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Exclusive: It’s tempting to say that Alessandro Nivola lives a charmed life, and that might be true if he weren’t working so hard. He’s Zelig in plain sight: At this moment in time you can see him in Selma as Justice Department civil rights lawyer John Doar, who would become the lead prosecutor in the government’s case against the murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner. And you can see him on the other side of the mirror, as a mobbed-up oil distributor and bete noir of Oscar Isaacs in A Most Violent Year. He played another nemesis, FBI agent Anthony Amado, on the trail of Bradley Cooper in American Hustle. And he’s still batting it around with Cooper, but now on Broadway, where he plays Frederick Treves, the humanistic doctor who rescues Cooper’s John Merrick – Aka the Elephant Man – from life in a freak show booth. »
- Jeremy Gerard
“It’s the casting in a movie that puts you halfway home,” he explained of the Iraq War drama, adding that Cooper made a major effort to bulk up by 40 pounds during pre-production.
“Bradley was constantly eating — 8,000 calories a day,” Eastwood said, also noting that the actor subsequently slimmed down for his Broadway performance in “The Elephant Man.”
Eastwood said he and Cooper met with the family of Chris Kyle, the Navy Seal portrayed by Cooper, in order to be able to depict the war’s impact on the home front — which the director also did in his 2007 WWII film “Letters From Iwo Jima.”
“The biggest antiwar statement is what it does to the families left behind,” Eastwood said.
The event, held at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, »
- Dave McNary
Actress behind Fox soap’s Cookie grossly misunderstands the prize
The actress joined Jimmy Fallon and Ryan Seacrest for a competitive game of charades on Friday’s “Tonight Show,” where she pretty much single-handedly won the thing for her and teammate Tariq of house band The Roots. By TheWrap‘s count, however, there’s a bit of an asterisk next to that “win.”
Henson was playing for something bigger than pride: The actress thought the prize was $120,000 dollars, »
- Tony Maglio
He’s currently wowing Broadway with his portrayal of Joseph Merrick in The Elephant Man, and the production looks set to light up London’s West End in May. The three-time Academy Award nominee will appear at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from May 19th to Aug. 8th of this year.
“Never did we think we would have the privilege to perform this show on Broadway, let alone in London,” Cooper said to the press. “I’m honoured that Alessandro, Patricia, the entire company and I have the opportunity to continue to tell his story.”
The play’s New York run ends on the 21st February, just a day before Cooper attends the Academy Awards in Los Angeles where he is nominated in the Best Actor category for American Sniper.
Source: Daily Mail »
- Paul Heath
Bradley Cooper's The Elephant Man is taking a trip across the pond. The play, which is currently on Broadway, will have a limited run in London at the Theatre Royal Haymarket beginning May 19. Cooper will return to the physically demanding role of John Merrick, the play's titular character. His Broadway compatriots Alessandro Nivola and Patricia Clarkson will also join him in London. »
- Esther Zuckerman
The Massachusetts summer festival that launched Austin Pendleton, Christopher Reeve, and the current Broadway production of “The Elephant Man” into the theatrical stratosphere is now accepting applications to its renowned apprenticeship program. Nestled in the scenic Berkshires, the Tony-winning Williamstown Theatre Festival puts early-career actors and artists through the wringer from June–August, immersing them in the vigorous world of professional theater among some of the best. If you’re looking for hands-on training and networking opportunities, you have until March 15 to make this summer one to remember. Apprentices are critical to both the festival’s logistical operations and its philosophy, explained artistic director Mandy Greenfield. Williamstown Theatre Festival is “in many instances the steppingstone between their education and their early experiences in the professional arena—into the fire, the hot seat, the real belly of the theater scene.” Because apprentices are doing everything from building sets and hanging lights »
The vast column inches and pixels dedicated to Clint Eastwood's American Sniper of late may have questioned its celebratory portrayal of a man who took hundreds of lives and how it racked up an astonishing $90 million box office debut, but one aspect of the film's fallout has been overlooked entirely: Bradley Cooper is now a bona fide A-list movie star.
American Sniper's financial records keep stacking up. Best ever three-day opening for a Best Picture Oscar nominee, biggest ever January opening, an IMAX bow that beats 2012 blockbuster Prometheus and a career best for its 84-year-old director.
