Ratner said in a statement (via THR), “I called Tom Sherak this morning and resigned as a producer of the 84th Academy Awards telecast. Being asked to help put on the Oscar show was the proudest moment of my career. But as painful as this may be for me, it would be worse if my association with the show were to be a distraction from the Academy and the high ideals it represents."
The 42 year-old director recently made a controversial inappropriate remarks for saying "rehearsal is for fags" and talking about his sex life --- Having sex "few times" with actress Olivia Munn in which he later on apologized and admitted that he lied about the story.
Sherak, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said that Ratner's resignation is "the right thing for the Academy and for himself." and added that "his comments were unacceptable."
Eddie Murphy was recruited by Brett to be the next host of 84th Academy Awards and now it's on jeopardy.
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Brett is best known for directing the Rush Hour film series, The Family Man, Red Dragon, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Tower Heist.
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