Christina Ricci and Other Film Stars that Moved to Television

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Christina Ricci ditched the big screen for the small screen when she went to star in "Pan Am."
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Christina Ricci ditched the big screen for the small screen when she went to star in "Pan Am."

Actress Christina Ricci has been acting since the age of 9, where she made her screen debut along side Cher in the film "Mermaids" before her breakthrough as Wednesday Addams in the big screen adaptations of "The Addams Family." Known mostly for small, quirky films ("The Opposite of Sex"), Ricci can now be seen every in the ABC drama Pan Am (though it seems that it might or might not be cancelled), where she plays flight attendant Maggie Ryan. Ricci is not the first film star to make the jump to television during their busy careers. Here is a rundown on some of the more notable celebs that made the switch to the small screen.

Geena Davis

After noticeable debut in the movie "Tootsie," Geena Davis moved on to television to star in a couple of shows ("Buffalo Bill," "Sara") before making a splash once again on the silver screen. Not only does Davis have an Academy Award for her performance in "The Accidental Tourist," her name is also attached to such classics as "Beetlejuice" and "Thelma & Louise." However, the statuesque actress also has a few notable bombs, which were directed by her then husband Renny Harlin. After the second flop, Davis tried her hand at Television again in the 2000 sitcom "The Geena Davis Show," then back again in 2005 in "Commander in Chief," which had her portray the first female U.S. President. Unfortunately for the talented actress, both shows only lasted one season.

Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher got his start in the Fox hit "That 70's Show," where he played handsome dolt Michael Kelso. It was only natural that his good looks and killer comic timing would help land him on the big screen, which he ultimately did in movies such as "Dude, Where's My Car," "Killers," "No Strings Attached," and "Just Married." Even though it appeared that movie roles were still coming, Kutcher returned to television, replacing Charlie Sheen on the hit CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men."

Alec Baldwin

After cutting his teeth on the daytime drama "The Doctors," Alec Baldwin moved on to a very successful movie career, while becoming a heartthrob in the process. As the years went on and his star began to fade, Baldwin took a different route with his career and began playing characters that were caustic with their one liners, yet somehow you still found them intriguing. That made a perfect fit to play Jack Donaghy, Tina Fey's fictional boss on "30 Rock." The move to television has proven very successful, with Baldwin racking up several awards, including two Emmy's, three Golden Globes, and six SAG Awards.

Can you name any other movie stars that moved to television?

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