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Bradley Cooper Originally Thought Chris Pratt Should Play His 'American Sniper' Role

Bradley Cooper Originally Thought Chris Pratt Should Play His 'American Sniper' Role

Bradley Cooper heads out of the subway and to a matinee performance of The Elephant Man on Sunday (December 28) in New York City.

The 39-year-old actor recently opened up about not knowing he could pull off his American Sniper role.

“Initially I thought, ‘There’s no way I could play Chris [Kyle]. I thought Chris Pratt should do it,” Bradley told CBS News.

He continued, “And then I started to get to know him. And there was something about his energy in these interviews that I started watching where I just sort of- there’s something about him. And I thought, ‘Oh, I can tap into that.’”

FYI: Bradley is wearing a Fjallraven jacket and Goodhyouman “Everyday Grateful” beanie.

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  • A Journalism Major

    You’ve already posted this, Jared. LMAO. Does this site not have any editors?

  • treadmilllurve

    I’m guessing this and the other post was paid for. By the team promoting the movie. Obviously the last post got enough hits.

  • Nada Nada Nada

    He. Looks. So. Weird.

  • carrie

    Where is his chin?

  • forrest gump

    so WHY didn’t he?

  • Constance

    I can’t believe you recycled an old article from 2 weeks ago….LOL Chris would have been good, but Bradders pulled it off. There’s like this beautiful humor and irony that is Just Jared.

  • Constance

    Bradley Cooper Haiku

    Pale Face
    Elephant man, desperately needing
    a tan.
    LOL

  • Zoee

    I think he has this kind of Bruce Jenner female look on his face , his neck is very feminine BC doesn’t has laryngeal prominence(adam´s apple ) and then his jaw /chin is very intersex, plus his lips are not looking good no lips

  • Jamie

    I don’t understand why this info was posted again either. Just because there were new pics?

  • Bradllifer

    He looks wierd now days..

  • Jamie

    I’m not sure if these are new quotes in this article or not. I didn’t know that he still works out with a trainer for 2 hours/5 times a week. Unless that is his ‘American Sniper’ training that he’s referring to.

    http://www.tv3.ie/entertainment_article.php?locID=1.803.811&article=154747

  • Dolly

    He must be talking about his current regime. He worked out for four hours a day for AS. I believe it when he says he works out that much. He is pretty buff in The EM.

  • Dolly

    Suki made HuffPo (along with the DM) for her latest IG pics of herself in a bikini. Ironically one of the pics is actually of Immy. Slow news week.

  • Bradllifer

    Lol!!! Did they miss the pic that was her? Where you can see she has taken away ribs to get skinnier? You can see the scars so obviously. http://instagram.com/p/xK3WVKAsk4/

  • Jamie

    Taken away ribs? What? I see a dark area on her stomach, but that might be sunburn.

  • Hello

    His quote about his hopes for the woman he marries is funny…”that we will be happy together for the rest of our lives like my parents and grandparents”. Does he really believe what he says ? We are in 2014, times have changed. And if you live and work in Hollywood, the chances that you spend your entire life with the same partner in a trusting relationship are almost nonexistent.

  • Constance
  • Hello

    I’m sorry but I can’t help… she looks younger than ever in these pics…22 year old ? In some way, I guess she is lucky..When she will be 40 maybe she will look only 30.

  • Bradllifer

    That is a operation scar and it is the light area just on her ribs. That is a operation scAr and she has a identically on the otherside taking away the other rib.

  • Jamie

    I actually thought that comment was kind of sweet. LOL I think it’s nice that he has that optimistic outlook when it comes to love.

  • Dolly

    I honestly don’t think that’s the case. She is just small boned and really thin. Immy has the same body type.

  • Jamie

    Continuing the picture discussion from the other thread, is that guy on the back of his motorcycle the same guy that was posting those photos of Gloria, Charlotte, etc. on his Instagram?

  • Jamie

    Continuing the picture discussion from the other thread, is that guy on the back of his motorcycle the same guy that was posting those photos of Gloria, Charlotte, etc. on his Instagram?

  • Bradllifer

    Lol!!! No look at the pic of immy and then sucky they are not the same. You can see sucky had surgery, even her belly
    Looks wierd and operated. Believe what you want but I am
    Sure that is a surgery scar and that she lacks ribs. And she is not small boned look at her big head it dosent look propotional and look at immy she is naturally skinny and thin not sucky. and immy looks real flat and natural and not scared. Sucky looks scared.

  • Colette

    Don’t you know? Suki got ribs removed the same day Bradley got his jaw widened. It was a 2 for 1 bone removal special.

