10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bradley Cooper

  
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8. Early Life

Bradley Charles Cooper was born on January 5, 1975 in Philadelphia to Gloria and Charles Cooper. Bradley’s mother worked at the local NBC affiliate station while his father worked as a stockbroker. Shortly after his birth he had cholesteatoma in his ear and while it was healed, a few years later he punctured his eardrum while diving as a child. Although Cooper was an attractive child, he revealed he was often mistaken for a girl. “I never lived the life of ‘Oh, you’re so good-looking’. People thought I was a girl when I was little, because I looked like a girl-maybe because my mother would keep my hair really long in a bowl cut. I was in a coffee shop once and the waitress was like, ‘What do you want, Miss?’ I was 10 or 11-the worst age to have that happen. I had a jean jacket on and a Metallica pin. I thought I was really cool.”

Source:  Bravo

Source: Bravo

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7. First Job

After moving to New York City for his Master’s, Cooper had a long way to go before landing million dollar roles, so he worked as a doorman at Morgans Hotel in Manhattan. He often worked nights and had to carry matches and light the candles and greet guests as they arrived. During his time working there, Cooper had many run-ins with celebrities who were staying there including Robert De Niro and Leonard DiCaprio. Of his brief meeting with DiCaprio, who he is good friends with now, Cooper said, ” I remember taking Leonardo DiCaprio up to his room, and I was in the elevator with him and, like, seven of his friends. It was around the time of Titanic. And I remember this guy who looked like a kid, even though we were about the same age, he looked like a little boy. I remember thinking how I was three feet away from this guy, and we were worlds apart.”

Photo by Patrick Rideaux / Rex Features

Photo by Patrick Rideaux / Rex Features

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