Jonathan Rhys Meyers: His Troubled Career
The Irish actor has worked steadily since the mid-90s but box office results are mixed.
The Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers was released from the hospital Wednesday after being hospitalized for an undisclosed condition. Paramedics were called to the Irish actor's London home Tuesday where they reportedly found him slumped on the floor.
Meyers, 33, has a history of drug and alcohol problems that most recently found him in rehab in May.
The actor had been riding high after ending a three-year stint on Showtime's The Tudors, but like his personal life, his career has been an up and down struggle.
Meyers' most financially successful film by far was 2006's Mission: Impossible III, which made $134 million domestically and another $263.8 millon in foreign coin. His second biggest effort was Oliver Stone's Alexander, which did most of its business overseas with $133 million compared to its $34 million domestic take.
Gurinder Chadha's Bend It Like Beckham, where he played a sympathetic soccer coach, also did well for the actor with $32.5 million at the domestic box office and $44 million abroad as did 2007's August Rush, a fantasy tale about a boy's search for his birth parents that raked in $31.6 million domestically and $34 million offshore.
One of Meyers' most disappointing studio outings to date was I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, Paramount Classics' gangster pic starring Clive Owen and Charlotte Rampling. The R-rated effort made only $490,964 worldwide during its run.
Meyers' strength has primarily been art house films, where he's garnered acclaim for performances in projects such as Woody Allen's Match Point, Velvet Goldmine and Julie Taymor's 1999 Shakespeare adaptation, Titus.
Meyers played a married philanderer in Match Point, which was made for $15 million and grossing $85 million worldwide.
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