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Old 01-29-2017, 06:15 AM   #36
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I thought Kim's career fizzled out because she was mentally ill. I remember reading stories about her having social anxiety and not being able to leave her house.
Since I have a lot of free time on my hands...
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Kim Basinger (the former Playmate and Bond Girl) finally won Oscar gold portraying a fantasy girl for the ordinary Joe in “L.A. Confidential.” She then immediately forgot that her audience was made up primarily of men and her career went in the way of her clothes in the first part of her career (see what we did there?).

She went on to star in a series of chick flick flops like: “I Dreamed of Africa,” “Bless the Child” and “The Mermaid Chair” (pictured). No, not the Daryl Hannah kinda mermaid… just a catchy name that probably got some poor people who were at Blockbuster on some lonely night to accidentally rent it.

Mermaids can’t even sit down.
http://itthing.com/8-oscars-winners-...the-award-back

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5. Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger (the former Playmate and Bond Girl) finally won Oscar gold portraying the proverbial hooker with a heart of gold in L.A. Confidential. So did Basinger build on her Oscar win and continue on her career upswing? Uh, nope. Basinger went on to star in a series of chick flick flops like: I Dreamed of Africa, Bless the Child and The Mermaid Chair. Gee, I guess being married to Alec Baldwin really did take a toll on her.
http://www.datalounge.com/cgi-bin/io...hread,10476006

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Kim Basinger also thought she was Meryl Streep and picked inappropriate follow-up roles after L.A. Confidential but her behavior with Alec Baldwin – leaking those tapes and sacrificing her own daughter’s name for vengeance ruined her career.

by: Anonymous reply 16 05/23/2011 @ 09:46AM
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hehe. Funny side note – Boxing Helena also *beep* the career of Kim Basinger after she tried to pull out of the film when she got wind of the script. The producers sued the s*** out of her and won. Not many career ruining films that can claim they ruined the career of people that didn’t even star in them.

Kim Basinger has had quite a few career snafus when you think about it. Just after winning an Oscar for L.A. Confidential she did that s***fest that was Bless the Child which put her right back where she was before she had won the Oscar.
http://www.today.com/id/4285114/ns/t.../#.UdqNhjuOQRg

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By Christopher Bahn
msnbc.com contributor
updated 2/27/2004 5:08:19 PM ET

Career-damaging award?

Marcia Gay Harden, who won in 2000 for “Pollock,” recently told Premiere magazine that the award was one of the worst things that ever happened to her career. “The Oscar is disastrous on a professional level,” she said. “Suddenly the parts you’re offered become smaller and the money less. There’s no logic to it.” Still, she’s fared better than most, with a solid, if small, role in “Mona Lisa Smile”and another supporting-actress nomination for “Mystic River.”

Tomei in particular was the poster girl for the curse after her win for 1992’s “My Cousin Vinny,” when she not only was unable to find good roles that would provide her with another breakthrough hit, but had to endure scurrilous and untrue rumors that the only reason she’d been given the Oscar was that Jack Palance had announced the wrong name during the live broadcast. Her 2001 nomination for “In the Bedroom” helped prove her detractors wrong, but she has yet to find a solid role to follow that one.

The jury’s still out on whether the curse will affect Catherine Zeta-Jones, who spent much of the year after winning for “Chicago” at the last Oscars with her newborn baby, and only recently returned to cinemas in the underperforming Coen Brothers comedy “Intolerable Cruelty.” But she’s co-starring with Tom Hanks in the upcoming “The Terminal” and also has “Ocean’s Twelve” and the “Zorro”sequel on deck, all likely hits.

For Sorvino and Basinger, the problem seems to be that they simply chose to star in bad films. After success in “Mighty Aphrodite,” Sorvino moved on to the dumb horror flick “Mimic,” dumb action flick “The Replacement Killers,” dumb comedy “Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion,” dumb sex film “Tales of Erotica,” and a prominent role in the very dumb box-office bomb “Gods & Generals,” the worst film of 2003. On the positive side are stints in the critically divisive “Summer of Sam” and “The Grey Zone.”

