Is The Oscar Curse In Store For Jennifer Lawrence?

Categories: Oscars

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Think about it.

Hear much about Sandra Bullock lately? Gwyneth's movie career? Natalie Portman? (Yes, I know she has another Thor and a Terrence Malick film coming, but still.)

Kate Winslet did an acclaimed TV miniseries and is now in Movie 43, the outrageous grossout comedy that's gotten 5% favorable reviews.

Halle Berry went on to Catwoman, Coud Atlas, and of course Movie 43.

Might it not be better to actually not win the Best Actress Oscsar?

(And certainly the Supporting one too; Mira Sorvino, Kim Basinger, Monique, etc.)

Shouldn't Jennifer Lawrence be praying she doesn't get it, for her career's sake?

Yes, I know about Hunger Games 2, 3, 4, and so on, but might she not be terrified that if she wins, she'll also end up in the inevitable sequel, Movie 44?

And yet, if you were her, wouldn't you be desperate to get your hands on that damned trophy?

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billyjoe
billyjoe

The lone exception in recent years appears to be Dianne Wiest, who was outstanding in both her supporting Oscar roles (Hannah and her Sisters and Bullets Over Broadway), and who has since enjoyed steady employment in films and television.

exackerly
exackerly

And what about Heath Ledger? He hasn't had a decent role since he won.

Used2BMelinda9
Used2BMelinda9

Interesting theory. Can we throw into the mix the fact that Oscars go to people who aren't very good actors (Gwyneth P, Natalie P, Halle B)? That might have something to do with it.

bethesda
bethesda

Besides, being in "franchise films" is not always a good thing in terms of career integrity or perceived success.

bethesda
bethesda

It doesn't matter what she's already in. The curse hits after you win.

SYDtheSquid
SYDtheSquid

This is dumb, she's currently in 2 francises w/ 2 films coming out later this year. Jen's not going anywhere.

blissbaby
blissbaby

Yes, I'll take the curse, just give me the Oscar!

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