October 18th, 2012
02:06 PM ET
Joaquin Phoenix may have turned in a critically praised performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," but it seems he's hoping he doesn't get any awards recognition for the role.
Speaking with Elvis Mitchell for Interview magazine - a profile that calls Phoenix's role in "The Master" "a triumphal return to the movies" - the 37-year-old actor says he's just not into that whole "awards circuit" thing.
It's not that he thinks he's "above" the awards aspect of being in Hollywood, but rather that he doesn't "want to get comfortable with that part."
"It's totally subjective," he continued. "Pitting people against each other . . . It's the stupidest thing in the whole world. It was one of the most uncomfortable periods of my life when 'Walk the Line' was going through all the awards stuff and all that. I never want to have that experience again."
Well, given this interview, what do you think the odds are that he won't have to worry about that?
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