Friday, December 11, 2009

Star of the Week: Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper is one of today's rising stars, and constantly picks the right roles which are bringing him closer and closer to major fame. Bradley is probably best known for the comedy hit The Hangover (2009), which took the world by storm in early 2009. But Cooper has had many roles in other different hits, such as He's Just Not That Into You (2009), Yes Man (2008) and Wedding Crashers (2005).
His career as an actor began in one episode of the popular TV-series, Sex and the City, in 1999. The young actor made his film acting debut in Wet Hot American Summer (2001), and from there started a career of acting in several different TV shows such as "Touching Evil", "Law & Order" and "Alias". There were a few minor films stringed between them, but nothing of huge note.
Bradley's first major film was the comedy Wedding Crashers (2005), which also starred Owen Wilson, Vince Vauhgn and Isla fisher in her break-through role. The film was a hit for all involved, and Bradley soon found recognition after people saw him play a bit of an ass-hole. The success of Wedding Crashers was great, and Bradley next starred in another comedy, this time Failure To Launch (2006), this time starring with Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker and Zooey Deschanel. The film wasn't as well-recieved as Wedding Crashers, but Bradley was well on the way to becoming a successful actor.

In 2008, Bradley started to get more offers and more lead roles. One of his first lead roles was in the gory horror The Midnight Meat Train (2008). He started to star in more films, and made his last television appearance in the popular series Nip/Tuck. One of the biggest films he has starred in was the Jim Carrey comedy Yes Man (2008). In this, he plays the best friend of Jim Carrey, and is once again re-united with Zooey Deschanel. The film was a hit, but wasn't well-recieved by a lot of critics.
He's Just Not That Into You (2009) was the first multi-plot blockbusters he starred in in 2009. Starring opposite stars such as Jennifer Connelly, Jennifer Aniston and Scarlett Johansson, Bradley managed to hold his own. This film gave him some stardom, but the next film he would appear him would send his fame through the roof.
The Hangover (2009) was a low-budget comedy that no-body expected a lot from. It cast several actors who hadn't yet had their break-through roles, which puzzled some people. But once it hit screens, it was soon clear to see that this is one of the best comedies ever made. It follows three guys who go to Las Vegas with their friend who's getting married, but they lose that friend, so they must find him. The film was immensely successful and is loved by most people who have seen it.
As for Bradley's bright future, he has New York, I Love You (2009) which is due to be released in 2010; Valentine's Day (2010), another multi-plot star-studded comedy based around it's title; and action movie The A-Team (2010), which is heavily anticipated by most fans of the action genre.
Bradley has been in the news lately for his love-life, and is currently thought to be dating accomplished actress Renee Zellweger. Watch this space, bradley Cooper is the next big thing.

1 comment:

You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.


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