To celebrate eighty years of the magazine, eighty men from ages 1-80 posed for the portfolio. In addition to Bradley, other stars featured include Jon Hamm, Aaron Paul, Blake Shelton, Michael Douglas, Seth Meyers, Rico Rodriguez, and many more. You can check out Bradley’s portrait to your left and view the full version in the gallery.
Bradley Cooper (Actor, “The Hangover” trilogy)
Best advice he’s gotten: ”I’ve been given a lot of advice. Great advice. But recently, it was a friend of mine who was quoting another friend of his who had given him this advice, talking about relationships. But I can’t say what the advice is. But it was good.”
Most looking forward to: ”I’m most looking forward to each day as it comes, really.”
Hi everybody! A few days ago I uploaded even more magazine scans to the gallery. I included scans from various years, which include 2011, 2012, and 2013. I hope you enjoy the scans and keep checking back for more updates!
Hi everybody! I made yet another big addition to the gallery today. I went through and uploaded magazine scans from 2013! I want to thank a good friend DeA for donating the the Hello! Canada, GQ Australia, and Details, and US Weekly magazine scans. It is a huge help and I truly appreciate it! Enjoy!
Magazine Scans > Scans from 2013
Hi everybody! I just updated the gallery with 3 outtakes of Bradley from the spread he did for the May 2013 issue of “Details” magazine. They are pretty good quality. However, they have tags on them from JustJared. When I get my hands on untagged versions, I will replace them with those. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy!
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Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know that Bradley Cooper: is coming off a big year—a career-altering, mind-blowingly big year. It’s his time. But the 38-year-old Oscar nominee, who’s following an acclaimed turn in The Place Beyond the Pines with The Hangover Part III, knows that what he does next will ultimately define his place in Hollywood. Cooper sat for a candid conversation with Details’ editor-in-chief and opened up about the perils of playing assholes, wanting to be a ninja, and why the 2011 Sexiest Man Alive is living with his mom. Got a problem with that?
DETAILS: You’ve just wrapped up a whirlwind awards season for Silver Linings Playbook. Do any highlights stand out to you?
Bradley Cooper:: The whole thing was an amazing experience. Going to the White House to meet with Joe Biden was definitely memorable. He’s a master. Comes in the room and comes right up to you. To everyone. He doesn’t give you a second to be insecure. He turns your brain right off and makes you feel completely at ease. We screened the movie at Walter Reed the same day. Meeting with patients there. Wow. That was incredible. That was the same week Chris Kyle was murdered by a vet who apparently had PTSD.
DETAILS: You had already optioned the rights to the book Kyle wrote, American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. Did you have a chance to meet him?
Bradley Cooper:: I only talked to him on the phone. And I’ve since corresponded with his wife. The whole thing is just awful. I mean, two young kids.
DETAILS: You’ve said you loved soldiers growing up.
Bradley Cooper:: I was obsessed with soldiers, wanting to be a soldier. Being a kid, I was scared of dying. Didn’t feel like anxiety, I just wanted to get to a state of comprehension about death. I wanted, in a visceral way, to comprehend mortality. I was young, maybe 7 or 8. I would constantly ask my father about God and existence. And then he was simultaneously showing me these movies. Movies like Apocalypse Now and then Platoon. For some reason, those stuck with me. All those characters seemed to know something. And I wanted to know that. I figured the only way to understand life was to have been through something like these soldiers had been through. I became obsessed and started to read all these books about Vietnam. I remember this one book called Guns Up! that blew me away.
DETAILS: Did you ever seriously consider enlisting?
Bradley Cooper:: Yes. So I begged my father to send me to Valley Forge Military Academy. I found the number in the Yellow Pages. He said no. I said, “Dad, I want to go.” And he said, “You don’t know what you’re talking about.” Before that, I thought only ninjas understood the meaning of life and death. And so I begged my father to send me to Japan until I was 21, so I could train to become a ninja.
DETAILS: I have to ask: Did you have a lonely childhood?
Bradley Cooper:: No, but I was sort of isolated. I would definitely have a lot of time alone—but I was always around people. Much like my life now: alone, but around people.
During the filming of Hangover 2 in Thailand, I used to envy Zach [Galifianakis], because he would go on these long walks all the time by himself. I remember thinking, “I want to do that.” I don’t really do that very well . . . like, just go chill by myself. Or go eat dinner by myself. I wanted to just be okay being on my own. And I wasn’t. I don’t know what’s happened, maybe the death of my father or that I’m getting older, but I realize that I enjoy it tremendously now . . . being alone. I can stay alone for days. And be okay. I never thought that would happen. But I love being alone now. I was just alone for seven days in Paris. I needed to decompress after all the running-around we did with the second life that Silver Linings Playbook had. So in Paris, I did nothing. Slept till noon every day. Walked around. I was just by myself, riding my motorcycle at two in the morning when the city was completely empty.
DETAILS: So you somehow managed to find a sense of calm in the middle of what was probably the busiest year of your life?
