The Jewish holiday of Passover celebrates the plight of a people emancipated from slavery, which made way for their cultural evolution. Likewise, how many “chosen ones” in the celebrity world have risen from the ashes and made their own miraculous celebrity comebacks? “Our business loves comeback stories,” says director Chris Pines in a November 2013 Business Insider story. “From Drew Barrymore to Robert Downey Jr., there’s a long list of people who have faced their troubles, wildly overcome them, and succeeded.”
Our list spotlights these Hollywood heroes of The Great Return.