Clint Eastwood Returns to Acting: Other Stars that Should Make a Comeback

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Clint Eastwood is preparing for his return to the big screen. Though he has been busy as a director, the 82-year-old screen legend will act in his first movie since the 2008 film "Gran Torino" when the baseball drama "Trouble With the Curve" debuts in September. The movie, which co-stars Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams, features the actor as an aging baseball scout and is directed by Robert Lorenz. Since Clint won't be behind the camera, this will be the first time he acts in a movie directed by anyone other than himself since the 1993 thriller "In the Line of Fire." Now that the semi-retired Clint is making an official comeback, here are some other actors that should consider making a return to the big screen.

Jack Nicholson

The three-time Oscar winner hasn't appeared in a leading role since the 2007 comedy "The Bucket List." He did play a small part in the romantic comedy "How Do You Know" in 2010 but that has been it so far. Though Jack has been rumored for many roles, including one in which he would play a retired superhero, there is officially nothing lined up for the actor. If Eastwood continues to stay busy, there's no reason to think that the 75-year-old Jack won't work again at some point.

Warren Beatty

The charming actor-director has not appeared in a movie since the 2001 flop "Town and Country." In fact, he has only appeared in three movies in the last 20 years. Clearly, he's not in any rush to reclaim his status as one of the top actors in Hollywood. However, Warren has hinted at making a return in the past. In 2007, the actor received the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes and said that he would act again. Five years later, we are all still waiting.

Gene Hackman

The 82-year-old star, who won one of his two Oscars while working with Eastwood in the 1992 film "Unforgiven," has not appeared in a movie since the 2004 comedy "Welcome to Mooseport." Unlike Jack and Warren, he has been fairly clear on his decision to remain retired from acting. "I haven't held a press conference to announce retirement, but yes, I'm not going to act any longer," he said in 2008. "I've been told not to say that over the last few years, in case some real wonderful part comes up, but I really don't want to do it any longer." Though he has found a new career as an author, you never know what might happen if the perfect role presents itself to the star.

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