After the tearful speeches and celebratory champagne, some Oscar winners take an inexplicable sharp turn into schlock that leaves fans and Academy voters hanging their heads in deep shame. By Robert B. DeSalvo
Halle Berry followed up her harrowing performance in 2001's 'Monster's Ball' with the stinkers 'Gothika' and 'Catwoman', which earned her a Razzie for Worst Actress. Berry showed up to accept it, but blamed everyone except herself for an atrocity that should have been tossed with last week's kitty litter.
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Gooding Jr. won Best Supporting Actor for the 1996 movie. Fast-forward to 2002 and his role in the homophobic, unfunny and critically panned 'Boat Trip' as a guy who pretends to be a homosexual to get close to a female dance instructor on a gay cruise is surely his career nadir.
Nicolas Cage won an Oscar for his role as a depressed alcoholic in 1995's 'Leaving Las Vegas'. He went on to eschew unusual roles for big-budget action flicks -- but there is no excuse for his loony performance in 2006's 'The Wicker Man', a contender for the worst film of all time.
The former model had a problem being taken seriously as an actress until 'L.A. Confidential' won her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. She returned to the big screen with the double whammy of 'I Dreamed of Africa' and 'Bless the Child', both of which earned Razzie nominations for Worst Actress.
What was 'Coming Home' Oscar winner Jon Voight doing slumming in the jungle with Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube and a giant animatronic snake in 'Anaconda'? The answer: making bad movie history and earning himself two Razzie nominations, for Worst Actor and, hilariously, Worst Screen Couple with his slithery costar.
After winning two Oscars, Hilary Swank starred in Brian De Palma's campy 'The Black Dahlia.' Swank's bizarre character was described by one reviewer as a "bisexual praying mantis" who preyed on servicemen and lipstick lesbians.
Kidman donned a giant prosthetic nose as Virginia Woolf in 'The Hours,' which was reason enough for the Academy to throw a statue at her. Since that win in 2002, Kidman starred in a string of flops and disappointments, including 'Bewitched', 'The Invasion', 'Australia', 'The Golden Compass', 'Fur,' 'Stoker' and 'The Stepford Wives.'
Caine's first win came for Woody Allen's 'Hannah and Her Sisters', but he was unable to accept it. Instead, he was busy filming the soggy sequel 'Jaws: The Revenge', the fourth (and final film in the series) that was universally panned.
The late '80s and early '90s were golden years for the statuesque Oscar winning actress. Unfortunately, then-husband Renny Harlin talked his wife into starring in 1995's 'Cutthroat Island', which cost $115 million, made $10 million, and bankrupted Carolco Pictures. They split up in 1998.
Faye Dunaway had already received Oscar nominations for her iconic roles in 'Bonnie and Clyde' and 'Chinatown' before she won Best Actress for her part as a TV producer in 'Network'. Five years later, Dunaway's over-the-top interpretation of Joan Crawford in 'Mommie Dearest' left us all anxious around wire hangers. Dunaway won a Razzie for Worst Actress and refuses to speak about 'Mommie Dearest' to reporters.