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    Bradley Cooper

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    He had worked in the ‘Sex and the City’, and he was rated as the sexiest man alive in 2011. He is Bradley Cooper, one of the highest paid actors in the Hollywood. Bradley Cooper’s success is commendable because he has tasted success as an actor in a variety of genres.

    From looking good to singing good, he has come a long way in his acting journey that started in 2001. If someone watches movies sporadically, they will have different images of Bradley Cooper in their head.

    Some will recognize him as a drunk hungover regular guy from the ‘Hangover’ franchise, others will see him as a bipolar romantic from ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ and many will perceive him as an American Sniper from the movie of the same name.

    Bradley Cooper is one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. He has the looks and charm, the brawn and the power, and most importantly the ineffable quality that transforms an actor into a superstar.

    Bradley Cooper’s Personal Details

    Full NameBradley Charles Cooper
    NicknameCoop, Brad
    Date of Birth5 January 1975
    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    Age42 Years
    Zodiac signCapricorn
    ProfessionAmerican Actor and Producer
    Heightin centimeters- 185 cm
    in meters- 1.85 m
    in Feet Inches- 6’ 1”
    Weight in Kilograms- 83 kg
    in Pounds- 183 lbs
    Body Measurements – Chest: 41 Inches
    – Waist: 34 Inches
    – Biceps: 16 Inches
    Eye ColorBlue
    Hair ColorLight Brown
    HobbiesSports, Reading, Riding Motorbike, Listening Music

    Bradley Cooper’s Family Details

    FamilyFather- Charles Cooper (Stockbroker)
    Mother- Gloria Campano
    Brothers- N/A
    Sisters- Holly Cooper
    Marital StatusDivorced
    Wife/spouseJennifer Esposito (married 2006-2007)
    ChildrenSon- N/A
    Daughter- N/A
    HometownPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    ReligionRoman Catholic
    EthnicityFather – Irish
    Mother – Italian
    AddressBradley Cooper
    WKT Public Relations
    9350 Wilshire Blvd
    Suite 450
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212

    Bradley Cooper’s Relationships

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    Bradley Cooper is not only one of the most sought-after actors but also a very handsome man. He has attracted the attention of some very pretty women and has a long lineup of relationships.

    The first public relationship that Bradley Cooper was involved in was with ‘Blue Blood’ famed actress Jennifer Esposito. The couple dated for around a year and even made a popular appearance on the red carpet in 2006.

    Eventually, they married in 2006, but it wasn’t to last. After the divorce, Bradley moved on to Isabella Brewster. It was never a serious relationship, but the couple were spotted at a few public places.

    One of the most famous actresses that Bradley was involved with was Rene Zellweger. However, this high-profile relationship lasted for only 2 years, before the couple decided to separate citing their extremely busy schedules.

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    Bradley even dated Jennifer Lopez in another non-serious but high-profile relationship. They were spotted at Per Se at Columbus Circle and also in Bradley’s car. However, the romance did not turn out to be anything serious.

    Later, he was in an off and on relationship with Joe Saldana. They got together in 2011, parted ways in 2012 and then once again got together before drifting apart for the final time in 2013.

    From 2013 to 2015, Cooper was in a relationship with Suki Waterhouse, an English model. But it wasn’t until he met Irina Shayk that he truly found lasting love, or so he thought at the time.

    Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk had a daughter together in 2017. Bradley Cooper daughter has a surname that combines the surnames of her parents. She is named Lea De Seine Shayk Cooper. After their daughter’s birth, it seemed like the relationship would last a lifetime, but unfortunately the couple parted ways in 2019. 

    Later in 2019, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga were endorsed as a couple by the media because of their high-octane chemistry in the song ‘Shallow’ from the highly-successful movie ‘From A Star Is Born’. But eventually, it all turned out to be just very good acting.

    Bradley Cooper’s Affairs

    AffairsJennifer Esposito, Actress (2005-2007)
    Isabella Brewster (2008-2009)
    Renée Zellweger, Actress (2009-2011)
    Zoe Saldana, Actress (2011-2012)
    Suki Waterhouse, Model (2013-2015)
    Irina Shayk, Model (2015-present)

    Bradley Cooper’s Education Details

    SchoolGermantown Academy, Pennsylvania, USA
    CollegeGeorgetown University, Washington D.C., The New School, New York City, New York
    Educational QualificationsB.A. in English

    Bradley Cooper’s Beliefs and Interests

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    Bradley Cooper is one of the very few actors in Hollywood who we can say is devoutly religious. He was born as a Roman Catholic and has been practicing his faith ever since. At a time in his life he had a drug problem but his faith in god helped him get over it.

