7 Academy Award Nominee's WTF Follow-Up Films

James Franco wasn’t monkeying around when he starred as a guy who gets stuck between a rock and a hard place in the movie 127 Hours. In fact, he was so convincing playing a dude who has to cut off his own arm that he got nominated for an Academy Award.

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So how did he follow up this awesome Hollywood moment? By starring in a movie called Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

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Yeeeeah. But Franco’s not the first awesome actor to make questionable career choices – here are six more actors who starred in some real post-Oscar nomination stinkers.

 

6. Natalie Portman

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There’s no denying that Natalie Portman is a super-talented actress and Hollywood took notice when she played a crazy ballerina in Black Swan. How did she show her appreciation after taking home the statue? She followed up with not one but three total bombs – the awkward rom-com No Strings Attached, Thor, and Your Highness, which also starred Franco. Oh well, 1 out of four ain't bad! Actually...yes it is.

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5. Jesse Eisenberg

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Jesse Eisenberg totally nailed it when he played nerdy genius Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network. This month he plays a poor sucker who gets a bomb strapped to him in the comedy (yes, you read that right, it’s a comedy) 30 Minutes or Less. Sounds like a real blast…not!

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4. Halle Berry

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Halle Berry got everyone’s attention when she downplayed her hotness to play a troubled woman whose husband is killed on death row in Monster’s Ball. But everyone soon forgot her amazing performance when she donned a tiny bikini and dumbed it up as a Bond girl in Die Another Day.

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3. Eddie Murphy

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Eddie Murphy has had more than one dud in his career, but everyone thought he had turned a new leaf when he got a nomination for Dreamgirls. Tthen Norbit came out and everyone quickly remembered he was Eddie Murphy.

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2. Anne Hathaway

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Before Anne Hathaway and James Franco awkwardly hosted the Oscars together, she was nominated for her role as a recovering alcoholic who is in her sister’s wedding in Rachel Getting Married. But she quickly drove people to drink with her follow-up wedding-themed movie: the groan-out-loud chick-flick, Bride Wars. Talk about awkward!

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1. Sandra Bullock

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Sandra Bullock is America’s movie sweetheart - she’s starred in some of the greatest rom-coms of all time, with some of the hottest actors (cough Ryan Reynolds)! She finally won an Academy Award for her role as a sassy Southern mother in The Blind Side, but the same year she also got a Razzie Award for worst actress for her role as a stalker in the “comedy” All About Steve. Proving once and for all that she is an actress with tremendous range!

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Who do you think is a great actor that makes terrible movie choices? Let us know in the comments!

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