5. Samuel L. Jackson: Has Been Sober for Over 20 Years
One of the biggies to have bounced back to stardom is Samuel L. Jackson who in the early years of his career and struggle was a known crack addict. Consistent effort of family and friends ensured that he came clean and went on to make history in Hollywood. Pulp Fiction, Star Wars Prequel and Snakes on a Plane are but a few of his blockbuster hits. His movies have grossed $8 billion over the years, a spectacular recovery for an artist who accepts that it was his getting sober twenty years back that has helped him reach this pinnacle as a performer.