Basinger made mistake after mistake after “L.A. Confidential” that allowed her post-Oscar hotness cool to ice. First, she waited three years to make another movie. When she did, it was “I Dreamed of Africa,” which could have been retitled “I Dream Of Getting Out Of This Theater.” The boring supernatural thriller “Bless the Child” followed, a pathetic next try at a comeback that made fellow supporting-actress winner Whoopi Goldberg’s center-square spot on “Hollywood Squares”seem like Shakespeare.
http://whatculture.com/film/10-actor...n-oscars.php/7

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5. Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger won an Oscar for her role as a sleazy femme fatale with a heart of gold in the wonderful L.A. Confidential, though I’m still not sure that she deserved to win, given how little screen time she had, and… meh, it’s Kim Basinger. Still, the win should have locked in an era of great Kim Basinger movies – Hollywood had bestowed her with its greatest honor, and we were eager to see more. Instead, Basinger decided to take a bizarre three-year break from making movies, presumably still shocked that she’d even been given an Oscar in the first place.

When she finally came back to work in 2000, everybody was totally over Kim Basinger, and it didn’t help that her comeback vehicle was a misguided, box office flop, and that she was plainly terrible in it (I Dreamed Of Africa – don’t watch it).
So I guess she took an extended hiatus from acting given that she’d, like, received the highest honor available or something – what’s the point in more acting, right? But there’s a reason you keep acting, Kim, because audiences will move on otherwise. When was the last time you heard someone mention Kim Basinger? Exactly.
http://blogs.amctv.com/movie-blog/20...ve-actors-who/

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4. Kim Basinger

It became clear Kim Basinger had the Oscar Curse two years ago, when her ex-husband Alec Baldwin was in the hot seat on The View to explain his voice-mail rant against their daughter. At that moment we were all reminded that Kim Basinger is… still alive… and an even smaller percentage remembered that she won an Oscar not too long ago. She received the award for her part as a Hollywood call girl in LA Confidential, a role she played perfectly. Delivering her acceptance speech, Basinger seemed truly grateful — but evidently the Oscar gods thought that wasn’t enough and cast her career into a nosedive. Maybe it’s the “Debra Winger Effect” of a leading lady just getting too old for Hollywood. No matter the reason, she deserves a better swan song than The Sentinel.
http://www.trutv.com/conspiracy/holl...tml?curPhoto=4

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Oscars Curse: Kim Basinger
For some, winning of Best Supporting Actress at the 1998 Academy Awards was a vindication for the long-maligned Kim Basinger, who was seen mainly as a B-list centerfold until her win for L.A. Confidential. But things only got worse for her career from there: aside from getting divorced from Alec Baldwin, can you name anything she’s done since?
http://movies.yahoo.com/news/oscar-c...04200-262.html

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Flash forward sixty years into the future and an actress of even more limited range than Rainer would be both a surprise winner and a victim of the Curse. It remains to be adequately explained what exactly exists in Kim Basinger’s performance in “L.A. Confidential” that made it worthy of a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1997. Less surprising, indeed, is that Basinger has done nothing of note since her inexplicable win.
http://www.toledoblade.com/Movies/20...car-Curse.html

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It could also be argued that those three Oscar winners are examples of fortuitous film roles, when the perfect script, director, and studio came together to help them deliver a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

This could be called the Kim Basinger Law, named for the model-turned actress who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar as a Veronica Lake-lookalike prostitute in 1997’s L.A. Confidential. More than 15 years later, Basinger hasn’t had a hit since her supporting role as Eminem’s mother in the rapper’s 2002 film debut, 8 Mile.
http://www.onlygoodmovies.com/good/m...se-oscar-jinx/

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Victim’s Name: Kim Basinger

Won For: L.A. Confidential (1997)

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.
http://www.snakkle.com/galleries/bef...9-photo-split/

