Top Ten Celebrity Comebacks of the Decade

Celebrity Comebacks: Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Tom Cruise

ByABC News
December 16, 2009, 3:26 PM

Dec. 17, 2009 — -- They were down but not out.

America loves a good comeback story and a celebrity comeback is even better. During the past decade, some stars went from obscurity to Oscar nod. Others had a rollercoaster decade, starting on top, plummeting in the middle, but managing to end on top. And, in the case of one star, it took death to bring him back to the forefront of pop culture.

Take notes, Jon Gosselin, Lindsay Lohan, Joaquin Phoenix and Kanye West -- all celebrities who could use a comeback in the next decade. Here's a look at the 10 biggest celebrity comebacks of the decade: