The Comeback Kids: Movies That Resurrected Actors’ Careers

Rise And Fall A Few Times


John Travolta has experienced a number of ups and downs throughout his 40+ year career. After some television success, he gained immediate fame in film for Saturday Night Fever and Grease. His career gradually began to fade in the 1980s until 1989’s Look Who’s Talking. The sequels didn’t do so well, and suddenly Travolta’s career was plummeting again. Then Pulp Fiction was released in 1994, earning $200 million in the boxing office. His performance of Vincent Vega was praised by both fans and critics, and he was nominated for an Oscar. He then had a string of hits, along with some flops, but has still managed to maintain his A-list status.

As we’ll see in an upcoming slide, sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before you climb back up.