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Bradley Cooper: Fluent in French!

Bradley Cooper: Fluent in French!

Bradley Cooper meets up with Salma Hayek at the French Open on Friday (June 3) in Paris, France.

The 36-year-old actor has been in town to watch some matches at Roland Garros and also to promote The Hangover Part II.

Check out the video below to see Bradley (in a Vivienne Westwood suit) speak fluently in French as he chats about the film on a TV show!

Also pictured: Salma, hubby Francois-Henri Pinault, and their daughter Valentina at the Il Mondo Vi Appartiene opening on Wednesday (June 1) in Venice, Italy.

Later that day, the couple attended a special dinner for the exhibition at Fondazione Cini.

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  • Sammy

    Impressive! I did some French at school, but have forgotten most of it. I could pick up that he was saying he learned to speak it fluently while at University and due to having French family members at the beginning, but quickly got lost.

  • Anna
  • Anna
  • Weber from Brazil

    Bradley killed it *-*
    the French language sounds sooo chic and sexy!!
    I don’t like my native Portuguese as much as I like English or French…

  • Mlef

    i’mench and I know that for a year at least…

    Maybe if you try to take care of what are (american) artists, actors etc…instead of just showing them going out of the doctor’s office…

  • Mlef

    * I’m french.

  • sillyme

    For some reason, when he’s speaking French it makes him look very sexy to me. Impressive. I thought I was going to hear an American speaking French with an American accent, but he sounds like a native.

  • Cécile

    Quite good really. I’m impressed he hasn’t forgoten all of it. His accent is alright, he’s just swallowing words sometimes.
    I did the same kind of program he did, in the US, it’s the only way to really learn a language. It’s unfortunate how fast it goes away once you stop practicing. English is everywhere so it’s easy for me to hear it everyday and yet now I sometimes have to search for my words, hesitate with the grammar..

  • minty fresh

    So he can speak French. Big deal and good for him. However, it’s not like he found the cure for cancer. People are reporting this like it’s earth shattering news.

  • mimi

    very impressive.. I do speak french as well and yes he had a great accent and I was able to understand everything he was saying..

  • Olivia Munn is desperate

    @minty fresh. you sound insecure. i dont see people running out with this news, its just a fun tadbit about brad.

    i think its refreshing when american celebrities speak another language because you see so many hollywood celebrities who look so stupid and uncultured having translators when they go promoting overseas. where as you see most foreign actors actually promoting in english.

  • jennifer

    on one of the pics he’s with leo dicaprio’s bff Lukas Haas.

  • Dasha

    Wow it’s impressive, i’m french and he speaks very well, i find him sexier now lol

  • Idril

    I’m french too and he is way sexier when he speaks french. Cute american accent!


    not bad

  • Fop Fop

    he is so handsome..:)..
    …They already sending out Free test models of iPad 2..but ONLY if you live in United States..i got 2..sent 1 to my mom house & 1 to my

  • Ruby

    J’adore ! Craquant Bradley !
    He’s so cute !!!

  • dingooo

    ammmmmm J’adore :)

  • JustJen

    could he be any hotter!!!!!???

  • caroline

    OH! that is sooooo sexy!!

  • Missy

    I’m inpressed, I had no idea that Bradley Cooper speaks French – and as some of you I was expecting a heavy American accent, but his accent is actually quite good. I could understand almost everything (I’m not a native French speaker)!

  • Olithée

    Bluffant, bravo et qu’est-ce qu’il est sexy!

    Woooo Bradley!

  • Laurie

    Bravo Bradley très bel effort !!! How refreshing it is to see one of these american actors at least making an effort to speak another language not only saying bonjour (hi) and merci beaucoup (thanks) lool

  • Set

    Can he get any sexier.

  • Kit

    He must have spent some quality time with French girls.

  • manka


    Who cares about YOU.

    OT: He sounded great!

  • anon

    He sounds very good and would probably get even better if he only spoke French for a while.

    Very sexy.

    Many Americans, believe it or not speak French. We are very discreet about it (like Bradley) until we go to a French speaking country.

  • Jo

    I’m french and he did good, not like an american speaking in french with some weird accent. Sounds like he translates every phrases and english expressions (“you know” at the end of one sentence made me smile) which do not well in french but you know, but yeah he’s fluent he wasn’t looking for words when he spoke, good for him :)

  • Lucky Charm

    My high school French is rusty and limited now, since I haven’t used it for years. After listening to this interview, I’m determined to pick it up and start practicing/speaking it again! It’s quite impressive to be fluent bi-lingual or multi-lingual.

    I wish I could watch a double feature of The Bridesmaids and Hangover 2. This is June and the wedding month, lol.

  • Kisa

    I understood him!!!!

    He speaks at a civilized pace so that even a casual speaker can understand.

    A group of us will be going to Quebec City and Montreal in Canada next month. We understand and speak French but were told that the Quebecois accent is completely different. That is sounds like ” New Orleans French with a New York City accent”. I don’t understand. Will we have difficulty understanding the locals?

  • Ben

    @minty fresh: I think his French is a big deal since it overshadows his mediocre acting ‘talent’

  • Holic




  • haha

    Bradley is actually an intelligent guy. We were classmates in college. I didn’t think he was going to be an actor.

  • carrienae


  • Sabrina

    I am french, and yeah, I can say that he speaks french very well ! He understands everything, just wow. And his accent is so sexy !!! Love it !
    His pronunciation of the ” R “, which is completely different (than english), is PERFECT ! Most of the time, when I hear english people talking french, this is the big mistake…
    And plus, a lot of english natives say that french is very difficult to learn, so again, bravo Bradley !

  • Nik

    My gosh! its like this guy gets hotter by the minute!!! love him!!!

  • Sab

    Wow Bradley Cooper impressed me!
    I am French and I can say that his french is almost flawless! Is Bradley perfect or what??!

  • AmICynical?

    Only in America would we be impressed that someone has mastered a second language while the rest of the world masters English during primary education and are on to their third in high school.

  • Ohboy

    @Weber from Brazil: Oh c’mon… Don’t take our language for granted. It sounds beautiful too.

  • Marieke de Graaf

    That was HOT.

  • khwkhw


    I’m from Montreal and yes our accent is different. However, most people in MOntreal have kind of an international accent and you can easily be answered in english (though french canadian like when people make the effort to sepeak french). In Quebec however, the accent is more marked. You should get used to it even if the first sentences might sound a little weird to you. Go listen to a video on youtube to see if you understand it could give you an idea of the accent.

  • nkenk

    @minty fresh: sorry to break it to you but if you’re looking for “earth shattering news” such as the cure to cancer then you shouldn’t be on this site….

  • Milly

    Sexy grrr…… Salma looks gorgeous in these pics, her child is adorable, and her husband has port.

  • khwkhw

    @Sabrina: @Kisa:

    oops, my answer was for Kisa. sorry

  • just me

    Aniston could never hit 1st base with this guy. He is cool!!!

  • violain

    never thought he’s sexy or anything but in this clip he sounded mellifluous & looked edible… he spoke French very well… quite impressive

  • hsaduhh

    pretty good, although as an american, he shouldn’t use french slang thats very informal

  • JeffH

    I speak French as well. Very impressive. i loved that he said he learned to speak it fluently when he studied abroad which I am going to do next semester!

  • JeffH

    I speak French as well. Very impressive. i loved that he said he learned to speak it fluently when he studied abroad which I am going to do next semester!