Bradley Cooper:: I exhale a lot. I was thinking about this yesterday. My mind is pretty clear. My mind has been pretty clear for a long time. My father’s death had this impact on me. It’s like I was saying about when I wanted to be a soldier. I think my father’s death addressed some of the fears or quandaries I had as a child about mortality. It was his parting gift to me. Watching this man—my father—leave his body and go. Watching him die. All of a sudden I was like, “Oh, right, I’m going to die too.” Here it is. It’s not in a book. It’s not in a movie. It’s not in a story that was told to me. It’s not driving by an accident or watching it on TV. It’s someone you love dying in front of you. I was like, “Okay. This is death. And this is going to happen to me one day.” There was a huge freedom that came with that. So now I just don’t sweat the shit. The small stuff. My mind is just less busy now. There were so many times when I would sweat the small stuff. All through my life. High school. College. As an actor. My dad’s death allowed me to be more at ease with being myself. And if someone’s not going to like me, that’s just the way it is. I used to think, “Oh, my God. I don’t want to make anyone not like me. I don’t want to ruffle any feathers.” Now it’s like, “I’m just going to be myself and trust that.” And I’m enjoying life more.
DETAILS: Did your dad’s death make you more religious?
Bradley Cooper:: I grew up Roman Catholic. I was baptized. I always loved the pageantry of it. A lot of it had to do with loving my father and looking at him wear his tweed blazer to Mass. I loved the way he prayed, so I would pray like he would. Not for any other reason than I wanted to be like my father—I wanted to be like Charlie Cooper. But in so doing, through the ritual of it, I started to have faith in God. Am I a spiritual person today? Yes. I don’t know how I could not be. It’s like saying, “Do you breathe?”
DETAILS: Have you given any thought to being a dad yourself?
Bradley Cooper:: Of course I have. I really hope I have that experience in my life. I saw how much joy fatherhood gave my own dad. So I hope it’s part of my journey. You go through stages in your life, and fatherhood seems like a natural stage.
DETAILS: It’s probably not something you’re planning right now, particularly since your mother is living with you at the moment. How’s that working out, by the way?
Bradley Cooper:: The best way I can answer that is to say we’re surviving. Both of us. Let’s face it: It’s probably not easy for her, by the way, to be living with her son. It’s life. And right now, two years after my father’s death, this is where we are. My family is very close, and my dad dying was brutal for all of us. It was a schism, and its aftershock has not stopped. And we need each other. So here we are. But don’t get me wrong. It’s not without complications. It’s not like I live in a compound and she’s in the guesthouse. No. She’s in the next room. But here’s the thing: She’s a cool chick. We can hang, and she can roll with the punches. If that wasn’t the case, there’s no way.
DETAILS: Does being nominated for an Oscar change you at all?
Bradley Cooper:: Not so much. That whole experience was fun and amazing, but I try not to get too carried away with that stuff. And maybe if you start feeling a little too big for your britches, hop on the Internet and take a look at some message boards for five seconds. It’s not something I do often, but if you do, it’ll take you right back down. Oh, my God. First of all, let’s be honest: It’s incredibly narcissistic to do that. And masochistic. You want to feel shitty about yourself? Boom—it’s easy. To me, this business is the ultimate humbling experience. You’re constantly dealing with rejection. My journey has not been people kissing my ass.
DETAILS: Still, it must have been pretty cool to be up for Best Actor alongside guys like Denzel Washington and Daniel Day-Lewis?
Bradley Cooper:: That was surreal. Of course I knew I wasn’t going to win. But something pretty funny happens on the actual night. Even though I knew there was no chance I’d win, the millisecond in between when they open the envelope and they say the name, your brain goes, “Wait a minute. It could happen. It’s possible. A one-in-five chance, right?” And that’s the moment when they have your face on camera. And all of a sudden, you’re dealing with the fact that you didn’t get something that you knew you weren’t going to get in the first place. And that reaction shot—I mean, that camera is right there in your face.
DETAILS: The Oscar nod certainly goes a long way to undoing the perception that you were just the guy from Wedding Crashers and the Hangover movies. Now you’re at a place where you can have a searing drama like The Place Beyond the Pines and The Hangover Part III in theaters at the same time. But did you ever worry about being pigeonholed?
Bradley Cooper:: I never thought about it until I got nominated and then so many people were like, “What the fuck?” I had no idea how many people didn’t think I was really an actor. That surprised me. To me, I look at that guy in The Hangover, and that’s a full character that I worked on with the director to fit the story. Just like Sack Lodge in Wedding Crashers. So I’m creating characters that I think are full and rich, and everyone thought I was that guy. People must have thought I was that dude—this cocky asshole of a guy. But that’s what people had to go on.
I’m somebody who likes to know everything. Acting and moviemaking are an art form, sure, but it’s also my business. This is how I make my living. I want and need to know all the bad shit. So I surround myself with people who are honest with me.
