Has there ever been a bigger Hollywood comeback than Robert Downey Jr.?

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  1. Humongous

    Humongous Well-Known Member

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    I just read the other day that Robert Downey Jr. is being paid $200 million for each of the next two Avengers movies. The guy went from a drug addict who was incarcerated to the highest paid actor in Hollywood. Can you think of a comeback that is even close? I know Travolta had a career resurgence after Pulp Fiction but it pales in comparison.
     
  2. Mr. Potato Head

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    No.


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    yeah, hes the tops probably.


    Drew Barrymore is an obvious guess but clearly not as big a deal.
     
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    Don't call it a comeback. .I've been here for years
     
  5. rory

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    mickey rourke might have done very well for himself after ''the wrestler'' comeback but he made those unfortunate (for mickey) remarks about sean penn. dammit.
     
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    the dude really does seem to be a good actor and stuff

    and he's iron man--so that's cool
     
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    Mark Harmon had a big comeback for TV.
     
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    it is an amazing story. most people would not be able to overcome such craziness. It's not quite charlie sheen-level insanity, but for the time, it was damn close.

    He is amazingly talented, which helps, and he has been very cool and classy about everything in his life since then. good for him. I really like the guy. ALthough i was very disappointed when he said he was so high that he doesn't even remember anything about filming Chances Are, one of my favorite movies.
     
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    fatty arbuckle raped and killed an actress and got away with it
     
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    Was going to say Travolta, but he made his money and the movies don't come anymore. But man, he went from obscurity and Hollywood dead with bad kids VHS movies to big time A list, Hollywood cool and big money because of Tarantino.


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    All of his success is from the movie The Judge and Howard Stern visits.
     
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    Agree that RDJ is the biggest comeback story ever. Travolta comes close, perhaps.
    Read up on the facts of that case--he did no such thing. Amazing that the myth lives to this day. Yes, Arbuckle was eventually cleared of all charges but it was too late to save his career or reputation. What happened to him is a complete fucking disgrace.
     
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    Osama Bin Laden
     
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    While not movie star famous he went from total geek to totally sheik.

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    Yeah, he was down to making "Look Who's Talking" baby movies until "Pulp Fiction" came along.
     
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    Hollywood Cryto Jew... he played Jewish as a kid was actually irish.............
     
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