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Pardon me if I don't want to star in this movie

Mar 18, 2009

(Toronto Star). "I am a star. The sexiest man alive should have a gold statue with my name on it tucked away on the shimmering blue set planned for the 81st Academy Awards tomorrow night. My plucky Oscar-winning performance, the one that should get me recognized by Hugh Jackman and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences? Overcoming the tragic circumstances of my life as a cripple – oops, make that "disabled person." (We are nothing if not politically correct in expressing our prejudices.) Indeed, casting a starring role for a "handicapped/disabled/mentally ill character" is listed by as the Number 1 way to get a movie nominated for an Oscar. Tragedy sells. And disability seems to be a top contender in the category."

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