It was the purr-fect day for critics to claw Halle Berry. The Oscar winner’s borderline-dominatrix feline flick Catwoman dropped into theaters on July 23, 2004, and fulfilled its early promise as a complete and utter disaster. Reviled by practically all reviewers, and now widely considered one of the worst movies ever, its title made it too easy, not to mention fun, for critics to ridicule the film with cheesy puns.A sampling:’Catwoman is not destined to have nine lives.”Me-ouch!”Catwoman has all the appeal of a hairball.”Bad Kitty’Catwoman, budgeted at a whopping $90 million, landed in the litter box in third place over the weekend with $17.16 million, while Matt Damon reigned supreme with The Bourne Supremacy. Its total gross? $40 million.The following February, Halle and Co. earned their spot in dishonorable film history when Catwoman scored four Razzie trophies, including worst picture of the year, worst screenplay, worst director (Pitof) and worst actress. Ever the good loser, Halle surprisingly stopped by to pick up her award — with her Oscar in hand, naturally.’First of all, I want to thank Warner Brothers,’ she said. ‘Thank you for putting me in this piece of s***, God-awful movie…It’s just what my career needed. I’d like to thank the rest of the cast — to give a really bad performance like mine you need to have really bad actors.’Joking aside, Halle added she swallowed her pride and showed up because, ‘When I was a kid, my mother told me that if you could not be a good loser, then there’s no way you could be a good winner.’By Joyce EngPhoto: Wireimage.com

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