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 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
In 1997, Burt Reynolds broke out his big hair and mustache to play porn filmmaker Jack Horner, an auteur who's resistant to change in an industry in flux. By the mid-1990s, Reynolds's own career was in flux too, after his widely panned 1996 film Striptease bombed at the domestic box office and his finances had taken a turn for the worst amid a messy divorce. In 1997, Reynolds's fortunes changed: Boogie Nights scored the star an Oscar nominationâ€”and a brand-new future in Hollywood.