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Harrison doesn't care for awards

Published 19/02/2010 | 15:44

Harrison Ford isn't too bothered about winning awards
Harrison Ford isn't too bothered about winning awards

Harrison Ford has revealed winning awards isn't high on his list.

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Despite having a five-decade career starring in blockbusters like Indiana Jones, Star Wars and The Fugitive, an Academy Award is looking elusive for the 67-year-old.

"I don't care very much about awards - I'd rather make a living at what I do and have time to do what I want to do with my family and the rest of my life," he told The Independent.

"I'm not naturally drawn to the kind of performance that usually nets awards. I don't have any expectation in that area."

Harrison - who stars with Brendan Fraser in Extraordinary Measures - went on: "I'm flattered when people recognise my work and wish to honour it, but it's not an important part of my process. And I'm not Indiana Jones or any of the other roles I've played. I'm an actor. I just work here, and it's important for my career to play different kinds of characters."

Asked what he'd like to play, Harrison - who's engaged to actress Calista Flockhart - quipped: "I've never played a woman! And I've never played a fish. Other than that I would like to play a female fish, yes."

:: Extraordinary Measures will be released on February 26.

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