Bradley Cooper

Bradley Charles Cooper (born 5 January 1975) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for many awards, including eight Academy Awards and a Tony Award, and has won two Grammy Awards and a BAFTA Award. He appeared in Forbes Celebrity 100 on three occasions and Time's list of 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 highest-paid actors in the world. He began his career in 1999 with a guest role in the television series Sex and the City, but he made his film debut in Wet Hot American Summer (2001). He first gained recognition as Will Tippin in the television show Alias (2001–2006) and achieved minor success with a supporting part in Wedding Crashers (2005). His breakthrough role came in 2009 with The Hangover, which spawned two sequels in 2011 and 2013. His portrayal of a struggling writer in Limitless (2011) and a rookie police officer in The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) drew praise from critics. He found greater success in Silver Linings Playbook (2012), American Hustle (2013), and 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 ...

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American Hustle (2013)

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A conman and his seductive partner are forced to work for a wild FBI agent, who pushes them into a world of Jersey power-brokers and the Mafia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Amy Adams  •  Jeremy Renner

A conman and his seductive partner are forced to work for a wild FBI agent, who pushes them into a world of Jersey power-brokers and the Mafia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Amy Adams  •  Jeremy Renner

Yes Man (2008)

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Carl Allen has stumbled across a way to shake free of post-divorce blues and a dead-end job: embrace life and say yes to everything.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peyton Reed
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Rhys Darby  •  Sasha Alexander

Carl Allen has stumbled across a way to shake free of post-divorce blues and a dead-end job: embrace life and say yes to everything.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peyton Reed
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Rhys Darby  •  Sasha Alexander

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

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After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Robert De Niro  •  Jacki Weaver

After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Robert De Niro  •  Jacki Weaver

Failure to Launch (2006)

Tripp, an attractive man in his thirties, is still living with his parents Al and Sue. Tripp's best friends Demo and Ace are also still living in their parents' homes and seem proud of it. Al and Sue are not happy, however, and are fascinated when friends whose ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Dey
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Justin Bartha

Tripp, an attractive man in his thirties, is still living with his parents Al and Sue. Tripp's best friends Demo and Ace are also still living in their parents' homes and seem proud of it. Al and Sue are not happy, however, and are fascinated when friends whose ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Dey
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Justin Bartha

My Little Eye (2002)

Five young people apply to live in an isolated house together for six months whilst their every move is filmed by numerous cameras.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Evans
CAST:  Sean Cw Johnson  •  Kris Lemche  •  Stephen O'Reilly  •  Laura Regan

Five young people apply to live in an isolated house together for six months whilst their every move is filmed by numerous cameras.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Evans
CAST:  Sean Cw Johnson  •  Kris Lemche  •  Stephen O'Reilly  •  Laura Regan

Wedding Crashers (2005)

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John and his buddy, Jeremy are emotional criminals who know how to use a woman's hopes and dreams for their own carnal gain. Their modus operandi: crashing weddings. Normally, they meet guests who want to toast the romantic day with a random hook-up. But when John ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Christopher Walken  •  Rachel McAdams

John and his buddy, Jeremy are emotional criminals who know how to use a woman's hopes and dreams for their own carnal gain. Their modus operandi: crashing weddings. Normally, they meet guests who want to toast the romantic day with a random hook-up. But when John ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Christopher Walken  •  Rachel McAdams

Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

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The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Wain
CAST:  Janeane Garofalo  •  David Hyde Pierce  •  Marguerite Moreau  •  Michael Ian Black

The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Wain
CAST:  Janeane Garofalo  •  David Hyde Pierce  •  Marguerite Moreau  •  Michael Ian Black

A Star Is Born (2018)

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer — until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bradley Cooper
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Lady Gaga  •  Sam Elliott  •  Dave Chappelle

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer — until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bradley Cooper
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Lady Gaga  •  Sam Elliott  •  Dave Chappelle

War Dogs (2016)

Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Phillips
CAST:  Miles Teller  •  Jonah Hill  •  Ana de Armas  •  Barry Livingston

Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Phillips
CAST:  Miles Teller  •  Jonah Hill  •  Ana de Armas  •  Barry Livingston

American Sniper (2014)

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U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. Despite grave danger ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Sienna Miller  •  Jake McDorman  •  Cole Konis

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. Despite grave danger ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Sienna Miller  •  Jake McDorman  •  Cole Konis

Aloha (2015)

A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Emma Stone  •  Danny McBride

A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Emma Stone  •  Danny McBride

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Gunn
CAST:  Chris Pratt  •  Dave Bautista  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Michael Rooker

Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Gunn
CAST:  Chris Pratt  •  Dave Bautista  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Michael Rooker

Serena (2014)

North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s – George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man’s life in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susanne Bier
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Rhys Ifans  •  Toby Jones

North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s – George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man’s life in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susanne Bier
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Rhys Ifans  •  Toby Jones

The Hangover Part III (2013)

This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Phillips
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Ed Helms  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Justin Bartha

This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Phillips
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Ed Helms  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Justin Bartha

The Midnight Meat Train (2008)

A photographer's obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer who stalks late night commuters, ultimately butchering them in the most gruesome ways.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Vinnie Jones  •  Brooke Shields  •  Leslie Bibb

A photographer's obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer who stalks late night commuters, ultimately butchering them in the most gruesome ways.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryûhei Kitamura
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Vinnie Jones  •  Brooke Shields  •  Leslie Bibb

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Trachtenberg
CAST:  Mary Elizabeth Winstead  •  John Goodman  •  John Gallagher Jr.  •  Douglas M. Griffin

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Trachtenberg
CAST:  Mary Elizabeth Winstead  •  John Goodman  •  John Gallagher Jr.  •  Douglas M. Griffin

Hit & Run (2012)

When former getaway driver, Charlie Bronson jeopardises his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles, the feds and Charlie's former gang chase them on the road.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dax Shepard  •  David Palmer
CAST:  Kristen Bell  •  Dax Shepard  •  Tom Arnold  •  Kristin Chenoweth

When former getaway driver, Charlie Bronson jeopardises his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles, the feds and Charlie's former gang chase them on the road.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dax Shepard  •  David Palmer
CAST:  Kristen Bell  •  Dax Shepard  •  Tom Arnold  •  Kristin Chenoweth

The Words (2012)

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The Words follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch - he didn't write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his literary star continues to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Klugman  •  Lee Sternthal
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Dennis Quaid

The Words follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch - he didn't write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his literary star continues to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Klugman  •  Lee Sternthal
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Dennis Quaid

Making a Scene (2013)

For this year's Movies Issue, The New York Times Magazine commissioned lines from an eclectic and talented group of screenwriters — writers responsible for some of the best scripts of 2013. We asked them each to write a single line for us — not a scene, a script or ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Janusz Kamiński
CAST:  Oscar Isaac  •  Oprah Winfrey  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Robert Redford

For this year's Movies Issue, The New York Times Magazine commissioned lines from an eclectic and talented group of screenwriters — writers responsible for some of the best scripts of 2013. We asked them each to write a single line for us — not a scene, a script or ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Janusz Kamiński
CAST:  Oscar Isaac  •  Oprah Winfrey  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Robert Redford

The Place Beyond the Pines (2013)

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A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Derek Cianfrance
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Eva Mendes  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Rose Byrne

A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Derek Cianfrance
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Eva Mendes  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Rose Byrne
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