WTF Happened to Catherine Zeta-Jones?

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

In our latest WTF series, we take a look at some of our favorite stars and filmmakers who have seemingly disappeared or altered their careers over the years to the point that begs the question; WTF happened? Now, before you think we're just picking on celebrities or running some gossip rag stuff, think again! We take a fun (and sometimes funny), researched and fair approach, looking at all angles that led our subject to wherever they are now (which isn't necessarily a bad place at all). If anything, it answers the question on where these fine folks went, how they got there and where you can find 'em now.

This week we look back at what happened to one of the biggest rising stars of the 90s and early 2000s, the lovely and talented Catherine Zeta-Jones. After a brief, but memorable appearance in THE PHANTOM, Zeta-Jones made a tremendous splash with 1998's THE MASK OF ZORRO followed by another huge hit, ENTRAPMENT, starring alongside Sean Connery and topped off with THE HAUNTING in 1999. Firmly establishing her "name" in Hollywood, Zeta-Jones went on to star in the moody drug cartel flick TRAFFIC, then reunited with her HIGH FIDELITY co-star John Cusack for AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS before starring in the Oscar-winning CHICAGO alongside Renee Zellweger. She then played alongside George Clooney in The Coen Bros. INTOLERABLE CRUELTY, joined Tom Hanks in Steve Spielberg's THE TERMINAL, before jumping into sequel-land with OCEAN'S TWELVE and THE LEGEND OF ZORRO in 2005. From there, her work gets much more sporadic on the big screen, but her time was needed elsewhere, as her husband, actor Michael Douglas was diagnosed with cancer, which he eventually beat, luckily, and she revealed to the world that she suffered from bipolar disorder. However, her dedication to herself and her family slowed her career and when she finally returned to the big screen the roles seemed to be less than stellar. But, Zeta-Jones is not one to be deterred and has slowly, but surely maintained a presence in Hollywood, even if the opportunities aren't as good as they were two decades prior. For us, Catherine Zeta-Jones has a special place in our movie hearts and we're happy to see her turn up anywhere. 


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