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Winning an Oscar was not a financial windfall for Marcia Gay Harden

Marcia Gay Harden says that profitable an Oscar did not assist her profession financially.

The Hollywood star unexpectedly received Finest Supporting Actress in 2001 for her indelible portrayal of summary painter Lee Krasner in “Pollock.”

She stated in a new interview that “there are a lot of things concerned” as to why she made much less cash instantly following her Oscar win than at any level in her profession.

“9/11 being considered one of them,” she stated in a Vulture interview. “I had a household, so I had taken a tv job in New York on the time.”

Marcia Gay Harden in "Pollock."
Marcia Gay Harden received an Oscar for “Pollock.”
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The tv present was “The Training of Max Bickford,” starring Richard Dreyfuss, which solely lasted one season.

“Looking back, possibly I may have held off for the following huge function and always planted myself in a main approach,” she stated. “Retrospect is not my greatest pal. I believe it’s a leash round your neck that retains tugging you again. However I did ‘Max Bickford,’ and I cherished doing it.

Marcia Gay Harden is pictured in 2020.
Marcia Gay Harden is pictured in 2020.
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“We had been there on 9/11 in Queens watching that horribleness occur. For me, that tv present by no means fairly recovered, and I believe the funds within the movie trade modified. I was the breadwinner for my household, so it was necessary to maintain my household afloat.”

Harden — who bested a sturdy class which included Judi Dench (“Chocolat”), Kate Hudson (“Virtually Well-known”), Frances McDormand (“Virtually Well-known”) and Julie Walters (“Billy Elliot”) — revealed that she felt there was one fellow nominee who wasn’t completely thrilled that Harden had received.

The “Mystic River” star admitted that it was Judi Dench who had received the identical statue for her function in “Shakespeare in Love” solely two years earlier.

Harden additionally revealed that she had crushed out a then-unknown Julia Roberts for her breakthrough function in “Miller’s Crossing,” and Roberts coincidentally received the Finest Actress Oscar in 2001 for “Erin Brockovich.”

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