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Bradley Cooper: 'I didn't want to win Oscar'

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Bradley Cooper has said that he did not want to win the Oscar he was nominated for at last month's Academy Awards.

Cooper was up for the 'Best Actor' accolade for his role in Silver Linings Playbook, but has said that winning an award no longer matters to him following his father's death, Metro reports.

Bradley Cooper - 85th Academy Awards nominees luncheon

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Bradley Cooper at Academy Awards nominees luncheon



In an interview with GQ magazine, Cooper reflected on the loss of his father two years ago and added that he will not "sweat s**t" about awards after he witnessed his dad's final moments.

"Death became very real. And very tangible. Because my father - someone who had been in my life for 36 years is just f**king gone," Cooper said.

"I watched him dying and I was there by his bed watching him, breathing with him, and then I saw his last breath and he was gone.

Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence star in 'Silver Linings Playbook'.

Cooper with Jennifer Lawrence in 'Silver Linings Playbook'



"I experienced the whole thing. And that was a watershed moment that I was privileged to experience. And it changed everything. Nothing has ever been the same since."

He added: "You know William Blake's Songs of Innocence? Well, right there, in that moment, the innocence was gone. Done. Never to return. The beauty is that I just don't sweat s**t any more."

The 38-year-old said that losing his father has made him less nervous about things that he cannot control.

From left, actors Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, director Todd Phillips, and Ed Helms, from the upcoming film "The Hangover Part II", pose for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif., Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

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Cooper with his 'Hangover' co-stars



"My father gave me two gifts - having me and dying with me. I used to be the kid that got the shakes if I had to talk in public; now, I just don't get nervous about stuff. I can't control everything."

"I don't want to win an Oscar. It would change nothing. Nothing. The things in my life that aren't fulfilled would not be fulfilled. Career-wise, right now, it's better that I don't win one. I don't want to win. I don't."

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