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What the Hell Happened to Christopher Atkins?


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In 1980, actor Christopher Atkins was nominated for a Golden Globe as New Star of the Year for his performance in the pervy hit drama, The Blue Lagoon. Overnight, Atkins became a teen idol. As such, he was never taken very seriously as an actor. His movie career ended abruptly, but Atkins has never stopped acting.

What the hell happened?

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Far bigger names have had far more spectacular falls, no offence but this seems like a non-story.

What happened is that he was a pretty boy with mediocre talent who was lucky to star in a surprise hit but didn't have the chops to capitalize on that. Either that, or he decided to follow Blue Lagoon with The Pirate Movie. Have you seen that? I doubt you would ask what happened if you had!

I think there may have been some *drinky drinky motion* problems there too, which wouldn't have helped.

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more like he was a dork & nobody could take him seriously as a leading man

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Very few actors remain on top for long. He's still acting.

"Atkins became a luxury pool builder. He also developed the Christopher Atkins Strike Jacket E.F.L. (Extreme Fishing Lure)--"a rubbery slipcovering for traditional baits"--with the assistance of special-effects expert Mark Viniello."

Humble guy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdGUdQ-8Fgo

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Hey now! The Pirate movie was fun! Granted, I refuse to watch it as an adult, but the 7 year old in me says thems fightin words.

😜

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