Currently serving a three-year prison sentence for tax evasion at the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania, Snipes is luckily at the tail end of his incarceration - and what better time to start weighing his career comeback options? Of course, the actor's career slide started long before his conviction, with the last near-decade of resume mainly composed of direct-to-DVD dreck and the occasional middlebrow studio release (his last being the already-forgotten 2009 crime-thriller "Brooklyn's Finest"). Snipes hasn't been given an opportunity to showcase his chops in a long time, but lest we forget, his early resume is filled with critically-acclaimed performances in films including Spike Lee's "Jungle Fever," Mario Van Peebles' "New Jack City" and Ron Shelton's "White Men Can't Jump." Of course, with his colorful criminal history and gutter-trawling recent filmography, Snipes is the perfect candidate for a Tarantino-fueled comeback role. Luckily he's got the bad-ass credentials (thanks mainly to his starring role in the "Blade" franchise) and dramatic versatility to pull it off.
- Chris Eggertsen