"There is a prejudice there": Vin Diesel on action stars being ignored at the Oscars

Vin Diesel is in India promoting his Hollywood flick xXx Return of the Xander Cage along with Deepika Padukone. At a presscon, Vin spoke about how action stars are being ignored at the Oscars.
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Vin Diesel is in India promoting his Hollywood flick xXx Return of the Xander Cage along with Deepika Padukone. Vin and Deepika spoke about their movie and also about each other. When asked about Oscars and why action films are not as popular there, Vin replied that there is some prejudice when it comes to action movies at the Oscars.

He said, "I don't think Oscars have gotten around to processing the fact that performers in action films can give performances.  There is a prejudice there.  I remember working with a director called Sidney Lumet on a film called Find me Guilty and he talked about that prejudice.  He would often say there is a prejudice against beautiful women in Hollywood and that beautiful women would be less likely to get accolades."

He added, "The  term didn't exist and it was something that came out in the 80s with Arnold and Sly( Sylvester Stallone).  So it's  a relatively new term.  I don't think Oscars have caught up to that yet.  So they still maintain a little prejudice.  So it's kind of preposterous because what other movie would make you feel like Furious 7 did? However, I don't make my movies for accolades.  I make my movies for people.  I don't carry an elitist approach to movies.  I make my movies for everyone.  And I want to offer an escapism to everyone.  Not take an elitist approach like the Oscar so often does."

Well, what do you think of that?


there's no prejudice. you just have to be good actor Vin.

when did action become acting? it is because of people like him with their mediocre and rubbish films that is screwing with audience minds and they rather watch his pathetic movies over good cinema. Also he gets paid for not doing acting and those who are great actors get paid peanuts.

Their is nothing wrong with action films or those who enjoy action films. It's a whole different story that Vin Diesel is just plane untalented, though.

He's right!


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