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."
Continue reading: Bradley Cooper And Emma Stone Take On 'Aloha' Critics
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
Bradley Cooper could be directing Beyonce in a movie. Think about that.
Bradley Cooper is in negotiations with Warner Bros about directing a remake of A Star Is Born. The hope for the studio is to have Cooper behind the camera and Beyonce playing the lead role of a young woman whose dreams of stardom are helped by a self-destructive, washed-up icon.
Bradley Cooper could direct A Star is Born with Beyonce in the lead
Beyonce was attached to the project when Clint Eastwood - Cooper's American Sniper collaborator - was going to helm the movie and the veteran filmmaker actually had Cooper in his sights for the male lead. The American actor will take a look at the script with Will Fetters - who wrote the most recent draft - and the hope is that he can begin work when he finished performing The Elephant Man in the West End.
The pair spoke about their on- and off-screen chemistry at the New York premiere of their new film 'Serena'.
About to appear in yet another film together, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper have admitted that they’re a bit like a married couple. At the Cinema Society’s premiere of the pair’s new film Serena in New York on Saturday, Lawrence remarked that they were a “work husband and wife”.
As reported by Page Six, the secret to the success of their on- and off-screen relationship is apparently “no sex”, joked Lawrence. Serena is the third film in which Lawrence have featured alongside Cooper, and she revealed that she persuaded him to join the project when she received the script for it during shooting for Silver Linings Playbook in 2011.
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence star in 'Serena', opening March 27th
Continue reading: Bradley Cooper And Jennifer Lawrence Like A "Work Husband And Wife"
It's all over between Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse, sources claim.
Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse have split up, according to sources. The couple were dating for two years before ending their relationship in January 2015. They attended the Oscars together in February and have frequently been spotted together since but sources claim these meetings were purely platonic.
Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse have split.
Continue reading: Bradley Cooper & Suki Waterhouse Split Up After Two Years Of Dating?
'American Sniper' was a monster hit.
American Sniper is the highest grossing movie released in 2014 after passing the $500 million mark worldwide and topping $337 million domestically. Clint Eastwood's Navy SEAL drama starring Bradley Cooper overtook The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, according to U.S. and Canada box office data.
Bradley Cooper starred as Chris Kyle in American Sniper
The Jennifer Lawrence starrer pulled an estimated $336.9 million domestically to finish slightly ahead of Marvel's surprise hit Guardians of the Galaxy.
Continue reading: American Sniper Was Highest Grossing Movie Of 2014
The 23 year old model is the face of the British brand’s latest makeup campaign.
Burberry have just unveiled their super steamy new lipstick advert, starring British model of the moment Suki Waterhouse and it’s sure to set tongues wagging. Waterhouse, the girlfriend of actor Bradley Cooper, stars in the campaign alongside musician George Le Page from British indie band Of Empires.
Suki Waterhouse is the face of Burberry's new campaign
Shot by famed photographer Mario Testino, the Burberry kisses campaign is Waterhouse’s seventh for the British brand, as she is also currently the face of the new Floral edition of their Brit Rhythm fragrance.
Rumours of a slanging match between actress and director emerged on Tuesday, but Lawrence and studio representatives deny it.
The ‘Hunger Games’ star is currently filming Joy, her third collaboration with Russell and actor Bradley Cooper, and rumours earlier this week suggested that there was a noisy falling-out on set between actress and director on Tuesday. According to some reports, the pair were seen screaming at each other.
Jennifer Lawrence has denied rumours of a fight on set with David O. Russell
Things have been tough for Brian (Bradley Cooper). Having been fired from the US Air Force for his cockiness, he lost his girlfriend Tracy (Rachel McAdams) by a chain of events he doesn't fully understand himself. But when he is recalled back into service by a boss that has a soft spot for him, Brian discovers that his life has to get an awful lot more complicated before it can get simpler. Tasked with overseeing the launch of a weapons satellite from Hawaii, Brian is put in charge of training Allison (Emma Stone) to be both a good pilot, and a valuable member of the air force. But as he begins to reconnect with Tracy, Allison begins to fall for him, leading to Brian having to truly figure out once and for all, just what it is that he wants.
Continue: Aloha - Teaser Trailer
The British actor seemed utterly stunned by his award for Best Actor, and was literally speechless for a few seconds.
In a hotly contested category, Redmayne beat Steve Carell (John Eleuthere du Pont in Foxcatcher), Bradley Cooper (Chris Kyle in American Sniper), fellow Brit Benedict Cumberbatch (Alan Turing in The Imitation Game) and the much-fancied Michael Keaton (Riggan Thomson / ‘Birdman’ in Birdman).
Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne portraying Prof. Stephen Hawking
The ending used in 'American Sniper' was one of five alternatives thought up by Eastwood and screenwriter Jason Hall.
Clint Eastwood and the team behind the box-office smash American Sniper changed the movie's ending following a request from the widow of Chris Kyle. The final scene showed the death of the US navy seal Chris Kyle though it was changed after screenwriter Jason Hall received a telephone call from Taya Kyle.
Bradley Cooper [L] as Chris Kyle and Sienna Miller [R] as Taya Kyle
Hall told the New York Daily News that Taya asked himself, Bradley Cooper and Clint Eastwood not to include a scene in which Chris was seen killed at a Texas gun range by a troubled former soldier.
Continue reading: Clint Eastwood Persuaded To Change Gory 'American Sniper' Ending
The widow of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle wrote a very emotional message on Valentine's Day, in which she remembered her love for her late husband and why she still feels "blessed."
Only days after appearing in court at the trial of Eddie Ray Routh, the former marine who shot and killed her husband, Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, Naya Kyle posted a very emotional Valentine's Day message for her late husband, in which she said she still feels "blessed."
Bradley Cooper portrayed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle in 'American Sniper'
"We all suffer," she wrote on the official Chris Kyle Facebook page. "It's part of life. The blessing is - while evil exists, Divinity does too and it is stronger."
Harvey Weinstein is stepping up his Oscars campaign for 'American Sniper'.
In a late bid to expunge any lasting doubts of American Sniper ahead of the Oscars this month, Harvey Weinstein has gone out on the attack in response to those critical of Clint Eastwood's drama. The film's subject, sniper Chris Kyle, has been called a "hate-filled killer" and the movie has been criticised in some circles for its flag waving.
Bradley Cooper [L] and Sienna Miller [R] in American Sniper
However, speaking to Indiewire, Weinstein said the movie had captured the American public's imagination and deserved credit because it "introduces America to PTSD".
Continue reading: Harvey Weinstein Goes On Attack Over Criticism Of 'American Sniper'
Bradley Cooper will executive produce on the 'Limitless' pilot for CBS.
Bradley Cooper will serve as executive producer on a drama pilot for CBS based on his hit 2011 movie Limitless. Craig Sweeney (Elementary) will pen the script, while Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will also be behind the camera, as will Cooper's Hangover pal Todd Phillips.
Bradley Cooper will executive produce the new Limitless pilot for CBS
The show tells the story of Brian Sinclair, a guy who discovers the powers of the mysterious drug NZT and is coerced into using his drug-enhanced abilities to solve cases for the FBI.
Continue reading: Bradley Cooper To Produce 'Limitless' TV Drama For CBS
The eight-episode series boasts a seriously impressive ensemble cast.
When the news came out that Netflix was reviving the 2001 cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer, the first question on everyone’s lips was, 'who from the original cast will be returning?’ Well the answer is, most of them! Yes from Bradley Cooper to Elizabeth Banks, many of the film’s now big name stars will be back headed back to Camp Firewood this summer.
Bradley Cooper is returning to Camp Firewood
The cast names were revealed via a 50 second trailer released by Netflix on Wednesday. Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler are all name dropped in the clip. Also returning to Camp Firewood are Judah Friedlander, Michael Ian Black, Janeane Garofalo, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon and David Hyde Pierce.
The film has been raising controversy ever since it hit cinemas.
Over the past few weeks, American Sniper has been touted as an example of quality military action, one of Clint Eastwood’s best, and even received several award nods. However, the film has also ignited plenty of controversy over its depictions of a soldier’s return home. Ostensibly, American Sniper is a character study of a tortured soldier.
Bradley Cooper portrays Chris Kyle in American Sniper.
The movie’s detractors point out Chris Kyle’s apparent lack of trauma – both in real-life and his onscreen portrayal. Intentionally or not, Kyle has painted himself as a remorseless sniper who said his job was “fun” and wished he could return to Iraq to fight even more, and who made millions of dollars and gained worldwide fame writing about his exploits.
Continue reading: American Sniper Is Popular, But Is It Misleading?
The 40-year-old actor has been receiving rave reviews for his portrayal of John Merrick, who was a severely deformed man in Victorian, England, on Broadway.
Bradley Cooper has been wowing theatregoers on New York City's Broadway as the star of 'The Elephant Man,' a play about a severely deformed man in Victorian England, and now he is heading for London's West End.
