storage company, Wells Fargo bank, and numerous other places. Many of his hospital bills were most likely
the result of his near-fatal motorcycle accident in 1988 and tumor-removal surgery in 1997. 9. Nicole Eggert This beach babe made a name for herself as
Summer Quinn in Baywatch from 1992 to 1996. She also acted in films like The Haunting
of Morella and Blown Away. But, the money she made from her early acting
career was gone when 2013 rolled around. She was forced to file bankruptcy due to declining
finances. In 2015, she had to sell her house, which
was worth a total of $1.15 million, because she still owed $805,000 on the mortgage. Besides monetary struggles, Eggert also accused
Scott Baio, her co-star from Charles In Charge, of harassing her from the time she was fourteen. She was also engaged to Corey Haim, who we
mentioned earlier, and spent numerous nights in the emergency room when he was dealing
with substance addiction. 8. Brendan Fraser Brendan James Fraser is most well-known for
playing Rick O’Connell in The Mummy film series. Other films Fraser starred in are Crash, Inkheart,
and Stand Off. According to his IMDb profile, he’s won
eight awards and been nominated eleven times. However, people lost sight of him after he
seemed to vanish from the Hollywood spotlight, which might have been due to his personal
life. After meeting an actress named Afton Smith
in 1993 at Winona Ryder’s house, they dated for five years before tying the knot. After having three sons together and selling
their Beverly Hills home, they got divorced in 2009. This left Fraser heartbroken and broke. His annual child support payment was $900,000…
can you say “yikes!”? He petitioned the courts to reduce his payments
because he claimed he couldn’t afford that amount. At the time, TMZ reported that Fraser was
making about $205,000 a month. But, after paying various bills and child
support, Fox News noted that he was losing over $87,000 every month, and Fraser’s net
worth was at around $25 million. 7. Willie Aames This actor is well-recognized from television
series like Eight is Enough and Charles in Charge. Since then, Aames has mostly worked on made-for-TV
movies. He is also a screenwriter, director, and producer. But, despite his initial success, Aames has
struggled with some serious issues in his personal life. He has been married three times – to Vicki
Weatherman, Maylo McCaslin, and his present wife, Winnie Hung. Aames has two children from his first two
wives. Plus, he’s dealt with alcohol dependency
for several years. In 2017, he spoke with Studio 10 about the
hardships he faced. Aames said he went from “eating at the White
House to sleeping in the bushes” after making poor decisions. He noted that he only had himself to blame
and decided to get his life back together at the age of forty-seven. After hitting rock bottom and becoming homeless,
Aames learned how to install satellites and started working on a cruise ship. He began at the lowest spot and worked his
way up to becoming the cruise director. His now-wife, Winnie Hung, had been writing
to Aames for thirty years before the two met up while he was working on the cruise ship. 6. Gary Coleman Gary Coleman became famous while he was playing
Arnold Jackson in Diff’rent Strokes. He quickly became the show’s most popular
character… and even those who never saw the series have heard his catchphrase, “What’chu
talkin’ ‘bout, Willis?” Coleman earned a whopping $100,000 per episode
when he was at his highest and went on to star in various films like On the Right Track
and Jimmy the Kid. After his career as a childhood star ended,
Coleman even ran for governor of California in 2003. Arnold Schwarzenegger ran at the same time,
and Coleman gave the former bodybuilder and actor his vote. He wound up in eighth place with over 14,000
votes. But, this actor’s life hasn’t all been
rainbows and butterflies. Coleman attempted to end his life twice before
1993. He also faced financial hardships in 1999
when he filed for bankruptcy. Coleman lost about $200,000 on an arcade he
opened, and he had to sell many of his personal items to pay for various things, including
medical bills. He eventually married Shannon Price in 2008,
but they called it quits a year later. Evidence came to light that Price had mistreated
Coleman in many ways during and after their marriage. Unfortunately, Coleman’s life was ultimately
cut short. He passed away in 2010 after dealing with
lifelong medical problems. 5. Wesley Snipes As an actor, producer, director, author, and
martial artist, there isn’t much Wesley Snipes can’t do. He’s starred in various action movies, like
Demolition Man, The Recall, and New Jack City, as well as comedies, including White Men Can’t
Jump alongside Woody Harrelson. Snipes even played the vampire title character
in the Blade film series. It seems the one thing Wesley has trouble
doing is paying his taxes. In 2006, he was charged with conspiring to
