Bradley Cooper was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for “Silver Linings Playbook,” but following the death of his father two years ago, the actor says he’s never been worried about awards.
In an interview with British GQ (via U.K.‘s Metro), the 38-year-old actor opened about how the loss of his father has helped him not “sweat s**t.”
“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. 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 told the mag.
“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 anymore,” he continued.
Not sweating things also appears to include being caught up in possible accolades from Hollywood.
“I don’t want to win an Oscar. It would change nothing. Nothing,” he told the mag. “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.”
Bradley is slated to reunite with “Silver Linings Playbook” director David O. Russell and co-star Jennifer Lawrence for another film.
First up, he’s back with the wolfpack in “The Hangover Part III,” hitting theaters on May 24.
-- Jesse Spero