  • Bradllifer

    It dosent look like sucky is welcome back to New York for New Years with the coopers. Lol!!!!

  • Jamie

    What makes you say that?

  • Missy

    Taking a little break here at my desk now that I’m back to work and your comment made me chuckle. I thought how clever and amusing but then oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, a noxious thought popped up, what if its true! There we go … a new name for a troll “2 for 1″.

  • Missy

    And Carrie, below on the thread, wonders where did his chin go? I can’t look any longer (though I shall), to wonder how his adorable masculine ski-slope chin is proportionately different.
    Isn’t he going to be 40 in a few weeks! Good gravy Brad let the wrinkles show, so sexy for a man 40 or over, quit wearing a baseball cap like a high school drop-out (gag, I just remember he likes high-school dropouts) and quit using the F word (very immature).
    I hope he can hit the red carpet for Oscars (1) with Clint and (2) with wrinkles!

  • Bradllifer

    She is still in Mexico now and dosent seem to be going anywhere. New Years is in two days. She won’t be there. If she will be there there will be for new pr pics.

  • Jamie

    Why is it always, “she won’t be there, but if she is it’s for pr pics” with you? Are trying to cover all your bases so you can say “I told you so”?

  • Bradllifer

    Lol!!! No it is because it is pr and what I mean is that if she is there it is for pr and so far I have been right about everything.

  • Jamie

    There is still time for her to get there. She could leave tomorrow, or even early Wednesday morning. It’s not like it takes days to get there.

  • Bradllifer

    I don’t think so. She will spend it with her family she is not welcome to ny yet.

  • Jamie

    I guess maybe that is what he is doing to lose the weight he gained for the movie. Otherwise, that seems a bit extreme for somebody who is just trying to maintain their regular weight.

  • 3168_66

    Actually, Jeff Bridges has been married to his lovely wife, Susan for over 30 years. Tom Hanks has been married to his second wife, Rita Wilson for well over 20 years. Sometimes, it’s the quality of the person one marries who takes their vows seriously.
    IMO, Brad’s career will always take precedence over romance. What he needs to do is move away from Hollywood and settle in New York or France. He then needs to stop dating child/women who look like 12 year old models and find someone not in the entertainment or modeling industry.

  • Dolly

    It isn’t necessarily just the weight. He wants to have a certain physique. It gets harder as you get older. He is pretty chiseled.

  • Dolly

    No. The guy on the back of the motorcycle looks too young to be the same person. He looks like a teenager. Does Jonah Hill have a younger brother?

  • Zoee

    Well he really like playing that role and seems to be very passionate about it good for him then

  • Colette

    It’s amazing anyone is actually entertaining the stupidity of an imbecile saying Suki had ribs removed.
    Didn’t you say you saw Serena? Watched it last night and it wasn’t as bad as the reviews implied. BCoop’s accent though. Yikes!

  • Dolly

    How did you see Serena? I thought it didn’t come out until February.

  • Colette

    You can find anything on the internet.

  • Missy

    I saw Serena in Rome so it was dubbed in Italian. Neither voice was even close to the tenor of Bradley or Jennifer’s tenor and so it was a hoot but I said it before and will attest again, the film was not that bad. I thought the sexual tension was good and a couple of the scenes really steamy.
    I was going to ask how you saw it but I see you answered Dolly. I can’t find much on the internet. I’ll ask one of my research assistants … they are all young and love to roll their eyes and show me “how to”.

  • Colette

    My version was in English, but subtitled in Chinese. I didn’t see anything terribly steamy about any of the love scenes. They were quite funny. Especially the one after the dinner/dancing scene.
    I didn’t read the book so I have no basis of comparison. The ending was predictable. It seemed like the biggest problem was the script and pacing (direction). Certain scenes didn’t flow together. It was okay. Glad I didn’t pay to see it though.

  • Dolly

    That is the type of thing where, if I tried it, I would get a computer virus. I’m actually looking forward to that movie. I really liked the book and Ron Rash’s work in general.

  • Bradllifer

    I forgott you are her biggest fan.

  • Dolly

    Ok. I hate to nitpick here, but SW has a JJ story where they show her bikini pic with her tagline “Je Heaven”. If you are going to post something in French at least Google the translation. That doesn’t even make any sense.

  • Colette

    Got banned and had to create yet another Bradlifer account? What number is this? 5? 6?

  • Constance

    Bradley is quite the talented man.

  • Constance

    No…Bradley looks good and quite youngish…I just hope he wouldn’t be silly and have a smoking habit…hm.

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