Bill Murray Thinks Winning an Oscar Can Hurt Your Career, Wanting Awards Is "Like a Virus"

October 14, 2014 4:16 PM

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Bill Murray may be getting all kinds of Oscar buzz for his performance in the new comedy St. Vincent, but don't expect him to campaign for the big prize.

"I've never done that," he tells writer Ramin Setoodeh in the new issue of Variety. "I know that something [Weinstein Company boss Harvey Weinstein] does—he forces you to do these things. I'm not that way. If you want an award so much, it's like a virus. It's an illness."

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