Bradley Cooper Covers 'GQ' January 2014
The 38-year-old actor’s new movie American Hustle goes wide in theaters this week and his performance is getting raves from top critics. “Cooper, a hoot in hair rollers, summons the ferrety fury of Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon, ups the IQ and applies the razor’s edge of satire to Richie’s big dreams,” Time‘s Richard Corliss said.
Bradley got nominated for both the Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Movie Award for his performance, but was unfortunately snubbed by the SAG Awards. Can’t wait to see if he gets an Oscar nomination for the second year in a row!
Here is what Bradley had to share with the mag:
On requesting to be written off Alias: “I would only work three days a week. And then for the second season, I got even more sidelined. I was like, ‘Ugh.’ And then next thing you know, I was like, ‘I want to f–king kill myself.’
On if his past drug abuse affected his work: “I mean, it has to have. And to this day, of course, because it’s a life experience. And all I do is bring life experience. That’s all anybody really does. It’s inescapable.”
On doing movies like All About Steve after getting sober: “I was doing these movies, and I got to meet Sandra Bullock and meet these people and work with them. And I’m sober, and I’m like, ‘Oh, I’m actually myself. And I don’t have to put on this air to be somebody else, and this person still wants to work with me? Oh, what the f–k is that about?’ I was rediscovering myself in this workplace, and it was wonderful. Now, in the back of my head, or in a place of my heart of, like, creativity, did I feel utterly fulfilled? Absolutely not. But I was grateful and happy to be working, and filling that void in smaller moments.”
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