HIT AND RUN
With extensive training and experience in theater, television and film,
BRADLEY COOPER is one of the industry's most sought after actors. Recently, Cooper
signed a two-year, first-look deal with Warner Bros. announcing his production
company, 22 & Indiana Pictures. Cooper is currently in production on the
independent drama SERENA (2013), based on the adaptation of Ron Rash's period
novel. Directed by Oscar winner Suzanne Bier, SERENA takes place in a
depression-era, 1929 North Carolina and follows the story of traveling newlyweds
George (Cooper) and Serena (Jennifer Lawrence) Pemberton looking to make their
fortune in the timber business. When they realize Serena is not able to bear
children, she attempts to murder George's illegitimate son.
Cooper will next be seen in the romantic drama THE WORDS, and the dark comedy
THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK. THE WORDS was a Sundance breakout and the first
film sold out of the festival earlier this year. Cooper stars opposite Olivia
Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Irons, Ben Barnes and Dennis Quaid and portrays a
writer at the peak of his literary career when he discovers the steep price he
must pay for stealing another man's work. The film is written and directed by
Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal and will be released by CBS Films on September
21st, 2012. Directed by David O' Russell, THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK is an
adaptation of the Matthew Quick serio-comic novel. The film also stars Jennifer
Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver and follows the story of a former high
school teacher (Cooper) who returns home after four years in a mental
institution and moves back in with his parents to reconcile his relationship
with his estranged wife. THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK will be released on
November 21st, 2012 by The Weinstein Company.
Later this year, Cooper will be seen in the Derek Cianfrance (BLUE VALENTINE)
thriller, THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES (2012) alongside Ryan Gosling, Rose Byrne
and Eva Mendes. The film follows Gosling, a professional motorcycle stunt rider
who turns to bank robberies to support his family. When he crosses paths with a
rookie police officer (Cooper), their confrontation spirals into a generational
feud. In May 2011, Cooper starred opposite Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and
Justin Bartha in the Warner Bros. comedy sequel THE HANGOVER PART II directed by
Todd Phillips. The opening weekend of the film marked the highest-grossing
worldwide opening for any comedy and in June 2011, the film out-grossed the
original HANGOVER in worldwide earnings to become the highest-grossing R-rated
comedy of all time. This September, Cooper, Galifianakis and Helms will reprise
their roles in the final installation, THE HANGOVER PART III which will be
released by Warner Bros. on May 24, 2013.
In 2010, Cooper was seen on THE A-TEAM, a remake based on the original
television series. Cooper played the role of Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck
starring opposite Liam Neeson, Jessica Biel, Sharlto Copley and Quinton
"Rampage" Jackson. Directed by Joe Carnahan, 20th Century Fox released the film
on June 11, 2010.
In 2009, Cooper starred in NEW YORK I LOVE YOU, the American version of the
acclaimed film, PARIS, JE T'AIME and the hit comedy HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU
opposite Jennifer Connelly and Scarlett Johansson and based on The New York
Times' best-selling novel by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. Cooper's other film
roles include the box office success YES MAN (2008) opposite Jim Carrey, ALL
ABOUT STEVE (2009), WEDDING
HIT & RUN Production Notes Page 23 CRASHERS (2005) opposite Vince Vaughn and
Owen Wilson in which he came to prominence portraying a quintessential jerk and
the 2001 cult favorite WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER, opposite Janeane Garofalo, Molly
Shannon, Paul Rudd, and directed by David Wain.
Cooper made his Broadway debut in the spring of 2006 in Joe Montello's
production of "Three Days of Rain" opposite Julia Roberts and Paul Rudd. In July
2008, Cooper joined the cast of the critically acclaimed Theresa Rebeck play
"The Understudy," which premiered at Williamstown Theatre Festival to rave
reviews and sold out performances.
In 2009, Cooper reprised his role as Aidan Stone on the critically acclaimed F/X
drama "Nip/Tuck." In 2005, Cooper starred in FOX's single camera comedy "Kitchen
Confidential" based on the trials and tribulations of renowned chef Anthony
Bourdain. Other television credits include the Golden GlobeĀ® nominated series
"Alias," "Jack & Bobby," "Touching Evil," "Law & Order: SVU," and "Law & Order:
Trial by Jury."
Born in Philadelphia, PA, Cooper graduated with honors in the English program at
Georgetown University. After moving to New York City, he obtained his Masters in
the Fine Arts program at the Actors Studio Drama School at the New School
Cooper currently resides in Los Angeles.
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