On January 5, 2022, one of the most beautiful, sought-after, and highly paid actors in Hollywood turns 47 years old. Cinema future star fell ill as a child. But his path to the big screen was a long one. On the birthday of the star of the films “Sniper”, “My Boyfriend Is a Crazy” and other blockbusters, Passion.ru recalls rare facts about a celebrity.
Bradley Cooper received a good education, he studied well, but he did not differ in excellent behavior. The actor fell into the trap of adolescence. Bradley was eccentric so that now he recalls his antics with a shudder. Cooper said that he turned the life of his parents into a living hell. He also had led to the police. Once he was detained for drinking alcohol in a public place, Bradley was only 15 years old.
By the way, after the death of his father, the actor’s mother Gloria Cooper lives permanently with him.
Work as a doorman
After moving from Philadelphia to New York, Cooper began attending auditions indiscriminately. But he had to live on something, and he had to take on any job. So, he worked part-time in the Philadelphia Daily newspaper and as a doorman in a prestigious hotel.
Debut in a popular series
Bradley Cooper’s career in Hollywood began with the filming of the now cult TV series Sex and the City.
In one episode, Cooper got the role of the young lover of the heroine Sarah Jessica Parker, whom she got to raise her self-esteem and get rid of thoughts about her own shortcomings.
Bradley’s character did not differ in superintelligence and did not burden himself with thoughts about the meaning of life. But the young actor brilliantly coped with the task and was liked by both critics and viewers.
One an unsuccessful marriage
In 2011, People magazine named the actor the most handsome man in the world. It’s no surprise that the talented, wealthy, and damn attractive Cooper has always had crowds of fans. But he was married only once, and the divorce took place four months after the wedding. Actress and dancer Jennifer Esposito, after breaking up with her husband, said that in family life he turned out to be a real tyrant. And Cooper, in turn, admitted that he and his wife simply did not fit together and decided not to torture themselves.
Romances with famous beauties
Bradley Cooper has had relationships with Renee Zellweger, Zoe Saldana, Suki Waterhouse, as well as Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Lawrence.
The only daughter, Leia, was born to the actor by supermodel Irina Shayk, with whom he had an affair for four years.
Cooper and Shayk were considered the most beautiful couple in Hollywood. Fans were waiting for the actor to lead the mother of his child to the altar, but this did not happen. Irina said that she wanted a real family and was not opposed to getting married, but they did not call.
After parting, the model and actor maintained a warm relationship for the sake of their daughter. Leia often visits her father, family holidays are also spent together. Irina Shayk also supports the ex-lover at important events for him.
Bradley Cooper is one of the most expensive actors in Hollywood. In 2015, his fortune was estimated at $ 42 million, but in recent years, Cooper has increased his bank account several times thanks to participation in cash projects.
So, for “The Hangover” in 2007, the actor received only 600 thousand dollars, for the continuation of the comedy – already 5 million, and for the third part – 15 million!
Bradley received the biggest fee for voicing one of the characters in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” – Rocket Raccoon.
All the Oscars are gone
Bradley Cooper was nominated 8 times for the most prestigious film award for the films “Joker”, “A Star Is Born” (three nominations), “Sniper” (two nominations), “American Hustle”, “My Boyfriend Is a Crazy”. But he never received the desired statuette.
Strength of will
In his youth, the actor had problems with alcohol and illegal substances. In 2004, he made a promise to himself not to touch alcohol and still has not changed his promise.
For filming the film Clint Eastwood’s “Sniper” Bradley Cooper gained 20 kg of weight. But it was all muscle. So the actor expected to look more convincing in the role of a soldier. To achieve the result, Bradley worked out with a personal trainer twice a day, and he had to eat 5 thousand calories a day.