martes, 15 de octubre de 2013

Fassy en The Hollywood Reporter

Oscars: Michael Fassbender Says He Won't Campaign Again

FILM: Michael Fassbender

After his fruitless pursuit of a nomination for "Shame," the "12 Years a Slave" star tells GQ, "I'm not a politician. I'm an actor."

Two years ago, Michael Fassbenderspent months campaigning for an Oscar nomination he wouldn't receive for his role as a sex addict in Steve McQueen'sShame. Even though he has an Oscar-friendly role this year as an evil plantation owner in McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, he won't be hitting the campaign trail again, the actor tells GQ.
"You know, I get it. Everybody's got to do their job. So you try and help and facilitate as best you can. But I won't put myself through that kind of situation again," he tells the magazine in its November cover story. "It's just a grind. And I'm not a politician. I'm an actor."
He has a convenient excuse for his absence on the campaign trail, explaining that he'll be on set, first filming his production company's first feature in New Zealand and then shootingMacbeth with Marion Cotillard.
"I'm going to be busy working," Fassbender tells GQ. "I just don't really have time."
Fassbender's remarks aren't quite as extreme as those made toInterview magazine last year by Joaquin Phoenix, another potential nominee this year for his work in Her.
Phoenix said the awards circuit is "total, utter bullshit, and I don't want to be a part of it."
"I don't believe in it," he added. "It's a carrot, but it's the worst-tasting carrot I've ever tasted in my whole life. I don't want this carrot. It's totally subjective. Pitting people against each other ... it's the stupidest thing in the whole world."
Phoenix also had a bad experience campaigning for an award, for his 2005 portrayal of Johnny Cash in Walk the Line. Although he earned an Oscar nomination and won a Golden Globe for best actor, he didn't take home the Oscar.
Despite his complaining last year, Phoenix still received a best actor Oscar nomination.
12 Years a Slave hits theaters in the U.S. on Friday.