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Nat Wolff's tears for Brad Pitt

Nat Wolff "teared up" when he watched Brad Pitt in 12 Years a Slave, but doesn't like to be too obvious about crying.

The young actor is currently wowing cinema goers in new film The Fault In Our Stars, opposite Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. The tear-jerking movie tells the story of teenagers coming to term with cancer.

Nat admits he's no stranger when it comes to weeping at sad movies.

"As I've gotten older, I have gotten worse about that - I cry at way more movies than I used to. Usually if I do cry at a movie, I'll tear up. Like, I teared up when Brad Pitt saved the lead guy in 12 Years a Slave," Nat revealed to the American edition of GQ magazine.

"But usually I'm not sobbing like I was in The Fault In Our Stars. I mean, everyone in the screening I saw was sobbing - like crying crying, you know? Like, needing tissues crying. That's not usually me, ever."

While audiences will be reaching for the tissues when watching the new feature, Nat explains he has a much more subtle way of drying his tears.

"Yeah, the wrist of my sweater. Because if you go to tissues it's like giving up. It's like relenting, The movie beat me," he smiled.

Remembering the first time his eyes betrayed him while watching a film, the movie 19-year-old Nat picked isn't a conventional sad tale.

"It was One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. When he gets turned into a vegetable, and then - I mean, it makes me choke up when I think about it now - the big guy grabs the thing that he was trying to lift earlier, and opens up the window with it?" Nat said of the Jack Nicholson classic.

"That totally got me. I was, like, twelve. Way too young to watch that movie."

It wan't just Jack that Nat admired while growing up. He also absorbed some of the most famous work of Hollywood actors Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman.

"When I was younger, I used to sneak with my brother and watch all these great rated-R movies from the ‘70s that we weren't allowed to watch. Like Cuckoo's Nest and The Graduate and Taxi Driver. Cuckoo's Nest totally wrecked me," Nat added.

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