10 Actresses Whose Careers Went Downhill After Winning An Oscar
10. Jennifer Connelly
Oscar Win: Best Supporting Actress, A Beautiful Mind (2002) Jennifer Connelly's descent into mediocrity was not immediate. For a few years after her Oscar win, she did star in a handful of solid films such as House of Sand and Fog and Little Children. Since then, she has consistently appeared in movies that range from disappointing to just flat out terrible. The absolute nadir of her acting career would have to be 2012's Virginia, a movie that received universally negative reviews and only grossed $12,000 in the box office. Now, you can hardly blame her for wanting to star in the film. Months before production began, writer/director Dustin Lance Black won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Who could have predicted that his directorial debut would turn out so badly? Jennifer Connelly has also starred in promising films like Reservation Road and Creation which were botched in the execution as well. Perhaps the Oscar-winning actress just has bad luck. On the bright side, she will star alongside Russell Crowe in Noah, which comes out next month. This will be her first collaboration with director Darren Aronofsky since 2000's Requiem For A Dream, a film that helped Jennifer Connelly break through to the mainstream. Can Noah be the film that steers Connelly back on the right track? Fingers crossed.