defraud the US, making a false claim, and failing to file his taxes. He had even tried to file a false claim for
$4 million ten years prior and $7.3 million in 1997. Snipes tried to pull himself out of the hole
he dug by claiming he wasn’t a United States resident… however, he’s been a citizen
since birth. In 2008, Snipes received a three-year prison
sentence, which he began serving in December 2010. He was released in April 2013. But, he ended up losing $23.5 million to the
IRS despite his attempt to compromise with less than four percent of what he owed. 4. Pamela Anderson Pamela Anderson is the iconic blonde bombshell
that men and women have sought after ever since her 1990 Playboy cover photo. After gaining success as a model, Anderson
became a household name playing C.J. Parker in Baywatch. She is also recognized for her roles in Home
Improvement, Barb Wire, Superhero Movie, and Scooby-Doo. But, Anderson has had some rough patches as
well, including the leak of her intimate tape with former-husband Tommy Lee. However, some of her troubles have been financial. She owed the IRS almost $500,000 in 2010. A year before, TMZ noted she’d been given
a lien for $1.7 million. Pamela’s debt kept adding up, and she owed
an addition $370,000 in 2012. 3. Burt Reynolds Another famous actor who faced some monetary
difficulties in his life was Burt Reynolds. He got his start in the television series
Riverboat, from 1959 to 1961. In 1962, Reynolds got the part of Quint Asper
in the show Gunsmoke. He acted in the series for three years and
said later on that it was the happiest time of his life. Reynolds eventually got a part in the movie
Deliverance, which was his breakout role on the silver screen. He also posed nearly nude for Cosmopolitan
magazine in 1972. A year later, he starred in White Lightning. Then, in 1977, he starred in Smokey and the
Bandit, which became a big hit, grossing over $126 million in North America. However, his career went downhill after he
turned down the leading role in Terms of Endearment, and after it went to Jack Nicholson instead,
he won an Oscar for the part. After struggling as a character actor for
several years in various films, he portrayed a director in 1997’s Boogie Nights, jump-starting
his career again. One of Reynolds’ last movies was The Last
Movie Star in 2017 before he passed in September 2018. But, afterward, people began wondering whether
this famous man was broke during his final days. He auctioned off almost all of his belongings
in 2014 and would’ve lost his mansion in Florida had his neighbor not purchased it. Although the details about Reynolds’ financial
situation aren’t known, it’s apparent that he was struggling with both money and
personal stress. 2. Stephen Baldwin This Baldwin brother started out in the 1988
film The Beast. But, his breakthrough role came in 1995 in
the movie The Usual Suspects. Stephen Baldwin went on to participate in
various reality shows, like Celebrity Apprentice and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me out of Here!. He married his wife in 1990, and their two
daughters, Hailey and Alaia, are models. However, his seemingly profitable career didn’t
help him when he was charged with failing to file taxes from 2008 to 2010. Baldwin was sentenced to either pay $300,000
in a single year or serve five years of probation and five years to pay off what he owed. He also failed to pay his mortgage for six
years, totaling about $1.1 million. He struggled with financial problems for many
years and even had to auction off his home in 2017. According to The Blast, Baldwin paid off almost
all of his tax debt before his daughter married Justin Bieber. 1. Nicolas Cage This Academy Award winning actor is well-recognized
for his roles in movies like Next, Leaving Las Vegas, and Face/Off. He’s also known for the 2007 film Ghost
Rider, and National Treasure is his second-highest-grossing movie. Some of Cage’s more recent roles were in
Mandy and Looking Glass, and he voiced Spider-Man Noir in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. In 2002, Cage came out with his first work
as a director, Sonny, a film starring James Franco. At one point in his life, this celeb was one
of the highest-paid actors in the world, making $40 million in 2009 alone. But, like many other stars we mentioned previously,
he got in trouble with the IRS in 2009 after they realized he’d failed to pay $6.2 million
worth of income taxes in 2007. The IRS also discovered that he owed over
$350,000 from the years 2002 to 2004. Cage attempted to sue his business manager,
blaming him for his debt. However, the manager said it was Cage’s
extremely expensive shopping habits that resulted in his financial problems, including several
homes worth millions of dollars. He had once had about $150 million, but as
of May 2017, Cage was worth $25 million and was accepting as many roles as possible to
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