Hello everybody! As you can tell, Bradley Cooper Network has been pretty much dead for months now. However, that is changing as of now. April 2013 marked 4 years online and I unfortunately did not get the chance to make a post about it, but I am now! haha This is a huge milestone and I am very, very happy that I have achieved it. There is no doubt I have had my ups and downs with the site. I have a lot of stuff going on in my offline line and sometimes I don’t always get the chance to update the site as much as I would like. However, it is always because of Bradley I get my motivation and drive back for running the site. He is an incredible talent and I am very honored to be running a site for him. So I of course want to thank Bradley as this site would not be online if it weren’t for him. I also want to thank Gertie for hosting the site. It means a lot! And last but not least, I want to thank you all, the visitors. It means a lot that you continue to visit the site! So thank you!!! I am very happy that we have reached 4 years online and I am hoping to be running this site for many, many years to come!
As part of celebrating 4 years online, I am going to be making SO many changes around here and putting up a lot of great additions to the site. The video archive is almost done and I will soon start on the press archive, as well as many other surprises.
Since I have been away for a few months, Bradley has been quite active making tons of public appearances. I have uploaded all public events to the gallery, ranging from talk show appearances to movie premieres to award shows. “The Today Show” and “The Tonight Show” photos are unfortunately tagged, but the rest are completely untagged. So enjoy and keep checking back for all the new updates!
Public Appearances > Events from 2013 > May 13: “The Hangover Part III” Press Conference
Public Appearances > Events from 2013 > May 13: Bradley Visits “The Today Show”
Public Appearances > Events from 2013 > May 13: Bradley Visits “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”
Public Appearances > Events from 2013 > May 20: Bradley Visits “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Public Appearances > Events from 2013 > May 21: “The Hangover Part III” Los Angeles Premiere
Public Appearances > Events from 2013 > May 22: “The Hangover Part III” UK Premiere
Public Appearances > Events from 2013 > May 27: “The Hangover Part III” Paris Premiere
Public Appearances > Events from 2013 > Jun 03: Obama Speaks At White House Conference
Public Appearances > Events from 2013 > Jun 08: 2013 Guy’s Choice Awards – Show
Public Appearances > Events from 2013 > Jun 08: 2013 Guy’s Choice Awards – Backstage & Audience
Public Appearances > Events from 2013 > Jul 02: Bulgari Hosts The Diva Event
Public Appearances > Events from 2013 > Jul 05: Wimbledon – Day 11
Public Appearances > Events from 2013 > Jul 07: Wimbledon – Day 13
Hello everybody! First, I want to apologize for the lack of updates around here. I have been dealing with a lot of offline stuff and it has kept me from really focusing on updating the site. However, that is soon to change. Bradley has been crazy busy with promotion for “The Hangover: Part III” and I promise all of those updates will be coming in the coming days. I have a lot of surprises coming soon and I can’t wait to unveil them. Take care and keep checking back for all the updates!
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!
Studio Photoshoots > Photoshoots > Photoshoots from 2013 > Set 003
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.
As promised, I uploaded some more coverage of Bradley from the last night’s 2013 MTV Movie Awards. You can check out 145 HD screen captures of Bradley during the show, as well as 2 HD clips of Bradley accepting his Best Male Performance and Best Kiss awards. Enjoy!
Screen Captures > Award Shows > 2013 > Apr 14: 2013 MTV Movie Awards – Show
Hey everybody! I just updated the gallery with 21 additional MQ photos of Bradley at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. HD screen captures and clips are coming in just a bit. Enjoy!
Public Appearances > Events from 2013 > Apr 14: 2013 MTV Movie Awards – Show
Hey everybody! As you know, Bradley attended the 2013 MTV Movie Awards tonight, where he was up for 5 awards. Of those 5 awards, Bradley scored 2 wins! He won for Best Male Performance and Best Kiss with Jennifer Lawrence. Congratulations, Bradley! He unfortunately didn’t win for Best On-Screen Duo with Jennifer Lawrence, Best Musical Moment, or Movie of the Year. However, 2 wins is good enough for me! haha You can check out 20 MQ show photos in the gallery. Bradley unfortunately didn’t walk the red carpet. So only photos of him on stage will be added. More photos will be uploaded as they arrive, as well as clips and HD screen captures. Enjoy!
Public Appearances > Events from 2013 > Apr 14: 2013 MTV Movie Awards – Show
The official trailer for The Hangover: Part III was released a few days ago. Just within the first 3 days it was released, it has already garnered over 2,000,000 views on Youtube. Crazy, right?! You can check out the trailer below, as well as 79 HD screen captures from the trailer in the gallery. Enjoy!
Movie Productions > The Hangover: Part III > Theatrical Trailer
In 2004, ABC Family premiered the TV movie I Want to Marry Ryan Banks. It stars a post-Alias Bradley Cooper as a talent manager who convinces his friend/falling star client Ryan Banks (Jason Priestley) to do a Bachelor-type reality show to rehab his image. The twist: The sane, likable contestant Ryan is supposed to choose, Charlie (Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s Emma Caulfield), falls for Cooper’s character instead.
If you’ve seen the movie — penned by Chad Hodge, the future creator of NBC’s The Playboy Club who is currently developing the Twin Peaks-esque limited series Wayward Pines with M. Night Shyamalan for Fox — odds are you’ll be thrilled to hear it’s debuting on Hallmark this Saturday night at 9 p.m. ET. And after reminiscing with Hodge, we can confirm that you are not alone.
Why Bradley Cooper? It was obviously an excellent choice.
I knew that he was gonna be a big movie star. I mean, it was sort of obvious. He was so great in Alias. His star was on the rise. He was my first choice for this. It was like, “Can we get Bradley Cooper?” I remember having such a good time with him on the set. He’s the nicest guy in the world. If you ever meet him, there’s this character that he does: He’s a devil trying to have a normal date with a girl, but he can’t hide the fact that there are horns popping out of his head. It’s so ridiculous and one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.
A-Team costars Bradley Cooper and Liam Neeson have teamed up again. In a legal way, that is.
The Hollywood heavyweights have joined forces to sue for what they say is an unauthorized use of their photos in ad campaigns.
Cooper and Neeson filed their lawsuit against Vutec Corporations, a manufacturer of video projection screen technology and accessories, and First Impressions Theme Theaters in Los Angeles Superior Court.
In the complaint obtained by E! News, the actors are suing for violating their right of privacy, right of publicity, trademark infringement and negligence.
According to the papers, Cooper and Neeson say their likenesses are being used without their permission to sell commercial products. They say the companies have used their photos in full-page ads, on websites, as well as in their advertising and promotional materials.
The costars are asking for a permanent injunction to stop the companies from using their photos. The actors are also asking for damages and attorney fees.