Bradley Cooper Opens Up to Barbara Walters About Late Father

The actor is one of Barbara Walters' "Most Fascinating People of 2015."

“I think he wouldn’t believe it,” Cooper said. “I really wish, I mean thank God he was alive for so many of the successes, but like the Clint Eastwood thing he would have really loved-- That was one of his heroes.”

“[It] floored me,” he said. “I was devastated by it. I couldn’t stop crying.”

Cooper was very close with his dad and wears his wedding ring, even though Cooper isn’t married. The actor said it was his father who first introduced him to “The Elephant Man” and other films when he was a boy.

“My father sat me down and said, ‘Let’s look at this movie.’ ‘Apocalypse Now’ and ‘Deer Hunter’ and ‘Elephant Man’ and ‘Raging Bull,’ all these movies, when I was between the ages of 12 to 14. It was crazy,” Cooper told Walters. “He just wanted to share his love of cinema.”