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Bradley Cooper (05.01.1975) is an American actor famous for his roles in 'The Hangover', 'The A-Team', 'Limitless' and 'Silver Linings Playbook'.

Childhood: Bradley Cooper was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but grew up in Jenkintown. His parents are Gloria and Charles J. Cooper, a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch. He was raised Catholic and attended Germantown Academy during which he also worked for Philadelphia Daily News. He then attended Villanova University before transferring to Georgetown University. He graduated with honours and a BA in English in 1997 and also became fluent in French, becoming an exchange student in Aix-en-Provence, France. In 2000, he received an MFA in acting from Actors Studio Drama School.

Acting career: Bradley Cooper's first TV appearance was on 'Sex and the City' in 1999, while his first film was 'Wet Hot American Summer' in 2001. His first breakthrough role was in J. J. Abrams' TV show 'Alias' in 2001 though he left in 2003 and made only guest appearances in further episodes. He had roles in 'I Want to Marry Ryan Banks' and 'Jack & Bobby' before joining the cast of the hit comedy 'Wedding Crashers' in 2005. He also made an appearance in 'Failure to Launch' and 'Yes Man' in 2008, and landed the lead role in the sitcom 'Kitchen Confidential'. In 2009, he starred in 'He's Just Not That into You' and 'The Hangover'. The latter grossed $467 million and earned Cooper the Hollywood Comedy Award. In 2010, Cooper appeared 'Valentine's Day' which grossed over $215 million worldwide and 'The A-Team'. In 2011, he was in the thriller 'Limitless' as well as 'Hangover' sequel 'The Hangover Part II'. People magazine named him Sexiest Man Alive in that same year. 2012 saw him in David O. Russell's 'Silver Linings Playbook' which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

Personal Life: Bradley Cooper married actress Jennifer Esposito in 2006 but they began divorce proceedings the following year. He has also had relationships with Renee Zellweger and Zoe Saldana.



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War Dogs Review

Good

Based on a rather astounding true story, this comedy-drama centres on two stoners who landed a massive defence contract with the American government to sell arms for the War on Terror. The story is told with a heavy dose of macho swagger by The Hangover's Todd Phillips, which makes it entertaining even as it dodges the heavier themes the plot is raising. It's also set in a world where smugness is an asset and women are irrelevant.

It begins in 2005 Miami, where David (Miles Teller) is working as a masseur and living happily with his girlfriend Iz (Ana de Armas). Then he runs into his old school friend Efraim (Jonah Hill), who convinces him that there's money to be made selling weapons to the US military. Over the next few years, the business expands dramatically, bringing in a fortune as David and Efraim travel into Iraq to see their deals through. Then they land a massive new contract that involves working with a rather dodgy supplier (Bradley Cooper) and processing the arms in Albania. But as they start bending the law to maximise their profits, things start to fall apart.

Phillips tells this with a quick step and a twinkle in his eye, zipping through the events with masculine energy, filling scenes with black humour as the business gets murkier. Hill and Teller make a terrific team, using their impeccable comic timing to make every scene zing. They are also excellent at bringing out the contrasts between David and Efraim: David tries to do things right, Efraim has no moral compass. And their differing approaches to cross-cultural situations are telling as well. Many of their conflicts seem scripted for movie purposes, but they're so well-played that we don't mind too much. By comparison, the supporting cast kind of fades into the background. Cooper grabs attention in a seriously oddball role, while de Armas is completely sidelined as the only person with a conscience.

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Bradley Cooper And Lady Gaga Given The Go Ahead For 'A Star Is Born'


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Bradley Cooper's directorial debut, 'A Star Is Born', has finally been given the go ahead by Warner Bros studios. The four-time Oscar nominated actor will also star in the upcoming musical epic alongside multi-million selling pop superstar Lady GaGa in her fourth major acting venture.

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This new edition of 'A Star Is Born' is the third re-make of the 1937 film starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. Judy Garland and James Mason starred in the 1954 version, and in 1976 it returned with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. It tells the story of an aspiring movie star and singer who becomes something of a protege (as well as a lover) to one of her heroes when she meets him. He's an established star, but his relevence in the industry is rapidly fading as his age and alcohol dependency catches up with him. 

