With the debut of American Hustle, there’s talk that Philly homeboy Bradley Cooper may be in the Oscar running a second year in a row, after last year’s Silver Linings Playbook. There’s also plenty of talk about his hair.
Every Saturday was a great day in Lansdowne, Delaware County, in the late 1960’s. My mom would make Philadelphia Cream Cheese and jelly sandwiches, cut them in to squares and send me off with a dollar to the Lansdowne Movie Theater.
There I would join an army of children, all carrying snacks packed by Moms, to watch the Saturday matinee. It was usually something wonderfully terrible like Santa Claus and the Martians. There was also a cartoon or a Three Stooges short to start things off. And while you were finding a good seat, a man would play one of the biggest pipe organs you would ever see.
Now movies are shown in one of 13 black boxes in a non-descript building by the mall and you could be shot for bringing in your own food.
Good news! Philly homeboy Bradley Cooper has signed up to star in a movie where he will be clad in tight spandex, and spend most of the two hours pushing his lean, sinewy body to the limits, engaging in physical activity that will make him sweat and hone his already near-perfect form even closer to a razor-sharp desirability. Apparently it has to do with Lance Armstrong or something. Who cares? Bradley Cooper! Spandex! Our year is already made!
Yesterday, we gave you a still-life look at Bradley Cooper’s perm in American Hustle. Today, we give it to you … in motion.
Favorite part? That splllliiiiit second where Cooper is in curlers. We won’t share details, but understand that seeing this image actually crosses two separate items off our Bucket List:
And somehow, he’s still so effing gorgeous.
Here’s a picture of Philly homeboy Bradley Cooper and co-star Christian Bale from their new film, American Hustle:
This doesn’t prove what you think it proves, i.e. that perms on men are horrible. They are, yes, but let’s be honest here: Bradley Cooper takes the perm and lends it some of his sexiness, so that the chemically induced curls are just another sign of the erotic virility he brings to every phase of his life and career. You’re a God, Bradley Cooper. Never change.
Politico says Philly homeboy/Sexiest Man Alive Emeritus Bradley Cooper is one of its “50 politicos to watch“:
Cooper is a self-professed “fan of politics,” who told reporters last year at the Hollywood Film Awards that he views it as a noble profession that he would consider.
But where the actor, who starred in “The Hangover” series, is really making a difference has been the work he’s done for mental illness since playing the role of a man suffering from bipolar disorder in the 2012 movie “Silver Linings Playbook.” Cooper was nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards for this role.
“I’m sort of here by accident. It’s not that I didn’t know about mental illness. … I just didn’t see it as a part of my life,” he said at the White House in June at the National Conference on Mental Health, organized after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, according to The Associated Press.
Usually, when Politico means a person should be “watched,” they mean the arc of his career should be tracked and observed with interest. In Cooper’s case, though, the paper literally means that it wants to look at him all the time until it goes blind from all the beauty.
Been awhile since we caught up with Philly homeboy Bradley Cooper, who says the blooming of his career into A-List superstardom hasn’t really changed him—even though it certainly has made life easier:
“There is a certain amount of disorientation. You can’t relate to having more money than you ever imagined or even know how to spend or invest. It’s absolute luxury, I know that,” Bradleyexpressed. “I don’t think I’ve let it affect the way I live or change how I think. I still live pretty much like a nomad in going from one film shoot to another. I don’t collect sports cars or have ambitions to own my own private jet. Making a lot of money has enabled me to help some of my closest friends pay off debts, mortgages, things like that.”
Hey, he could be buying diamond-encrusted monkey’s paws and it wouldn’t bother us, because you’re not like us, Bradley. You’re way more dreamy than we could ever hope to be.
Checking in on the latest from Philly homeboy Bradley Cooper:
Bradley Cooper has revealed how he gave up drink and drugs when he was 29 after realising his behaviour was getting out of hand.
‘I was at a party and deliberately bashed my head on the concrete floor like, “Hey, look how tough I am!”‘ says Bradley, 38.
‘I came up, and blood dripped down. Then I did it again. I spent the night at hospital with a sock of ice, waiting for them to stitch me up.’
NOT THE FACE, BRADLEY! That’s the moneymaker! Never do that again! To be fair, Cooper says he pretty much sobered up after that. You know, after the headache cleared.
The Hangover star Bradley Cooper has beaten David Beckham, Ryan Gosling and Harry Styles to the top of a new hair poll.
The 38-year-old Limitless star was voted the man with the sexiest hair in a survey carried out by hair brand Fudge.
Speaking about the new hair trends for men, Fudge creative director John Vial, said: “Actors like Bradley Cooper showcase the style brilliantly and prove that long hair can be stylish and masculine. Men are definitely becoming more creative when it comes to their hair and with such a stamp of approval from the opposite sex I predict this trend will continue for some time yet.”
We already knew that Philly homeboy Bradley Cooper had a very strong claim to being the sexiest man alive. Now Grantland looks at how Cooper is shaping his career after the Oscar nomination for Silver Linings Playbook and declares Cooper to be the “smartest star in Hollywood.” Yes, the same Cooper who just starred in The Hangover Part III.
Because in terms of career management, Cooper has, in the last year, emerged as one of the only youngish leading men outside the Affleck-Clooney-Damon-Ocean’s orbit who knows exactly how to maximize his opportunities. The series of professional decisions Cooper has made since entering theSilver Linings Playbook phase of his career add up to a giant insurance policy: a plan to broaden his appeal, move forward as an actor, and stay so busy that he will never even have to hear the pitch for a movie with the words “Part IV” in the title. His current schedule is a perfect demonstration of how to use a single unexpectedly large success to trade up.
The site then says that coming movies with David O’ Russell and Cameron Crowe should help cement Cooper’s reputation as a “serious” actor, and that his overall slate of projects suggests a career on the rise:
The brilliant thing about setting all of this up so quickly is that, even if only, say, two of the six movies above really work, Cooper still comes out ahead, because male movie stars in their prime are almost always forgiven their bad calls as long as they make good ones with some regularity. That forgiveness will extend to The Hangover Part III, despite some inevitable “Hmmm, maybe he’s not a star” chin-tugging in the wake of this weekend’s disappointing box office.3 No such luck, Cooper haters. The guy has his game mapped into 2015. You will not escape him. And if he hasn’t won you over yet, he has now used intelligent calculation and risk assessment to give himself every possible chance to do so.