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Kim Basinger—Today

Basinger has worked relatively steadily since her Oscar win, but it’s been in roles that we’d rather forget. I Dreamed of Africa? How about let’s drink some coffee, stay up all night, and say we did. Then she followed up with several roles in which she seemed utterly miscast, as seen in 8 Mile and Cellular.
http://entertainment.time.com/2012/0.../kim-basinger/

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In the 1997 film L.A. Confidential, based on the novel by James Ellroy, Basinger played femme fatale Lynn Bracken and won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her work. Since then, she has played the mother to Eminem’s 8 Mile alter ego and had roles in a couple of straight-to-DVD titles. Her last major role was in the 2010 Zac Efron flick Charlie St. Cloud.
http://whatculture.com/film/10-actre...ng-oscar.php/5

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Kim Basinger

Oscar Win: Best Supporting Actress, L.A. Confidential (1998)

If you grew up in the ’80s/early ’90s, you most likely remember the days when Kim Basinger was the hottest actress in Hollywood. Starring in movies like Nine 1/2 Weeks definitely helped her gain sex appeal, but she also took on big roles such as Vicki Vale in Tim Burton’s Batman. When she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in L.A. Confidential, she appeared to be at the peak of her career. Unfortunately, that peak would not last long.

In the past 15 years, Kim Basinger’s only noteworthy performance is playing Eminem’s mother in 8 Mile. Other than that, the movies she’s appeared in since L.A. Confidential have been largely disappointing and forgettable. Once she won her Oscar, it seems as if Hollywood stopped paying her much attention… even when she appears in high profile movies.

Last Christmas, she starred alongside Robert Deniro, Sylvester Stallone, Alan Arkin, and Kevin Hart in Grudge Match; of those five actors, the Oscar-winning actress was nowhere to be found in the movie trailers. That’s cold.
http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2...k/kim-basinger

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Kim Basinger was once Hollywood’s epitome of “the blonde bombshell” and she had the credentials to prove it. She was a Bond girl in Never Say Never Again, a superhero’s girlfriend in Batman, and a mysterious prostitute in L.A. Confidential, a role which won her the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

However, in 2000, Basinger’s ugly divorce and custody battle with Alec Baldwin overshadowed her professional work and her career has never been the same. While she temporarily returned to limelight as Eminem’s mother in 8 Mile, she’s only landed roles in limited release films and straight-to-DVD dramas. If only a director would give her a role in a guaranteed blockbuster, a la Demi Moore in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Basinger would definitely be back.
http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2...f/kim-basinger

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Kim Basinger
Best Known For: Batman (1989), L.A. Confidential (1997)
Most Recent Project: Black November (2012)

First she was a Bond Girl. Then she was Batman’s love interest. Then, after time spent raising kids, she won an Oscar playing a prostitute. Then, nothing. Well, 8 Mile, but basically nothing. But this time, it was by choice.

Since, L.A. Confidential, she’s worked sporadically, sharing her time with family and activism. Who can blame her? At 17 Basinger became a model and has been in the spotlight ever since.
http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/new...nd-trailer.php

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Kim Basinger was Hollywood royalty throughout the eighties, but poor movie choices, poor real estate purchases, and a never-ending divorce battle with Alec Baldwin relegated her to the role of outsider ever since. Her brief (and unexpected) attempt at a comeback with 1997′s L.A. Confidential might have worked had she not waited another three years before releasing a follow-up movie to the Oscar winner. (Of course, when she finally did follow it up it was with the one-two punch of I Dreamed of Africa and Bless the Child. What you say? Exactly.)
http://www.graffitiwithpunctuation.n...areer-choices/

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Kim Basinger: LA Confidential to 8 Mile

At face value, Basinger made all the right choices here. Curtis Hanson at the helm (director of L.A Confidential) of an edgy biography of one of the biggest rappers of all time – it was looking like an inspired choice. Unfortunately, she was utterly forgettable as a character etched in the collective rap fan consciousness. Eminem’s biting and scathing rhymes about his horrible parentage are so iconic that Basinger’s performance retreats into the shadows.
http://www.twcc.com/articles/2015/02...ggle-for-roles

