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Bradley Cooper is proud of the work he did in Silver Linings Playbook—and not just because it scored him his first Academy Award nomination. "I've gone around to many cities around the country and people are talking about, how, 'I actually feel like this film sees who I am,'" the 38-year-old actor told Chris Matthews on Hardball today, talking about the way the David O. Russell-directed film treats mental illness—as something that doesn't have to beat you if you have the right support system. "It's heavily stigmatized," Cooper continued. "It's not a very treatable disease. It's a condition, if we liken it to cancer, diagnosed at stage four, »


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