Bradley Cooper wasn't an Oscar front-runner for Silver Linings Playbook like his costar Jennifer Lawrence. Not that he wasn't good, but it's pretty hard to beat Daniel Day-Lewis playing possibly the most beloved president in American history.

Cooper covers the new issue of British GQ and talks about his Oscar loss. It's pretty heartbreaking actually—he says nothing he does will make up for the loss of his father, who died from lung cancer in 2011. "I watched him dying...nothing has ever been the same since," he said. "In that moment, the innocence was gone. Done. Never to return. The beauty is that I just don’t sweat shit any more." 

That's probably a good life philosophy, for us non-Oscar nominees, too. He said it made him realize there are more important things in life than winning awards (true). "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."

Whatever you say, Bradley!

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[via Metro UK]