10 July 2012 11:23 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Salma Hayek won't be giving up her sex symbol status any time soon, but it's been ten years since her Oscar nomination for 2002's "Frida." The 45-year old actress has stayed moderately busy since, with the likes of "Puss in Boots," "Grown Ups," "Bandidas," a recurring role on "30 Rock" and this year's "Americano" and "Savages," but a career reboot seems necessary if Hayek wants to return to the A-list (which looks very different now than it did in 2002). In theory, "Savages" could be the perfect starting point for a comeback, but her next projects -- including "Here Comes The Boom" with Kevin James and "Click" director Frank Coraci, and "Grown Ups 2" -- don't inspire much confidence. The Start: After soap-opera success in native Mexico, Hayek (of Lebanese and Mexican heritage) journeyed to Los Angeles in hopes of making it in the big leagues. After »

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