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Bio For: Bradley Cooper
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With extensive training and experience in theater, television and film, BRADLEY COOPER (voice of Rocket) is one of the industry's most sought-after actors.

Cooper is currently producing and starring in the Warner Bros. film, "American Sniper," directed by Clint Eastwood and based on an adaptation of the autobiography of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Cooper optioned the book "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History" in 2012, under his 22nd & Indiana Pictures production company. The film chronicles Texas native Kyle's journey through multiple Iraq tours ending with his tragic death in February 2013. Cooper recently wrapped filming in Los Angeles.

This fall, Cooper will reprise the role of John Merrick in Bernard Pomerance's "The Elephant Man" on Broadway, starring alongside Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola and directed by Scott Ellis. The play will be performed at the Booth Theatre and will begin previews on Thursday, October 17, 2014. "The Elephant Man" will open on Thursday, November 13, 2014, and run through the middle of January 2015. Cooper previously performed the role at the Williamstown Theatre Festival last summer.

This December, Cooper stars in Sony Pictures' untitled Cameron Crowe film opposite Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams. Produced by Scott Rudin, the film features Cooper as a military contractor on an undercover military launch mission in Hawaii. Sony Pictures will release the film on Christmas Day, December 25, 2014.

Cooper was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal as the unhinged FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, in the David O. Russell drama "American Hustle." Cooper starred opposite Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence. "American Hustle" was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Cooper received nominations for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, a Satellite Award and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor. The cast received the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

In April 2013, Cooper starred in the critically acclaimed Focus Features film "The Place Beyond the Pines," directed by Derek Cianfrance, opposite Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes and Dane DeHaan. Cooper portrayed the character of Avery, a rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective. The film was recognized by the National Board of Review as one of their top 10 films of 2013.

That same year, Cooper starred opposite Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis in the third installment of the comedy trilogy, "The Hangover Part III." Cooper also starred in the previous installments, all directed by Todd Phillips, which collectively grossed over $1.4 billion globally.

In 2012, Cooper was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Pat Solatano in the critically acclaimed, Weinstein Company drama "Silver Linings Playbook." The film, directed by David O. Russell, and also starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver and Chris Tucker, was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Cooper was recognized by the National Board of Review for Best Actor and won the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor in a Comedy for his performance. Cooper also 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 BAFTA for Best Actor in a Lead Role.

In March 2011, Cooper starred in the box-office smash, "Limitless," distributed by Relativity Media. Cooper also served as a producer on the film. Directed by Neil Burger, Cooper starred opposite Robert De Niro and Abbie Cornish.

Cooper's additional film credits include: "The Words," "The A-Team," "New York, I Love You," "He's Just Not That Into You," "Hit and Run," "Yes Man," "All About Steve," "Wedding Crashers," "Wet Hot American Summer" and "Serena."

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.

On television, Cooper portrayed the character of Will Tippin on the hit ABC series "Alias," which was on the air for five seasons. Cooper also starred in the FX Drama "Nip/Tuck" as well as Fox's single-camera comedy "Kitchen Confidential," based on the trials and tribulations of renowned chef Anthony Bourdain. His other television credits include "Jack & Bobby," "Touching Evil," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" and a guest appearance on "Sex and the City."

In March 2012, Cooper and Warner Bros. entered into a two-year, first-look deal for his production company, 22nd & Indiana Pictures. In May 2014, Cooper joined forces with longtime friend and partner, Todd Phillips, to form a production company (currently unnamed) as producing partners for a three-year, first-look production deal with Warner Bros. Pictures.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Cooper graduated with honors from the English program at Georgetown University. After moving to New York City, he obtained his master's in the Fine Arts program at the Actors Studio Drama School at the New School University.

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (PG-13) On Video: 12/9/2014 At Theaters: 8/1/2014
AMERICAN HUSTLE (R) On Video: 3/18/2014 At Theaters: 12/13/2013
THE HANGOVER PART III (R) On Video: 10/8/2013 At Theaters: 5/23/2013
THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES (R) On Video: 8/6/2013 At Theaters: 3/29/2013
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (R) On Video: 4/30/2013 At Theaters: 11/21/2012
HIT AND RUN (R) On Video: 1/8/2013 At Theaters: 8/22/2012
THE WORDS (PG-13) On Video: 12/26/2012 At Theaters: 9/7/2012
THE HANGOVER PART II (R) On Video: 12/6/2011 At Theaters: 5/27/2011
LIMITLESS (PG-13) On Video: 7/19/2011 At Theaters: 3/18/2011
CASE 39 (R) On Video: 1/4/2011 At Theaters: 10/1/2010
A-TEAM (PG-13) On Video: 12/14/2010 At Theaters: 6/11/2010
VALENTINE'S DAY (PG-13) On Video: 5/18/2010 At Theaters: 2/12/2010
ALL ABOUT STEVE (PG-13) On Video: 12/22/2009 At Theaters: 9/4/2009
THE HANGOVER (R) On Video: 12/15/2009 At Theaters: 6/5/2009
HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU (PG-13) On Video: 6/2/2009 At Theaters: 2/6/2009
YES MAN (PG-13) On Video: 4/7/2009 At Theaters: 12/19/2008
MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN (R) On Video: 2/17/2009 At Theaters: 8/1/2008
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