From John Travolta to Mickey Rourke to Robert Downey Jr. to, yes, even Paula Abdul, everybody loves a good comeback story - particularly when it arises in the midst of the unforgiving Hollywood machine. So who's due for one next? Well, a lot of people, actually - but we've pared the list down to 17 very deserving (in our opinion) individuals.
So which of the below folks do you think deserve it most? After scrolling through the gallery below, vote for your choices in the poll further down the page.
2012 | Adventure | NRSummary: In a weird and comic alternate-universe version of World War II, a team of misfits tries to kill Hitler.Director: Dario Russo, David Ashby
Cast: David Ashby, Aldo Mignone, Sean James Murphy
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
2010 | Comedy | NRSummary: 22-year-old Aura returns home to her artist mother’s TriBeCa loft with the following: a useless film theory degree, 357 hits on her Youtube page, a boyfriend who’s left her to find himself at Burning Man, a dying hamster, and her tail between her legs. Luckily, her trainwreck childhood best frien...Director: Lena Dunham
Cast: Lena Dunham, Laurie Simmons, Grace Dunham, Rachel Howe
1975 | Science Fiction | GSummary: The original Disney sci-fi superhero movie for kids, in which two orphans figure out how to live with their superhuman powers as they are haunted by memories of their lost home. If only they could figure out where that home was...Director: John Hough
Cast: Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence
1966 | Family | PGSummary: The Dynamic Duo faces four super-villains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Cast: Adam West, Burt Ward, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith
1957 | Thriller | NRSummary: Lean and mean Mike Hammer story in which Mickey Spillane’s private detective seeks to avenge the death of a young woman, leading him to stumble across gang fights and a Nazi treasure hoard.Director: Phil Victor, George White
Cast: Robert Bray, Whitney Blake, Patricia Donahue
1973 | Drama | RSummary: If Al Pacino hadn’t already earned iconic status in The Godfather, he would have nabbed it for this portrayal of honest cop Frank Serpico, who takes on police corruption in New York.Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe
1986 | Drama | PG-13Summary: High-schooler Ferris Bueller knows everyone -- and every trick to faking an illness. So with the entire school convinced he's at death's door, Bueller grabs his girlfriend and best friend and hits the streets of Chicago for a well-deserved day off. Fed-up principal Ed Rooney is determined to catc...Director: John Hughes
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones
1972 | Drama | PGSummary: Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.Director: John Huston
Cast: Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell, Candy Clark
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