BRADLEY COOPER CELEBRATES HIS 20-YEAR CAREER WITH THE SUCCESS “A STAR IS BORN”
American actor Bradley Cooper is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his career as an actor an celebrates his great performance as director with “A star is born” – by Magali Magalhães
The remake of the 1937 musical film of the same name was released ten months ago and had a production budget of U$36 million. The film massive success didn’t give Cooper the Best Actor in a Leading Role award, once he also played the main character partnering with Lady Gaga (Gaga, by the way, has won 32 awards including the Oscars, Grammy, Bafta and Golden Globe because of the song Shallow – written by her and musical producer Mark Ronson specially for the film soundtrack – in the category “Best Original Song”) but the 44-year-old Hollywood heartthrob has become, for the third time, one of the most well-paid actors thanks to the world box office of “A Star is born”. The film has earned more than U$440 million around the world. Cooper also produced, directed and wrote the production screenplay – alongside Eric Roth and Will Fetters – and has made more than U$50 million for his work and the rights.
With no time to waste, Bradley is in negotiations to star “Nightmare Alley”, the new Guillermo del Toro’s film. The role was supposedly written to Leonardo DiCaprio but he hasn’t reached an agreement with producer Fox Searchlight. The film is based on a book of the same name written by William Lindsay Gresham in 1946 and it tells the story of a swindler who joins a psychotherapist – as corrupt as him – and together they both become famous by bribing and manipulating people through mental games until there’s a plot twist and the manipulator becomes the manipulated one.
Bradley Cooper started his career in 1999 when he played a guest role in the second season of classical TV series Sex and The City. Two years later, he made his film debut in the comedy “We Hot American Summer” and kept playing small roles for about ten years. Then in 2009 his life changed when played Phil Wenneck in the blockbuster “Hangover” that has had two sequels so far.
His first Oscar nomination came in 2012, for Best Actor in a Leading Role for “Silver Linings Playbook”. The film also gave Cooper nominations for Bafta, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and National Board of Review, but he won just the last of them. Other awards he received were the Critics’ Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards for “Best Supporting Actor” in “American Hustle” (2013). The National Board Of Review awarded him as Best Director for his debut in “A Star is Born” (2018).
Bradley Cooper has starred 41 films and his top ten memorable roles are in the films “A Star is Born” (2018); “Joy” (2015); “Burnt” (2015); “Serena” (2014); “American Sniper” (2014); “American Hustle” (2013); “Silver Linings Playbook” (2012); “The Place Beyond the Pines” (2012); “Limitless” (2011) and “Hangover” (2009).
Cooper’s personal life has also been the center of attention. He was married to actress Jennifer Esposito from 2006 to 2007; and to model Irina Shayk, from 2015 to last June 2019. He and Shayk have a two-year-old baby girl. In 2011 the actor was considered by People Magazine “The Sexiest Man Alive” and in 2015 Time chose him as one of the 100 most influential people around the world. His name has been on Forbes’ 100 Celebrity-list for a couple times. Currently he’s considered a powerful citizen with important roles in the American entertainment industry and has also developed a beautiful work to support several organizations that fight against cancer.