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Kim Basinger (1998) – Best Supporting Actress – LA Confidential

Kim Basinger won an Oscar for her performance in the fantastic Noir film LA Confidential, but what happened afterwards that is puzzling. She didn’t star in another movie for three years, and unlike her husband at the time, Alec Baldwin, it wasn’t because of a poor attitude or a difficulty to work with. For Basinger, it might be the curse of growing older as a female in Hollywood. Outside of a solid turn as Eminem’s mother in 8 Mile, nothing since LA Confidential has set the world on fire and the former sex symbol has been relegated to small supporting roles.
http://news.moviefone.com/2012/09/18...screen&slide=1

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Kim Basinger (Lynn Bracken)

Basinger was already a major star by the time she portrayed Veronica Lake-lookalike Lynn Bracken in “Confidential,” having starred in films including “The Natural” (which got her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress), “Never Say Never Again” and as Bruce Wayne’s love interest in Batman (she was also married to Alec Baldwin, from 1993-2002). However, her role as Bracken managed to give her something she didn’t yet have: an Oscar. After “Confidential,” Basinger’s star power would drop off a bit. She would go on to portray Eminem’s mom in the semi-autobiographical flick “8 Mile” (which reunited her with her “Confidential” director Curtis Hanson) and would star alongside Chris Evans and Jason Statham in “Cellular.” Her last film was 2010’s “Charlie St. Cloud.”
http://web.orange.co.uk/article/top-10-movie-comebacks

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Kim Basinger

Where did it all go wrong? After sizzling up the screen alongside – of all people – Mickey Rourke in sex drama 9½ Weeks and then landing the coveted role of Vicki Vale in Tim Burton’s Batman, Kim Basinger appeared to have the world at her feet. But a string of bad choices, including the forgettable likes of The Marrying Man, Cool World and The Real McCoy, left her in nowhereland for the better part of seven years!

Comeback role: Critics hailed Basinger’s performance in Curtis Hanson’s crime masterpiece LA Confidential as one of the best of her career. Lynn Bracken was a true femme fatale, who cleverly wrapped Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce around her little finger. She was subsequently named best supporting actress at the Oscars.

What happened next? Her career back on the up, Basinger made notable appearances alongside Eminem in Hanson’s 8 Mile, as a damsel in distress in slick thriller Cellular, and alongside Jeff Bridges in the moving drama The Door In The Floor. She will next be seen in an adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel The Informers alongside, you guessed it, Mickey Rourke (among other people).
http://www.fame10.com/entertainment/...areer-curse/9/

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12. Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger won the Best Supporting Oscar for her portrayal of a prostitute in “LA Confidential.” Since her win, she has literally done nothing of note and, for the most part, has disappeared from the limelight. She is best known nowadays for her acrimonious split from Alec Baldwin and for their contentious custody battle over their daughter Ireland.
http://thoughtcatalog.com/ken-miyamo...indeed-cursed/

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3. Kim Basinger

She won it for L.A. Confidential, however since then, she has done virtually nothing of merit.
http://www.looper.com/1614/actors-wh...winning-oscar/

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Kim Basinger

With six Razzie nominations to her name, there's no denying that Kim Basinger's relationship with Hollywood has always been troubled. But the actress seemed to have an especially tough time landing on her feet following her big Oscar win for LA Confidential back in 1997. Her much-anticipated follow-up performance in I Dreamed of Africa was critically panned, and playing Eminem's mom in 8 Mile didn't exactly do her any favors, either. One glimmer of hope: She's got a role in the upcoming '70s police drama The Nice Guys opposite Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, which could give her career the boost it so desperately needs.
http://www.fame10.com/entertainment/...movie-stars/2/

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4. Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger was one of the big stars during the ‘80s and ‘90s; however, her big demands on set may have cost her the promising career she once had. During filming for “The Marrying Man,” where she met her ex husband Alec Baldwin, her demands were excessive. She insisted that the director of photography be replaced because she didn’t look like how she looked in the test shots that he had taken. That wasn’t all. Four weeks into filming, she asked to change the dialogue, telling the screenwriter, “Whoever wrote this scene doesn’t understand comedy.”

