Bradley Cooper popularly known as a blue-eyed Greek God is an Oscar nominated American actor. He is one of the highest-paid actors of Hollywood who is widely known for his roles in movies like ‘A Star Is Born’, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, ‘American Hustle’, and ‘American Sniper.’
Quick Facts about Bradley Cooper
Full Name: Bradley Charles Cooper
Birthday: January 5, 1975 (45 years old)
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6′ 1″ ( 185 cm)
Popular as: Actor
Who is Bradley Cooper?
Bradley Cooper is a 45-year-old American actor, musician, director, and producer who is considered one of the biggest stars in tinsel town. The three-time Academy Award nominee was first introduced to the world of acting through a movie called ‘The Elephant Man.’
He is also a big-time philanthropist. After his father’s death due to lung cancer, ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy’ star decided to start ‘The Bradley Charles Cooper Foundation’ with an aim to ease the burden on cancer patients and their family so that they can solely focus on getting the treatment they need and deserve.
Early Life & Childhood
Bradley Cooper was born on January 5, 1975, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother Gloria Campano worked for NBC radio and his father Late Charles Cooper worked as a stockbroker for an investment bank, Merill Lynch. He lost his father to lung cancer in 2011. Bradley Cooper has an elder sister named Holly.
He completed his schooling from Germantown Academy in Philadelphia. After that he enrolled at Vilanova University but decided to switch to Georgetown University as he wanted to do an honors in English. In Georgetown he joined a theatre group which made him understand his love for acting. He graduated from Georgetown University with an English degree.
In order to hone his craft, he decided to join Actors Studio Drama School in New York City. In 2000, he received his Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Acting.
Bradley Cooper was a teacher before joining the film industry. He was a very passionate theater artist because of which he wanted to impart his knowledge to other people. He used to work for an organization called LEAP.
While pursuing theater, Bradley Cooper was simultaneously looking for movie and TV roles. He bagged a role on ‘Alias’ but was so exhausted in the process that he started consuming drugs and considered quitting. In an interview with GQ, Bradley Cooper said, “I would only work three days a week. And then for the second season, I got even more sidelined. I was like ‘ugh.’ And then next thing you know, I was like, ‘I want to f—ing kill myself.”
But after hitting rock bottom in his career, he stood up, got sober, and again started his hunt for movies and shows. This time his hard work paid off and he began his journey of becoming one of the top actors in the world.
Bradley Cooper’s Movies and Shows
Not many people know but Bradley Cooper was not always a big name in the industry. He carved a niche for himself slowly and steadily. His first prominent acting gig took place in 1998 with ‘S– and the City.’ He also starred in many TV shows like ‘Nip/ Tuck’, ‘Globe Trekker’, and ‘Jack and Bobby.’ Though in 2001, Bradley Cooper landed his first big movie ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ but he didn’t gain much recognition for that role.
It was in 2005 when he gained recognition for his role in the movie ‘Wedding Crashers.’ His acting career took off from there and he started getting roles in big movies. The year 2009 was imperative for Bradley Cooper’s career. He was signed for four movies in the same year. He also starred in ‘The Hangover’ which became the highest-grossing movie with a collection of $467 Million. In 2011, he did the sequel of ‘The Hangover’ and ‘Limitless.’
The year 2012 and 2013 are also considered the golden years of Bradley Cooper’s career. He bagged the role in movies like ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, ‘The Words’ and ‘The Place Beyond the Pines.’ in the year 2012. In 2013, he was signed for a massive budget film ‘American Hustle.’ In 2014, his role in ‘American Sniper’ garnered him both positive and negative reviews. He also starred in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ in the same year.
After giving continuous hits for 5 years, Cooper experienced a bump in his career when all of his three movies- Aloha, Burnt, and Joy flopped at the box office.
In 2018, he added another talent to his many existing talents by becoming a director. He delivered one of the best performances of his career in the movie ‘A Star Is Born.’ The movie turned out to be a smashing hit. He also received numerous accolades for his role in ‘A Star Is born.’
With a career of about two decades, Bradley Cooper has honed three crafts- actor, musician, and director.
Awards & Achievements
Bradley Cooper has received two MTV Movie Awards in his career The first one he received for the Best Performance in the movie “Silver Linings Playbook” and the second one he received for best male performance for the movie “American Snipper.”
He was also nominated for Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Screen Actor Guild Award as Best Actor for “Silver linings Playbook.”.He has received two Oscar nominations, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for his movies “American Sniper” and “American Hustle” respectively.
For ‘A Star Is Born’, Cooper received a National Board of Review Award in the category of Best Director. He was also nominated for Golden Globe Awards, Grammy Award for the “Shallow”, and for three Academy Awards for the same movie.
Other than this, Bradley Cooper has also earned one BAFTA, one Screen Actors Guild Award and one Grammy Award throughout his career.
Bradley Cooper’s Personal Life & Family
Bradley Cooper has always been a quiet private person when it comes to his personal life. He doesn’t have a single social media account which in itself implies that he loves living a secluded life.
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Esposito
Very few people know that Bradley Cooper has not always been the eligible bachelor that he is. He was once married. In 2006, ‘A Star Is Born’ actor tied the knot with ‘Blue Bloods’ actress Jennifer Esposito. But their marriage was a brief one. They filed for divorce just after four months.
Bradley Cooper and Renee Zellweger
Soon after his divorce, Bradley Cooper started dating Renee Zellweger. The duo met on the set of ‘Case 39.’ Their relationship lasted for two years.
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lopez
After splitting with Renee Zellweger, the rumors of Bradley Cooper getting close with Jennifer Lopez started making rounds. They never confirmed their relationship but they were often seen spending time with each other.
Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse
In 2013, Bradley Cooper again decided to enter a relationship, this time with a model named Suki Waterhouse. Their relationship continued for two years.
Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk
Then in 2015, Bradley Cooper started dating a model named Irina Shayk. The duo became one of the iconic couples of Tinseltown.
It was also assumed by many that Bradley Cooper had found the ‘Woman of his Dreams’ but destiny had some other plans and they called it quits in 2019. Their relationship continued for 4 years. The couple also shares a daughter named Lea de Seine Shayk Cooper.
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga
In 2019, Bradley Cooper was also linked with Lady Gaga but it turns out that the rumors were not true as Lady gaga was dating a 60-year-old man named “Guggi” at the time.
Bradley Cooper’s Net Worth
Bradley Cooper has an estimated net worth of $100 million. Cooper usually charges seven figures for brand endorsement deals and about $15 million to $20 million per movie. In the year 2015, he appeared on the Forbes celebrity 100 list and on Time’s list of 100 most influential people in the world.
He also became one of the five highest-paid actors in the world in the year 2019. Cooper earned a massive amount of $60 million in 2019 from his movies ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘A Star is Born’ which collected $434 million worldwide.
Bradley Cooper also wore the producer’s hat for Joaquin Phoenix’s psychological thriller “Joker.”
Bradley Cooper’s Facts
- Bradley Cooper has a knack for adventures. Once he went is ice-climbing on the Peruvian Andes.
- Bradley Cooper initially wanted to go to Japan to become a ninja.
- He was ranked the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by People Magazine in the year 2011.
- Bradley Cooper is well versed in French. He learned to speak the language while he was at Georgetown University. He has also given many interviews in French without the help of any translator.
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