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So What Are The MTV Movie Awards Generation Winners Up To Now?

Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., and Reese Witherspoon? Never heard of them.

The MTV Movie Awards began giving out Generation Awards in 2005, and since then, 11 completely unknown, totally non-famous actors and actresses have received the extra-special golden popcorn.

This year, Will Smith will receive the coveted honor. But first, let's see where all the past winners are now. Are they still working in the entertainment industry? Probably not.

  • Tom Cruise — 2005
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    After winning the Generation Award, no one's sure what Cruise's been up to, exactly. He seems to have disappeared into oblivion, but he could always pop right back up on the edge of tomorrow. Last I heard, Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand caught him listening to classic rock songs for the ages, such as "Paradise City" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me."

  • Jim Carrey — 2006
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    All right, we need to talk about the Horton elephant in the room. Carrey has completely fallen off the face of the Earth. Some media sites say he was just too dumb and dumber to survive the cutthroat industry, always being a yes man and never putting his foot down and kicking ass. Apparently, he was last seen chilling with penguins, but you never know with rumors.

  • Mike Myers — 2007
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    Guys, I'm scared shrekless here. Where is Mike Myers? Has anyone seen him since he vamoosed after the 2007 MTV Movie Awards? Some of his "friends" in the business have called him an inglourious basterd, but that seems pretty harsh to me. Jessica Alba said in an interview eight years ago that Myers had retired from the business and started freelancing as a love guru or something.

  • Adam Sandler — 2008
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    Sandler really needs to act like a grown up. After his win in '08, he got into trouble with pals Jack and Jill, a zookeeper, and even some funny people. Pretty sure his motto is, "Just go with it," even though things usually backfire for him.

  • Ben Stiller — 2009
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    Holy fockers! Stiller was involved in a tower heist in '11 and had to create a secret life to avoid detection. His last known location was Rome, hanging with Justin Bieber.

  • Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic / Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images for 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

    Ah, Sandy B. She flew to outer space in '13 and was never seen or heard from again. Tragic.

  • Kevin Winter/Getty Images / Steve Granitz/WireImage

    After winning her award, Witherspoon decided to leave the biz and hike the Pacific Crest Trail on some wild adventure of sorts. Details are sketchy.

  • Johnny Depp — 2012
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    TBH, Depp was killed by a burned man/monster in '84, so I have zero idea how he managed to accept the Generation Award in '12. Your guess is as good as mine as to where he is now. It's like he's an invisible man or something.

  • Jamie Foxx — 2013
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    After dealing with more horrible bosses, a man who thinks he's a spider, and some little girl named Annie, the past two years have been quite the adventure for Foxx. He's been so busy, I'm sure he's had a sleepless night or two.

  • Mark Wahlberg — 2014
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    Since '14, Wahlberg's been hanging with his entourage and Ted, too. Not sure what upcoming projects he has, but hopefully they'll be transformative.

  • Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for MTV / Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for BAFTA LA

    Who TF even is Robert Downey Jr.? Never heard of him. It's a shame he hasn't gotten any big movie franchise deals lately.


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