From romantic comedies to dramas to action, Bradley Cooper is now one of the world’s highest paid actors. We all must have heard his stories of success but there are a lot of other things to be known. Here are some of the things which define him as a person.
He was dangerously addicted to alcohol
Though Cooper is sober now, the American actor, was on a path of self-destruction. He developed an addiction to drugs and alcohol when he was shooting for ‘Alias’.
He says “ I am Catholic in my bones”. His religion is an important part of his daily life and his respect towards the same is showcased by him at various interviews. Cooper said: “Am I a spiritual person today? Yes. I don’t know how I could not be. It’s like saying, ‘Do you breathe?’
Preparation for American sniper was hysterical
First off, in order to gain more than 40 pounds of muscle, Cooper was at one stage consuming 8,000 calories a day, or the equivalent of a meal every 55 minutes and worked out for four hours a day to the point where he could deadlift twice his bodyweight. He hired a coach to perfect the accent, studied hundreds of hours of home movie footage of Kyle, spent time with Kyle’s family.
A cook in making
One of the hidden talents of Cooper is to cook. His interest in cooking came at a young age and in an interview he said,
“I used to have buddies come over after kindergarten and I’d cook them food. I prided myself in taking whatever was in the fridge and turning it into lasagna.”
Missed his graduation for…
While he was finishing up his MFA, the actor’s film debut came in the cult classic comedy, Wet Hot American Summer. He said jokingly that he missed his graduation to get fu*ked in the ass by Michael Ian Black.
He frequently his mother as his date to events
Cooper shares a very deep bond with his mother, Gloria Campano. Cooper takes a notch up by frequently bringing her as his date to premiere events ad award shows.
His inspiration to become an actor
It was the 1980 David Lynch drama The Elephant Man that oddly enough convinced Cooper to become an actor. The film, a true-to-life account of John Merrick, a severely disfigured man who in Victorian England was paraded in a freak show as ‘The Elephant Man’, “floored” a 12-year-old Cooper.
He speaks French fluently
Along with the talent bucket and the good looks, it turns out that Bradley speaks fluent French. According to Cooper, in the film Chariots of Fire, “there’s a scene where a guy was speaking French and I thought, ‘Man, that sounds so cool'”.
Love for motor cycle
The actor loves motorcycle. He has five of his own.
An Emotional chap
Cooper is known to be rather emotional, and, when he was interviewed as a guest on Inside The Actors Studio, broke down crying when he looked at his old acting teacher in the audience. According to Cooper, the teacher change his life when he was struggling with depression, substance abuse, and career doubts.