    Bradley Cooper is a staunch supporter of the democratic party. In the past, he has attended democratic conventions and vouched for their candidates and also donated money for the campaigns.

    As far as hobbies go, Bradley is a motorcycle enthusiast and loves to play sports. His favorite colors are blue and green, and he loves the famous Japanese dish Sushi.

    Bradley Cooper’s Early Life

    Bradley Cooper was born in Philadelphia. Bradley Cooper birthday falls on 5th of January and he was born in the year 1975, which makes him 45 years old (in 2020). Bradley’s father, Charles Cooper, worked for Merrill Lynch as a stock broker and his mother Gloria worked for an NBC affiliate.

    Unlike his popular persona as a sexy man, Bradley was never considered an especially good-looking child. He was a regular kid who liked to impress his friends and family with his cooking skills. 

    He attended school at Germantown Academy, where he got involved in drama. He participated in a play that was based on the popular movie ‘The Elephant Man’. His acting skills were appreciated, and it opened the door towards an acting career.

    Bradley Cooper finished his college at Georgetown University. He learned French in his time at the college and passed with a BA degree. In his younger years, he got a small role in the ‘Sex and the City’ where he was paired alongside Sarah Jessica Parker for a little while.

    He later decided to pursue acting as a full-time career option and got a Master of Fine Arts from the famous Actors Studio Drama School. Here, he got in touch with some of the stalwarts in the industry like Seann Penn and Robert De Niro.

    Bradley Cooper’s Earnings

    Bradley Cooper net worth is estimated at 100 million US dollars. While most of his earnings are from movies, he has also earned a huge sum via endorsements for brands like IWC watches. Due to his star power and the ability to pull audience to the theater, he has featured regularly in the list of top-earning Hollywood actors.

    Bradley Cooper’s Revenue

    Net Worth$60 million

    Bradley Cooper’s Assets

    CarsToyota Prius, Mercedes-Benz G500
    BikesTriumph Thruxton, Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS, Ducati 1199

    Bradley Cooper’s Favourite Things

    Favourite FoodSushi, Sandwiches
    Favourite ColorGreen, Blue
    Favourite FilmThe Celebration, New York Stories, The Conversation, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
    Cars CollectionToyota Prius, Mercedes-Benz G500
    Bikes CollectionTriumph Thruxton, Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS, Ducati 1199

    Bradley Cooper Career

    Initial Stages of a Promising Career

    Bradley Cooper’s movie journey started with a comedy called ‘Wet Hot American Summer’. He was later casted as Will Tippin in a TV series called ‘Alias’, and then in a romantic movie called ‘Bending All the Rules’.

    After 2002, he was getting roles in movies and TV series consistently, but nothing ground breaking was happening for him, until he got a unique role in ‘The Wedding Crashers’. He was casted as Sack Lodge in the comedy.

    The quirky appeal of Bradley’s very-aggressive character really reached out to the audience, and the eventual success of the movie proved very fruitful in the end. Bradley started getting leading roles in the movies and audience started loving him.

    Real Success

    Despite his success, Bradley Cooper movies were still not considered a major box office draw. But it all changed very quickly with ‘The Hangover’, which was released in 2009.

    Although his acting was appreciated, his persona as an arrogant yet loveable ‘sexy man’ gained him the real admiration, especially from the female fans. Bradley even got an MTV award because of his performance in the movie.

    But just like success, he was also tasting failures with movies like Sandra Bullock/Cooper starrer ‘All About Steve’, which was annihilated by the critics. But still, Bradley remained a popular fixture in multi-starrer movies like ‘Valentine’s Day’, and his reputation as a bankable actor remained untarnished.

    Even WWE fans got a glimpse of Bradley Cooper in an appearance inside the ring in the 2010 edition of WWE Raw. 

