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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.

Bradley Cooper Promotes Hangover 2 in French

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# 1

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.

# 4

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…

# 5

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…

# 6

* I’m french.

# 7

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.

# 8

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..

# 9
minty fresh @ 06/04/2011 at 12:46 pm

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.

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 @ 06/04/2011 at 12:51 pm

@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.

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

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

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

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

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

ammmmmm J’adore :)

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

OH! that is sooooo sexy!!

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)!

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

Woooo Bradley!

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

Can he get any sexier.

He must have spent some quality time with French girls.


Who cares about YOU.

OT: He sounded great!

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.

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 @ 06/04/2011 at 4:09 pm

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.

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?

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



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

carrienae @ 06/04/2011 at 5:55 pm


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 !

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

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

AmICynical? @ 06/04/2011 at 6:33 pm

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.

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

Marieke de Graaf @ 06/04/2011 at 8:55 pm

That was HOT.


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.

@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….

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

@Sabrina: @Kisa:

oops, my answer was for Kisa. sorry

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

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

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

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!

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!

imnotcrazy @ 06/05/2011 at 1:16 am

Made me love him even more!!! <3


He took the NZT pill before the interview.

lafamepoma @ 06/05/2011 at 4:58 am

UAU he speaks French very well, is strange to hear an American person another language that isn’t English, dunno they’re like : everybody speaks English, so why we have to study another language. But speaking another laguages is good. Spanish, Italian, French, German are good ones.

Wow, that was VERY good, cool points, and then some!

Very impressive. As a french girl I always thought foreign accents really sexy. From a french point of view, this interview was quite fun : his french is quite informal and we are not use to hear someone says words like “mec” at TV news. Even more charming.

lilia mazunina @ 06/05/2011 at 7:51 am


I’m french and he speaks very well, i find him more hotter & sexier!
Il est trop mignon avec so accent, vraiment adorable. Je l’aimais déjà mais là un vrai coup de coeur <3

ohhh my god!! bradley’s so hot when he speaks french! yummy <3

oh hot damn! makes me wish i took french and not spanish as my language elective

lilia mazunina @ 06/05/2011 at 10:44 am


Impressive. Not only hot and talented, but also well educated and smart guy. You don’t meet such Americans every day. Will pay more attention to his work from now on.

I was really impressed , no offense but most of americans don’t make any effort when they promote overseas , they’re all like ” bonjour comment ça va ” annd … that’s it ! Pretty good accent , you go brad !

PS : Il est encore plus sexy lorsqu’il parle français héhé !

What’s so cool is that when he didn’t understand what the reporter was asking him at one point, he didn’t try to bluff his way like he knew. He just responded that he didn’t understand what she meant with her question. Very good, confident and unpretentious.

interesting @ 06/05/2011 at 12:54 pm

French in the United States

From Wikipedia

The census response “Cajun” and French-based creole languages are not included

The French language is spoken as a minority language in the United States. According to year 2000 census figures, 1.6 million Americans over the age of five speak the language at home; making French the fourth most-spoken language in the country, behind English, Spanish, and Chinese (when both the Cantonese and Mandarin dialects are combined).More than 13 million Americans claim some French ancestry

French-speaking communities have historically been located in southern Louisiana and in northern New England. French is the second most-spoken language in four states: Louisiana, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

hummmm he speaks really well french but no he doesn’t sound like a native at all. He still sounds american, which is normal cause he is…
I think it’s very very hard to get rid of your native accent.
But he really does speak french very well.


the most important thing is to speak intelligently and not to completely get rid of your accent. Native French people here (United States) speak English very well but with a French accent. We don’t citicise that. That makes you more interesting. Marion Cotillard and Juliette Binoche they speak English pretty well but with an accent that sounds like sirop miel to me.

Here’s another talking with a sirop miel accent but speaking very well, Olivier Martinez:

this isn’t the fact that he actually can speak french that impressed me but that, as an American actor he did it during the whole interview, on the French most important channel which is utterly unusual.

lovelydee @ 06/05/2011 at 6:10 pm

I think I just died alittle :)

British Latin American @ 06/05/2011 at 6:50 pm

I kneew I was doing a good thing when I decided to be a Bradley fan.


He does have an accent actually (I’m French). But it is true that he looks even sexier when he speaks French :)

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