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Bradley Cooper Calls 'American Sniper' Role an 'Honor'

Bradley Cooper Calls 'American Sniper' Role an 'Honor'

Bradley Cooper poses with his Silver Linings Playbook pal Robert De Niro at a special screening and reception for his new movie American Sniper on Thursday (December 18) at the Time Warner Center in New York City.

The 39-year-old actor was also joined by Taya Kyle, the widow of Chris Kyle, who Bradley portrays in the film.

“It was just an honor,” Bradley recently told People about playing him. “There’s something about how stoic he was, and it was all sort of in his eyes as a human being, how gentle he was, how complicated he was, and it was really sort of a practice in almost doing nothing and just sort of trusting that whatever’s going inside is going to read.”

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Credit: Dave Allocca; Photos: Starpix / Just Jared
Posted to: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro

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  • Guest

    Leo dicrap wanted no photographs!

  • tom

    kyle was a butcher

  • Revengefan0101

    Were you there? Did he say that?

  • Pamela S

    You doing ok, Coop? Had a weird premonition about an hour 1/2 ago.

  • Zoee

    This year have not be good for BC. the films of this years haven’t been that good and I thought this one , only because of Cllint eastwood( who is one of the best) would be a hit but don’t know why its been “just okay”
    Well personally I only like Hangover , Silver Linning P…, Hit and Run and The Word

  • Drew Flanagan

    ya, it’s romantic to think of him as a hero, but based on what we now know about the war … portraying someone who claims to have killed 255 people is unwise.

  • Dina Marie

    The only other movie he’s been in this year is Guardians of the Galaxy which is the top grossing film of the year so I think it’s been a good year.

  • Dolly

    AS hasn’t been released yet so I don’t know why you’re saying it isn’t a hit. And he is in a hit Broadway show as we speak.

  • Sprite

    Deer hunting was stoic and since introducing plastic handles into assault rifles seems to have produced some otherwise unusual and unique weapons.

  • Bradllifer

    LOL!!! I would not call it a hit. People that i know that seen the play says it is ok, but not spectacular. so i don’t think that highly off it. besides i have heard that other plays are far better then this..

  • Dina Marie

    It’s a hit. It has stellar reviews and has broken box office records.

  • Bradllifer

    LOL!!!! everyone has their opinion. and i have heard a lot of voices saying it aint that good. a few good reviews dosent mean it is a hit, it means it is god but not spectacular. a lot of movies and theaters gets AMAZIng reviews and they aren’t half as good as they were said they were. it is called take the critiques good and bad with a grain of salt.

  • Dina Marie

    A lot of people don’t like comic book movies but it doesn’t make them any less well-reviewed or financially successful.

  • Bradllifer

    Lol!!!! The play aint that big spectacular it is ok. And just becAuse a lot of people goes and sees a crappy shitty movie it dosent make it a god movie or play. Besides there are better plays far more peopular and successful.

  • Dina Marie

    Pretty much every review has been positive. It’s a hit even if your “friends” who I totally believe saw it *wink* didn’t like it.

  • Bradllifer

    Lol!!!! You said it “pritty much” and I don’t bealive for a second you or any off your friends actually saw it. And I trust the reviews that I know and they have never been wrong. It is a ok play.

  • Missy

    Good gravy. It is a huge hit, highly successful. The actors were excellent. I HAVE seen a lot of theatre, sorry to disappoint you, around the world and this was outstanding. I saw EM and Bradley Cooper was better than good. Let me say, profound. But if you prefer comedy or a musical, or classical farce, you might not care for this drama anyway.

  • Polly

    It’s not because 2 or 3 of your friends saw the play and don’t think it was spectacular that it isn’t a hit ! What a strange reasoning…Do you know a movie or a theatre play that appeal to absolutly everyone in the world ?

    And yes, 2013 was a good year for BC : he had an oscar nomination and AH was a commercial success, GOTG, were he does a voice, was the highest grossing film of the year, the EM works very well commercially and a lot of rewiewers like the play and the actors performances. The only mistep was Serena but it open so discreetly in some european countries that it hardly hurts his carrer or J Law’s career.

  • Bradllifer

    Lol!!! We disagree. I will go with what people I know that seen it says and not from someone that worships him and everything he dose like you. And you keep pretending you where there. I love who dolly/Dina Maria/ you and every other name you use say exactly
    the same thing about the play repeting what the other said. Lol!!! Keep lying you where there.lol!!!! You have seen alot off theater all over the world? Lol!!! Liar. Haha. I actually like drama, but from what i have heard it is ok. He wont Win a tony, unless Harvey buys it for him.

  • Bradllifer

    Lol!!! 2013 was a huge unsuccessful year for him he was nominated for awards and he didn’t win anything, his movie Serena was crap, cc movie seems to be crap, and he is constantly used by a whure that wants to be famous and calls paps all day everyday. So no we don’t agree reguarding the “successful” year. And now he missed every major award for AS.

  • Bradllifer

    Lol!!! Bradley and his lies to win oscars. A while ago he said the EM guy was the reason he wanted to be an actor now it is Clint. He keeps changing his story and lie to win awards. Lol!!!

  • Pamela S

    He needs to be grateful to have work. Many people do not. He’s had an awesome year. American Sniper is very good. Almost too good. Enough to make me think he’s hanging on to some residual emotion from that movie.

