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Joaquin Phoenix On Awards: 'The Oscars Have Completely Changed My Career for the Better'

Joaquin Phoenix On Awards: 'The Oscars Have Completely Changed My Career for the Better'

Joaquin Phoenix is dapper as he attends a photo call for his latest film Inherent Vice at Hotel De Russie on Tuesday (January 26) in Rome, Italy.

The 40-year-old actor was joined by screenwriter and director Paul Thomas Anderson as they also took part in a press conference for the flick, which is playing in select theaters now.

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Joaquin recently opened up about winning awards and how they’ve effected his career.

“Awards can do amazing things for an actor’s career. The Oscars have completely changed my career for the better,” Joaquin expressed (via The Guardian). “There’s also a danger that it becomes this thing, that you’re constantly seeking this validation, that you’re trying to do something to get a particular response. I don’t like that type of acting … Bad acting is being self-aware, being self-conscious. The only approval I seek is the director’s. You want to get it right. You want to achieve what the director’s vision is.”

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  • lshelton22

    “There’s also a danger that it becomes this thing, that you’re
    constantly seeking this validation, that you’re trying to do something to get a particular response. I don’t like that type of acting … Bad acting is being self-aware, being self-conscious.” Are you listening, Jessica Chastain?

  • The Last Word

    Did Joaquin get a new publicist?

  • Pop Star

    Isn’t allowed for an actor to say that he doesnt want to kiss some ass so the their colleagues and industry recognize his talent. He might do the best work of the year and yet ignore them just because his remarks about award season and they would label him of being ungrateful.

  • RayonLight

    He’s been overlooked so many times, that I find it worse than the whole Leo thing. He’s been deserving of an Oscar for quite sometime.