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Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper

Birthday: 5 January 1975, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth Name: Bradley Charles Cooper
Height: 185 cm

Bradley Charles Cooper was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and worked for a local NBC station. His father, Charles John "Charlie" Coo ...Show More

Bradley Cooper
[2010, on the incredible shape he got into for The A-Team (2010) ] As the movie progressed, I got in Show more [2010, on the incredible shape he got into for The A-Team (2010) ] As the movie progressed, I got in increasingly better shape. There's this one fight scene with Liam Neeson toward the end, where it's, like, the apex of the work. We finished and Joe Carnahan's like, 'Brother, come here, look at this,' and he played it back, and I swear to God, it looked like my head was digitally superimposed onto someone else's body. I was like, 'This cannot be me-that's the way I look?' It was so fucking surreal, 'cause as a kid I only fantasized about looking that way. Remember Soloflex commercials? That was huge when I was a kid. It was like, 'I wanna be the Soloflex guy. Mom, can we get the Soloflex?' Hide
[on shooting The Hangover (2009) in Las Vegas] People did not react to us. That's the one thing abou Show more [on shooting The Hangover (2009) in Las Vegas] People did not react to us. That's the one thing about Vegas: They were completely indifferent. We would go in the elevator at 5 in the morning after shooting, and I had huge scratches on my head, full make-up, and they don't give a fuck. It was unbelievable. Hide
I had size 12 feet when I was 10, so I thought I was going to be 6' 8". My goal was to be able to du Show more I had size 12 feet when I was 10, so I thought I was going to be 6' 8". My goal was to be able to dunk a basket. I wound up being 6' 1" with size 14 feet. I got the raw end of the deal. Hide
(2009, on his pets) I have two beautiful dogs that I cherish. Samson is a 14-year-old German short h Show more (2009, on his pets) I have two beautiful dogs that I cherish. Samson is a 14-year-old German short hair pointer and Charlotte is a 6 or 7 year-old Chow Retriever mix. They are both rescue dogs and they are the best ... I'm sort of a hybrid of both my dogs. Samson is stoic and makes me earn it and Charlotte loves me undyingly. They're my kids. Hide
[2012, on quitting drinking at age 29] I was at a party and deliberately bashed my head on the concr Show more [2012, on quitting drinking at age 29] I was at a party and deliberately bashed my head on the concrete floor. Like, 'Hey, look how tough I am!' I did it again. I spent the night at St. Vincent's Hospital with a sock of ice, waiting for them to stitch me up...I don't drink or do drugs anymore. Being sober helps a great deal... I remember looking at my life, my apartment, my dogs [when I was still using], and I thought, 'What's happening?' I was so concerned what [people] thought of me, how I was coming across, how I would survive the day. I always felt like an outsider. I just lived in my head. I realized I wasn't going to live up to my potential, and that scared the hell out of me. I thought, 'Wow, I'm actually gonna ruin my life. I'm really gonna ruin it'. Hide
"I was in New York shooting Law & Order (1990) and the script came along, and I completely conne Show more "I was in New York shooting Law & Order (1990) and the script came along, and I completely connected to it. From the first page, when he says, 'Ever since I was eight years old, I knew what I wanted to be.' When I was eight years old, I wanted to be a chef or an actor. I used to cook all the time. I worked in restaurants the first half of my life." - to The Boston Herald on getting the script for Kitchen Confidential (2005) (11/05) Hide
(2010, on having to put himself on tape to send to casting directors when auditioning for roles as a Show more (2010, on having to put himself on tape to send to casting directors when auditioning for roles as an aspiring actor) I'd love not to have to do that (anymore). I did it for this movie about UFC fighters a few years ago, and I didn't know anything about UFC fighters. I wore biking shorts. I was outside in my back yard in Venice, and I was, like, kicking the trash cans and shit. I didn't know what I was doing. I would love to fucking see that tape. Hide
[2009, on his 'nice guy' role in Alias (2001) and how it nearly typecast him] I remember that after Show more [2009, on his 'nice guy' role in Alias (2001) and how it nearly typecast him] I remember that after I left Alias, people wouldn't even see me. I'd put myself on tape at home for all these roles because they were like, "Oh, no, no. Bradley. He's such a good guy. He can't play that." Then it was David Dobkin, I went in for him on Wedding Crashers (2005) and he had no idea what 'Alias' was or anything. So he hired me right away and that was the major break. Then after that everyone was like, "Well, isn't he kind of an asshole? I mean, really. I think he's kind of an asshole." Elia Kazan always said that if you're going to play a cowboy you better show up with a horse because no one sees anything but what you bring. It's funny but sometimes people stop me and they're amazed that I'm not a complete asshole. They expect me to be an asshole right away. I gained a lot of weight to do 'Wedding Crashers' too and they're like, "Oh man, I thought you were bigger" because I was 215 lbs for that movie and I'm usually 185 lbs. But to be opposite Vince Vaughn and believe that I could destroy him in a football game... Hide
