Winner's Curse

February 27, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Generally acknowledged as the highest honor in the movie business, the Oscar has not always been followed by the same level of success. Luise Rainer won twice in two years and then went on to ... not much. Her experience first gave rise to the legend of the "Oscar Curse," the notion that the award actually hurt the prospects of those who received it, in spite of the fact she voluntarily left Hollywood. It's not difficult to find  examples that seem to confirm the curse, but It turns out the receiving the top prize usually has a positive effect on an actor's career.

The modern version of the curse says failure in love will follow a woman's Oscar win. But it's only true if her husband is also an actor.


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