Bradley Cooper Height, Age, & Wife – Biography
Bradley Cooper Height, Age, & Wife – Biography Bradley Charles Cooper is an American actor, film director, producer
Bradley Cooper Height, Age, & Wife – Biography
|Born Name:||Bradley Charles Cooper|
|Date of Birth:||January 5, 1975|
|Place of Birth:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Education:||Georgetown University (BA), New School (MFA)|
|Occupation:||Actor, director, producer, writer|
|Spouse(s):||Jennifer Esposito (m. 2006; div. 2007)|
|Partner(s):||Irina Shayk (2015–2019)|
|Read more:||Rosamund Pike|
Cooper was born on January 5, 1975, in Philadelphia, and grew up in the nearby communities of Jenkintown and Rydal. His mother, Gloria (née Campano), worked for the local NBC affiliate. His father, Charles Cooper, worked as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch. Cooper’s father was of Irish descent, while his mother is of Italian ancestry (from Abruzzo and Naples). He has an older sister, Holly, and was raised as a Roman Catholic. He had cholesteatoma in his ear soon after his birth and punctured his eardrum when he started diving at an early age.
Early roles (2001–2008)
Cooper’s cinematic debut came in the ensemble comedy Wet Hot American Summer (2001), a film that takes place at a fictional summer camp in 1981. He played Ben, a counselor, and the love interest of Michael Ian Black’s character. Although the film was critically and commercially unsuccessful, it has developed a cult status over the years. Cooper reprised the role in the film’s prequel Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015), an eight-episode Netflix series.
Breakthrough and success (2009–2012)
In 2009, Cooper hosted Saturday Night Live with musical guest TV on the Radio, portraying actor Christian Bale in one sketch, and appeared in a supporting role in the film He’s Just Not That Into You. Cooper’s breakthrough role came in Todd Phillips’ comedy The Hangover (2009). He played Phil Wenneck, one of the three friends—alongside Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis—to wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. The Hangover was a commercial success and finished as among the highest-grossing R-rated films in the United States. The New York Times’ A. O. Scott wrote: “Mr. Cooper … offers the most interesting variation on an old standard, playing his aggressive, cocky frat boy with a snarl of rage that masks anxiety as hard to account for as it is to miss.” For his performance, Cooper received an award at the 13th Hollywood Film Festival and his first nomination for MTV Movie Awards—Best Comedic Performance. The newspaper The Daily Telegraph opined that the success of the film turned Cooper into “a bona fide leading man”. Nevertheless, Cooper stated in a 2011 interview with Shave: “It’s the same. I mean, look, more doors have been opened for sure, but it’s not like I sit back with a cigar on Monday morning and go through the scripts that have been offered.”
Commercial fluctuations (2013–2017)
In 2013, Cooper reprised his role as Phil Wenneck in the third and final installment of The Hangover trilogy, The Hangover Part III, which was poorly reviewed by critics. A reviewer for The Independent argued that Cooper is “reduced to mugging for the camera, offering reaction shots to nothing.” Nevertheless, like its preceding entries, the film was a commercial success, grossing $362 million worldwide, and remains one of Cooper’s highest-grossing releases. Later that year, he took on the supporting role of an unhinged FBI agent in David O. Russell’s crime comedy-drama American Hustle. Inspired by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Abscam sting operation, the film is set against the backdrop of political corruption in 1970s New Jersey. It also starred Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Jennifer Lawrence. American Hustle was a critical and commercial success with global revenues of $251.1 million. Kim Newman of Empire wrote: “Cooper is stuck with the least rewarding role, but keeps finding brilliant little bits of business to hold the attention”, praising his “spot impersonations of his overly cautious (but smart) boss.” Cooper was nominated for an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics’ Choice Movie Award, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, but did not win any.
Professional expansion (2018–present)
After reprising the role of Rocket Raccoon in Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Cooper directed his first film, A Star Is Born, a remake of the 1937 musical film of the same name. Cooper starred in the film as an established singer, Jackson Maine, whose romance with a woman named Ally (played by Lady Gaga) becomes strained after her career begins to overshadow his. Having long aspired to direct a film, Cooper was keen on making a love story. People had warned him against directing the third remake, and he feared that the film would end his directing career if it failed. The film premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival in August 2018 and was released worldwide in October to critical acclaim. On Cooper’s directing, Owen Gleiberman of Variety wrote that “to say that [Cooper] does a good job would be to understate his accomplishment” and that he “gets right onto the high wire”. Brian Tallerico, writing for critic Roger Ebert’s website, found that Cooper “does some of the best work of his career” and gives “an excellent performance”, praising his singing abilities and his chemistry with Gaga. The film earned over $425 million at the box office against a production budget of $36 million.
Cooper’s early years in the entertainment industry were marred with difficulties. When his role in the second season of Alias was demoted to a minuscule part, he considered quitting show business. His substance addiction and doubts about his career triggered thoughts of suicide. Cooper has abstained from alcohol since 2004, remarking that it would have destroyed his life.
Media image and other work
As part of a career analysis, Oliver Lyttelton of IndieWire has noted that early in his career, Cooper was typecast as “weaselly boyfriends or best friends in mainstream comedies”, but he later emerged as one of Hollywood’s most accomplished actors after starring in several successful films. Cooper is known for appearing in a range of films; writing for The Hollywood Reporter, Bill Phelps credits him for “opt[ing] for the challenging and provocative, the small and interesting, risking the laid-back image that propelled him to fame.” The Daily Beast’s Oliver Lyttelton agrees, remarking: “Cooper … regularly ventures outside his grinning-stud comfort zone by taking on roles that, on the surface, might not necessarily seem like perfect matches.” Time magazine writes of Cooper’s craft: “It’s hard to make people, especially your friends, forget who you are onscreen. But Bradley’s that good.” Cooper believes that his personality relates to acting: “I enjoy people, that makes this profession a lot easier, and I can sleep anywhere. That’s a skill.” He cites Daniel Day-Lewis as an acting influence.
Acting credits and awards
Cooper has received one BAFTA, one Screen Actors Guild Award, and two Grammy Awards. He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, and one Tony Award. According to the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes and box-office website Box Office Mojo, Cooper’s most critically and commercially successful films include Wedding Crashers (2005), The Hangover (2009), Limitless (2011), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), American Hustle (2013), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), American Sniper (2014) and A Star Is Born (2018). Among his stage roles, he has appeared in a Broadway revival of The Elephant Man (2014–2015), for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. From 1)Wikipedia
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