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Bradley Cooper Reveals the Last Movie He Actually Auditioned For

Bradley Cooper Reveals the Last Movie He Actually Auditioned For

Many high profile actors no longer audition for films and are just offered roles based on their past performances and choices made by directors and studios.

Bradley Cooper just revealed the last time he auditioned for a role and it was about a decade ago. He ended up landing the role, but the movie never got made.

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Bradley told Variety in a conversation with Mahershala Ali, “Last time I auditioned was Paradise Lost. I put myself on tape with my buddy Wes to play Satan, and we were going to do it. This was 2012, I think. And I got the role. I was so happy. It wound up not coming together. Just recently, I thought maybe after Maestro I’d want to try to write and direct a version of Paradise Lost. Adapted from Milton’s poem.”

According to THR, Paradise Lost was scrapped in early 2012 due to two big issues: “budget and special effects.”

Bradley then added, “But I would audition tomorrow for something. Whatever the director needs to make the decision. I’m in a position, or I put myself into a position starting after ‘American Sniper,’ where [I was] trying to create my own content. With ‘American Sniper,’ I got the book and I put the work in, asked Clint Eastwood to direct it; we spent the time and got the script right and took it from the beginning of an idea all the way to the end. ‘A Star Is Born’ even more so — actually writing it from just an idea or a feeling of wanting to do something with music, and maybe I’ve always wanted to be a musician. And I wanted to tell a love story, and I wanted there to be singing. A lot of that was because the directors I admired weren’t hiring me and because they have already made a decision in their mind whether you’re right or not for something.”

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