• Was a medalist on the Men’s Heavyweight Crew team at Georgetown University.
  • Considers Daniel Day-Lewis the world’s greatest actor.
  • Cooper has spent many weekends with the Learning through the Expanded Arts Program (LEAP), which is a non-profit organization that teaches inner-city school children about acting.
  • Speaks French fluently. He even did an interview, promoting The Hangover Part II (2011) entirely in French.
  • In the Steven Spielberg episode of Inside the Actors Studio (1994), Cooper appears in the audience about 15 minutes into the episode.
  • While a guest on Live with Kelly and Michael (1988) (aka “Live with Regis & Kelly”), Cooper was asked which of the actresses he has costarred with was his favorite on-screen kisser. Instead of an actress, he chose Michael Ian Black, with whom he shared a love scene in Wet Hot American Summer (2001).
    His favorite films include New York Stories (1989)(segment ‘Life Lessons’), The Conversation (1974), The Celebration (1998) and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007).
  • For six months prior to filming The A-Team (2010) and during the shoot, he cut out sugar, salt, and flour and underwent grueling two-hour workouts with a trainer every day.
  • Admitted that in the beginning of his career casting agents tended to peg him as just a ‘pretty boy’, which made finding meaningful roles challenging.
  • Claimed that watching David Lynch’s production of The Elephant Man (1980) on television is what inspired him to be an actor. He later played the title character of John Merrick on stage for his graduate thesis at the Actors Studio, which he attended after graduating from Georgetown in 1997. He also went to London just to research the part, rather obsessively.
  • Is a teetotaler; he quit drinking at age 29.
  • Was named “The Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine (November 2011).
  • He is the first alumnus of The Actor’s Studio to be interviewed as a guest on Inside the Actors Studio (1994). Cooper can be seen in the audience on two episodes, one with guest Robert De Niro, and again with Sean Penn. Cooper put himself on tape to audition for a role as De Niro’s son in Everybody’s Fine (2009) (with his own mother playing the part of De Niro), but lost out to Sam Rockwell. Cooper eventually starred with De Niro in Limitless (2011), and again as father and son in Silver Linings Playbook (2012). The film was released to great critical acclaim, and both actors earned Academy Award nominations for their performances
  • Was cast as Lucifer in an adaption of Paradise Lost (directed by Alex Proyas). The movie was canceled 4 months before filming due to budget conflicts.
  • Has starred alongside Jennifer Lawrence in 3 movies: Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Serena (2014) and American Hustle (2013).
  • Ranked #10 on Empire Online list of the 100 Sexiest Movie Stars in 2013.
  • Once had a job that required him to take out a $50,000 life insurance policy.
  • During an interview on the French TV Show “Le Journal de 19:45”, he stated his desire to work with french director Guillaume Canet [February, 2014].
  • While he was studying at The New School, Cooper worked as a doorman at the Morgans Hotel.
    Received his first two Oscar nominations in films directed by David O. Russell and with Jennifer Lawrence as his co-star (Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and American Hustle (2013)).
  • Has starred alongside Robert De Niro in 3 movies: Limitless (2011), Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and American Hustle (2013). He was an audience member during De Niro’s first appearance on the Inside the Actors Studio (1994) in which he asked him about his performance in Awakenings (1990).
  • Grew up in Jenkintown, in Montgomery County, a couple miles out of Philadelphia.
  • Bradley Cooper is Catholic.
  • Bradley married actress Jennifer Esposito in late December 2006.
  • Has two dogs named Samson and Charlie.
  • Bradley couldn’t move to Los Angeles after finishing his second film because Darren Star casted him to star in his series The $treet, alongside Adam Goldberg and Jennifer Connelly. That was his first starring role.
  • Bradley missed his graduation ceremony of the Actor’s Studio because at that time he was participating in his first film, Wet Hot American Summer.
  • Bradley spent his studies’ weekends at the LEAP (Learning through the Expanded Arts Program), an organization which is non-profit, that teaches acting and offers educational services.
  • Bradley studied acting from famous mentors as Ellen Burstyn, Susan Batson and Elizabeth Kemp, in the Actors Studio Drama School in New York.
  • Bradley hosted a Discovery Channel show named Extreme Treks in a Wild World. Throughout this show he traveled the world looking for extreme places and events.
  • Bradley guest-starred in an episode of Sex and The City, playing Jake. It was his first TV appearance.
  • His father, Charlie Cooper, was of Irish heritage and worked as a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch. His mother, Gloria Cooper (née Campano), is of Italian heritage.
  • Some of his favorite books are Lolita, A Home at the End of the World, and Ask the Dusk.
  • Bradley has a ritual of watching Charlie Rose and eating Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Ice Cream.
  • When Bradley first auditioned for Alias, he auditioned for the role Clay, who they then changed the name to Will.
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