Basinger also kept production waiting on the set of “The Marrying Man.” One reason for this was her elaborate morning routine, which included washing her hair with only Evian water and shampoo. We’re not entirely sure if her excessive demands were what derailed her career. All we know is that she doesn’t get those high-paying roles anymore.
http://www.clipd.com/awards/31850/14...n-oscar#page=2

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KIM BASINGER

Kim Basinger is probably better known for being married to Alec Baldwin then for her budding acting career, but she used to be a bright spot in Hollywood. She had been in the scene since the '70s, before 1997 came along and she landed a role in "L.A. Confidential," which earned her the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Apparently that honor was so much that she had to take a three year hiatus, successfully ensuring any hype she had fizzled out. Now it seems that she's back to acting in projects no one's ever heard of just like before.
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Vicki Vale is an on-again-off-again character in the Batman comics, with an on-again-off-again love interest in Bruce Wayne. For Batman, it was definitely in the on-again phase, and supermodel-turned-actress Kim Basinger was cast to fill the shoes of the character allegedly originally based on Marilyn Monroe. While her performance was panned by critics, the character remains a mainstay of Batman fandom.

Kim Basinger was born into a show-business family, and her striking looks kept her busy as one of the world’s top models in the 1970s. Cast as Bond girl Domino in the questionable 1983 non-EON James Bond movie Never Say Never Again, she remained one of Hollywood’s hottest commodities in the 1980s and 1990s. Basinger won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1997’s L.A. Confidential, she still works consistently. Basinger will feature as Christian Grey’s ex-lover in 2017’s Fifty Shades Darker.
http://www.starpulse.com/news/Lucill...vies_al?page=4

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4. Kim Basinger

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.
http://fandom.wikia.com/articles/fiv...o-didnt-endure

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Kim Basinger (L.A Confidential)

Basinger was part of Curtis Hanson’s truly terrific L.A. Confidential back in 1997. She did a fantastic job, even if the part wasn’t as fleshed-out as it could have been. Basinger had been around for awhile before she won the Oscar but post-award, her career hasn’t taken off as many had predicted.

She followed up Confidential with the abysmal I Dream of Africa (remember that one?). Then it was 8 Mile with Eminem, a well-regarded and successful film.

Sadly, it dwindled after that. She popped up in Cellular, The Sentinel and other little-seen films. Her next role will be in Fifty Shades Darker, which will (probably) be her first hit in nearly fifteen years. Let’s hope Basinger makes a comeback.
http://thegeeknerdom.com/original-19...re-they-now-2/

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3. Kim Basinger, Vicki vale

Then: Kim was cast as photojournalist and love concern to Bruce Wayne Vicki Vale after sean young was contrived to drop out of the film following an onset horse riding injury. After working as a former fashion model transformed herself as the leading lady through films like “The Naturals’ , ‘The Blind Date’ & ‘ Nine 1/2 Weeks’.

Now: Following ‘Batman’ Basinger was notably sued for dropping of the racy film ‘Boxing Helena’ and became a tabloid fixture thanks to her public custody clash with ex-husband Alec Baldwin. Despite everything she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for ‘L.A. Confidential.’ We haven’t seen that actress lately – her last big role was in 2010’s Charlie St Cloud–that should change soon as she’s slated to appear in the DeNiro/Stallone comedy ‘Grudge Match’ and the star-studded eseble piece’ The third person’.
http://gazettereview.com/2015/12/wha...recent-update/

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Kim Basinger has been a household name since the early 80s, though many households can’t agree on how to pronounce it. Since rising to prominence with her portrayal of Domino Petachi in the 1983 James Bond film Never Say Never Again, and again with 1997’s L.A. Confidential, Basinger (that’s “bay-singer”, not “bass-injure,”) has had a prolific career, with her films often gaining notoriety, if not critical acclaim. Yet in recent years, there’s been little public buzz about her career. What is she doing today, and what are her plans for the future?

