I prided myself in taking whatever was in the fridge and turning it into lasagna." Cooper says that his parents were initially apprehensive of his career choice, but they eventually changed their perceptions when they saw Cooper play the part of Joseph Merrick in an excerpt from the play The Elephant Man.Cooper's cinematic debut came in the ensemble comedy Wet Hot American Summer (2001), a film that takes place at a fictional summer camp in 1981.Cooper became the tenth actor to receive an Academy Award nomination in three consecutive years.In 2014, he portrayed Joseph Merrick in a Broadway revival of The Elephant Man, garnering a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.“It’s crazy man, and the fact that I’m here with Clint Eastwood…” the 40-year-old star of stage told host Robin Roberts on the red carpet before the show.
And the winner for Bradley Cooper’s date to the Oscars is: everyone.
Bradley Charles Cooper (born January 5, 1975) is an American actor.
He is one of the world's highest-paid actors for three years, and has been nominated for various accolades, including four Academy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards.
Also starting in 2014, he became known for his voice role as Rocket Raccoon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Describing himself as a child, Cooper has said: "I never lived the life of 'Oh, you're so good-looking'.