8 Actors We Never Expected To Make Huge Comebacks

Eight actors who came back with a vengeance when it looked like all was lost.

The movie business is tough. One slip-up can cost major movie stars their career, and only very rarely does Hollywood allow for second chances. There are all kinds of reasons why actors have fallen by the wayside €“ often, they've just failed to make shrewd choices when picking projects, or they didn't play the Tinseltown politics to their advantage. But sometimes, even the actor you assumed least likely to find themselves back in favour manage to make comebacks. Take Marlon Brando, for example €“ arguably the biggest movie star in the world in the 50s, Brando had become box office poison by the late 60s. Worse still, he had built a reputation as a diva; hardly anybody wanted to work with him. The came The Godfather and Last Tango in Paris in 1972 and Brando, whom seemingly everyone but Francis Ford Coppola and Bernardo Bertolucci had written off, was suddenly back on top. These are eight other actors we didn't expect to come back with a vengeance.

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