Bradley Cooper Success Story
“Where there is a will there is a way”. The quote is symbolic with renowned actor Bradley Cooper. He is one of the hottest stars of Hollywood today. Success did not elude this handsome and talented actor who rose from the odds and adversities to get where he stands at present. He was also named as Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine in 2011.
Bradley as a child did not belong to the film fraternity. He was born to a mother of Italian origin and his father was an Irish. His father worked at a brokerage firm named Merill Lynch as a stockbroker. He has an older sister, Holly. The upbringing of Bradley was Catholic.
Bradley Cooper adopted the theory of ‘earn while you learn’. He did his schooling from Germantown Academy and simultaneously worked for Philadelphia Daily News. After completing his graduation, Cooper enrolled himself for Bachelors in Arts. He graduated with honors in English from Georgetown University. Bradley has an excellent command over French language.
Bradley Cooper learnt acting from Actors Studio Drama School at the New School based in New York City. Cooper worked as a doorman in a hotel named Morgans. This was a phase while he was undergoing training in acting. Later on he attained an MFA in acting from the same school.
Bradley Cooper made his foray into screen with a Television show. He played a frivolous role in one of its episodes. The name of the show was Sex and the City. After that he anchored in the television show Globe Trekker in 1999. It was a travel-adventure series.
The promising young man finally made his film debut in 2001 with the movie Wet Hot American Summer. The film received a mixed response from the audience but could afford Bradley a role in the popular dramatic show Alias. He played a role of Will Tippin in that show.
Bradley Copper’s Wedding Crashers was a big success in the year 2005 and from there on, he worked more in comedy movies. His next romantic comedy was in the next year 2006, Failure to Launch which received mixed response from the audience. But in the year 2008, his film YES MAN was a huge success followed by another the very next year with He’s Just Not That Into You.
Bradley has been awarded several times for his remarkable performances in films and Television. He was the recipient of GQ Men of the Year Awards along with Matt Smith. He was also the winner of 30th Golden Raspberry Awards. Cooper was awarded Razzie Award for his movie Valentine’s Day released in 2010. Valentine’s Day was a comic flick in which Bradley starred with known actors Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Annie Hathaway and Julia Roberts and Jennifer Garner, his co-star in movie Alias.
Bradley Cooper is a teetotaler. He has a better half whose name is Jennifer Esposito. There were rumors in 2007 that his wife had filed for divorce. The media highlighted that Cooper and female actor Renee Zellweger were in a close knit affair. For the last one year Bradley Cooper is sharing a close proximity with Suki Waterhouse.In the year 2013, Bradley won the Best Performance Award from MTV for his work in “Silver Linings Playbook” and he also won an award for Best Kiss for the same movie. In the year 2012, he won many Film critic awards for the same movie.
Cooper’s story is a fine example for all aspiring artists with a clear message – when you work hard towards your goal with a single minded focus, there is nothing that can stop you from achieving success in life.
MTV Movie, BFCA Critics Choice
Screen Actors Guild, Denver Film Critics Society
MTV Movie, BFCA Critics Choice
Satellite, National Board of Review
Bradley Cooper at Palm Springs International Film Festival
- Full Name :
- Bradley Charles Cooper
- Zodiac Sign :
- Education :
- Villanova University Pennsylvania,
The New School New York City,
Germantown Academy Fort Washington,
Georgetown University Washington DC
- Industry :
- Networth :
- $60 Million