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Bradley Cooper Biography

Birth Name:
Bradley Charles Cooper
Birth Place:
Abington, Pennsylvania, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Was a member of the Men's Heavyweight Crew team at Georgetown University
  • Worked as a doorman at the Morgan Hotel in New York while getting his MFA in acting at the New School University
  • While at the New School, appeared as an audience member in Sean Penn's episode of Inside the Actors Studio
  • First professional appearance was on Sex and the City in 1999, in the episode "They Shoot Single People, Don't They?" Worked opposite Julia Roberts in 2006's Three Days of Rain, which marked his---and Roberts'---Broadway debut
  • Named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 2011
  • Earned three consecutive Best Actor Academy Award nominations, from 2012 to '14, making him the 10th actor to do achieve that feat
  • Volunteered with the non-profit organization LEAP (Learning through the Expanded Arts Program), which works with inner-city youth to teach acting skills

Awards

  • 2020Producers Guild Awards-Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: nominated
  • 2019Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 2019Producers Guild Awards-Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: nominated
  • 2019Writers Guild Awards-Adapted Screenplay: nominated
  • 2019Robert Awards-American Film of the Year: nominated
  • 2019Golden Globe-Best Director - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2019BAFTA Film Awards-Best Original Music: winner
  • 2019Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2019BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actor: nominated
  • 2019BAFTA Film Awards-Best Adapted Screenplay: nominated
  • 2019BAFTA Film Awards-Best Director: nominated
  • 2018Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2018Critics' Choice Awards-Best Director: nominated
  • 2018Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2018Directors Guild of America Awards-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: nominated
  • 2018Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2015Producers Guild Awards-Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actor in an Action Movie: winner
  • 2014Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2014Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2014Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 2014BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2014Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2013Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actor in a Comedy: winner
  • 2013Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: nominated
  • 2013Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2013Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2013BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actor: nominated
  • 2013Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: nominated
  • 2012National Board of Review-Best Actor: winner
  • 2012Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2012Detroit Film Critics Society-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: nominated

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