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10 Worst Post-Oscar Career Choices

Since we’re abuzz with Oscar hype, here’s another cautionary list about winning a coveted statue and making bad decisions after the golden glory.

Does receiving an Oscar impair your judgment? How the careers of 10 winners went off the rails after their big night.

1. Halle Berry

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in 2002 for Monster’s Ball.

Terrible Post-Oscar Career Choices:
(2003), Catwoman (2004)

What Went Wrong:
Only three years after collecting an Oscar, Halle Berry did win another award: A Razzie for Worst Actress of the Year for Catwoman.

2. Roberto Benigni

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in 1999 for Life is Beautiful (1997).

Terrible Post-Oscar Career Choice:
Pinocchio (2002)

What Went Wrong:
According to Benigni, Pinocchio was made at the suggestion of Italian auteur Federico Fellini, but the star’s hopes of crossing over to American shores went down with the whale.

3. Kevin Spacey

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in 2000 for American Beauty.

Terrible Post-Oscar Career Choice:
K-PAX (2001), The Shipping News (2001), Superman Returns (2006) and Fred Claus (2007)

What Went Wrong:
K-PAX says it all, but throw in a terrible Lex Luthor impression and things definitely went south fast for Spacey.

Check out the rest of the list at Premiere.