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By Mark Worgan On November 14, 2012

Bradley Cooper Wants Out Of 'Insane' Oscar Speculation Around 'Silver Linings Playbook'

Star plays down Awards talk

You won't hear many actors talking down their Oscar chances when they're one of the favourites for a gold statuette, but Bradley Cooper is apparently one of them.

His new movie 'Silver Linings Playbook' is among the top five favourites for a gong, as is Cooper, with Jennifer Lawrence an outright favourite for Best Actress.

The film sees the 'Hangover' actor take on the role of Pat Solitano, a man with bipolar disorder who is forced to move back in with his parents, desperate to repair his relationship with his wife.

Of his chances the actor told Reuters: “In terms of all that Oscar stuff, honestly that would be absolutely insane."

The star, who's building a reputation for himself as a dramatic as well as comic actor, added: “I very much doubt that it would happen. But it would be insane.”

Cooper was excited about the opportunity the role has given him, saying: “This character has to go from A to Z in the emotional landscape, which is heaven for an actor. I've never been able to do these kinds of things on film, so it was a huge opportunity.”

Receiving acclaim for his dramatic abilities would enable the actor to branch out and become a true member of the Hollywood A-List, but his own popularity was far from the actor's mind when discussing the film as he said: “What I feel is excitement and hope that people go out and see this film and love it. I really hope the movie lives. That's all I think about.”

The film gets its US release this Friday (November 16).

PHOTOS: The NYC premiere of 'Silver Linings Playbook'

Bradley Cooper at the NYC premiere of 'Silver Linings Playbook' (Photo: PNP/WENN)

Tags : Jennifer Lawrence , Bradley Cooper

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