90s Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks  

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The 1990s filled Hollywood with groundbreaking special effects, unforgettable classics, and some of the best actors and actresses of all time. Unfortunately, many of the biggest '90s movie stars faded into obscurity like forgotten Tamagotchis. But the only thing Hollywood loves more than a billion-dollar opening weekend is a good comeback story. Robert Downey, Jr. and Michael Keaton emerged as proof to hope for once famous actors from the 1990s. Which '90s stars deserve to make a comeback alongside your house music and flannels? 

Brendan Fraser stands a prime example of actors who peaked in the '90s. Shortly after starring in cult classics like Encino Man and Airheads, Fraser starred in George of the Jungle, Gods and MonstersBlast from the Past, and of course, The Mummy. However, his film career soon faded out like Justin Timberlake's bleached hair. Other top-level actors from the 1990s who merit a shot at superstardom again include Val Kilmer, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Wesley Snipes, and John Travolta. Vote for the biggest '90s actors who deserve to make comebacks, and add your favorite Hollywood "hasbeens" to this list. Just remember some actors, like chained wallets, probably should stay in the past.

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324 90
Sarah Michelle Gellar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cruel Intentions, I Know What You Did Last Summer

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358 109
Brendan Fraser is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
The Mummy, School Ties, Encino Man

3
268 96
Alicia Silverstone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
Clueless, The Crush, Batman & Robin

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252 105
Jennifer Love Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
I Know What You Did Last Summer, Can't Hardly Wait, Party of Five

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215 98
Neve Campbell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
Scream, Party of Five, The Craft

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221 106
Kevin Costner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
Dances with Wolves, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, JFK

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206 112
Joe Pesci is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
Goodfellas, My Cousin Vinny, Home Alone

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178 91
Bill Pullman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
Independence Day, While You Were Sleeping, Lost Highway

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188 111
Pierce Brosnan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
GoldenEye, The Thomas Crown Affair, Mrs. Doubtfire

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179 111
Freddie Prinze, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
She's All That, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Wing Commander

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198 128
Wesley Snipes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
Demolition Man, Blade, New Jack City

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142 87
Elisabeth Shue is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
Leaving Las Vegas, Soapdish, The Saint

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165 119
Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
Notting Hill, The Pelican Brief, My Best Friend's Wedding

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143 99
Geena Davis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
Thelma & Louise, A League of Their Own, The Long Kiss Goodnight

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147 104
Matt Dillon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
There's Something About Mary, Singles, Beautiful Girls

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151 109
Selma Blair is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
Cruel Intentions

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123 109
Juliette Lewis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
Natural Born Killers, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, From Dusk Till Dawn

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122 114
Demi Moore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
A Few Good Men, The Scarlet Letter, G.I. Jane

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117 118
Meg Ryan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
Sleepless in Seattle, French Kiss, Courage Under Fire

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124 135
Val Kilmer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
Heat, Tombstone, Batman Forever

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117 133
John Travolta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
Pulp Fiction, Face/Off, Primary Colors

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93 105
Rene Russo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
Tin Cup, The Thomas Crown Affair, Ransom

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1 0
Seth Green is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
Casey Nicole added The Italian Job, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

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83 115
Michael Madsen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
Reservoir Dogs, Donnie Brasco, Free Willy

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89 124
Sharon Stone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
Casino, Basic Instinct, Sliver

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104 152
Macaulay Culkin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
Home Alone, My Girl, The Good Son

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107 171
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
Ghost, Sister Act, The Long Walk Home

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106 172
Pauly Shore is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
Encino Man, Jury Duty, In the Army Now

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65 200
Steven Seagal is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks
Under Siege, On Deadly Ground, Out for Justice