The trailer for Aloha is released. The movie, directed by Cameron Crowe, stars Cooper as a military contractor who returns to the U.S. space program in Honolulu after blowing an assignment. Stone is his love interest. The film also stars Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin and Bill Murray.
Cooper discusses his role in American Sniper and the reactions that the movie has been getting at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon. Cooper also talks about his preparation for playing the role. His response towards the controversy surrounding the film:
Any discussion that sort of sheds light to the plight of the soldiers and the men and women in the Armed Services, for that discussion to occur is fantastic.
Cooper appears on one of seven covers of the February 2015 issue of W magazine.
In this drama directed by Clint Eastwood based on a book by Jason Hall, Cooper plays Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in American history. Co-starring:Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes,Kyle Gallner, Ben Reed and Elise Robertson. On getting Eastwood involved:
Now, you don’t really persuade Clint to do anything, he’s either going to do it or he’s not. But I said, ‘Hey, Clint, how you doing?’ ‘Bradley, how are you?’ And he’s like [Cooper speaks in this spot-on impression of Eastwood], ‘Yeah, I’m reading this Chris Kyle thing, 10 or so pages at night in-between shooting, yeah, so I guess Steven [Spielberg]’s not doing it, huh?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, and I have to say I just watched Unforgiven again, and there are a lot of similarities. I love the idea of treating this like a Western, and investigating this guy and his psyche.’ Clint goes, ‘Yeah, yeah, call me on Monday, let me take a look at the script.’ I said, OK, great, Clint, thank you.
What happened on the next call?
He says [in a hoarse whisper], ‘Yeah, let’s make this f*cker.’ And that was it. I was like, ‘OK, Clint.’
Cooper performs air guitar to Young’s solo Down By the River on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.
When I was a kid I had a lot of time on my hands and there’s this one song by Neil Young. I don’t know if everybody knows this, and I’m sort of proud that I know it. It’s just the guitar solo from Down by the River, to air guitar to it is so meaningless, but I’d love to give you a little taste. It’s long!
Cooper appears on the cover of the January 2015 issue of Vanity Fair magazine. He talks about believing in his roles.
I have to believe it. If I believe it, then there’s a chance you’ll believe it. If I don’t believe it, I’m f-cked.
Cooper and Fallon discuss his return to broadway in Elephant Man but can’t stop laughing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
We can get through this.
Cooper and Fallon play Egg Russian Roulette on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
I’m gonna bring it bro!
Cooper appears on the cover of the October 2014 issue of Square Mile magazine. He talks about fatherhood, acting, and working with Jennifer Lawrence.
We’ve had so much fun working together, and I’m so proud of her success. She’s one of the most down to Earth and unpretentious individuals you could ever meet, and it’s such a pleasure to spend time with her.
Cooper accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and nominates Collin Kim Pandel, Holly Cooper and Clint Eastwood.
Cooper is nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 86th Academy Awards for portraying Agent Richard “Richie” DiMaso in American Hustle.
This is so special and surreal and I’m truly honored. The nominations by the Academy for my fellow cast members, David and the film are a true tribute to David O. Russell, our mentor. I feel very lucky and humbled today.
Stone, Affleck, and Cooper appear on the cover of the March 2013 issue of Vanity Fair magazine. They were chosen for the cover because of their accomplishments over the past year. Vanity Fair says:
[The photos are taken in] the house where Robert Duvall, the consigliere to the Corleone family, arranges to have the recalcitrant movie producer who lives there wake up with his prize horse’s head in his bed.
Cooper is nominated for Best Actor at the 85th Academy Awards for portraying Patrick “Pat Jr.” Solitano in Silver Linings Playbook.
To be a part of this group of actors who have put forth incredible performances this year, and for the movie to be recognized by the Academy the way it has been this morning… It’s a moment I’ll cherish and never forget.
Seacrest interviews Cooper during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about his character’s romance in the film Silver Linings Playbook.
They (the characters Pat and Tiffany) actively loathe each other with such tenacity that chances are there’s something going on. We laughed a lot. It’s a weird movie in that sense. Because it’s kind of down and dirty, it’s real, we made it as authentic as we could.
Cooper appears on the cover of People after he is named Sexiest Man Alive. He is not only a great actor but can speak French and cook. On advice from his parents:
Be yourself’-that’s the biggest gift I got from my parents. I was never forced in any direction. I was presented with all these opportunities, but never did I feel like, ‘Oh, God, I have to make my parents proud.’ All my pressure has been self-imposed my whole life. It’s all been self-generated judgment.
Cooper gives interview to Elle about his favorite moments on state during the Broadway show Three Days of Rain.
My favorite moment on stage was one night there’s a scene between me and Julia; we’re both sitting downstage, near the audience. And there was a person right in front of us, I don’t know who she was, but if I just, like, moved my eyebrow she was like, Hahahaahah! Laughing at everything I did this cackle to the point where I literally was just trying to say my lines and not move. It got to the point she’s like the third character in the play at this point. And I was looking at Julia and she just started laughing and I started laughing, and it’s like, Oh my God, I am not going to be able to stop laughing and there are a thousand people watching us right now.