  • Zoee
  • Zoee

    Guardians of the Galaxy its not a BC success is the franchise, its MARVEL STUDIO thing .Rocket Raccoon could be play by real Raccoon it would be same success

  • Zoee

    Reviews

  • Pamela S

    Wait, some of these are very positive…What? This is a controversial movie that makes people THINK. If the audience likes it WHO CARES. The fans pay the bills. This was a startling performance from Bradley Cooper that is so strong, it bothers me and makes me wonder what he had to do to make this. F*ck the critics, if he isn’t proud of this movie, oh, I’d slap the back of his head. Sheesh.

  • Pamela S

    Oh, and the attitude that Bradley put into the raccoon makes no never mind at all in his abilities…right? I may be an online fan but I’m not crazy as h*ll to ignore the truth. He’s an amazing talent.

  • DM

    the only mistep is the child

    http://instagram.com/p/wwPcMUgsqN/?modal=true

    and her sister

    http://instagram.com/p/wwqlTwweDP/?modal=true
    poor gloria xsmas dinner december 24 with them

  • Pamela S

    What do you think these soldiers DO over there? Are you living in a dream world? You’ve got enemies using children all the time as collateral and if they refuse, the enemy kills them for refusing. It’s a sad situation.

  • Bradllifer

    If it wasn’t for the whure and her entire family
    Using him like they do he would be so much better. The whure and all her lies drags him down. Have you seen what her dad did to his precious face? And how awfully wierd he looks now days and how much he aged in a few months? All thanks to the whurehouse family. And immy won’t be there for Xmas only sucky if he allows her to stay.

    Crazy keeps lying she has seen plays all over the world and what not. Lol!!!! And her Pamela s name lies she has seen as.

  • Zoee

    Most of thing was a computer that emotions and attitude helped by computer, its like singing and recording on a studio, everybody sing good on studio version its the same thru pc and the acting

  • Zoee

    As I said before the films its JUST OKAY not great or very good just OKAY that is why , as you said, just SOME OF THE COMMENTS are good

  • Dina Marie

    There are hardly any reviews in and it’s still positive on rt and metacritic. The new trailer had lots of quotes from top critics. Why don’t you wait until opens before declaring it a failure.

  • Dina Marie

    Um so what if it’s a computer character? He was still part of the main cast of the top movie of the year. You were saying it was a bad year for him when it’s actually a great year.

  • DM

    not for personal life

  • Pamela S

    Let’s all stay out of his personal life. That pisses me off.

  • Pamela S

    No. It’s an EXCELLENT movie. EXCELLENT.EXCELLENT.EXCELLENT.
    DID I MENTION THEY WERE EXCELLENT?
    YES, I’M SURE I SAID EXCELLENT.
    DID I SAY EXCELLENT? I MEANT PHENOMENAL. DID I SAY PHENOMENAL? I MEANT SUPERB,…LET’S RECAP – EXCELLENT, PHENOMENAL, AND SUPERB.
    *closes thesaurus.

  • Hello

    The play is a great hit since it has been extended through February 22…
    http://www.broadway.com/buzz/178955/more-bradley-cooper-the-elephant-man-extends-broadway-run/

    And BC is scheduled to appear on Live with Kelly and Michel next Friday.

  • Pamela S

    Have you had proper sentence construction education? I’m sure they have literacy classes down at the Y.
    I haven’t seen plays all over the world. If I’d had my way, I’d be a meteorologist, living in western NC, in a cabin, with my family, living a nice quiet life not knowing anyone or bothering anyone.
    honest injun
    http://www.justjared.com/photo-gallery/3185000/bradley-cooper-flashes-mega-watt-smile-on-set-02/
    He’s lost weight in his face, he needs some color, and the longer hair detracts. and he’s usually with facial hair. Most likely the change is for the elephant man part…All these can change a person’s looks.

  • Missy

    I was raised to think twice before calling someone a liar. Mom would slap my face, yet it didn’t hurt as much as being called a lair. Please don’t do that again. And I don’t know how to use multiple names so who-iz me iz me.

  • Pamela S

    You tell ‘em Missy.

  • Dolly

    That means he’ll miss the Oscars. They are on February 22nd.

  • Pamela S

    It’s early enough, can’t they make a schedule change?

  • Bradllifer

    Lol!!! Yeah you keep believing that. and it was your other names missy saying she has seen plays all over the world.

  • Bradllifer

    Hahha yeah right.. Lol!!!

  • Bradllifer

    Lol!!!! He won’t win an oscar so why not just keep doing this play and try for the tony that Harvey will buy the nomination for.

  • Zoee

    Well about his personal life , to my point of view is a mess because he show to be a hypocrite, another macho looking for the LOLITA but as you say lets keep it now about hes regular films
    Look zach did good with films and he just did two I notice Birdman movie has better review

  • Zoee

    American Sniper vs Birdman I prefer BIRDMAN

  • Pamela S

    Well, no one expected that Birdman movie to be that good. But let’s realize this…the effort Cooper put into the Kyle part was amazing. Very very believable and honest. Critics be d*mned.
    You can like Birdman. :)

  • Bradllifer

    And let’s not forget that elephant man is “great” because they played the same play 3 times over the years. When you have done a character and a play that many times it will be god. No one else in Broadway done that so don’t compare this repeat play to let’s say emma stone or jack gyllenhall that dose their play for the first time.

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