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Silver Linings Playbook star Bradley Cooper once found himself following a much different, well, playbook. And the actor knew he had to make a change. In the January issue of GQ, the 38-year-old Oscar nominee opens up about his decision to get sober when he was 29. "If I continued it, I was really going to sabotage my whole life," Cooper tells the magazine regarding his past struggles with drugs and alcohol. "I think work was getting f--ked up," the American Hustle star explains. "Yes, of course it hindered the work." And for Cooper, his eventual sobriety became even more of an eye-opener. "I was doing these movies, and I got to meet Sandra Bullock [his costar »


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