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Justin Timberlake: "I'm not cool"

Justin Timberlake insists he isn't cool, but thinks his passionate attitude has led to great career opportunities.

Justin Timberlake insists he isn't cool.

The Runner Runner star, who is married to Jessica Biel, would rather be "passionate" and emotionally affected by things than worry about what people think.

He told GQ's Men of the Year issue: "Listen, I'm not cool. Being cool is about keeping your blood pressure steady. So no. Don't be cool. Be passionate. Be dedicated. Be tenacious. Be uncompromising. Be p***ed. Be happy. Be sad."

And the 32-year-old singer-and-actor claims his unwillingness to be "cool" has led to exciting career opportunities.

He added: "I've made a career out of doing things that I should not be doing. I wasn't cool about it. Because being cool would have meant I passed up on those opportunities. If you do that, it's because you're afraid. And what are you afraid of? You know?"

Justin, who was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, also admitted he is surprised to have become a patient person after growing up surrounded by "defeatist attitudes."

He said: "It's a struggling city with a defeatist attitude. I'm from this town, and I grew up with a little bit of a chip on my shoulder, so sometimes I find it funny that I've been able to acquire the patience it takes to be kind to people in our business. Because sometimes I just want to f**king kill everybody."