Cooper is bringing 'The Elephant Man' to London's West End
The 40-year-old actor has been heavily praised for his role as John Merrick, who became an attraction due to his grotesque and abnormal appearance, in the revival of Bernard Pomerance's 1970's play that debuted on Broadway late last year.
Continue reading: Bradley Cooper Heading London's West End In 'The Elephant Man'
After taking a beating in reviews, "The Boy Next Door" might actually have a decent box office take.
The Jennifer Lopez-starring thriller The Boy Next Door might become the surprise success of the month, after checking in with $500000 this Friday. According to Variety’s estimates, the movie is on track to get between $12 million and $15 million this weekend on a budget of $4 million.
Jennifer Lopez made a big career move with her first thriller role in The Boy Next Door.
Chris Kyle was shot dead by a troubled soldier at a Texas shooting range.
Clint Eastwood's Oscar-nominated drama American Sniper may have taken $150 million to date at the box-office, though the wife of Chris Kyle - the movie's subject - is facing a bill of nearly $1.345 million for "unjust enrichment" of her late husband's multi-million dollar estate.
Bradley Cooper plays Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood's Oscar-nomnated drama
Played by Sienna Miller in the movie, Taya Kyle has been left with the lofty bill after a court granted it to Jesse Ventura - a former governor of Minnesota and professional wrestler - in a defamation case.
Continue reading: American Sniper: Why Chris Kyle's Wife Faces $1.4 Million Bill
With a budget of nearly $60 million, why does ‘American Sniper’ contain one of the worst fake babies in cinema history?
Ever since Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper stormed the US box office the film has been the subject of many debates. But amidst the controversy over the film’s depiction of Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL with the most kills in U.S. history, another debate has risen online among moviegoers. Just what is going on with that fake baby?
Bradley Cooper in American Sniper
To give some context for those who have not yet seen the film, in one scene Sienna Miller hands Bradley Cooper what must be the most plastic looking baby in recent cinematic history. Cooper then holds and pats the baby for just over one minute and even manages to make the doll’s hand move.
Continue reading: Lets Talk About That Fake Baby In 'American Sniper'
Bradley Cooper is nominated for Best Actor at the Oscars, while 'American Sniper' landed a nod for Best Picture.
American Sniper may be on-course to be the biggest grossing war movie of all time, and it may have scored surprise Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Actor, but should we really go along with the whole hero narrative? Not according to documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, who has described snipers as "cowards".
Chris Kyle, played by Bradley Cooper, is credited as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history. He was killed at a Texas shooting range by a former soldier after returning from Iraq in 2013, though his Hollywood story was already in the works. The movie has already set box-office records for a January movie and pulled in an estimated $105 million for the long holiday weekend.
Continue reading: Is American Sniper's Chris Kyle Really A Coward?
After dominating the Oscars race, "American Sniper" stakes a claim for the January box office.
American Sniper is on track to win this weekend’s box office. Unsurprising, given the six Oscar nods the Bradley Cooper starrer scooped up this week, including Cooper’s third Best Actor nod in as many years. It earned six Oscar nominations on Thursday, including Best Picture and a Best Actor nod for Bradley Cooper. The Time Warner release even made it seem like even more of an event via asking IMAX to do a lightning-quick conversion for yesterday’s wide release.
Bradley Cooper in American Sniper.
Having played in just four theatres since its December release, American Sniper had already grossed $3,4 million. According to Forbes, it checked in at $30,5 million on Friday, with $5,3 million coming from Thursday previews. The movie is currently on track for a $90 million Friday to Sunday with a possible $100 million taking for the full Friday to Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend.
Once again, director Clint Eastwood lurks in the background, springing a stunningly atmospheric thriller on audiences when they least expect it. Honestly, for an 84-year-old Eastwood is an astoundingly nimble filmmaker, able to take an audience right into a tense situation while never cheating with flashy movie trickery. This film grabs us without mercy, pulling us into a morally complex situation that gets our head spinning.
It's the true story of Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), the Navy Seal sniper credited with the most official kills after serving four tours of duty in Iraq. Based on his memoir, the film traces him from his religious upbringing, during which he's taught about guns and encroaching evil from an early age. So after the 9/11 attacks, he enlists in the Navy. His sharp-shooting skills are quickly apparent. And as he prepares for his first assignment abroad, he romances local girl Taya (Sienna Miller), a feisty woman who knows what she's getting into. Chris, on the other hand, is instantly thrown into a quandary when his first targets as a sniper are a woman and child who seem to be carrying a bomb. Over the next few years, his marriage to Taya and his moral centre are tested by his military service. And when an Iraqi sniper challenges him, he takes it personally.
