The actor Chris O’Donnell has worked in the cinema since the age of 16, even in the 1990s it was believed that he would be one of the most outstanding faces of Hollywood, but a series of bad choices and the terrible failure of Batman & Robin (1997) “buried” him in the industry, to the extent that he had to make career changes and start selling pizzas.
At just 22 years old, he got his first big break in 1992 when he played the role of “Charlie Simms” in Women perfume, film co-starring Al Pacino and for which he was nominated for Golden Globe in the category of Best Supporting Actor.
At that time, his career was on the rise and several invitations to productions such as Blue Sky (1994) and Friend circle (1995), but it would be in 1995 when he would achieve worldwide recognition with his role as Dick Grayson/Robin on Batman Forever.
Despite the fact that years after having participated in this film directed by Joel Schumacher and produced by Tim Burton, O’Donnell he acknowledged that it was the lowest point of his career. However, he had signed a contract for two more sequels.
In 1997, Chris O’Donnell was the main option to interpret “Jack Dawson” on Titanic, from James Cameron, but since it was in recordings of Batman & Robin ended up rejecting the role, something that he used very well Leonardo Dicaprio.
When it was finally released Batman & Robin, critics destroyed the film in which he shared credits with George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, One Thurman Y Alicia Silverstone, despite the fact that at the box office it was not so bad, since 125 million dollars were invested and 238 million dollars were raised.
After this and the papers that he turned down O’Donnell, his career began to take a nosedive, until Hollywood forgot about him and time did the rest.
Until in the early 2000s, he began to appear in television series such as: Two and a Half Men, Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service Y NCIS: Los Angeles, in which he has participated with his role as Grisha Callen during the 12 seasons.
Along with his performances in series, he has been mixing his pizza business, which he serves with his wife Caroline Fentress and his five children, with whom he can spend more time, because now that he is not in large productions he does not have to travel constantly.