Dustin Hoffman On The Academy Awards: 'It's Boring'
Stars: they're just us! Even they think the Oscars are boring.
In a new interview with Maxim, two-time Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman says what you've been thinking for years.
"It's boring!" he said, when asked about attending the ceremony. "It lasts forever, and don't think you're seeing spontaneous behavior. You see couples who are suddenly smooching, and, well, there's a guy sitting on the ground with the camera at their knees."
Hoffman claims he once wanted to play with that lack of spontaneity, but was persuaded to play nice.
"There was one particular time I knew I wasn't going to win, and when they'd train the camera on me as one of the losers, I wanted to be able to rip open my tuxedo shirt and just have stenciled on my chest, oh, shit," he said. "But my wife wouldn't let me do it."
Hoffman has been nominated seven times in the Best Actor category, most recently for "Wag the Dog" in 1997. He previously won for "Kramer Vs. Kramer" (1979) and "Rain Man" (1988).
The star's disdain for the Oscars was apparent even when he won for "Kramer Vs. Kramer" at the 1980 ceremony.
"He has no genitalia and he's holding a sword," Hoffman quipped upon receiving his Oscar, before adding, "I'd like thank my parents for not practicing birth control."
Hoffman can now be seen weekly on the HBO series "Luck." Wonder what he'll say about the Emmy Awards...
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