Oscars A 'danger' To Joaquin Phoenix.Joaquin Phoenix refuses to allow the Oscars to dictate what movie roles he chooses to take.The actor, who is tipped for an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of singer JOHNNY CASH in biopic WALK THE LINE, says an Oscar is "obviously a great honour" but remains sceptical after witnessing the disappointment of a friend who "did a fucking spectacular job" but missed out on a nomination.Phoenix says, "For most actors, it's the highest recognition of one's work, but to me it's a danger. I don't want it to matter that much. I don't want it to start dictating my actions."After my nomination for GLADIATOR, I was offered several roles that were sold as 'guaranteed Oscar parts'. I turned them down. All of them But you know what? With each one the guy got nominated. Every single time! But I won't take them, that's not what it's about for me."Meanwhile in other news from the OSCAR's
Chris Rock Congratulates Stewart On Oscars JobComedian CHRIS ROCK has sent his congratulations to talk show host JON STEWART, who will take over his role as Oscars host in March (06).The Academy's original choice BILLY CRYSTAL was too busy with his one-man show 700 SUNDAYS to host the prestigious awards, so THE DAILY SHOW star Stewart will step into the role.
"I gave him the same advice Billy (Crystal) gave me. I also told him to call Billy."