The actor joked that he hasn't received so much attention since he starred in Broadcast News nearly 25 years ago.
"I'm thinking of Broadcast News, which was so long ago now, it seems like [the coverage has] increased twentyfold. It seems like it is such a big business," he told Coming Soon. "There are so many avenues that they use for this. It's become a big business."
Brooks went on to say that although the attention can be overwhelming at times, he's very glad that Drive has become such a hit with audiences and critics.
"It's great. It just means that the movie's working. You never do a movie and not want it to work. You accept whatever it is. You have to, but nobody in their right mind would not want the movie to be getting talked about at the end of the year," he explained.
"[The attention's] only a nice thing. It means that something worked as opposed to just… I've done performances in movies that I was immensely proud of and the movies didn't take off like a rocket at Cape Canaveral, it didn't take off."
Brooks has received 'Supporting Actor' nods from the London Critics' Circle and the 27th Spirit Awards in addition to his Golden Globe nod.
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