It's a question I wonder about a lot. 2001 was a great year for Kate Beckinsale -- she had both a successful John Cusack romantic comedy and a mammoth Michael Bay blockbuster in Serendipity and Pearl Harbor out, respectively, two terrible movies that seemed to be unavoidable star-launching events. Not to mention the fact that she is one of the most gorgeous people in the history of gorgeous people, and that on top of all of it she can actually act. So, why didn't she become a hugely popular movie star? Or even one of the Awards show ball hogs like Kate Winslet or Hilary Swank? Why did she make Vacancy? Why does she have to be in the unfortunate-looking Whiteout right now, when by all accounts she should be starring in award bait and blockbusters?