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Best Actress Bracket Game: Jodie Foster Vs. Hilary Swank


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We’re closing out round two of the Best Actress Bracket Game with a pair of two-time winners.  Both of these actresses are known for their portrayals of strong, determined women.  In today’s write-up, we’ll be concentrating on their victory laps.

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Best Actress Bracket Game: Halle Berry Vs. Hilary Swank


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We’re wrapping up round one of the Best Actress bracket game with our two most recent winners.  Since I was looking to feature multiple recipients, Hillary Swank was a no-brainer for inclusion in the game.  But there was some question over which actresses to include from the 21st century.  There have been some deserving winners in memorable roles.  One could argue that recent winners like Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore or Brie Larson might resonate more with readers.  Believe me, that conversation took place.  But ultimately, the last spot went to Halle Berry due to the historic nature of her win.

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July 30: Happy Birthday Arnold Schwarzenegger and Hilary Swank


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One of our birthday headliners is a two-time Oscar winner and the other was crowned Mr. Universe.  You can probably figure out which is which.  Despite vastly different career trajectories, Hilary Swank and Arnold Schwarzenegger have a couple things in common.  They both came from humble beginnings to conquer Hollywood in vastly different ways.  But ultimately, they both ended up as subjects in the “What the Hell Happened?” series.

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What the Hell Happened to Hilary Swank?


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Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank came from humble beginnings.  As a teenager, she and her single mother were homeless.  By the age of 30, she had won two Academy Awards for Best Actress.  But after winning her second Oscar, Swank’s career stalled out.  Today, the two-time Oscar-winner is stuck in direct-to-video horror movies and ensemble romantic comedies named after minor holidays.

What the hell happened?

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