The film industry can be brutal. One minute an actor can be on top of the world and garnering both critical and financial success, but a few poor film choices later and they are out in the cold and stricken from the “A-list.” Once an actor has become forgotten, it is very hard for them to comeback and rejuvenate their career. Often you will see forgotten actors take on all kinds of cringe-inducing roles to keep their career afloat, but every now and then a forgotten actor will claw their way back to the top and revitalize their career.
10. Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin has never been too far from the public eye, but his career was halted following a public divorce from Kim Basinger which finalized in 2002. Baldwin was enjoying life as one of Hollywood’s biggest stars in the early ’90s with his roles in The Hunt for Red October, The Marrying Man and Glengarry Glen Ross, but due to the drama in his personal life he attempted to seclude himself from the public eye in the late ’90s and limited his roles. In 2006, however, he came roaring back to superstardom thanks to Tina Fey and 30 Rock, where he played one of the great modern TV characters—Jack Donaghy. In the early 2000s, Baldwin also re-established himself on the big screen with roles in The Cooler, The Aviator and The Departed.