It’s rarely an issue of talent when a well-known actor ceases to appear in films on a regular basis. There are a host of variables that lead directors, producers and casting directors in other directions, and it often has to do with monetizing an actor’s presence. The people on this list were once exceptionally marketable. That’s how rough this business can be. If you’re not laying golden eggs, you’re likely selling yourself as quality meat. However, there are those who we want to see back in leading roles—those who deserve a comeback.
10. Breckin Meyer
Breckin is working. There is no need to lose sleep with concern—he’s eating well—but we miss him. The guy who has played ages ranging from 18-27 years old for nearly 20 years does a lot of voice work these days—Robot Chicken—and consistently stars in short-lived sitcoms, but it’s high time we see this guy get a role he can really sink his teeth into. He is a versatile canvas. We would love to see him play a villain in something. He could certainly pull off dark, moody and obsessive: all those things necessary for a good stalker. It might need to take place in the independent realm, because a studio flick would be too glossy, but Breckin is 41—he has earned the opportunity to flex a skill set. Let’s see those acting chops on full display.