Jason Hall's script sticks close to Chris' perspective, which is intensified by Eastwood's coolly efficient direction and Cooper's beefy performance. By putting the audience so tightly within Chris' point of view, we are unable to escape the psychological impact of his experiences, even if real warfare is no doubt much more horrific even than what's depicted here. Cleverly, the film never asks us to judge Chris, merely to see how battle changes him. And Cooper is terrific at finding tiny details that reveal both Chris' altered state and the core stability that never leaves him.
Continue reading: American Sniper Review
The Hollywood star recently claimed he has never got lead role due to his looks, when hitting back at anyone suggesting he is too handsome to play a Navy SEAL.
Bradley Cooper's most recent big-screen venture sees him take on his most challenging role to date in Clint Eastwood's upcoming biopic, 'American Sniper,' portraying Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, who has more than 150 confirmed kills in his military career.
Cooper portraying Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle in 'American Sniper'
But before filming even began, there was talk that the Hollywood star, who was once named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, may be "too handsome" to play a real life war hero. However, while appearing on 'The Today Show' on Tuesday (Jan 13th), Cooper hit back at these complaints.
The Irish actor recently recalled how his 'The A-Team' co-star used to finishes his cigars for him once the scene was over.
When Liam Neeson starred as Hannibal in the action-comedy 'The A-Team,' he was required to smoke cigars for the role, and although the Irish actor didn't enjoy this experience, luckily his co-star Bradley Cooper was on hand to help him out.
Neeson revealed Bradley Cooper used to finishe his cigar son the set of 'The A-Team'
Neeson recently lifted the lid on the 2010 flick's on-set antics while speaking with the January 2015 issue of Cigar Aficionado, in which he also revealed acting projects that aren't necessarily on the big-screen.
Continue reading: Liam Neeson Reveals Bradley Cooper Stole His Cigars While On-Set
The 2001 cult comedy is being revived by the streaming service with most of the original cast returning.
It may have taken less than $2 million at the box office back in 2001, but comedy Wet Hot American Summer has gone on to become a cult classic thanks to its impressive cast list. But now it looks as if the comedy is getting a second chance to break the mainstream, this time as an eight episode series to be streamed on Netflix.
Bradley Cooper was one of the stars of Wet Hot American Summer
The limited series has been created by David Wain and Michael Showalter, who also wrote the movie. Wain, who directed the film, will also be behind the camera this time. The duo will also serve as executive producers alongside Howard Bernstein, Jonathan Stern and Peter Principato.
Continue reading: Netflix To Revive 'Wet Hot American Summer' For Eight Episode Series
The Hollywood star recently opened up about how he initially felt he wasn't suited to play the war hero, Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.
Bradley Cooper’s latest big-screen venture sees him take on his most challenging role to date in Clint Eastwood's upcoming biopic, 'American Sniper,' portraying Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, who has more than 150 confirmed kills in his military career.
Cooper portraying Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle in 'American Sniper'
However, portraying a real life war hero was something the Hollywood star though he wasn’t capable of doing, and initially thought another actor was much more suited for the role, his ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ co-star Chris Pratt.
The American megastar played a part in two of the year's highest grossing movies.
Just when you thought Jennifer Lawrence’s 2014 couldn’t get any more spectacular, she’s been announced as the top grossing actor of the year, with her movies pulling in more viewers than any other name.
According to the list compiled by Forbes, the 24 year old starred in two of the year’s top-grossing movies, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and X-Men: Days of Future Past, which together brought in $1.4 billion in worldwide box offices.
Jennifer Lawrence, pictured at 'Mockingjay' premiere, is the highest grossing actor of 2014
Continue reading: Jennifer Lawrence Tops Forbes List Of Top Grossing Actors
After Steven Spielberg dropped out of directing 'American Sniper' following the real-life death of the main character, Clint Eastwood stepped in - yet he had to find out a little bit about the recently deceased sniper.
Production for 'American Sniper' began back in May, 2012, after Warner Brothers acquired the rights to Chris Kyle's autobiography of the same name. On 2nd February, 2013, Kyle was shot dead at a shooting range in Texas by a fellow ex-marine, suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. That sort of devastating twist in the tale was enough to cause director Steven Spielberg to leave the project, yet it wasn't enough to keep Clint Eastwood from stepping in and bringing the hero's story to the big screen.
Clint Eastwood - Director of 'American Sniper'
"The studio called and asked if I would be interested in being involved with this picture," explained Eastwood, "and ironically I was reading his book. In fact I was down to about the last 30 pages." Eastwood officially joined the project as a director on 21st August 2013. After receiving the offer, he sat down and finished the book, calling back the following day to accept the job.
