The director of the planetary success “A Star Is Born” celebrates his 48th birthday on January 18, 2023. For the occasion, the “Journal des Femmes” invites you to come back to the life and work of Bradley Cooper. Where is he from ? Why does he speak French? Has he been in a relationship with Lady Gaga? What are his plans for the coming year?
The passage of time seems to have little effect on Bradley Cooper’s charm. The handsome brunette with blue eyes turns 48 on January 18, 2023 without an ounce of its power of seduction flying away. On this occasion, the Women’s Journal invites you to look back on the life and prolific career of this outstanding Hollywood actor, producer and director, who has not finished turning heads on the small and big screen.
What are the origins of Bradley Cooper?
Bradley Charles Cooper, or Bradley Cooper, the Hollywood actor is the son of Charles Cooper, a seasoned film buff of Irish descentand of Gloria Campano, dItalian origin. He is born on January 18, 1975 in Philadelphia, United States, before spending part of his childhood in Switzerland, in Neuchâtel.
A few years later, he again crossed the Atlantic and where he graduated in literature at the University of Georgetown (Washington), then studied comedy at the Actors Studio in New York.
Who is his mother, Gloria Campano, with whom he appears regularly?
Bradley Cooper is very close to his mother… so much so that he shared the same roof with her for a long time, even as an adult! In 2013, he reported to the magazine Details having moved in with her following the death of her father in 2011 from lung cancer. “My family is very close and the death of my father was brutal for all of us (…) We need each other”, he said.
The actor also appears regularly in his company. In March 2022, Gloria Campano had, as in 2019, walked the red carpet of the 94th Academy Awards in Los Angeles alongside her.
Bradley Cooper: discreet about his love life
The closeness he maintains with his mother, however, did not prevent him from living a rich love life. From December 2006 to April 2007, Bradley Cooper was married to American actress Jennifer Espositobefore get in a relationship with Renée Zellweger from 2009 to 2011. Between 2011 and 2012, he also shared the life of Zoé Saldanabefore moving on to a relationship, from 2013 to 2015, with English model and actress Suki Waterhouse.
He was then as a couple, May 2015 to June 2019, with Russian model Irina Shaykwith whom he had a daughter, Lea de Seine, born in March 2017.
Bradley Cooper had to provide relentless energy for months to prepare to take on the role of Jackson, working in particular intensively on singing. In an interview for EntertainmentTonighthe explains : “At first, I was out of breath after the first verse. I spent 5 days a week, for 6 months, learning to sing not for myself but to slip into Jackson’s shoes”.
An even greater challenge when you know that each title was performed live in the film. “Everything that is sung in the film is live, nothing has been pre-recorded and I think that’s how we managed to capture the sincerity of each interpretation.“On top of that, Bradley Cooper had to learn to play piano and guitar for the role.
The film grossed $436 million at the worldwide box office.
Bradley Cooper and his relationship with Lady Gaga
The couple formed on screen by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born moved the whole world. So much so that some wanted to believe it. The rumors were further accentuated following their performance at the 2019 Oscars, when the duo interpreted in a very fusional way and before the misty eyes of the public the flagship title of the film, Shallow.
Two years later, in 2021, the actor, however, cut the rumors short during an interview for The Hollywood Reporter, assuring that he and his partner had simply wished to achieve the best performance. A version corroborated by Lady Gaga in the columns of the American magazine SHE. “To be honest, I think the press is really dumb. I mean, we created a love story. For me, as an actor and performer, obviously we wanted people to believe we were in love. And we wanted people to feel that love at the Oscars.”she explains.
Guest of the show Daily in 2018, Bradley Cooper made more than one viewer’s jaw drop by speaking for no less than 18 minutes in impeccable French. This mastery of the language of Molière comes to him among other things from a university exchange carried out for six months in Aix-en-Provence at the end of his studies, and from his love for France. The actor notably explained to Yann Barthès to be the owner of a residence in Paris, where he stays regularly.
What are Bradley Cooper’s plans for the coming months?
The Hollywood charmer has not finished talking about him. For 2023, the actor has many projects. After the success ofAt Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper returned behind the camera to direct his second feature film, Maestro, in which he also plays the lead role. The actor slips into the skin of Leonard Bernstein, a very famous composer who notably wrote the score of West Side Story in 1957. The film is due out later this year on Netflix.
The actor has also just joined Steven Spielberg’s next film, a rehash of Bullitt (1968), which starred the legendary Steve McQueen. Frank Bullitt, a police lieutenant from San Francisco, will this time be embodied by the person of Bradley Cooper.