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We all hope never to go through a hangover as bad as the ones Bradley Cooper and his gang went through for their last two Hangover movies.

With a third one on its way, Bradley is dealing with his biggest hangover yet, but he’s showing no signs of wear and tear on the April cover of British GQ.

The Oscar-nominated actor got a chance to speak with British GQ’s Jonathan Heaf about how a big-money bet on an acting career paid off, his unlikely bond with Robert De Niro, and the silver lining to his late father’s passing.

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Check out some of the standout pieces from Bradley’s interview below. 

On winning an Oscar:

“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.”

On losing his dad:

“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,” 

Bradley goes on to say:

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 watched my father die and I realized that is the way we are all going to die. For me, it was a switch from knowing something intellectually to knowing it by tangibly experiencing it. It rewired my neurological system. It almost did the opposite of motivating me. It was about keeping the main thing the main thing.” 

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The April 2013 issue of British GQ will hit newsstands on March 7th. British GQ is also available on the iPad and Kindle Fire, but if you would like to see the pictures from Bradley Cooper’s Brigitte Lacombe-photographed spread, look no further than the gallery above.

SOURCE: Gossip Cop