He excelled at basketball, and enjoyed cooking: "I used to have buddies come over after kindergarten and I'd cook them food.
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.
though the critic for Time complimented him: "Cooper gives a knowing performance: he's both the peacock and the parody of one.He's blessed with good looks and fantastic timing, the kind that makes every line funnier, even the small asides." The year 2012 saw Cooper star in four films—The Words, Hit and Run, The Place Beyond the Pines, and Silver Linings Playbook.The film received positive reviews from critics, though it earned little at the box office. I mean, look, more doors have been opened for sure, but it's not like I sit back with a cigar on Monday morning and go through the scripts that have been offered." Cooper appeared in the ensemble romantic comedy Valentine's Day (2010), directed by Garry Marshall, co-starring with Julia Roberts.He played Phil Wenneck, one of the three friends—alongside Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis—to wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. The film was a commercial success, grossing over 5 million worldwide.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.
He plays Ben, a counselor and the love interest of Michael Ian Black's character.Bradley Charles Cooper (born January 5, 1975) is an American actor.He was 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.In September 2005, Fox debuted the sitcom Kitchen Confidential, based on a memoir by chef Anthony Bourdain, with Cooper in the leading role.Despite positive reviews for the series, the show was canceled after only four episodes due to low ratings.In 2011, Cooper starred in the techno-thriller Limitless, based on the 2001 novel The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn.