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Crystal says "no" to Oscars

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Jul 16, 2001 | 10:17am EDT

Billy Crystal has apparently taken himself out of the running for host of next year's Academy Awards show and has indicated he may never reprise the role again. In an interview with Sunday's New York Post, Crystal said that he no longer found the Oscar work satisfying. "I don't have anything to prove to myself about it any more. ... I just didn't have it this year. I've given it up before. I can't do it every year. I'd go out of my mind." Saying that he appreciates the sentiments of fans who have organized "Bring Back Billy" campaigns, Crystal added, "If I feel like it and they still want me, I guess I would do it at some point, but it's not the thing that I just have to do every year."

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