All this is vindication for Cooper, who picked up the film rights to Navy Seal sharp-shooter Chris Kyle's memoir in 2012 with a view to producing a film starring Chris Pratt in the lead role. Warner Bros backed the project on the proviso that Cooper himself play Kyle, while the star's Silver Linings Playbook »
Will “American Sniper’s” gargantuan box office make it a surprise favorite at the Oscars? The Clint Eastwood drama about Navy Seal Chris Kyle is peaking just days before voters are about to receive their ballots on Feb. 6. Over the long weekend, the Warner Bros. release made an estimated $105.3 million — already more than any of the other best picture nominees.
The Academy is often stubbornly immune to popular sentiment; “Avatar,” after all, lost to “The Hurt Locker” in 2010. And for that reason, I still think “Boyhood” is going to win best picture. It’s the frontrunner that’s picked up nearly every precursor award, and “Sniper” missed out on a crucial directing nomination for Eastwood. Only four films in Academy history (including 2012’s “Argo”) won picture without a director nomination.
- Ramin Setoodeh
Heartland heat, Oscar buzz and star Bradley Cooper give the Iraq War saga extra ammo
The electrifying $90.2 million wide opening of “American Sniper” – shattering records for the best January openings by tens of millions of dollars — stunned box office analysts and even distributor Warner Bros. Sunday.
The Clint Eastwood-directed Iraq War saga starring Bradley Cooper was on pace to top $100 million over the four-day Martin Luther King holiday weekend, uncharted territory for a movie at this time of year. It was »
- Todd Cunningham
Broadway played a starring role in the 2015 Academy Awards nominations — just as two nominees are playing starring roles on Broadway.
Both Bradley Cooper, nominated for best actor for “American Sniper,” and Emma Stone, tapped for supporting actress in “Birdman,” are currently playing eight performances a week on Broadway stages. Cooper’s headlining the strong-selling revival of “The Elephant Man” through Feb. 21, while Stone is amping up sales at the revival of “Cabaret,” which she’ll exit Feb. 15.
And Broadway, of course, plays a major part in “Birdman,” in which Michael Keaton’s character tries to resuscitate his acting career by writing, directing and starring in a Main Stem play. Filmmakers of “Birdman” — currently celebrating the movie’s nine noms, including best picture — camped out in Broadway’s St. James Theater for weeks in order to film the feature and also shot a couple of important scenes in theater district hangout Rum House. »
- Gordon Cox
Just when you thought you had this whole thing figured out, leave it to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to shake things up. If ever there was a bittersweet morning it was today.
Congratulations American Sniper, you got six nominations including Best Picture, But sorry Clint, they snubbed you in the Best Director category denying you the chance to become the oldest nominee ever.
Congratulations Selma because you did land a Best Picture nomination, But sorry that other than that (and “Glory” for Best Song) you were Awol, racking up one of the lowest overall totals ever for a Best Pic contender.
Congratulations The Lego Movie on that awesome Best Song nomination, the very first movie announced for all 24 categories, »
- Pete Hammond
After his roles in Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, Bradley Cooper solidified himself as one of Hollywood's most in-demand leading men. But it's not just his movies that make him so loveable.
We've collected the top three reasons why we love Bradley.
Pics: Bradley Cooper Goes Nude for W Mag
3. The Eye Candy. The 40-year-old actor, who was honored for his portrayal of Navy Seal sniper Chris Kyle in American Sniper, recently stripped down for W Magazine's special "Movie Issue." In the spread, Bradley shields his nude body by holding a pair a cream-colored slacks over his legs and a matching jacket flung over his shoulder. "It was his idea -- the whole thing," said American Sniper co-star Sienna Miller. "We just kind of put that together and slicked my hair back and put white paint on my body because I shaved my whole body for The Elephant Man so we thought, 'Why not do »
The incredible news came out this week that Netflix picked up a Wet Hot American Summer TV series. "After months of deal-making and prep work, I've learned that filming has started this week on an 8-episode limited series," Deadline Hollywood reported, "with virtually its entire ensemble cast returning."
