Hollywood’s Hottest Movie ComebacksIt's that time of year again! The red carpets unfurl, statuettes are shined, and Hollywood's hottest stars step out for the biggest night in the biz. In celebration of the upcoming Oscars, we're calling out some of the best movie comeback roles in a town where there's always a second act. By Anna Dimond
Known for his hip-tastic dance moves in Saturday Night Fever (1977) and afro-fabulous role on the late-70s sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, John Travolta two decades later was something of a bell-bottomed relic. But all of that changed in 1994: As Pulp Fiction's pompadoured, dance-off-winning hit man Vincent Vega, Travolta harnessed a potent mix of nostalgia, husky sex appeal, and Tarantino kitsch to inspire cult fandom and relaunch his career for a new generation.