Hollywood A-lister Edward Norton insists he's never been seduced by the
lure of the celebrity lifestyle - and labels The Oscars as nothing more than a
The 25TH HOUR star - who's been twice nominated for a Best Actor gong -
also dismisses the popular belief that winning an ACADEMY AWARD leads to a more
successful film career.
But Norton still attended last month's (23MAR03) ceremony - because his
girlfriend Salma Hayek was up for a Best Actress prize for her role in
Of his own nominations for Primal Fear and American History X, he says,
"It's certainly a compliment. But, without disrespecting it, it's a pageant
that the industry puts on every year.
"Art is not a competitive medium. I remember talking to FRANCIS McDORMAND.
The year I was up for Primal Fear, she was up for Fargo. She won Best Actress,
but a year afterwards she said, 'I can't find a good part!' It's not a