Though Alfred Hitchcock holds the record for pithiest Oscar speech, Fonda gave him a run for his money with her strange 1971 acceptance: "There's a great deal to say, and I'm not going to say it tonight. I would just like to thank you very much."

Like some cryptic soothsayer, she stared at the audience for a moment, uttered these words, and hurried away. And that's how the Curse of the Jane Fonda first started.