25 Celebrities Who Tried to Make a Comeback and Failed

It’s not uncommon for celebrities to hit a rough patch in their career. Possibly it’s because the novelty of their persona has worn off. Or maybe their actions behind the scenes poisoned their career. Then there are the actors who have been plagued with being a part of bad shows or movies.

Some of these celebrities have managed to make a comeback through an impressive performance or album. But there are many career killers who have yet to make a comeback. However, this isn’t for a lack of trying. These 25 celebrities have had a moment in their career that could have been a comeback but it was squandered.

So which celebrities have yet to make it back into the public’s good graces? Here are 25 celebrities who tried to make a comeback and failed.

1. Lindsay Lohan

Actress Lindsay Lohan in front of pillows.

Lindsay Lohan | Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

The actress has certainly seen success in her from career, beginning when she was a child and into adulthood. Her last big movie to make money and not get panned by critics was probably Herbie Fully Loaded in 2005.

After that, her personal troubles pretty much took over her career. It all started in 2007 when she was arrested for driving under the influence and possessing cocaine. Then she continued having run-ins with the law for years. The quality of her performance on screen also started declining and she began releasing bombs like I Know Who Killed Me. 

However, the one role that seemed to have the most pressure for her to make a comeback was The Canyons in 2013. This is because it was the first starring role in a movie that she’d scored in a while. Also, director Paul Schrader, of Raging Bull and Taxi Driver, was working on the film.

But the movie was torn to shreds, and there were many stories of Lohan being unprofessional on set, cementing the idea that she wasn’t coming back just yet.

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