1 / 10
Despite being much less famous than co-stars Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, an unknown Cooper emerges from David Dobkin's comedy as "Sack Lodge", the steroid-loaded boyfriend of Rachel McAdams' eco-activist, "Claire". Cooper acted an unsympathetic role extremely well.
2 / 10
Cooper was still best known for comedy roles when he featured in Ryuhei Kitamura's psycho-thriller about a vegan photographer following a murderous butcher who attacks late-night subway passengers.
3 / 10
The first chapter in creator Todd Phillips' successful franchise is full of inspired comic swerves. Bradley Cooper deserves credit for making juvenile slimeball "Phil Wenneck" relatable and even sympathetic, helping to push box office revenue for the trilogy over a billion dollars.
4 / 10
Going from disheveled loser to success story, Cooper stars in Neil Burger's hit sci-fi thriller as "Eddie Morra", a struggling writer who uses a special drug to supercharge his brain and reboot his life in this magnificent performance.
5 / 10
Cooper gives a natural performance to match the novelistic feel of Derek Cianfrance's crime saga. Cooper chronicles the 15-year emotional journey of "Avery Cross," a guilt-haunted hero cop whose good deeds do not go unpunished.
6 / 10
Cooper shows his more vulnerable side as "Pat Solitano," a depressed divorcée struggling to fix his broken life. Cooper's unshaven, intense performance earned him his first Oscar nomination, one of eight received from the film, but it was Lawrence who received an Oscar as "Tiffany Maxwell," the fellow depressive who helps heal "Pat."
7 / 10
Cooper earned his second Oscar nomination for his incredible performance in David O. Russell's thriller, which is based on real events. Cooper plays rogue FBI agent "Richie DiMasio", who recruits a team of criminal con artists to act against a crooked New Jersey mayor.
8 / 10
Clint Eastwood gave Cooper the role of "Chris Kyle", the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. Bulked up and bearded, Cooper disappears into his immersive performance as the Texan "Chris Kyle", earning his third Oscar nomination in three years. The film became the most successful war movie ever earning a revenue of half a billion.
9 / 10
James Gunn's box office movie is filled with live-action stars, yet Cooper still manages to stand out with his wise-cracking vocal performance as the genetically engineered, raccoon "Rocket". Gunn copied some facial expressions and movements from Cooper for the character.
10 / 10
Cooper's early years in the entertainment industry were plagued with difficulties. His substance addiction and doubts about his career triggered thoughts of suicide. Cooper has abstained from alcohol since 2004, saying that it would have destroyed his life if he carried on.
Cooper began a relationship with Russian model Irina Shayk in April 2015. In March 2017, Shayk gave birth to their daughter, Lea de Seine. The couple split in June 2019.