In the early 2000s, Basinger separated and eventually divorced Alec Baldwin. During that time, Basinger performed as Kuki Gallmann in I Dreamed of Africa, in 2000, and as Eminem’s mother in the 2002 film 8 Mile, which was also directed by L.A. Confidential’s Curtis Hanson. Featured in another half-dozen films throughout the 2000s, Basinger was slowly moving toward more independent feature films. The Burning Plain was featured at multiple film festivals, and in 2009, her film The Informers premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Kim Basinger Today

Since 2010, Kim Basinger has starred in Charlie St. Cloud and Grudge Match, and has two films, 4 Minute Mile and I Am Here, on the film festival circuit, with several more upcoming pieces.

The Internet talks about the Bond Girl Curse, which highlights the tendency of actresses who play the romantic interest in a Bond film to never go further in their career. Kim Basinger managed to defy the supposed curse with L.A. Confidential, but since 1997, the 80s sex symbol’s career has been slowly declining. Most recently, Basinger made headlines by platonically reuniting with Alec Baldwin to support their daughter Ireland, who was struggling with her own modeling career and personal life. Professionally, Basinger has two upcoming films, The Nice Guys and Nocturnal Animals, both slated for limited festival runs.
http://www.joblo.com/hollywood-celeb...ena-headey-181

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People have largely ignored Kim Basinger’s career post the turn century, perhaps because she was getting older, perhaps because her personal life kept blowing up in the tabloids. Whatever the case, it’s a sad state of affairs, considering that she’s only gotten better as an actress, in some cases turning out performances so flawlessly, you overlook that she’s acting. In 8 MILE, the movie that fictionalized Eminem’s real life, Kim is awesome as a whiny, needy, *beep* up mother who bones her son’s former classmate while her youngest child pretends to cover her ears. It’s horrific when you consider just how commonplace this type of behavior is out in the world.
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Kim Basinger hasn't done much since she won that Oscar a million years ago for L.A. Confidential. Sure there was The Door in the Floor and that Africa one and of course who could forget Cellular. But, y'know, that was kind of it. So it feels like somewhat big news that she has been cast in Paul Haggis' new film The Third Person, alongside Adrien Brody, Mila Kunis, Casey Affleck, and Liam Neeson, among others. She'll be playing Neeson's wife, which is a supporting role, but still. Still, this is a role alongside movie stars in a respected (by some, at least, ahem) director's film. Good for Kim Basinger. Maybe this is the beginning of a resurgence. The second coming of the Real McCoy. Or maybe it's just a small-ish role in an indie film. Whichever. [The Hollywood Reporter]
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Basinger was good in 8 Mile and The Door in the Floor, so she didn't completely disappear, but I think sort of fitting out of the scene was a combination of a couple of things including her age, her choices, and (and this is just an impression I get) not having a whole lot of support in the industry (probably from being seen as flaky). Reminds me of Winona Ryder, good actress who got her thunder stolen on her own passion project by Angelina Jolie, and then fell off like a *beep* in part because she's flaky and (from what I understand) has some enemies.
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It's not quite a comeback. Over the years, Basinger has occasionally turned up in wife/mom roles in movies like Charlie St. Cloud, and Grudge Match, and she toplined a long-gestating passion project called The 11th Hour, which arrived on VOD last summer. But unless you've been actively following Basinger's career over the past decade, it's still a little startling when she suddenly pops up in The Nice Guys—like stumbling into an old friend you rarely think of and never visit.

