The actress Sharon Stone revealed that he had to convince the producers of the film Casino to compete for the Oscar for Best Actress for his role in the film by Martin Scorsese.
At the time, she was encouraged to be in the running for Best Supporting Actress, but she was determined to earn her rightful spot in the top category.
In an interview with the iHeartPodcast podcast (via IndieWire), the star says she was surprised by the reaction from the producers of the 1996 film.
“They told me, ‘We can run for Supporting Actress and you’ll win the Academy Award. You can’t win Lead Actress, but they (Academy) will never let you win a Lead Actress Oscar because it’s you,'” Stone explains on account. of her reputation for starring in Basic Instinct.
The actress continued, “I said, ‘But I’m the lead in the movie, so I want to run for her.’ And they said, ‘But you’re not going to win.’ And I said, ‘I don’t care. I’m not in this to win – that’s not the point here.’
Stone finally managed to convince the production and competed in the desired category at the 1996 Oscar. The competition, however, became somewhat strong, since renowned stars such as Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Elisabeth Shue It is Susan Sarandon. For his role in “The Last Steps of a Man”, Sarandon took the statuette home.
casino, from martin scorcesetakes place in the early 1970s, and tells the story of mobster Sam Rothstein (Robert De Niro), in charge of running a casino in Las Vegas. Initially, he and friend Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci), with violent tendencies, manage to turn the gaming house into a veritable empire. But Sam has a weakness: he falls in love with and marries the beautiful Ginger (Sharon Stone), a former prostitute still linked to a crook. As the years pass, Ace’s fortune dwindles, and he questions whether these two cronies were the real cause of his decline.