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EntertainmentAnthony Mackie Took a Year Off Acting Following His 'Hurt Locker' Snub

23:06  26 june  2019
23:06  26 june  2019 Source:   menshealth.com

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Mackie says he took a year off acting when he didn't receive an Oscar nomination for his work in The Hurt Locker . • Things worked out in the end Anthony Mackie , Marvel Avenger and—spoiler!—new Captain America, was the frustrated sergeant in Katherine Bigelow's Academy Award-winning The

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Anthony Mackie, Marvel Avenger and-spoiler!-new Captain America, was the frustrated sergeant in Katherine Bigelow's Academy Award-winning The Hurt Locker. Hawkeye -- we mean, Jeremy Renner -- the risk-taking, near-suicidal bomb defuser, was the bane of Mackie's character. And only one of them got award season love.

In a recent interview for the cover of Men's Health, Mackie talked about the iconic film perhaps too few people now remember him for.

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Following his breakout role as a soldier serving in Iraq in the 2009 drama, the star was passed over But when that happened with Hurt Locker , it hurt . I had to take a year off of work.” The Hurt Locker earned nine Oscar nods, including one for leading man and fellow Avenger Jeremy Renner and went

Anthony Mackie (born September 23, 1978) is an American actor and film producer. He has been featured in films, television series and Broadway and Off -Broadway plays

"I put everything I had into that movie," Mackie said.

He told himself nominations didn't matter. He told himself he didn't care. But when the Academy announced the nominations -- when The Hurt Locker received nine, and when Mackie didn't see his name -- he felt gutted.

"That little f----r matters," he said, referring to the Oscar. "We try and protect ourselves and say, 'I'm doing the work for the work.' But when that happened with Hurt Locker, it hurt. I had to take a year off."

Mackie probably stepped away at the right time. He had just welcomed his first son. The year before, his father, who had been displaced following Hurricane Katrina, died. Mackie spent the year at home in New Orleans, restoring a 1964 Mustang by hand. "It was very, very therapeutic," he said.

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Anthony also admits he’d love to play X-Men’s Beast or possibly even James Bond, taking the opportunity to show off his British accent skills. Stars attending include Anthony Mackie , David Bradley, Claudia Grant, Manu Bennett, Chris Barrie, Danny John Jules, Robert Llewellyn, Hayley

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Mackie also began gunning for a Marvel role; he had always wanted to play a superhero. "My line was: 'Yo, I'm the black dude from The Hurt Locker," Mackie said. "I would love to work with you guys."

We guess all good things come to those who wait. Now it's Mackie's time to carry the shield.

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Anthony Mackie Took a Year Off Acting Following His 'Hurt Locker' Snub
Anthony Mackie Took a Year Off Acting Following His 'Hurt Locker' Snub
Anthony Mackie Took a Year Off Acting Following His 'Hurt Locker' Snub
Anthony Mackie Took a Year Off Acting Following His 'Hurt Locker' Snub
Anthony Mackie Took a Year Off Acting Following His 'Hurt Locker' Snub
Anthony Mackie Took a Year Off Acting Following His 'Hurt Locker' Snub
Anthony Mackie Took a Year Off Acting Following His 'Hurt Locker' Snub
Anthony Mackie Took a Year Off Acting Following His 'Hurt Locker' Snub
Anthony Mackie Took a Year Off Acting Following His 'Hurt Locker' Snub
Anthony Mackie Took a Year Off Acting Following His 'Hurt Locker' Snub
Anthony Mackie Took a Year Off Acting Following His 'Hurt Locker' Snub
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