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.
Bradley Cooper - Celebrities at the Chiltern Firehouse in Marylebone, including a camera-shy Bradley Cooper, who smacked his head on the gate outside while trying to hide his face. After the incident, he was assisted inside by a bellman. - London, United Kingdom - Friday 19th June 2015
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Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are set to co-star in a sci-fi romance, Passengers. The upcoming movie is reportedly in pre-production at Sony and will be directed by Morten Tyldum, the Oscar nominee best known for directing the Imitation Game.
Jennifer Lawrence will star opposite Chris Pratt in Passengers.
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The film has been savaged by critics, as well as coming under fire for its lack of racial diversity.
Director Cameron Crowe has responded to the backlash over the casting of Emma Stone as a part-Asian character in his latest film Aloha. The film and the director received substantial criticism online when it was found that Stone’s character, Captain Allison Ng, was a quarter Hawaiian and a quarter Chinese, leading the director to apologise for casting the actress.
Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone star in Cameron Crowe’s Aloha
Writing on his website The Uncool on Tuesday, Crowe offered a lengthly apology in a blog post titled ‘A Comment on Allison Ng’. “Thank you so much for all the impassioned comments regarding the casting of the wonderful Emma Stone in the part of Allison Ng,” the director wrote. “I have heard your words and your disappointment, and I offer you a heart-felt apology to all who felt this was an odd or misguided casting choice.”
Having become one of the biggest movie stars in the business, Cooper has been setting his sights on the world of theatre, taking on the role of Joseph Merrick in 'The Elephant Man'.
He may be one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood at this moment in time, but Bradley Cooper has been getting in touch with his thespian side of late, currently starring in a Broadway revival of ‘The Elephant Man’ that’s currently occupying London’s West End, and winning good reviews to boot.
Some people may be surprised to see the 40 year old three-time Oscar nominee “slumming it” in tiny London theatres, but his lead role as Joseph Merrick has been getting good critical notices. Written by Bernard Pomerance and first staged in 1977, the role has formerly been performed by a certain David Bowie. No pressure there, then.
Bradley Cooper leaving a London theatre having starred in 'The Elephant Man'
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will certainly be this weekend’s box office champ after Bradley Cooper’s ‘Aloha’ bombs.
After taking a massive $18.2 million on Friday, including $3.1m after Thursday previews, earthquake disaster movie San Andreas, starring Dwayne Johnson, looks on course to take $48 million this weekend. The disaster flick is way ahead of Bradley Cooper rom-con Aloha which also opened this weekend and suffered dismal reviews from the critics.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson stars in disaster flick San Andreas.
According to Forbes, San Andreas crushed the competition on Friday and is now on course for a weekend debut as high as $48 million, with audiences giving the movie a resounding thumbs up. It seems US audiences can’t help but be enthralled by the idea of The Rock taking on an earthquake and the box office receipts will speak for themselves.
Following criticism towards the diversity of the cast after the trailer dropped and unfortunate reactions from the production team during the Sony Hacking Scandal, the stars of 'Aloha' are promoting the film.
'Aloha', the new film from Cameron Crowe ('Almost Famous', 'Jerry Maguire'), opens this weekend in North America, and arrives in cinemas amid controversy and middling reviews. The film stars Bradley Cooper as a military contractor sent to Hawaii, where he falls for Emma Stone's Air Force pilot.
Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper star in 'Aloha'
Critics have called it charming but meandering and unfocussed. But the problems began at the end of last year, when the Sony hackers released a memo in which the studio's chair Amy Pascal wrote about the film: "I'm never starting a movie again when the script is this ridiculous.... It never not even once works."
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Bradley Cooper's recent Tony Award nomination came as a surprise to him.
He may be one of Hollywood's most bankable male leads, with three Oscar nominations in as many years for his acting, but the ever-modest Bradley Cooper was apparently surprised to be recently shortlisted for Broadway's highest honour.
Bradley's making a big impact on Broadway
He has been nominated for a Tony Award in the category of Best Leading Actor in a Play, for his performance in Broadway's production of The Elephant Man. Speaking to USA Today about the news, he said "[I'm] very surprised. It's a nice boost of confidence."
Currently nominated for Best Original Score Written For The Theatre, rock legend Sting appeared at the 2015 Tony Nominees reception held at the Paramount Hotel in New York, unusually sporting a beard. The singer composed the score for the nautical England set play 'The Last Ship'.
The stars of Broadway's 'The Elephant Man' Bradley Cooper, Alessandro Nivola and Patricia Clarkson were spotted laughing and joking together on the red carpet as they arrived for the Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees reception which was held at the Paramount Hotel in New York.
The awards will take place on June 7 from Radio City Music Hall and will air live on CBS.
‘The Good Wife’s’ Alan Cumming and actress Kristin Chenoweth have been announced as the hosts of the 2015 Tony Awards, which take place on June 7th. The pair are no strangers to the Tonys, having both picked up awards in previous years.
Alan Cumming will host the Tony Awards alongside Kristin Chenoweth.
Cumming won a Best Actor in a Musical Award for his performance in Cabaret at the 1998 Tonys, while Chenoweth won Best Featured Actress in a Musical a year later in 1999, for You're A Good Man Charlie Brown. Chenoweth was also nominated for Best Actress in a Musical in 2004 for her role as the original Glinda in Wicked.
'The Maze Runner' and 'Neighbors' also scooped awards.
It's difficult to argue with the results of this year's MTV Movie Awards victors, who took home their much-deserved accolades on Sunday (April 12th 2015). The top prize of Movie Of The Year went to Josh Boone's adaptation of the John Green novel 'The Fault In Our Stars' - but who else won big at the 2015 ceremony?
Shailene Woodley took home a couple of awards herself; first for Best Female Performance in 'The Fault In Our Stars', and second for Best Kiss with Ansel Elgort. 'The Maze Runner' star Dylan O'Brien also won big, landing Breakthrough Performance, Best Hero and, of course, Best Fight with Will Poulter. O'Brien will reprise his role in the upcoming sequel 'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials'. Meanwhile, Zac Efron's abs in 'Neighbors' predictably won him Best Shirtless Performance, while his onscreen chemistry with Dave Franco made them Best Duo. 'Neighbors' was also the winner of Best WTF Moment, with Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne taking home the award.
Continue reading: MTV Movie Awards: 'The Fault In Our Stars' Leads 2015 Winners