    Evolution as an Actor

    The evolution of Bradley Cooper as an actor was complete with ‘Limitless’. It was a deep and intense role with wide shades of emotions. The movie was expected to be a critical success, but due to the mainstream appeal and curiosity generated by Bradley, it became a commercial success.

    2012 was arguably Bradley Cooper’s most busy year with high-profile movies like ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, ‘Hit and Run’, ‘The Words’ and ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’. Deep-layered performances by Bradley really impressed the critics who, especially in the beginning, believed him to be a one-dimensional actor.

    Bradley Cooper Journey after 2012

    After 2012, Bradley Cooper was considered to be an established Hollywood superstar. His movies mostly did well, but there were some critical and commercial failures along the way.

    The final installment of Hangover Trilogy ‘The Hangover Part III’ was released in 2013. It was criticized by the reviewers, but still became a commercial success, which says a lot about the appeal of ‘Cooper the Star’.

    Many people do not know that Bradley has even voiced the character of Rocket Raccoon in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. One of his most recent success has come through ‘A Star Is Born’, in which, he starred alongside Lady Gaga.

    For this movie, Bradley Cooper honed his music skills and even learned to play the guitar. The movie fetched Cooper an award in the form of National Board of Review Award for Best Director, and two nominations for Golden Globe in categories Best Director and Best Actor in a Drama.

    Both Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga have also got multiple Grammy award nominations for their song ‘Shallow’.

    Bradley Cooper Awards

    Grammy Awards – Best Pop Duo / Group Performance2018
    Grammy Awards – Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media2019

    Bradley Cooper Trivia

    Bradley Cooper is fluent in French, and famously did an interview entirely in the French language while promoting The Hangover Part II

    While studying at the Georgetown University, Bradley Cooper was a medalist on the Men’s Heavyweight Crew team.

    In several old episodes of Inside Actors Studio, a young Bradley Cooper (an Actors Studio student at the time) can be seen raising questions to seasoned actors like Sean Penn and Robert De Niro.

    Prior to his heydays in Hollywood, Bradley Cooper was variously employed at the Philadelphia Daily News and as a doorman at the Morgans Hotel.

    Bradley Cooper is only the tenth actor in film history to receive Academy Award nomination in three consecutive years.

    Ever since losing his father to lung cancer 2011, Cooper has actively supported several organisations that help fight cancer. He is a member of the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a charity that helps cancer patients and their families in coping with the disease. He is also a member of the Alzheimer’s Association Celebrity Champions, an organisation dedicated to raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease.

    Bradley Cooper Personal Quotes

    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 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.

    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.

    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.

    I don’t see myself as a ladies’ man, but I love women.

    I think if you live in a black-and-white world, you’re gonna suffer a lot. I used to be like that. But I don’t believe that anymore.

    I think I’m a decent-looking guy. Sometimes I can look great, and other times I look horrifying.

    If you’re a single man and you happen to be in this business, you’re deemed a player. But I don’t see myself as a ladies’ man.

    I don’t know if it’s animalistic or what, but men become like peacocks with their feathers up when women are around.

    For a comedy to work, magic has to happen.

    Unfortunately, when someone asks me for a favor, I can’t say no. Because of my upbringing – my Catholic guilt – if I don’t do it, it plagues me.

    If you look at anybody who’s had along career, if you look at the choices they’ve made – even if the movies haven’t worked – they’ve always worked with great filmmakers.

    I definitely am a huge lover of comedy, and it’s only through doing so many comedies that I’ve realised how much of an influence they’ve been on me.

    Personally, I’ve made myself a very small window of what I enjoy in this business, which is I love being a big part of the storytelling process.

    I liked sports but I never really had the confidence. I was always coordinated and it came easy to me, but I didn’t have the confidence to go along with the physical skill.

    Some directors have just one way of working; you either have to adhere to it or you don’t.

    There’s got to be something you want to tell and that’s the engine which spurs all of the work you have to do in order to create the story, but you have to love some sort of nugget of what you’re telling to be a filmmaker.

    I thought I sang – it’s OK – it’s so hard to sing! Singing – I had no idea. I’d get fatigued at the end of a phrase – the amount of respect I have for singers!

    I think the thought of a traditional family home is awesome. Traditional roles are becoming a thing of the past, but I think there is something really charming about them.
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