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Richard Dreyfuss criticized the Academy's diversity rules in a recent interview
The actor called the rules "anti-art" and "anti-intellectual."
He claimed that the rules "make [him] vomit."
Dreyfuss argued that artistic merit should be the sole consideration when awarding Oscars
He suggested that diversity in Hollywood should be encouraged through hiring practices
Dreyfuss won an Oscar for his role in "The Goodbye Girl" in 1978
The Academy's diversity rules require films to meet certain inclusion standards to be eligible
The rules have been controversial, with some arguing
They are necessary to promote diversity, and others claiming they diminish the value of the award
Dreyfuss's comments are likely to spark debate and further discussion of the issue