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2. Will Hollywood really give Lindsay Lohan another chance, or is she done now?
Lindsay Lohan had Hollywood at her fingertips after the release of "Mean Girls" in 2004, but her subsequent personal struggles have marred what was once a promising career. A charming and talented actress in her prime, Lohan's post-"MG" performances have been mostly shaky and unfocused, a clear result of her substance abuse problems and a factor that only increases the studios' aversion to hiring her (she's also, no doubt, quite difficult/expensive to insure at this point). While rumors of a "comeback" have cropped up intermittently over the years (most recently the news that she was in talks to star as Elizabeth Taylor in a Lifetime biopic about the late actress), none have so far come to fruition - a clear byproduct of her inability to get her act together for any length of time. Indeed, the more time that passes and the more second (and third, and fifth) chances she burns up, the harder it is to imagine Lohan will ever find herself back in Tinseltown's good graces. Robert Downey, Jr. did it, sure, but he also had a larger and more acclaimed body of work behind him at the point he hit bottom - not to mention the fact that he was blessed by being a man in an industry that's always been far less forgiving of its female stars. It's hard to count her out completely at this point - she's still only 25 - but a turnaround is seeming less and less likely by the day.