Why Hollywood won't cast Hilary Swank anymore
Hilary Swank won fame and acclaim for her Oscar-winning 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.
From a series of low-performing subsequent projects, to her pivot to personal and professional pursuits outside of Tinseltown, to a bizarre scandal involving a controversial Eastern European politician, Hilary Swank has given studios more than enough reason to look elsewhere during casting. Or perhaps — like many actors who turn early success into powerful lever in the industry — she's simply decided to start doing things on her own terms, outside of traditional expectations.
Let's take a look at some of the possible reasons Swank went from in demand to out of the spotlight.