Skeletons in famous closets -- From Jennifer Aniston's role in ''Leprechaun'' to Tom Hanks' role in ''He Knows You're Alone,'' a look at films some power players wish we would forget

By Erin Richter
Updated October 25, 1996 at 04:00 AM EDT

Peek into the closets of the most powerful people in entertainment and you’re bound to find skeletons. But who knew that so many of this year’s top 101 had worked with them? Just look at how early slasher films came back to haunt some careers.

Buried: Starred in Leprechaun (1993) as a spoiled, wisecracking rich girl who fights a little green-clad man over a pot of gold.
But not dead: Currently plays a spoiled, wisecracking rich girl; recently fought a colorful battle over a pot of gold.

Buried: Starred in Shadows Run Black (1986) as a man suspected of chasing college coeds with a meat cleaver.
But not dead: Now single, he’s rumored to have chased a college coed.

Buried: Starred in The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976) as a fiercely independent orphan who’ll use any means necessary to maintain her solitary life.
But not dead: Currently a fiercely independent filmmaker who’s recently maintained, by Hollywood standards, a remarkably scandal-free private life.

TOM HANKS (No. 15)
Buried: Starred in He Knows You’re Alone (1980) as an obviously witty jogger with unruly hair who charms a girl before her tragic death.
But not dead: Starred in Forrest Gump (1994) as a wittily oblivious jogger with unruly facial hair who charms a girl before her tragic death.

BRAD PITT (No. 62)
Buried: Starred in Cutting Class (1989) as a suave but hotheaded high school stud who may be responsible for a string of violent slayings.
But not dead: Continues to play suave but hotheaded studs; definitely responsible for slaying hearts.

JOE ROTH (No. 10)
Buried: Produced The Final Terror (1984), an ill-received thriller about a lunatic who torments coupling campers.
But not dead: Produced Heavyweights (1995), an ill-received comedy about a lunatic counselor who torments corpulent campers.

Buried: Producer and consultant, respectively, for The Burning (1981), the creepy tale of a wronged maintenance man out for revenge.
But not dead: Recently, both executive-produced creepy tales of a wronged man out for revenge (Weinstein had The Crossing Guard, Grey had The Cable Guy).