Academy Award-nominated actor Jeremy Renner has bushed off rumors he's in a romantic relationship with best friend Kristoffer Winters.

The 40-year-old Renner's roles in the 2009 war thriller The Hurt Locker and the 2010 crime film The Town won him wide praise and multiple award nominations.

In an interview with men's glossy Details, Renner said he and Winters are just good friends.

“It's not surprising that in Renner's dating vacuum, the worst bottom-feeding websites have suggested there's something more to his relationship with his pal and sometime housemate Winters,” the magazine wrote. “The unwanted attention nauseates him, even as he understands its causes.”

“I don't pay attention to that horseshit. Build 'em up to bring 'em down?” Renner said of celebrity culture. “I'm not going on that train, my son. I'm not going on that train. I'll walk. I'll take a bike. I'd rather just not be popular.”

He added that he doesn't date because acting comes first.

“I never dated, because I couldn't afford to date. … The sacrifices I made in personal relationships had the biggest effect on my life. Even now, any woman would take a No. 2 seat to my job.”