Continue reading: Clint Eastwood On Crucial Research For 'American Sniper'
'American Sniper' is one of the most remarkable movies of the year.
The heart-pounding teaser trailer for American Sniper had so much promise that perhaps a current "fresh" score of 74% for Clint Eastwood's movie seems underwhelming. That figure will probably climb in the coming days leaving the tense drama starring Bradley Cooper with a one way ticket to the Oscars.
Bradley Cooper stars as sniper Chris Kyle in American Sniper
It tells the story of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history who is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. However, in pinpoint accuracy and incredible kill record puts a price on his head, making his the prime target for insurgents.
Continue reading: 'American Sniper' Is A Late Arrival To The Oscars Party
So is this a gender thing... or just a management fail? We may never know.
The confidential files just keep on leaking from Sony and the latest batch has ignited some gender-related controversy. Basically, after some financial info was leaked, it was revealed that Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams (whose names you may recognize from, well, every headline this year,) were paid significantly less than their male co-stars for their work in the Oscar-winning film American Hustle.
It seems like for Lawrence [l] and Adams [r], the pay gap is still a reality.
Aah, pay gap, how we’ve missed you. Well, not really, because the pay gap never went anywhere, not even within the film industry apparently. The good folks over at The Daily Beast have unearthed a message from a message sent from Andrew Gumpert, President of Business Affairs and Administration for Columbia Pictures to Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Doug Belgrad, President of SPE Motion Picture Group on December 5, 2013, confirming that Adams and Lawrence received roughly 7% of the film’s talent budget each. Meanwhile, co-stars Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner and Christian Bale got... get ready for this... 9% each. I’m no math expert here, but I’m pretty sure that doesn’t even come out to the often cited statistic of 81 cents to a dollar.
The 39-year-old actor recently opened up about how tackling the role of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle was "life-changing in every way."
Bradley Cooper's next big-screen venture sees him take on his most challenging role to date in Clint Eastwood's upcoming biopic, 'American Sniper,' portraying Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, who has more than 150 confirmed kills in his military career.
Cooper gained 30 pounds of muscle for his role of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle
As well as having the difficult task of putting on 30 pounds of muscle in three months before playing the Navy SEAL, the 39-year-old actor recently revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that the experience shooting the film was also "life-changing in every way."
Continue reading: Bradley Cooper Explains Why 'American Sniper' Role Was "Life Changing"
The 39-year-old actor recently spoke about how his struggles with substance abuse, as well as the death of his father in 2011, helped him prepare for the role of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.
Since Bradley Cooper is considered one of the most handsome and successful men in Hollywood, it is hard to believe that the 39-year-old actor had issues with drug and alcohol abuse in the past, and his road to recovery has been far from easy.
Cooper recently spoke about how being ten years sober has helped his career
However, instead of letting these struggles get the better of him, including his father's death in 2011, Cooper spoke to Vanity Fair about using his experiences with addiction to help him prepare for his most challenging role to date in Clint Eastwood's upcoming biopic, 'American Sniper,' in which he portrays Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.
Gorgeously shot, this period drama has a terrific setting and vivid characters, but is edited together in a jarring way that distances the audience from the situations. As the story progresses, the film also shifts strangely from a riveting exploration of a power couple with a pioneering spirit to a more melodramatic thriller about corruption and murder. It's consistently engaging thanks to the power of the cast, but it should have also been darkly moving as well.
The story is set in the late 1920s, as lumber baron George (Bradley Cooper) struggles under the economic pressures of the impending Great Depression. Then he meets Serena (Jennifer Lawrence) and it's love at first sight. A feisty, outspoken woman with a background in logging, she immediately ruffles feathers in George's camp by giving out advice that's actually helpful. George's two righthand men, accountant Buchanan (David Dencik) and foreman Campbell (Sean Harris), both quietly wonder if this woman is going to mess up their all-male world of underhanded bribes and physical danger. But she develops a rapport with George's hunting tracker Galloway (Rhys Ifans). Meanwhile, the local sheriff (Toby Jones) is trying to get George's land declared protected national parkland.
Oscar-winning Danish director Susanne Bier (In a Better World) gives the film a grand scale with expansive mountain landscapes and a sweeping romantic tone. The Western-style bustle of the logging camp is lively and authentic, as is the continual threat of death or dismemberment on the job. Against this, Cooper and Lawrence have terrific chemistry both with each other and the characters around them, sharply portrayed by strong actors who know how to invest plenty of attitude into even a small role.
Continue reading: Serena Review
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