Los Angeles, Nov 9 (IANS) Actor Samuel L. Jackson says he was gutted when he missed out on the Academy Award after being nominated for his 1994 film “Pulp Fiction”, but said he’s not bothered anymore.
“Some people only do movies that are meaningful and that are going to come out during Academy Awards season, but I’m not that person. I’ve done enough work now… not to worry about getting an Academy Award,” Jackson told GQ magazine, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
“When I got nominated for ‘Pulp Fiction’, I kept going to all of these f**king award shows and I wasn’t winning and it’s kind of like, ‘God damn, what is going on?’ By the time we got to the Academy Awards I thought to myself, ‘Maybe they’ll get it f**king right this time’.
“When they didn’t call my name I just went, ‘S**t!’ and everybody in TV land read that on my lips and they said that I was the first and only person to have an honest reaction to not f**king winning,” the 66-year-old added.
Jackson said he would never go to the same lengths Oscar winners do to promote his own films in an attempt to bag an award.
He said: “These actors would like you to believe that it’s truly based on the merit of what they’ve done in the film, and occasionally it is, but most of all it’s the result of a lot of hard work by a lot of people, who go everywhere to promote it.”
“You go to the actor’s home and you make sure there are copies of the film that you’re in and you have a discussion with them, watch it with them, have a talk about it or go to the post-screening discussions. I ain’t doing that,” he added.