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Bradley Cooper

Born: 1975

Biography

Bradley Charles Cooper (born January 5, 1975) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is the recipient of various accolades, including a British Academy Film Award and two Grammy Awards, in addition to nominations for nine Academy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, and a Tony Award. Cooper appeared on the Forbes Celebrity 100 three times and on Time's list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2015. His films have grossed $11 billion worldwide and he has placed four times in annual rankings of the world's highest-paid actors. Cooper enrolled in the MFA program at the Actors Studio in 2000 after beginning his career in 1999 with a guest role in the television series Sex and the City. He made his film debut in the comedy Wet Hot American Summer (2001). He first gained recognition as Will Tippin in the spy-action television show Alias (2001–2006), and achieved minor success with a supporting part in the comedy film Wedding Crashers (2005). His breakthrough role came in 2009 with The Hangover, a critically and commercially successful comedy, which spawned two sequels in 2011 and 2013. Cooper's portrayal of a struggling writer in the thriller Limitless (2011) and a rookie police officer in the crime drama The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) drew praise from critics. Cooper found greater success with the romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook (2012), the black comedy American Hustle (2013), and the war biopic American Sniper (2014), which he also produced. For his work in these films, he was nominated for four Academy Awards, becoming the tenth actor to receive an Oscar nomination in three consecutive years. In 2014, he portrayed Joseph Merrick in a Broadway revival of The Elephant Man, garnering a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, and began voicing Rocket Raccoon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In 2018, Cooper produced, wrote, directed and starred in a remake of the musical romance A Star Is Born. He earned three Oscar nominations for the film, as well as a BAFTA Award and two Grammys for his contributions to its U.S. Billboard 200 number one soundtrack and its chart-topping lead single "Shallow". He gained Academy Award nominations for producing Joker (2019) and Nightmare Alley (2021). Labeled a sex symbol by the media, Cooper was named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 2011. He supports several charities that help fight cancer. Cooper was briefly married to actress Jennifer Esposito, and has a daughter from his relationship with model Irina Shayk.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Resources

Movies

The Midnight Meat Train

Leon Kaufman in The Midnight Meat Train

The Rocker

Trash in The Rocker

Yes Man

Peter in Yes Man

Wet Hot American Summer

Ben in Wet Hot American Summer

The Comebacks

Cowboy in The Comebacks

Failure to Launch

Demo in Failure to Launch

All About Steve

Steve in All About Steve

Valentine's Day

Holden Wilson in Valentine's Day

Wedding Crashers

Zachary 'Sack' Lodge in Wedding Crashers

The A-Team

Lt. Templeton 'Faceman' Peck in The A-Team

Case 39

Douglas J. Ames in Case 39

The Hangover Part II

Phil Wenneck in The Hangover Part II

Bending All the Rules

Jeff in Bending All the Rules

Older Than America

Luke in Older Than America

The Hangover

Phil Wenneck in The Hangover

Limitless

Edward Morra in Limitless

The Reality of Love

Todd Doherty in The Reality of Love

The Words

Rory Jansen in The Words

The Place Beyond the Pines

Avery Cross in The Place Beyond the Pines

The Hangover Part III

Phil Wenneck in The Hangover Part III

Hit & Run

Alex Dmitri in Hit & Run

Serena

George Pemberton in Serena

American Hustle

Richie DiMaso in American Hustle

Burnt

Adam Jones in Burnt

American Sniper

Chris Kyle in American Sniper

Aloha

Brian Gilcrest in Aloha

10 Cloverfield Lane

Ben (voice) in 10 Cloverfield Lane

Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot

Himself in Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot

Joy

Neil Walker in Joy

He's Just Not That Into You

Ben Gunders in He's Just Not That Into You

War Dogs

Henry Girard in War Dogs

Guardians of the Galaxy

Rocket (voice) in Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Rocket (voice) in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Avengers: Infinity War

Rocket (voice) in Avengers: Infinity War

Guide to the Galaxy with James Gunn

Himself in Guide to the Galaxy with James Gunn

Silver Linings Playbook

Pat Solatano Jr. in Silver Linings Playbook

A Star Is Born

Jackson Maine in A Star Is Born

The Last Cowboy

Morgan Murphy in The Last Cowboy

Brother's Justice

Self / Dwight Sage in Brother's Justice

Making a Scene

Man in Making a Scene

My Little Eye

Travis Patterson in My Little Eye

One Soldier's Story: The Journey of American Sniper

Self in One Soldier's Story: The Journey of American Sniper

Maestro

Leonard Bernstein in Maestro

The Mule

Agent Colin Bates in The Mule

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Rocket (voice) in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

The Road to Stardom: The Making of A Star is Born

Himself in The Road to Stardom: The Making of A Star is Born

Nightmare Alley

Stanton Carlisle in Nightmare Alley

Baby, Baby, Baby

Karl in Baby, Baby, Baby

Matt Helm

in Matt Helm

BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration

Self in BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration

The Making of 'Making a Scene'

Self in The Making of 'Making a Scene'

Kaylien

Dad in Kaylien

Avengers: Endgame

Rocket (voice) in Avengers: Endgame

Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

Self in Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

Licorice Pizza

Jon Peters in Licorice Pizza

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

Rocket (voice) in The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

Joker: Put on a Happy Face

Self in Joker: Put on a Happy Face

Atlantic Wall

in Atlantic Wall

Lady Gaga: Encore

Himself in Lady Gaga: Encore

The Paley Center Salutes Law & Order: SVU

(archive footage) in The Paley Center Salutes Law & Order: SVU

Mark Ronson: From the Heart

Self in Mark Ronson: From the Heart

Thor: Love and Thunder

Rocket (voice) in Thor: Love and Thunder

A Documentary on Documentaries

Self (Archive Footage) (uncredited) in A Documentary on Documentaries

Magnum Opus

Rocket (voice) in Magnum Opus

Bullitt

Frank Bullitt in Bullitt

The Making Of 'American Sniper'

Self in The Making Of 'American Sniper'

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Marlamin in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Is This Thing On?

in Is This Thing On?

Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special

Self / Craig Kristofferson in Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special

New York, I Love You

Gus in New York, I Love You

Best Of Enemies

Jack Platt in Best Of Enemies

Die Clint Eastwood Story

Self in Die Clint Eastwood Story

IF

Ice (voice) in IF

Wolfpack Only: The Hangover Retrospective

Self in Wolfpack Only: The Hangover Retrospective

Joseph Merrick

Joseph Merrick (rumored) in Joseph Merrick

TV Shows