Getting that elusive Oscar is an important achievement and the highest form of recognition for every actor. However, in some cases, this little statuette can make things worse and sometimes literally destroy peoples’ careers, becoming a “bad omen” of sorts.
Here are 7 actors whose careers were totally ruined by the Oscars.
1. Gwyneth Paltrow
Back in 1999 Paltrow won an Oscar for her role in the film “Shakespeare in Love”, after which her career began to show a decline. The star said that for some reason she started getting nothing but supporting roles, but her colleagues insist that Paltrow’s unbearable nature was at fault.
2. Halle Berry
This well-known actress was able to get her Oscar for starring in the drama “Monster Ball”, and from that moment on her career seemed to have caught a snag. In 2004 she appeared in the movie “Cat Woman”, which is one of the worst movies ever made. It even got Halle a Golden Razzie award, which still is a thing you can put on your desk!
3. Renée Zellweger
To show that she can play diverse characters, Renée accepted roles in various projects after “Bridget Jones Diary”, and finally got the big O for “Cold Mountain”. In subsequent years, Zellweger kept getting crappy roles, until “Bridget Jones Diary 2” came around.