Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman
By Jo Piazza for HowAboutWe
There is nothing in Hollywood, save for marrying Tom Cruise, that will boost your career more than winning an Academy Award.
That bald gold man ensures "Academy-Award Winning" is attached to your person for perpetuity in movie trailers, on posters, in commercials for probiotic yogurt and most importantly, in contracts-promising at least a 20% increase in your asking price for all future gigs.
Why then, would a young, up-and-coming starlet (let's call her Anne Hathaway) want to lose out on this embarrassment of riches? Perhaps to save her relationship.
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If you've never heard of the "Oscar Curse," let me give you the elevator pitch. It's a theory that actresses who win the award for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress are much more likely to lose their significant other following the big win.
The curse dates all the way back to 1935 when Claudette Colbert won Best Actress forRead More »from Why Anne Hathaway May Want to Lose that Oscar