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Which Stars Need a Tarantino-Style Comeback?

Thompson on Hollywood By Beth Hanna and Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood November 28, 2012 at 12:54PM

Everyone loves a comeback, but they're hard to come by. HitFix has created a list of 10 stars badly in need of one -- Quentin Tarantino-style.
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Don Johnson in "Django Unchained"
Don Johnson in "Django Unchained"

Everyone loves a comeback, but they're hard to come by. HitFix has created a list of 10 stars badly in need of one -- Quentin Tarantino-style. The director has given many an actor a second wind via creative casting over the course of his career -- think John Travolta in "Pulp Fiction" or Pam Grier in "Jackie Brown."

HitFix notes that "Miami Vice" veteran and former sex symbol Don Johnson has a supporting turn in this Christmas' "Django Unchained," which could lead to a Johnson renaissance.

Check out the full photo gallery here and their list below. We'd most like to see Geena Davis, Halle Berry and Kevin Costner get down and dirty in Tarantino's next film. Our addition to the list: Winona Ryder.

1. Geena Davis

2. Angela Bassett

3. Chow Yun-Fat

4. Eddie Murphy

5. Gene Hackman

6. Halle Berry

7. Kevin Costner

8. Mira Sorvino

9. Roger Moore

10. Wesley Snipes

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.