With extensive training and experience in theater, television and film,
COOPER (Richie DiMaso / Executive Producer) is one of the industry's most sought
after actors of his generation.
Currently, Cooper is filming the untitled Cameron Crowe film, in which he will
star opposite Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams. The film is scheduled for release
Cooper recently wrapped the action adventure film Guardians of the Galaxy, in
which he lends his voice as the character Rocket Raccoon. Directed by James
Gunn, the film chronicles the story of a jet pilot who gets stranded in space
and must unite a diverse team of aliens to form a squad capable of defeating
cosmic threats. Guardians of the Galaxy is scheduled for release in 2014.
Cooper will also be seen in the upcoming drama Serena, in which he stars
opposite Jennifer Lawrence. Directed by Susanne Bier, the film is set in
Depression-era North Carolina where the future of George Pemberton's (Cooper)
timber empire becomes complicated when it is learned that his wife, Serena
(Lawrence), cannot bear children.
Cooper was most recently seen opposite Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin
Bartha in the third part of the comedy trilogy, The Hangover Part III. Cooper
also starred in the previous two installments in the trilogy, all directed by
Todd Phillips, which all together have taken in over $1.4 billion at the
worldwide box office. The Hangover Part II smashed opening weekend records for
an R-rated comedy, and The Hangover holds the domestic box office record for an
In March 2013, Cooper starred opposite Ryan Gosling, Rose Byrne and Eva Mendes
in the acclaimed crime drama The Place Beyond the Pines, directed by Derek
In 2012, Cooper was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor for his starring
role opposite Jennifer Lawrence in the critically acclaimed drama Silver Linings
Playbook. The film, directed by David O. Russell, and also starring Robert De
Niro, Jacki Weaver, Julia Stiles, and Chris Tucker, was nominated for a total of
eight Academy Awards , including Best Picture, and was cited by the AFI as one
of the Movies of the Year. Cooper also won the National Board of Review Award
and the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor in a Comedy for
his performance. Additionally, he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical and a
Screen Actors Guild nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a
Leading Role, as well as nominations from the Independent Spirit Awards for Best
Male Lead, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role.
Also in 2012, Cooper starred in the thriller The Words opposite Olivia Wilde,
Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Irons, Ben Barnes and Dennis Quaid. The film was written and
directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal.
Cooper appeared in The A-Team in 2010, based on the original television series.
The film, directed by Joe Carnahan, also starred Liam Neeson, Jessica Biel,
Sharlto Copley and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.
Cooper's many other film roles include New York, I Love You, He's Just Not That
Into You, Yes Man, All About Steve, Wedding Crashers, and Wet Hot American
In the summer of 2012, Cooper starred alongside Patricia Clarkson in Bernard
Pomerance's "The Elephant Man," directed by Scott Ellis, on the Nikos Stage at
the Williamstown Theater Festival in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He is
currently in development to bring "The Elephant Man" to Broadway. 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
On television, Cooper starred as Aidan Stone for three seasons of the F/X drama
"Nip/Tuck." He also starred in Fox's single-camera comedy "Kitchen
Confidential," based on the trials and tribulations of renowned chef Anthony
Bourdain. His other television credits include "Alias," "Jack & Bobby,"
"Touching Evil," "Law & Order: SVU" and "Trial by Jury."
In March 2012, Cooper and Warner Bros. entered into a two-year first look deal
for his production company 22nd & Indiana Pictures.
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 California.
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