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Fassbender won't chase Oscar nod

Michael Fassbender has revealed that he will not be campaigning for an Oscar again, for his role in 12 Years A Slave.

The 36-year-old, who unsuccessfully pursued a nomination for his performance as a sex addict in Shame in 2011, admitted he will be too busy working to do the same for his upcoming part in Steve McQueen's drama.

"I won't put myself through that kind of situation again. It's just a grind. And I'm not a politician. I'm an actor," he told GQ.

Michael, who plays an evil plantation owner in the film, revealed he will be busy on set, filming Assassin's Creed - his production company's first film in New Zealand - and then, shooting Macbeth with Marion Cotillard.

"I'm going to be busy working. I just don't really have time. That's just not going to happen, because I'll be in New Zealand. I'll be on the other side of the world ," he added.

Michael, who will next reprise his role as Magneto in the X-Men sequel, Days Of Future Past and stars in Ridley Scott's The Counsellor, claimed that fame has made him more interesting to the opposite sex.

"I make a lot more friends, you know what I mean? You become a lot more successful in terms of, like, talking to a girl. She's all of a sudden more interested in me," he said.

"I know that, like, three years ago, she would've walked away after two sentences left my mouth. I remember I was sitting at this table at this thing, and I was talking to this girl.

"I was like, 'God, I am so boring right now.' But she was like, 'That's so interesting!' I was like, 'You know what? Five years ago, this would not have been interesting'," he added.

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