Joaquin Phoenix worries about winning awards

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Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Actor Joaquin Phoenix says he worries when it comes to awards season and fears that winning trophies could be “addictive”.

“There’s a part of me that fears if you appreciate or enjoy that too much, it means you’re getting soft and old and you’ll stop fighting. And I’m terrified of it,” he told the Metro newspaper.

He added: “I guess the fear is that it will be addictive and you’ll start pandering, right? For me, thus far, I’ve managed to stave that off and to feel like working on a movie is always the greatest reward.

“The process is something I really enjoy. I guess I’m always scared that it will change the way you approach things.”

When the actor won the coveted Best Actor gong at the Cannes Film Festival last year, he was “totally f**king shocked” and didn’t anticipate winning, and accepted it wearing his Converse boots, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

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He said: “I was totally f**king shocked, I didn’t anticipate it at all.”

The actor has been praised for his role in “If You Were Never Really Here”.

–IANS

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