Spotlight On Bradley Cooper
Born in Philadelphia, Bradley was Georgetown educated before studying at the Actors Studio Drama School at New School University in New York City. While working on a few small theater projects, he landed roles on Sex And The City, The Beat and Treks in a Wild World. He then appeared as Ben in the hilarious, summer camp flick Wet Hot American Summer. Bradley has appeared in various television shows such as Law and Order, Alias, Nip/Tuck and Kitchen Confidential. His good looks and likeability have helped launch his movie career as he went to star in The Wedding Crashers, Failure to Launch, Yes Man, and He's Just Not That Into You.
What seemed to put Bradley on the map as well as on the cover of all the tabloids was this summer's box office hit, The Hangover. Bradley played Phil Wenneck who along with his fellow groomsmen took the groom-to-be on a wild bachelor party adventure in Las Vegas. One of the funniest movies of the year, Bradley gained major recognition for this role, surprisingly. Plans for The Hangover 2 are already underway.
The fame hasn't greatly affected Bradley as he stays humbled. In a recent interview with Philadelphia Style magazine, Bradley admitted that he can go unrecognizable in his hometown and is still working his way up the actor food chain. It just shows you that even the most famous actors have to face rejection. Bradley told the Advocate Magazine, "I actually auditioned to play James Franco's role in Milk -- I really wanted that -- but oh, my God, Franco just killed it." Although he was reportedly beat out by Ryan Reynolds to play the Green Lantern, Bradley has been confirmed to play Templeton "Face" Peck in the forthcoming The A-Team film.
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He doesn't seem to have any problem getting rejected in the dating field. After his 4 month marriage to actress Jennifer Esposito, Bradley has been linked to Jennifer Aniston, Renee Zellweger, Lake Bell and Cameron Diaz and has been called a "player" by a few tabloids.
Currently filming Valentine's Day in Los Angeles with Julia Roberts, Bradley's next film, All About Steve with Sandra Bullock hits theaters September 4th.
Story by Erin Demchak
Starpulse contributing writer
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