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Bradley Cooper: Shirtless for 'Elephant Man'

Bradley Cooper: Shirtless for 'Elephant Man'

Bradley Cooper shows off his shirtless bod for a production of The Elephant Man at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Mass.

The 37-year-old actor is taking on the title role in the play, which tells the story of John Merrick, known as the Elephant Man due to a physical disfigurement.

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Bradley‘s play runs for the duration of the festival – from July 25 until August 5.

You can also catch Bradley on the big screen in his comedy Hit and Run, in theaters now!

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20 Comments

# 1
Gay Vaginahaal @ 07/29/2012 at 6:54 pm

Gayness.

# 2

bradely cooper is BUTT UGLY!

# 5

WTF? No makeup for the Elephant Man role? He just walks around in his underwear? hahaha

# 6
Gossipgirl @ 07/29/2012 at 7:08 pm

@Gay Vaginahaal: LOL! So true; he is still trying to happen!

# 7
notyourfriend @ 07/29/2012 at 7:21 pm

that picture on the right is all sorts of wrong!

# 8

He has nice feet.

# 9

The little popup for those of us who want to “get the look” is priceless, coupled with these pics. LMAO!!

The Elephant Man’s name is actually Joseph Merrick. Not John.

Gross! And yes he sends my GAYDAR FLYING!!! He can deny it all he wants – it’s obvious. Can people stop trying to make him happen?

mrs_fuzzybee @ 07/29/2012 at 9:50 pm

Dang! I keep seeing these photos of Bradley in his shorts and all I can do is grin slyly and try not to drool.

FYI kiddies – it is the norm for stage productions of The Elephant Man not to use makeup or prosthetics for the actor who plays John Merrick. Instead they actor contorts and convinces you of John’s ailment through their acting. Apparently, Bradley did an amazing job and got rave reviews for his performance.

mrs_fuzzybee @ 07/29/2012 at 10:13 pm

@Simon: True and yet I still wrote John.

The author of the play specifies that the actor playing role not use prosthetics but use his physicality to portray the disfigurement and remarks that actors with a bad back should not play the role. Several actors including Billy Crudup have played the role exactly the same way. He’s only in his shorts for a small part of the play and there are many other production photos out there where he is fully dressed.
The play sold out immediately and I haven’t read a bad review, and it’s actually a role he played before when he was at drama school.
It’s nice to see actors who’s career focus’ predominantly on movies go back and work on stage, especially in challenging projects.

British Latin American @ 07/30/2012 at 3:16 pm

Hot Bradley!

The sexiest man alive plays the ugliest man in history. There is ridicule in this. To get more exposure he plays ANY role! This is mockery.

Butterbutt @ 08/30/2012 at 11:53 am

Love Cooper!

Several actors including Billy Crudup have played the role exactly the same way. He’s only in his shorts for a small part of the play and there are many other production photos out there where he is fully dressed.

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