Hollywood has an exceedingly short memory, so it's easy to forget how omnipresent Basinger was in the 1980s and 1990s. She costarred in a miniseries remake of the Best Picture-winning drama From Here to Eternity. She held her own opposite James Bond and Batman. She worked with directors as varied and talented as Robert Altman, Adrian Lyne, and Robert Benton. She earned a Golden Globe nomination for her supporting turn in The Natural. There were also costly mistakes; at the height of her career, Basinger turned down starring roles in both Thelma & Louise and Sleepless in Seattle.
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I think her nasty divorce/custody battle with Alec kinda ruined her public image and her relevancy never really recovered. I think she also filled for bankruptcy at some point too. Plus Hollywood ageism, etc.

Read more at ONTD: http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com...#ixzz44ekkO9Jh
http://www.wow247.co.uk/2014/08/18/o...m-grace-59901/

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Kim Basinger

Basinger seems to have taken a more laid-back approach since she won her Academy Award for L.A. Confidential. She didn’t retire from acting altogether, but you wouldn’t be crazy for thinking she had. After her sex appeal started to lose its gravitas, Basinger’s roles became limited to playing moms in 8 Mile and Charlie St Cloud, or weak parts in disappointments such as Bless the Child and I Dreamed of Africa. She has now garnered herself an impressive 7 Razzie nominations to date.
http://www.lesinrocks.com/2015/10/11...nger-11780186/

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The choice of film actress in the 90 remain to this day unexplained. At the height of fame in the late 80’s she makes the series B and movies second class: Hot Blood for murder in cold blood, The Real McCoy case, Wayne’s World 2 (admittedly very funny but it’s not this kind of film that builds you a “cred” in the middle).

Against all odds, she finally gets recognition (an Oscar and a Golden Globe) for the role of the fatal Lynn Bracken in the very dark LA Confidential, based on the novel by James Ellroy.

In 2002 he is against total employment by embodying the alcoholic mother of Eminem in 8 Mile, but once again, she moves with mediocre films that go mostly unnoticed. In 2010 she even plays in a movie with Zac Efron, Charlie St. Cloud. In other words, the “vortex of lose”.

But Kim Basinger has accustomed us many twists and it would not be crazy to see it reborn from the ashes soon. Besides, she is currently filming the next film from Tom Ford with Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams. It promises.
http://screenrant.com/oscar-curse-ac...cademy-awards/

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9. KIM BASINGER

Sometimes, being beautiful can be a curse. Case in point: Kim Basinger. Although early performances showed talent for both comedy and drama, the actress was often cast in roles that emphasized her sex appeal. 9 1/2 Weeks, for example, was one big sex-a-palooza. Blind Date found her playing Bruce Willis’s dream girl, and My Stepmother Is an Alien had her portraying an extra-terrestrial who comes to Earth in the guise of a ridiculously attractive woman. You get the picture. (At least she got to be Vicki Vale in Tim Burton’s Batman.) Director Curtis Hanson saw something else in Basinger. He cast her as an old-school femme fatale in his 1997 classic, L.A. Confidential. It was a role that made great use of both her beauty and her talent. The Academy agreed, naming her the year’s Best Supporting Actress.

Basinger didn’t take the va-va-voom roles afterward, but her attempts to continue proving herself as a serious actress fell flat. Turkeys such as I Dreamed of Africa, Bless the Child, and Cellular did nothing to advance her career. The only really decent role she got after winning the Oscar was playing Eminem’s mom in 8 Mile — a movie directed by Curtis Hanson. These days, Basinger turns up mostly in supporting roles (Grudge Match, Fifty Shades Darker). She needs another collaborator like the late Hanson who understands how to tap into the substance underneath the beauty.
http://observer.com/2015/06/in-the-u...a-long-hiatus/

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Kim Basinger won an Academy Award, divorced Alec Baldwin, ditched a coveted acting career and vanished from the screen before you could scratch your head and ask, “Huh?” Now she’s making a comeback. This would ordinarily prompt applause, but a thing called The 11th Hour, the vehicle she’s making her comeback in, is such a creepy, pretentious hunk of junk that she should have stayed in bed.
http://crazydaysandnights.net/2014/1...aled-2851.html

