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 FRIDA.
"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 currency."25/04/2003 13:34