Early life[ edit ] Cooper was born on January 5, , in Philadelphia , and grew up in the nearby communities of Jenkintown and Rydal. 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". I prided myself in taking whatever was in the fridge and turning it into lasagna. He plays Ben, a counselor and the love interest of Michael Ian Black 's character. Although the film was critically and commercially unsuccessful, it has developed a cult status over the years.
Cooper reprised the role in the film's prequel Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp , an eight-episode Netflix series.
She wanted to take care of me, make sure I was okay all the time. The scenes in which he appeared were edited out of the final cut of the film, but are featured on the film's DVD and Blu-ray releases. Despite positive reviews for the series, the show was canceled after only four episodes due to low ratings.
Playing the dark character of a freelance photographer who tries to track down a serial killer was a departure from Cooper's previous comedic roles and an experience he found enjoyable. The film received positive reviews from critics, though it earned little at the box office. The Hangover was a commercial success and finished as among the highest-grossing R-rated films in the United States. 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.
To prepare for the role, he abstained from consuming sugar, salt and flour, and underwent grueling workouts. In the Neil Burger -directed film, he played a struggling writer who is introduced to a nootropic drug that gives him the ability to fully utilize his brain and vastly improve his lifestyle.
He's blessed with good looks and fantastic timing, the kind that makes every line funnier, even the small asides. The mystery drama The Words failed commercially, as did the action comedy Hit and Run.
The director drove five hours to Montreal to meet with Cooper to convince him to take on the role. Cianfrance described Cooper's character as someone "paraded as a hero But inside him corruption is going on, conflict is raging inside, guilt and shame are buried. Russell 's romantic comedy-drama Silver Linings Playbook, an adaptation of Matthew Quick 's serio-comic novel of the same name.
He was cast as a divorced man with bipolar disorder , a former teacher who finds companionship in a young, depressed widow Lawrence. Cooper was initially skeptical about playing the part which he thought was out of his depth, but he later accepted the role inspired by Russell's confidence in him. There's an ache in his funny, touching and vital performance that resonates. Russell's crime comedy-drama American Hustle. Inspired by the Federal Bureau of Investigation 's Abscam sting operation, the film is set against the backdrop of political corruption in s New Jersey.
The pair starred as a married couple who become involved in criminal activities after realizing that they cannot bear children. Michael Coveney of Whatsonstage. It's a wonderful, and very moving, display. The critic for Variety wrote, "an excellent performance from a bulked-up Bradley Cooper, this harrowing and intimate character study offers fairly blunt insights into the physical and psychological toll exacted on the front lines.
Substantially bulked up and affecting a believable Texas drawl, Cooper embodies Kyle's confidence, intensity and vulnerability. Infinity War , and its untitled sequel , which will be released in Cooper's early years in the entertainment industry were marred with difficulties. When his role in the second season of Alias was demoted to a minuscule part, he considered quitting show business. And then I did it again. I spent the night at I was so concerned what you 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. The couple married later that December. In May , Esposito filed for a divorce that was finalized in November. The good thing is, we both realized it. Sometimes you just realize it", he has since explained.
The media speculated about the nature of their relationship in when the film was released. Although they refused to speak about the romance, they made several appearances together, and in , the media reported about the end of the relationship. According to a report by E! Two years after the death of his father from lung cancer in , he relocated to Los Angeles with his mother.
He voiced a snowball trying to make amends with Santa Claus in an ESPN promo a nod to when Eagles fans threw snowballs at a man in a Santa costume , and has joined owner Jeffrey Lurie in his box at games, including the Eagles' first Super Bowl victory in He is very vulnerable — insecure is not the right word And there's a warmth to him you would never know. But Bradley's that good. Ones To Watch list in Bradley Cooper on screen and stage and list of awards and nominations According to the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes and box-office website Box Office Mojo , Cooper's most critically and commercially successful films include Wedding Crashers , The Hangover , Limitless , Silver Linings Playbook , American Hustle , Guardians of the Galaxy and American Sniper