Bradley Cooper is generally considered to be a very talented actor but also a regular hottie that most women would kill for a date with. He’s dated Irina Shayk, the gorgeous Russian model, there are rumors about him and Lady Gaga after the movie they did together, and we all remember a time when it was clear that Jennifer Lawrence had a crush on him. He’s great at his job, he seems to be a lovely person judging by what his co-stars have to say about him, but what else do we know about him? I mean do you even remember how his career started? What is his personal life like? What is his family like and what did he dream of as a child? We have answers to these and many other questions below.
1. Bradley Cooper – The Ninja
Bradley is a famous actor these days but when he was a child he was obsessed with soldiers and even wanted to go to a Military Academy. When his father told him that’s not happening Bradley said he’ll go to Japan and become a ninja.
2. Bradley The Dream Boat
So, as you know, he didn’t become a ninja, probably because he’s too tall – Bradley Cooper’s height is 185 cm. But he did become an object of other people’s affection. The tall handsome fellow at the peak of his prime, who can act, sing, play an instrument, seems like a perfect gentleman and has a whole bunch of awards – what’s not to like. And he’s been called the sexiest man alive. We bet he doesn’t regret not going for that ninja career.
3. Bradley The Philly Homeboy
Bradley is originally from Philly so when he got the role in Silver Linings Playbook it wasn’t a stretch for him. I mean, his character is a massive Eagles fan and judging by Bradley’s reaction at the 2018 Super Bowl – he’s exactly the same. He’s a superfan.
4. Bradley The Father
When you get to Bradley Cooper’s age (he’s 44) it’s not unusual to start thinking about family. He’s got a child with Irina Shayk. Bradley Cooper’s daughter was born in 2017 and is called Lea De Seine Shayk Cooper. He has shared in interviews that getting his own family and becoming a father has positively influenced his life and it makes him live in the moment and appreciate every day.
5. Bradley The Sweet Talker
When he was studying in college he wasn’t sure he could make a living off of being an actor, and his college didn’t offer acting as a major. So Bradley went with a safe bet and chose English as his major. He also learned French and later one spent a semester in France. While most people would forget most of the things they learned in college, Bradley is still fluent in French and often does interviews in French without using an interpreter.
6. Bradley The Chef
Bradley comes from an Italian-Irish family, so cooking comes naturally to him. For a couple of his roles, he trained with a chef for a couple of weeks and the chef said that Bradley already knew his way around the kitchen. Bradley says he truly loves cooking and it comes naturally to him. When he was a kid he always loved helping his grandma to make homemade pasta and other dishes.
7. Bradley The Mama’s Boy
Bradley had a very close and sweet relationship with his family so he often takes his mother as his date to various events and red carpet premieres. Bradley’s mom must be so proud. She raised such a charming boy who grew up to be a very successful man. Bradley Cooper’s net worth is $100 million.
8. Bradley The Director
“A Star Is Born” is Bradley’s first directorial job and it’s going so well. It was nominated for almost every prestigious award you can think of and won quite a few. It must’ve been nerve-wracking to act in a movie and also direct it at the same time. But Bradley did a great job and amount of BAFTA nominations that movie got made history.
9. Bradly the Fanboy
Bradley Cooper is the biggest fan of Robert De Niro. Whenever the question of who’s your favorite actor and who’s your biggest inspiration in the industry is – Bradley has the answer ready, it’s always Robert De Niro. So imagine how happy he must’ve been when De Niro praised his work on A Star Is Born.
10. Bradly Cooper’s First Acting Job
Bradley Cooper’s first acting job was on Sex and The City. His first credit says “Jake the downtown smoker” He says he’ll never forget it because that’s how it all started, but also because his role required him to drive a stick shift and he didn’t know how to. He even went to driving school but failed so they ended up getting him a double for the driving scene.