- NAME: Bradley Cooper
- OCCUPATION: Film Actor, Television Actor
- BIRTH DATE: January 05, 1975 (Age: 38)
- Did You Know?: Bradley Cooper loves to cook. In elementary school, he used to cook for his classmates after school.
- Did You Know?: Bradley Cooper learned how to speaf French fluently after watching Chariots of Fire as a child and thinking the language sounded "cool."
- EDUCATION: Georgetown University, Actors Studio Drama School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Full Name: Bradley Charles Cooper
- AKA: Bradley Cooper
- ZODIAC SIGN: Capricorn
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Bradley Cooper is an actor who first made a name for himself on the TV series Alias and has since become a successful film actor.
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While that film was met with a tepid response, Cooper enjoyed some box office success with Yes Man (2008) co-starring opposite Jim Carrey. He also appeared in the 2009 comedy He's Just Not That Into You, inspired by the popular self-help book. In the film, Cooper played an adulterous husband.
Later that year,
Cooper further proved his comedic talents with The Hangover. He co-starred with Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis in this buddy comedy. The three actors play friends who travel to Las Vegas for a bachelor-party weekend with their soon-to-be-married pal, played by Justin Bartha. After a night of debauchery, they wake up to find their buddy missing along with their memories of what happened the previous evening. The film was so successful that two sequels were produced in 2011 and 2013.
Cooper then starred with Sandra Bullock on the 2009 romantic comedy All About Steve, which performed poorly at the box office. His next project fared much better, however, when he played the boyfriend of Eric Dane in the ensemble comedy Valentine's Day (2010), which also featured Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba and Patrick Dempsey. Cooper followed up with a remake of the popular television action series The A-Team during the summer of 2010. In addition to Cooper, the cast included Liam Neeson, Quinton Jackson and Jessica Biel.
The crossover into more action-packed roles continued with Cooper's role in the film Limitless, which was released in 2011. Cooper took on the lead role in the film that was based on the 2001 novel The Dark Fields, by Alan Glynn. The thriller co-starred Robert De Niro and received favorable reviews. Cooper subsequently starred in more action roles, such as Hit and Run (2011) and The Place Beyond the Pines (2012), but the breakout role that got him recognized at the Academy Awards was Silver Linings Playbook (2013).
In the critically acclaimed film, Cooper plays the lead role as Pat Solitano, a man who tries to re-adjust to society after leaving a mental institution. The film was nominated for seven Oscars at the 2013 Academy Awards ceremony, including Best Picture, Actress in a Leading Role, Actor in a Supporting Role and Actress in a Supporting Role. Cooper also received a nomination for Actor in a Leading Role, but lost to Daniel Day-Lewis for his work in Lincoln (2012). However, Cooper's co-star Jennifer Lawrence took home the Oscar for Actress in a Leading Role for her work in Silver Linings Playbook.
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