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posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 09, 2003

Bill Murray doesn’t want an Oscar for his excellent performance in Lost in Translation:

It’s a really unattractive sight to see an actor or actress who really wants an Oscar. And you often see it on the show, you see their faces and the desperation is so ugly.

Desperation is not a quality I long for. I’m over the Oscar. Sometimes people win it and you think, “This can’t be true.” It’s a little bit of a popularity contest, too.

Sometimes it’s right, but it’s wrong just as often, so I don’t care. I’d rather make movies that lots of people saw and liked. I’m happy with the results.