These 9 actors have won Razzies *and* Oscars, because art is complex
Winning an Oscar is every actor’s dream. Other than being recognized for your hard work, having the words “Academy Award winner” forever attached to your name can only do wonders for your career. But there’s another achievement only a handful of actors have reached, and no, it has nothing to do with the highly coveted EGOT. Friends, we’re talking about the Razzie Awards — you know the prizes we mean. They’re handed out the day before the Oscars, and they celebrate the *worst* Hollywood had to offer in the previous year.
Shockingly, some actors — and we’re not talking about no-name, D+ talent here — have actually won Razzie Awards and Oscars, meaning they’re somehow the best and the worst at their craft.
The Razzies have been awarding the worst in movies for the past 38 years, and this year, Tyler Perry’s performance in Boo! 2: A Medea Halloween won him the Worst Actress award, while Tom Cruise was named Worst Actor for his performance in The Mummy. While Perry and Cruise aren’t necessarily bad actors, they just had bad performances this year, as far as Razzies voters are concerned.
That’s the thing about acting. Sometimes the role you get is Oscar-level stuff, and sometimes it’s not. Below, find out which of your favorite Academy Award-winning actors have also won Razzies.
Halle Berry won an Oscar in 2001 for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Monster’s Ball. Then, three years later, she won a Razzie for Worst Actress for Catwoman. Even the writer said the movie was “very, very bad,” so unfortunately, even an Oscar-winner couldn’t really save it.
Sandra Bullock won her Oscar and her Razzie just one day apart — but not for the same role, thankfully. In 2009, Bullock won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Blind Side, and Worst Actress for her role in All About Steve.
In 2014, Eddie Redmayne won an Oscar for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. Just one year later, he won a Worst Supporting Actor at the Razzies for Jupiter Ascending.
Ben Affleck has two Oscars, neither of which are for acting. His first win was in 1998 for co-writing Good Will Hunting with Matt Damon, and then he won again in 2013 for his role as a producer on Best Picture winner Argo. While he has two Oscars, his Razzie count has that beat. He won three acting Razzies for his roles in Daredevil, Gigli, and Paycheck. In 2017, Affleck won another Razzie — this time with Henry Cavill — for Worst Screen Combo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar in 2016 for his performance in The Revenant. But earlier on in his career, DiCaprio won a Razzie for his work in 1998’s The Man in the Iron Mask.
Al Pacino is an acting legend: He won an Oscar for Best Actor in 1993 for Scent of a Woman. Less than a decade later, though, he ended up winning a Worst Supporting Actor Razzie for Jack and Jill.
Brad Pitt may not have won an Academy Award for any of his acting roles, but he did get one in 2013 for his role as a producer on 12 Years a Slave. In 1994, Pitt won a Razzie for Worst Screen Combo with Tom Cruise for Interview with a Vampire.
You may know Faye Dunaway for her work in the classic film Bonnie and Clyde (or because she was part of the infamous Oscar envelope mishap from 2017). Although she only scored a nomination for her role in Bonnie and Clyde, Dunaway ended up winning an Oscar in 1977 for her role in Network. In 1993, she won a Razzie for Worst Supporting Actress in The Temp.
Nicole Kidman is an awards show darling and seems to win just about every acting award she gets nominated for. In 2002, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in The Hours. While it may seem like she can do no wrong, a few years later, Kidman won a Razzie for being part of the Worst Screen Combo in Bewitched with Will Ferrell.
Other actors who have both an Oscar and a Razzie include Kevin Costner, Liza Minnelli, Marlon Brando, and Laurence Olivier. So it just goes to show you that even the best actors can have their questionable roles, too. Nobody’s perfect, unless you’re Meryl Streep.