Jason Bateman

Another comeback kid, Jason Bateman, not unlike Drew Barrymore, took to celebrity and ran with it. Attention, money and drugs had him partying on a nightly basis. He was a child star on the TV series Silver Spoons and The Hogan Family, followed by four TV series that went nowhere. If he hadn't auditioned for the sitcom Arrested Development, he might not have made our comeback list. He told Theguardian.com: "I would have done a show half as good as Arrested Development. Things were few and far between... I just got really lucky." This was a stepping stone to The Break-Up, The Switch and Horrible Bosses...the list could go on.

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  1. FiddyMission • November 23, 2015 @ 11:36 PM

    Fantastic article. While all of those actors made great come-backs, I have to say that Neil Patrick Harris had the best one (in my view). He was fantastic on How I Met Your Mother and Harold & Kumar.

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