Bradley Cooper became a worldwide icon when he starred and produced the biopic The American Sniper in 2014. For this film, he received four Academy Award nominations. In 2013, he was much appreciated for American Hustle. Bradley Charles Cooper is his full name, and he is one of the most popular American actors and film producer. A nominee for 4 Academy Awards, and two each for Golden Globe and BAFTA; he has been critically acclaimed for his various roles.
He was the world’s highest paid actor for three years and twice named in Celebrity 100 list by Forbes and in 100 most influential people in the world by Time. Let us know more about the early life and net worth of Bradley Cooper in 2020.
Early Life & Biography:
Bradley Cooper was born on January 5, 1975, in Philadelphia. Gloria, his mother, worked with the NBC and his father Charles Cooper, was a stockbroker. His family was Roman Catholic. Cooper got his eardrum punctured while diving, during his childhood.
He played basketball and loved cooking during his childhood. He was also interested in film. Cooper played Joseph Merrick in the school play which was an adaptation of the Elephant Man. His father encouraged him to join films as an actor.
He attended Germantown Academy and also worked at the Philadelphia Daily News. In 1993, he graduated and then enrolled at Villanova University, before moving on to Georgetown University, one year later. In 1997, he graduated with B.A. in English in 1997. At the university, he acted with Nomadic Theatre and learnt French. He went to France for six months as an exchange student.
In 2000, he enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts program at the Actors Studio in New York City, and also worked as a worked as a doorman at the Morgans Hotel. His acting career began with a guest role in the television series Sex and the City in 1999. In 2001, he made his film debut in the film Wet Hot American Summer.
Cooper’s personal life has always been mired in controversy. During 2006, after an engagement in October, Cooper married actress Jennifer Esposito, in December. However, the marriage did not last even a year, and in May 2007, Esposito filed for a divorce which was granted in November.
Cooper has been romantically involved with Renée Zellweger earlier, and with Zoe Saldana from 2011 to 2013. He then dated English model Suki Waterhouse till 2015. After this, Cooper was in a relationship with Russian model Irina Shayk. They lived together in New York’s West Village. They had a daughter in March 2017.
Cooper supports organizations fighting against cancer.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Cooper gained recognition as Will Tippin in the television show Alias which ran from 2001 to 2006. He also appeared in 2002 in Bending all Rules and in television series Miss Match and Jack & Bobby. In 2005, he was also applauded in a supporting role in the comedy film Wedding Crashers. In 2006, Cooper starred in Three Days of Rain on Broadway with Julia Roberts; and in 2007 in the fifth season of Nip/Tuck. He appeared in several plays on stage.
In 2009, he appeared in a supporting role in the film He’s Just Not That Into You. The same year he got his biggest breakthrough in the successful comedy The Hangover. It was a big commercial success. Cooper received an award and nomination for MTV Movie Awards. The same year he appeared in the psychological horror film Case 39, and with Sandra Bullock in All About Steve.
In 2010, he appeared in the commercially successful film Valentine’s Day opposite Julia Roberts. The film grossed over $125 million worldwide. In 2011, his film Limitless grossed $161 million worldwide. The same year, the sequel The Hangover II was released which grossed over $580 million worldwide.
In 2012 Cooper starred in four films; The Words, Hit and Run, The Place Beyond the Pines, and Silver Linings Playbook. The last one was a commercial success grossing $236.4 million. He was rewarded with an MTV Movie Award, Academy Award nomination, , Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award.
In 2013, Cooper reprised his role in the third of the Hangover trilogy, The Hangover III. This again was a great commercial success, bringing in $362 million worldwide. He also starred in American Hustle, which brought in box office collection of $251.1 million. He was nominated for Academy, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice Movie and Golden Globe Awards.
In 2014, in the hugely successful Guardians of the galaxy, he gave his voice to the character Rocket Raccoon. He also returned to Broadway to play Joseph Merrick in the Elephant Man. His most remarkable and memorable role was in the American Sniper which was directed by Clint Eastwood. It collected $650 million worldwide. Cooper earned an MTV Movie Award and was nominated for an Academy Award. The film itself was nominated for Best Picture.
In 2018, Cooper will direct his first film; A Star Is Born and co-star with Lady Gaga. In the Avengers: Infinity War, he reprised his role and will also return in the 2019 sequel. He will also appear in, to be released in October 2018, the Guardians of the Galaxy 3.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Bradley Cooper has been a very successful actor whose films have been the great commercial success. In fact, the less successful of his films have done a business of more than $250 million. His Hangover films have brought revenues of more than $300 million, especially Hangover II which broke several box office records with a collection of $580 million. The American Sniper collected over $650 million at the box office. Cooper has already been named by Forbes as one of the highest-paid actors for three years in a row.
As of now, the Net Worth of Bradley Cooper is $110 million.
Cooper has relentlessly followed the pursuit of his dreams of becoming an actor, since his childhood. He was lucky to have parental support. Yet his journey was not at all comfortable, and he struggled a lot. He did several odd jobs to sustain himself while pursuing his goal. For his roles, he went to the extreme in earning more about the character and transforming himself into character. No wonder, Bradley Cooper is considered as a great actor and a great asset being a commercially successful one, too.