Why do Kim's movies always underperform or outright bomb at the box office?
There was no one more glamorous than Kim Basinger as she stepped up to the podium to receive her Best Supporting Actress award in 1997 for "L.A. Confidential." Wearing a gold dress, it looked as if Oscar herself had come to fruition. Graciously she thanked "everyone I have ever met in my entire life." Following "Confidential," Basinger made the big-budget "I Dreamed of Africa," which tanked at the box office. From that point on, her career has been on a slow decline with few notable hot points. Bassinger gained more notoriety for her continued domestic and family struggles with ex-husband Alec Baldwin. Her last film, the 2013 boxing movie "Grudge Match" grossed only $42M at the box office.
Why They’re Jinxed: Like many of the women on this list, it’s difficult to determine if old age or the Oscar jinx was responsible for Kim Basinger’s career decline. She was a smokin’ hot 43-year-old when she won her Best Supporting Actress award, and now she’s 56. While still far more attractive than most women her age, the acting opportunities are growing increasingly slim (especially since her current demographic forces her to compete with the likes of Meryl Streep and Helen Mirren). She did get to play Eminem’s white trash mom in 8 Mile, but following that up with Cellular and The Sentinel didn’t help her cause. Most of her work these days is limited to television and indy films. A perfect example of the Oscar curse manifested when Basinger was cast in 2009’s The Informers, a film co-starring Billy Bob Thornton, Mickey Rourke and Winona Ryder. Despite the impressive cast, the movie never moved past limited release, and it only grossed a paltry $300,000. Sadly, she’s currently more famous for her down-and-dirty conflicts with ex-husband Alec Baldwin and her work for those crazy-ass bastards in PETA.