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Bradley Cooper at the L.A. premiere of 'War Dogs' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 15th August 2016

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Bradley Cooper Developing HBO Series About The Rise Of ISIS


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Bradley Cooper is developing a new miniseries for HBO which will explore the rise of ISIS. The series will be based on Joby Warrick’s book, Black Flags: The Rise Of ISIS, which won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 2016.

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According to Deadline, after reading Black Flags Cooper immediately saw it as a limited series and sought out Warrick. He then traveled to Warrick’s hometown with producing partner Todd Phillips to meet with him and the two pitched the idea for the series and discussed collaborating on the project.

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Bradley Cooper Causes Stir Among Conservatives After Being Spotted In DNC Audience


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Bradley Cooper has caused an outpouring of grief and fury on social media after he was spotted in the audience at the Democratic National Convention.

Nothing unusual about an avowedly liberal actor frequenting an open political forum, you might say, but American conservatives are up in arms. Why? Because Cooper portrayed the Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle in the recent movie American Sniper.

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper played Navy SEAL veteran Chris Kyle in 'American Sniper'

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Was Bradley Cooper And Irina Shayk's Wimbledon 'Fight' Really Just An Allergy Attack?


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While we were meant to be focusing on Andy Murray during Sunday’s Wimbledon final, a glimpse of Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk appearing to have a fight during the match stole many viewers' attention. But while some on Twitter speculated over what could have been going on between the couple, it’s been reported that what was actually annoying Shayk was pollen and not her movie star boyfriend.

Irina ShaykAllergies were said to have made Irina Shayk look teary-eyed at Wimbledon.

TMZ reports that Shayk looked to be wiping away a tear because she was suffering from allergies brought on by pollen and not because of a fight. Cooper, who at one point looked as if he was giving his girlfriend the side-eye, was actually just talking to former tennis champ Stefan Edberg, who was sitting next to Irina but not shown on camera.

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Did Bradley Cooper And Irina Shayk Get Caught Mid-Argument During Wimbledon Final?


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Bradley Cooper and girlfriend Irina Shayk appeared to have a bit of a lovers' tiff during the men’s singles final match between Andy Murray and Milos Raonic at Wimbledon on Sunday. Things looked frosty between the pair when they were shown watching the match, from a celebrity filled box during the BBC’s live coverage.

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War Dogs Trailer


War dogs follows the journey of two low end arms dealers David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli on their journey to the top when they secure themselves a contract from the Pentagon to provide military weapons to U.S. allies in Afghanistan. In this criminal war comedy the two friends start off their business by exploiting a government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on military weapons contracts.

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Bradley Cooper - Sean Parker and the Parker Foundation Celebrate the Launch of The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy held at a private estate in Los Angeles. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 13th April 2016

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Bradley Cooper , Todd Phillips - 2016 CinemaCon Warner Bros Pictures Red Carpet Arrivals at Caesar's Palace Resort and Casino at Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 13th April 2016

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Bradley Cooper - Warner Bros. Presents "The Big Picture", An Exclusive Presentation Highlighting The Summer Of 2016 And Beyond held at The Colosseum Inside Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino In Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 13th April 2016

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10 Cloverfield Lane Review

Very Good

Rather than a sequel or spin-off, this is a spiritual successor to 2008's Cloverfield, a terrifically tense thriller that builds a genuine sense of horror. Director Dan Trachtenberg deploys a range of Hitchcock-style tricks to establish characters and crank up layers of intensity, keeping everything unnervingly close to the boiling point. When everything finally erupts, the climax is exhilarating, even if it never quite finds a sense of meaning beneath the surface.

