The “Best Actress” Oscar Curse

Ken AshfordPopular Culture, Sex/Morality/Family Values1 Comment

Six of the last nine "Best Actress" Oscar winners have split from their partners/spouses at some point following their win:  Charlize Theron (Stuart Townsend), Hilary Swank (Chad Lowe), Reese Witherspoon (Ryan Phillippe), Kate Winslet (Sam Mendes), Halle Berry (Eric Benet), and now Sandra Bullock (Jesse James).

On the flip side, going back to 2001, only one Best Actor winner, Sean Penn, has separated from his spouse.

Meaningless stat?  Or do men have a problem with successful wives?  Or something else?