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With all of the acclaim Juno is receiving, Ellen's performance has generated Oscar® buzz—but Ellen is concentrating on her work.

"I'm first and foremost an actor, because I love to act. I'm obviously not an actor for [awards]," she says. "Of course it's extremely exciting, and it represents that, wow, maybe I'll get to be in a couple more movies."

Ellen says the recognition has also given her a sense of choice, allowing her to choose roles she is really passionate about. "And that, [to] an actor at any age, is a massive gift."
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FROM: Exclusive: Marion Jones's First Interview
Published on January 16, 2008

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