The Real Reason Why Hollywood Dropped Hilary Swank

Nicki Swift
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Uploaded On 2018-04-12
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Hilary Swank first won fame and acclaim for her groundbreaking performance in 1999's Boys Don't Cry. As if that wasn't impressive enough, she did it all over again five years later when she won a second Oscar for Clint Eastwood's boxing drama Million Dollar Baby. And then, all of a sudden, Hollywood stopped talking about her. In March 2018, she reminded the world that she'd stepped away from the screen scene to help her father recover from a major operation. But her hiatus seemed to last longer than that, as she dropped from household name status to barely there over the last decade. From a series of low-performing projects, to her pivot to personal and professional pursuits outside of Tinseltown, to a bizarre political scandal, Hilary Swank gave studios more than enough reason to look elsewhere during casting. But can she make a comeback now?

Too much, too soon | 0:52
Crash and burn | 2:06
An international incident | 3:13
Outside work | 4:16
Turning to TV | 5:43

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