10 Actors Who Are About To Make A Huge Comeback

Finally, it's time for these lost or forgotten talents to shine again.

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It's hard to deny the romantic allure of a Hollywood comeback.

Just look at what's happened recently with Nicole Kidman. By way of a few perfectly chosen movies and a bold TV venture, she's gone from making endless box office flops and critical duds to being the toast of Cannes. Then there's Laura Dern, who most of us only remember from Jurassic Park - now she's in absolutely everything, and is even set to star in this year's Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

So how do actors find themselves in need of a comeback in the first place? Well, sometimes they fall out of favour because they're just too popular; we turn on them because they're overexposed. Under different circumstances, events in an actor's personal life can cause the public to lose interest, or they prove difficult to work with, or they take too long of a break between flicks and lose their marketability.

But after you've been out of the limelight for so long, the right kind of comeback can rejuvenate an entire career. It's possible to graduate from lame bit parts (playing characters that anyone could play, like parents or annoying spouses) to suddenly finding yourself poised as one of the leads in a major Hollywood film.

And that's exactly what's about to happen for a host of familiar faces...

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Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.