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George Clooney Doesn’t Care Much About Awards

George Clooney might be one of the most praised actors in Hollywood — he’s been nominated for three acting Oscars (winning one for Syriana) and was also nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Goodnight and Good Luck.  But despite being nominated for four Golden Globes this year for The Descendants and The Ides of March, and a likely nominee for an Oscar or two, Clooney claims he’s so over the whole awards scene. 

So over it that he’s talking all about it, of course.

On the NBC news program Rock Center, Clooney explained to Brian Williams, “I am a fan of movies. And so my job is to try to make films that last longer than an opening weekend.  And then if someone’s nice to you at the end of the year– and they’ve been nice and they’ve been mean — my job is to try to make films that I think are entertaining.”

Those words echo the even harsher sentiments he expressed in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.  When asked about campaigning for awards, Clooney answered, “You use the word ‘campaign.’ I’ve actually done it where it was like a campaign, like kissing babies.  You can justify it by saying, ‘I’m helping the movie,’ but you cross a line where it feels like you’re only helping yourself. And it starts to feel unclean. So I haven’t done that version of it since then. I didn’t do it for Up in the Air or Michael Clayton. So the word ‘campaigning’ isn’t part of it anymore.” 

Now, it’s quite interesting that Clooney is doing interviews to express how much he doesn’t care about awards during award season.  Hmm… maybe reverse psychology can be an effective strategy…  All kidding aside, if Clooney is being sincere it’s refreshing to hear about an actor who legitimately doesn’t care about statues and cares more about making entertaining movies.

Via Huffington Post

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