After the initial shock and excitement faded, some basic questions have come up. They began filming this week? It was famously cold when they filmed the original, but if they're back at Camp Towanda in Honesdale, Pennsylvania it's about 10 degrees Fahrenheit and probably covered in snow. »
It’s been clear for a while that Bradley Cooper isn’t interested in being just a movie star. His career of late has taken on a distinct animal theme, with vocal duties on Rocket Raccoon and a Broadway stint in The Elephant Man winning him rave reviews. So Cooper wanting add strings to his bow by directing a movie doesn’t come as a surprise. But which project has caught his eye? Well reportedly he is looking to lens Honeymoon With Harry, a long-gestating dark comedy he may star in with Robert De Niro. The story concerns two characters affected by the same tragedy – a groom turned suicidal when his beloved dies and his prospective father-in-law, who he runs into when opting to go on the somewhat bleak honeymoon with the intention of ending it all.
This has been in development for a decade – the original wish list of »
- Steve Palace
There's stretching yourself, and then there's what Bradley Cooper is doing right now. Fresh off the news that Cooper would be joining Netflix's resurrected Wet Hot American Summer, Deadline today reported that the actor — who is currently appearing on Broadway in The Elephant Man and making the Oscar rounds for American Sniper, which he also produced — is now looking to direct, with his first project possibly a buddy comedy with Robert de Niro called Honeymoon With Harry. With the addition of rumors that Cooper helped with the editing of American Sniper, we are eagerly anticipating 2016's Cooper, starring Bradley Cooper, directed by Bradley Cooper, written by Bradley Cooper off the short-story collection by B. Charles Cooper, edited by Bradley Cooper, with cinematography by B.C. Cooper and sound design by Bradley Cooper. »
- Nate Jones
Exclusive: A new wrinkle in the story we just broke about Dan Fogelman writing Honeymoon With Harry to star in with Robert De Niro at New Line. Turns out Cooper is hoping to make his directorial debut on the movie. The American Sniper star certainly is branching out; aside from producing American Sniper, he has been starring on Broadway in The Elephant Man and soon takes that to the West End. It is one of several projects Cooper is eyeing as a potential directing vehicle. He’s repped by CAA.
- Mike Fleming Jr
Exclusive: After nearly a decade of trying and failing to get to the altar on Honeymoon With Harry, New Line has hired Crazy, Stupid, Love scribe Dan Fogelman to redraft the comedy as a star vehicle for American Sniper‘s Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. No deal with those two yet, but they are keen to work together again and this is a project they are both sweet on.
Fogelman is a high-priced writer and what he writes usually gets made, so the message here is that New Line is serious about moving forward. Cooper has long been intrigued with playing a formerly self-centered womanizing booze-hound who changed his ways when he met a girl and fell in love. He’s loathed by the girl’s dad, who recognizes himself in the young man. They get engaged anyway. When she dies tragically just before their wedding, the devastated groom »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Bradley Cooper has certainly been branching out. The actor once known for playing douchebags in movies like Wedding Crashers and The Hangover trilogy has gained acclaim and awards consideration for dramatic roles like Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle. His latest film, American Sniper, is the strongest performance of his career while his stage performance in The Elephant Man has been blowing audiences away. His next project may be yet another first for the guy once known as »
- Alex Maidy
The Iraq War movie “American Sniper” is heading for a patriotism-fueled $35 million nationwide opening one week from Friday, according to pre-release tracking. And the Clint Eastwood-directed drama starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller will bring some real box-office ammo if it hits the mark at the Oscar nominations a day earlier.
It has sizzled in its limited rollout. Debuting on Christmas Day in four theaters, it posted one of the best limited openings of 2014 with $633,456, a strong $158,364 per-screen average. It did even better in its second weekend with $676,909, a $169,227 average.
Also Read: ‘American Sniper’ Blows Away Limited Box-Office Record »
- Todd Cunningham
Bradley Cooper is clearing the air. While rumors constantly swirl around celebrities, the American Sniper actor is slamming one rumor involving Taylor Swift. Last year T.Swift allegedly sought a relationship with the Hollywood hunk, only to be turned down; however, in an interview on the Howard Stern Show, Cooper completely debunks that piece of news. "It's complete horse-s--t," he told the show's host, Howard Stern. "I never got a call. Nothing." Ever the comedian, Stern pressured The Elephant Man actor to visualize a romance with the "Blank Space" singer. The host even went so far as to describe Cooper and T.Swift as a potential "power couple." But Cooper »
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