“Producer Robert Simonds Partners with TPG for New Studio Venture,” is a statement that indicates genuine bounce back from investing disasters like Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Speaking of bounce backs, we can all think of certain actors who have faced tragically hard times, yet managed to return to form with sheer determination and passion for their work. Being a famous actor definitely has its perks concerning resources and other lifestyle essentials. Reaching the levels of a successful actor involves various obstacles which require a lot of effort to overcome. Here is a list of 5 actors who bounced back from unexpected hard times.
- Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. is the definition of a successful actor in today’s age as he is now one of the highest paid Hollywood actors in the industry begetting a great filmography to his name. However, it wasn’t always sunshine and rainbows for the actor from Manhattan as he suffered from chronic drug abuse until the early 2000s.
After having gone through various rehab attempts, Downey claims to be 100% drug-free since 2003 and also argues that he never wishes to go back to the state he was at in his early days of Hollywood. For this he credits, family, therapy, a twelve-step recovery program, yoga and meditation, and the practice of Wing Chun Kung Fu.
- Sandra Bullock
Over the years, actress Sandra Bullock has given a large number of successful movies and is still running strong. She won the Academy Award for the Best Actress in a Leading Role category back in 2010 for The Blind Side. Although the award brought a lot of joy in her life, 2010 wasn’t an excellent year for her.
Bullock was heartbroken in 2010 as her marriage with Jesse James fell apart thanks to the latter’s philandering ways. However, the actress took the humiliation in a significant way after coming back to the limelight in the same year after adopting a son, Louis.
- Nawazuddin Siddiqui
The highly loved Bollywood actor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui lived the perfect “Bollywood struggle” as he was born to farmers from Uttar Pradesh, India and later worked in a pharmaceutical company. After taking a fair amount of experience, Siddiqui then moved to Delhi where he worked as a security guard. Later on, he vagabonded his ways to casting director offices which saw him land a role in Sarfarosh (1999).
- Lee Min-ho
The South Korean actor, Lee Min-ho is credited for being a significant part of the TV community in Korea. He has given stellar performances in series like The Heirs (2013) and Boys Over Flowers (2009) for which he won the best actor in the 45th annual Baeksang Arts Awards. However, before that, Lee had gone through a life-threatening car accident saw him lose a role in a TV show and hospitalized for a year.
- Drew Barrymore
Many recognize Drew Barrymore as a successful Hollywood actress has been part of the industry since the 1980s. However, what many fail to realize alcohol and drug abuse was a significant part of her life at one point. She went through various rehab attempts and also underwent suicide attempts in her teens. But, all of that is past her as she has now overcome her addictions and is a successful media personality and a mother of 2 children.