'12 Years A Slave's Michael Fassbender Won't Campaign For Oscar Nod: Here Are 4 Other Nominees Who Also Denounce The Rat Race

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In GQ's Nov. 2013 cover story, Michael Fassbender explains why after his failed campaign for Steve McQueen's Shame two years ago he won't be participating in the Oscar campaign race this year. Fassbender has two films on the slab that could get him an Oscar nod, McQueen's 12 Years A Slave and Ridley Scott's The Counselor, but he'll be too busy with other projects (including Macbeth opposite Marion Cotillard) to even entertain the Oscar circus. He tells GQ, "You know, I get it. Everybody's got to do their job. So you try and help and facilitate as best you can. But I won't put myself through that kind of situation again. It's just a grind. And I'm not a politician. I'm an actor." Here are some other actors who have denounced the campaign rat race for the golden statuette...

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