It opens as Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is packing up and leaving her flat, driving through the Louisiana countryside. Her fiance (voiced by Bradley Cooper) calls and tries to coax her into coming back, but she drives on determinedly. Then as the radio reports news of rolling unexplained blackouts, she's in a serious car crash and wakes up chained to a pipe in an unfinished room. Her host Howard (John Goodman) claims to have saved her life, bringing her to his fallout bunker just as everyone above-ground was killed by some sort of attack. And there's another guy taking refuge in the bunker, the rather goofy Emmett (John Gallagher Jr.), who like Michelle doubts Howard's story and rebels against his strict rules.

This is a rare film that manages to create thoroughly believable characters in just a few moments of back-story, then push them together in ways that continually surprise us. The snappy script uses wit and suggestion to undermine scenes with subtext as their power games escalate. So the tug of war between these three people has both subtle layers of intrigue as well as some seriously nasty conflict. Where this goes is impossible to predict, because all three actors are so good at portraying characters who are only pretending to trust each other. Goodman has never played a role like this, and is excellent as a nerdy religious nutcase who may or may not be a psychopath. Gallagher adds continual touches that undermine Howard's authority. And Winstead anchors the film as a smart, resourceful woman who refuses to accept anything at face value.

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Jennifer Lawrence Talks Working With Her 'Theatrical Father' Robert De Niro In 'Joy'


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After starring together in Silver Linings Playbook, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro have reunited for Joy, the true story of inventor Joy Mangano. This time De Niro is playing Lawrence’s father and thanks to their close bond, the actress couldn’t think of anyone more suited to play her on-screen dad.

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“Bob is so paternal and lovely to me,” Lawrence said. “He's just always been so nice to me, so it felt really natural that he would play my father, because in some ways he was this paternal figure that I had, raising me through this certain element of my life, through movies and fame.”

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Jennifer Lawrence Talks The Inspiring True Story Of Joy Mangano


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Jennifer Lawrence has teamed with director David O. Russell again this time for biopic, Joy, the amazing true story of 'miracle mop' inventor Joy Mangano. The film follows Mangano as she overcomes the odds (and her family) to fulfil her dreams, after finding the confidence to finally believe in herself.

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“This particular woman has her own dreams and has her own aspirations that she's put on hold for her entire life and I think that’s a huge reason why the story spanned for so long, for four generations,” Lawrence said of her character.

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Bradley Cooper

Date of birth

5th February, 1975

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.85


Bradley Cooper Movies

War Dogs Movie Review

War Dogs Movie Review

Based on a rather astounding true story, this comedy-drama centres on two stoners who landed...

War Dogs Trailer

War Dogs Trailer

War dogs follows the journey of two low end arms dealers David Packouz and Efraim...

10 Cloverfield Lane Movie Review

10 Cloverfield Lane Movie Review

Rather than a sequel or spin-off, this is a spiritual successor to 2008's Cloverfield, a...

Joy Movie Review

Joy Movie Review

After Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, mercurial filmmaker David O. Russell reunites with Jennifer...

Burnt Movie Review

Burnt Movie Review

Strong characters help hold the attention as this overcooked drama develops, but in the end...

Burnt Trailer

Burnt Trailer

Restauranteering is not a profession that should be taken lightly. Indeed, it's less of a...

Joy Trailer

Joy Trailer

Joy Mangano always wanted to be an inventor and, after getting married, having three children...

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Aloha - Teaser Trailer

Aloha - Teaser Trailer

Things have been tough for Brian (Bradley Cooper). Having been fired from the US Air...

American Sniper Movie Review

American Sniper Movie Review

Once again, director Clint Eastwood lurks in the background, springing a stunningly atmospheric thriller on...

Serena Movie Review

Serena Movie Review

Gorgeously shot, this period drama has a terrific setting and vivid characters, but is edited...

Serena Trailer

Serena Trailer

"When I first read the script," begins director Susanne Bier, "I called Nick Wechsler (one...

American Sniper Trailer

American Sniper Trailer

What would you do when your own morals come into direct confrontation with your duty...

Serena Trailer

Serena Trailer

As the Great Depression begins to sweep across America, George Pemberton (Bradley Cooper) and Serena...

Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Review

Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Review

By refusing to follow the usual formula, filmmaker James Gunn has made Marvel's best-yet movie,...

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