Brad Pitt: ‘I Have No Interest In Campaigning For An Oscar’

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September 17, 2019 | 4:04am EST

Brad Pitt has no interest in campaigning for an Oscar, should his roles in Ad Astra and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood land nominations at the beginning of next year.
The 55 year old insists he has never had any interest in pitching for awards – and he’s not about to start now.
“Oh, man, I’m gonna abstain,” Brad tells Entertainment Weekly. “I mean, you never know, and it’s really nice when your number comes up. But the goal is for the film to land, to speak to someone, whether it’s now or a decade from now.
“I find chasing it (awards) actually a disservice to the purity of your telling a story, and a shackling thing to focus on.”
Pitt has had three performance Academy Awards nods for his roles in Moneyball, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Twelve Monkeys respectively, and he picked up a win as a producer on 2014’s Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave.