The Moneyball actor was nominated for an Oscar in the 'Best Supporting Actor' category for his work on the film. He described the news as an honour, and feels it is a sign that he should shift his career path.
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"I'm making that the focus of my next couple of years. I mean, wouldn't you?" Hill told the Los Angeles Times following the nominations announcement.
"I came out in comedies when I was first introduced to people, and very few people, like Tom Hanks and Robin Williams, have been able to transition. To have this kind of recognition - it means I should do more dramas. I don't know if there could be a bigger sign."
The Sitter star also expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to appear in Moneyball, explaining that the movie had opened the door to similar roles, including a part in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained.
Although he had to decline the role due to a scheduling conflict, Hill explained: "I was thrilled that [Tarantino] wanted me to be in it, and I've been offered a lot of dramas since. As I mature, my sensibilities have changed.
"I think once you get to a certain place, your career is all about delegating time and what you want to spend your time doing. I've made a lot of comedies in a really short amount of time, and they've been ripped off every which way to Sunday. So it's not as exciting to do those anymore."
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