Catherine Zeta-Jones made got her breakthrough role as an actress in the 1998 major motion picture The Mask Of Zorro. She played opposite Anthony Hopkins and Antonio Banderas and her performance earned he not only critical praise, but it also helped her to land roles in a series of blockbuster hit movies that helped to solidify her career as an actress. In 1999 Catherine Zeta-Jones starred in the movie Entrapment with Sean Connery and in that same year she starred in The Haunting opposite Liam Neeson. Catherine Zeta-Jones continued the blockbuster success when she starred in Academy Award winning movie Traffic in 2000. Catherine Zeta-Jones missed out on the Oscar for that movie but in 2002 she won the best supporting actress Oscar for her work in the blockbuster hit Chicago.
Catherine Zeta-Jones has always done whatever work she felt like she wanted to do regardless of whether or not it was popular or even looked upon as wrong by other actors or even movie studios. In the early 1990’s Catherine Zeta-Jones released a pop music album and then in 1992 she sang on the album Spartacus. But the thing that Catherine Zeta-Jones does that seems to rub Hollywood the wrong way is advertising. In her career Zeta-Jones has done print ads and/or television commercials for Alfa-Romeo cars, VoiceStream Wireless, Elizabeth Arden perfumes, Lux, and the commercials she is most known for is the ones she did for the T-Mobile cellular phone company. In 2002 Zeta-Jones did a series of television commercials and print ads for T-Mobile that would have been potentially lethal blows to any other actress in Hollywood. But when you are an Academy Award winning actress it is almost impossible to keep you off the screen and Catherine Zeta-Jones has found a way to make movies, and commercials, in the Unites States and be successful at doing both. It is not easy to find an actor or actress in the United States capable of pulling off something like that.
Catherine Zeta-Jones has gone from advertisements for cell phone companies all the way to being voted as one of People Magazine’s most beautiful people of 1998. She has won an Oscar and released a pop song called True Love Ways that made its way into the UK top 40 charts. She is a multi-talented lady that seems to be able to do anything she sets her mind to so it will be interesting to see what she decides to do next.