Bradley Cooper Is One of “50 Politicos to Watch”

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.