Ten of the Best Celebrity Comebacks

Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is still going strong in cinemas, thanks in no small part to a star turn by Matthew McConaughey. Following this, and two great performances in Wolf of Wall Street and Dallas Buyer’s Club (the latter of which bagged him an Oscar) and it’s hard to argue that the McConaissance ain’t in full swing. With that in mind, here’s a look at ten other actors who came back better than ever when it looked like they were gonna fall off the radar.

10. Neil Patrick Harris

After the cancellation of young Doctor drama Doogie Houser, things went a little quiet for Harris. Fortunately, he nabbed a part in a little show called How I Met Your Mother as the womanising Barney Stinson and propelled himself into a new surge of popularity. He’s also great at hosting, and is set to do so at The Oscars this year.

9. Alec Baldwin

Life wasn’t too rosy for Baldwin before his brilliant performance in comedy 30 Rock. While he had some great roles early on in his career…we still remember his appearance as the Magic Conductor in a Thomas the Tank Engine movie… *shudders*

8. Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore holds the proud claim of being a child actor that made it. But for a while after E.T, it a case of Drew Barry less (see what we did there?). After a downward spiral of drugs and booze, Drew sorted herself out and became one the worlds favourite Rom-Com ladies.