[on his approach to acting] I don't see a difference between a dramatic role and a comedic role, bec Show more [on his approach to acting] I don't see a difference between a dramatic role and a comedic role, because they're all characters I play, and people that are not me. Hide
(2011, on how he spends his spare time) Eating. I eat a lot of food. I am a big eater. (2011, on how he spends his spare time) Eating. I eat a lot of food. I am a big eater.
(2010, on his younger years) I never lived the life of 'Oh, you're so good-looking'. People thought Show more (2010, on his younger years) I never lived the life of 'Oh, you're so good-looking'. People thought I was a girl when I was little, because I looked like a girl-maybe because my mother would keep my hair really long in a bowl cut. I was in a coffee shop once and the waitress was like, 'What do you want, Miss?' I was 10 or 11-the worst age to have that happen. I had a jean jacket on and a Metallica pin. I thought I was really cool. Hide
(2009) I seriously love to cook ... My grandmother was an amazing cook. As a kid I used to help her Show more (2009) I seriously love to cook ... My grandmother was an amazing cook. As a kid I used to help her make handmade pasta, cavatelli and ravioli. It was one of my favorite things to do. I love the idea of making whatever is in the fridge into something. Hide
(2011) Todd Phillips gave Vespas to the cast of The Hangover Part II (2011) when we finished shootin Show more (2011) Todd Phillips gave Vespas to the cast of The Hangover Part II (2011) when we finished shooting. And I thought, a Vespa? What the heck kind of gift is that? I mean, it's nice, but I'll never drive it. But I tell you, I cannot stop riding that Vespa. I dream about it when I'm away. It's gotten to the point where I think I'm screwed: I'm starting to look at motorcycles. Hide
Filming a movie with David O. Russell is an athletic endeavor. You are utterly drained at the end of Show more Filming a movie with David O. Russell is an athletic endeavor. You are utterly drained at the end of the day because you have to be present at every turn, as if you're on a sports field. That high-octane rhythm demands that you stay in the moment and get out of your head. It's the only way you can be successful as an athlete. That's very scary for an actor. Hide
I don't see myself as a ladies' man, but I love women. I don't see myself as a ladies' man, but I love women.
I plead guilty to the accusation of working with people again and again. That's the goal, to create Show more I plead guilty to the accusation of working with people again and again. That's the goal, to create an artistic circle that works. If you look at any period of art that's really exploding, it's people collaborating again and again. Hide
[on the characters in Silver Linings Playbook (2012)] The fact that these guys are trying to adopt a Show more [on the characters in Silver Linings Playbook (2012)] The fact that these guys are trying to adopt a positive attitude was really important to me. As Jack Nicholson always says, 'Try to incline yourself upwards as much as possible' because it is too easy in this world to incline yourself downwards. These people have every reason to incline themselves downwards, but they're trying to rebuild the economy of their lives. And that's why (they) aren't so fringy to me: they become the most sane people in the room. Hide
"There was a lot of Sack Lodges at my high school." - "Sack Lodge" is his character from Wedding Cra Show more "There was a lot of Sack Lodges at my high school." - "Sack Lodge" is his character from Wedding Crashers (2005). Hide
(2011, on being considered a very successful actor after The Hangover (2009) become a huge hit) It d Show more (2011, on being considered a very successful actor after The Hangover (2009) become a huge hit) It doesn't feel that way. Thank you for saying that. Not the case, I gotta say, but it certainly provided more opportunities. Everybody who was a part of that movie, because it was so financially lucrative, benefited from it but I still put myself on tape for movies and try to get roles. It's the same, you know? It's the same. I mean, look, more doors have been opened for sure but it's not like I sit back with a cigar on Monday morning and go through the scripts that have been offered - no, that's not the case. Hide
Bradley Cooper's FILMOGRAPHY
All as Actor (72) as Creator (1)
Bradley Cooper Bradley Cooper'S roles
Peter
Peter

Rocket
Rocket

Adam Jones
Adam Jones

Ben
Ben

Rory Jansen
Rory Jansen

Will Tippin
Will Tippin

Templeton 'Faceman' Peck
Templeton 'Faceman' Peck

Morgan Murphy
Morgan Murphy

Demo
Demo

Rocket Raccoon
Rocket Raccoon

Steve
Steve

Phil
Phil

Aidan Stone
Aidan Stone

Neil Walker
Neil Walker

Doug
Doug

Himself, Himself - Host, Radley Cooper
Himself, Himself - Host, Radley Cooper

Pat
Pat

Chris Kyle
Chris Kyle

Alex Dmitri
Alex Dmitri

Leon
Leon

Avery
Avery

Henry Girard
Henry Girard

Ben
Ben

Holden
Holden

Richie DiMaso
Richie DiMaso

Brian Gilcrest
Brian Gilcrest

Ben
Ben

Colin Bates
Colin Bates

George Pemberton
George Pemberton

Trash
Trash

Eddie Morra
Eddie Morra

Jack
Jack

Sack Lodge
Sack Lodge

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