Hollywood's Biggest Comebacks

You can't keep a big star down! See the celebs – Paula, Ben, RDJ, Drew – who've resurfaced with extra shine

ROBERT DOWNEY JR.

Between 1996 and 2001, the actor was arrested on numerous occasions for drug-related charges. In 1999, he was given a three-year prison sentence, of which he served one year behind bars.
The comeback: A clean, remarried Downey Jr. appeared in the blockbuster Tropic Thunder in 2008, and headlined the Iron Man and Avengers franchises, becoming one of Hollywood's most bankable stars. He won a Golden Globe in 2010 for playing the eponymous sleuth in Sherlock Holmes and in 2012 he welcomed a son with the woman he credits for helping him clean up his act, wife Susan (they currently have a second on the way).