Popularity is the easiest to lose, especially if you don’t follow certain trends or never do anything significant worth mentioning. For celebrities, it is a constant pressure and battle to stay on the top. Some have ruined their careers in a heartbeat, but others picked themselves up and rose to fame. Now, they are stronger than ever. Here is a list of celebrities who made it back to the top, compiled by Yellowdesigns.
1. Ben Affleck
Ben’s career is a roller coaster on its own. He has had his ups and downs. When he won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting in the 1990s, he was in the top. Then, his popularity dropped at the beginning of 2000. He received a Golden Raspberry for Worst Actor in the films Paycheck and Daredevil. moreover, he was nominated for the same “anti-award” for Armageddon and Pearl Harbor. Ben rose back in 2015, when he won the Razzie Redeemer prize.
2. Angelina Jolie
We saw her beauty fading due to emotional stress and divorce from Brad Pitt. In 2016, she did not even act. Jolie’s weight fell first to 40 kg (88 lbs) and then to 35 kg (77 lbs) and fans were devastated. Nowadays, it seems like she looks better, according to recent pictures.
3. Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn began his acting career in the 1980s and got fame with movies Swingers and The Lost World: Jurassic Park. In the beginning of the 2000s, he was only filming light comedies, though. Then, in 2015, he got the chance to play in the cult drama TV series True Detective, which made him popular again.
4. Mel Gibson
He became popular because of Braveheart, but he didn’t stay on the top for long. In the middle of the 2000s, he had alcohol problems. Then, he made extreme statements about religion and was criticized by the public. Then, Mel won an Oscar and a Golden Globe in 2017 for the successful Hacksaw Ridge. And he was on the top again!
5. Renée Zellweger
He was the symbol of all single ladies when the first Bridget Jones came out. Renée Zellweger was perfectly portraying the clumsy beautiful girl. However, in 2014, she shocked everyone when she started experimenting with her appearance. People couldn’t recognize the Renée-Bridget and then, in 2016, she made her face recognizable again.
6. Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin was a handsome guy back in the day. For a period of time, however, he did not appear on the air due to an artistic block. He reached a new peak of popularity by filming the satirical television sitcom 30 Rock, for which he won numerous awards.
7. Britney Spears
In the 1990s, the talented Britney Spears won the hearts of millions of people. Her powerful voice and charming face were incomparable. Then, in the middle of the 2000s, everybody was talking about the singer’s prolonged depression and drug and alcohol problems. Nowadays, she is back on top and leads a healthy and fulfilled life.
8. Robert Downey Jr.
Who to mention? The famed London detective Sherlock Holmes, the superhero in the high tech suit of armor Iron Man, or simply Robert Downey Jr was one of the highest-paid actors in the world. However, he suffered from legal problems and drug addiction in his early days. In 2017, he put himself together and made his way to the top again.
9. Christina Aguilera
The musical talent went through a rough divorce and that hanged her beauty and emotional life. Then, some people even tried to ruin the great singer’s career, but they couldn’t. Christina got herself back in great shape in 2016. Nowadays, she gets numerous awards.
10. Macaulay Culkin
Not many people expected to see him on the top again, but he did. He used to have alcohol and drug problems and he’s had suicidal thoughts numerous times. Nowadays, Culkin looks just perfect.
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