DETAILS: But consider the business you’re in. What about the adage that all agents are liars by nature?
Bradley Cooper:: I’ve been working with my agent for a while, and it took some time, but we have a really honest relationship. I don’t need to be protected. I need to be told the real. He doesn’t have to bullshit me. He can call me after I meet with a director and say, “He hated you. Says you can’t act.” Or I’ll try to get a meeting with a director, and he’ll be like, “He’s not a fan. He doesn’t even want to see you.” “Oh, okay.” It stings, but it doesn’t debilitate me. I also know that people change their opinions. Like I do.
Hi everybody. I just updated the gallery with scans of Bradley from the April 2013 issue of GQ Britain. Enjoy!
Magazine Scans > Scans from 2013 > GQ Britain – April 2013
I just updated the gallery with 2 MQ outtakes of Bradley from the photoshoot he did for the April 2013 issue of “GQ” Britain. I will upload the gallery with more as they arrive. Enjoy!
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Bradley has graced us with yet another magazine cover. He is featured on the April 2013 issue of “GQ” Britain. In the new issue of GQ, Bradley tells Jonathan Heaf about how a big-money bet on an acting career paid off, his unlikely bond with Robert De Niro and the silver lining to his late father’s passing. The issue is on news stands now! It is also available on the iPad and Kindle Fire. You can check out the cover below and in the gallery.
Bradley is on the cover of the March 2013 issue of the French magazine “Studio Cine Live.” You can check out the cover below and in the gallery. Enjoy.
I updated the gallery with scans of Bradley from the February 2013 issue of Chi Magazine a few weeks ago. Most of you probably weren’t able to read it as it is not in English. However, Cinzia, who donated the scans to us, kindly translated the entire article for us. It is greatly, greatly appreciated and I thank you so much for the translation! I hope you enjoy and have a fun time reading the article.
THE BEAUTY OF THE OSCARS
“I hope that my movie helps to change attitude regarding people with mental diseases” said the actor nominated to an Oscar. Considered the sexiest man alive, on Silver Linings Playbook he plays a man with mental diseases.
With the role of Pat Solitano, a bipolar man, on Silver Lining Playbook Bradley Cooper earned, not only the approval of the critics and colleagues, but also his first Oscar nomination. In this interview the actor talks about his role and how he lives as sexiest man alive, according to People Magazine.
Question: How is to work with Jennifer Lawrence? This is the second time for you.
Answer: Yes, that’s the second time and the first wasn’t even long time ago. I feel truly blessed. She’s incredible, very talented and a great professionist.
Q: You’re becoming powerful in Hollywood. Do you think that power is afrodisiac? Are you attracted from it?
A: It can truly be afrodisiac, that’s for sure! But at the same time can be awful. It depends on which kind of power do you have, how you got it and how you use it.
Q: How do you seduce women and how do you like to be seduced by them?
A: I’m getting old so, I consider all the seduction tecniques a way to avoid the truth. If you want to know what people truly think about you it’s better to be yourself. If you play a part you have to remember which part you are playing and stay stick to the role and, in this way, you’re the reason of your fall. The best thing is to be yourself and hope that people are gonna like you.
Q: And how a woman can seduce you?
A: With food. She can cook for me.
Q: What do you think is sexy?
A: Autenticity and honesty
Q: How did you prepare for the role of this guy with mental diseases on Silver Linings Playbook? Did yoi visit any hospital?
A: I didn’t have time. David O’Russll, the director, sent me a bunch of videos and stuff plus I found a documentary online, shooted by a guy who had registered his depression and his pathologies for years. It inspired me. It was shoot in Philadelphia and it described the relationship he has with his parents. Draw your conclusions.
Q: Do you think that love can heal people with mental diseases? Your character meets this girl and gets better?
A: I don’t think he heal. I don’t even think that the message of the movie is this. I think that life goes on and he gets better. Did you have the impression that he healed?
Q: Do you think that mental diseases are, sort of, a taboo on everyday life?
A: I don’t know. If it is, I hope this movie can help. I hope that people learn to relate with those kind of people and find a way to talk with them.
Q: You seem very honest.
A: I try to be honest and very scrupulous.
Q: Do you think in a relationship is important to be honest?
A: You have to be scrupulous. I think that’s the trick to get it work.
Q: How can you be so positive?
A: I try to not leave this state of grace I’m in, that’s what makes me positive.
Q: What do you do when you’re stressed?
A: I have a basement where I live now (laugh). Sports and gym are always very helpful.
Q: Hollywood Reporter, one of the most important american magazines about cinema, described you as one of the most beautiful man on earth. How do you stay down to earth with all those amazing things that happen to you?
A: I look at my success with prudence. I think is a business, that can also humilate you everyday. With internet is even faster. I take all of this like a job and I try to not create an imaginary world. If you stay grounded you don’t even believe about bad things.
Q: So you Google yourself?
A: Of course! (laugh)