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This former A+ list mostly movie actress doesn't even really act any longer. She still has a name though and one of the more memorable movie roles of all-time. She has had some very famous relationships too. Oh, and some celebrity offspring. Anyway she discovered this morning that she wasn't given a front row seat to a show and stole a seat in the front row. When she was asked to vacate it by the person who it had been assigned to, our actress said, “I don't think so.” The person backed down and our actress sat right in front.Kim Basinger
http://crazydaysandnights.net/2015/0...aled-40-2.html

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This former A list mostly movie actress who kind of fell off the planet when she and the A list mostly television actor got divorced more than a decade ago has had her chances to work. Really famous for one iconic movie, the actress recently got a chance to star in an independent movie with a small budget and a great script. The budget was tiny but our actress wanted two separate trailers and cakes, yes cakes, delivered three times a day each day of shooting and had specific dimensions and flavors for each cake. Yeah, the producers passed and ended up landing two Academy Award winners/nominees for the lead roles.Kim Basinger/Vera Farmiga/Andy Garcia
http://crazydaysandnights.net/2016/0...led-2-527.html

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This 80’s A+ list actress is now barely in demand for any movies. She used to be married to an A+ lister who has been A list for a few decades. Our actress stopped getting roles after she fired multiple directors and directors of photography because they were not shooting her the way she wanted. She also fired writers who didn’t give her enough dialogue.Kim Basinger/Alec Baldwin
http://www.movie-wave.net/titles/cellular.html

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After LA Confidential many expected Kim Basinger's career to go into some sort of revival, but with I Dreamed of Africa and Bless the Child being the two films that followed, those expectations didn't turn out to be the case. Her career seems to have pretty much fizzled out into making trashy films (the one notable exception being 8 Mile), and so along comes Cellular, a film with a joyously daft premise whereby Basinger is kidnapped and her only hope of survival is to stay on her cellphone to a complete stranger - if she loses the signal, she loses her life! My, the tension.
https://www.google.com/search?ei=Otu...69.m6VRJELw69U

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https://lebeauleblog.com/2012/02/05/...-kim-basinger/
Feb 5, 2012 - Costner's not had a hit in ages despite many fans so his name shall remain first in the credits, Kim Basinger doesn't get right front billings anymore though, think her film BLESS THE CHILD sank quickly and I'd imagine it's her last big solo vehicle but killed her career not so sure. Demi Moore, no hits in ages ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XNMrP4yjzE#t=06m25s

https://firstshock.com/post-oscar-curse/

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Kim Basinger – The Curse

Desperate to break away from the bombshell roles, Basinger chose projects that put her talents as a serious actor front and centre. This proved disastrous, starting a string of duds like Bless This Child and I Dreamed of Africa. Her last high-profile role was in Fifty Shades Darker and I think we can all agree that no-one deserves that.
http://www.moviemuser.co.uk/2012/10/...ggis-new-film/

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It’s difficult to know whether Kim Basinger’s rather sporadic film appearances over the last few year are more to do with choice or simply because not that many people have roles for her. She was last seen in 2010’s Charlie St. Cloud, but has now signed up for a part in Crash writer/director Paul Haggis’ new drama, Third Person.
http://whatculture.com/film/10-actor...n-oscar?page=7

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LA Confidential is full of great performances - it is, after all, the film that basically gave us Russell Crowe - but Kim Basinger's Lynn Bracken was the real stand-out. Which is why she won an Oscar for it and which is why we should have then got a period of her rising to become one of the most prominent leading ladies in Hollywood.

Remember that? Well, no, you wouldn't, because it didn't happen. Instead, Basinger went on holiday from film-making for three years, letting everyone forget about the goodwill she'd built with the win and then making I Dreamed Of Africa. A truly awful, dull film. She's not awful in it, but the film is woefully bad.

After the break and then the pretty appalling comeback, it's testament to how her profile changed that her biggest roles have probably been in two Fifty Shades sequels. And they're unwatchable. She just let relevance slip out of her grip.

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