In 2011, Cooper filmed opposite Zoe Saldana in the mystery rom-com drama, “The Words,” about a writer who learns the hard way what the price is for stealing someone else’s work. The romance between the pair on-screen wound up budding into something more, and they started dating.
Apparently, they both felt the heat while they filmed their scenes for the film, with Zoe stating, “we didn’t care where the camera was.” Of course, neither of the two copped up about the relationship, but when she was asked about it, she couldn’t help but blush.
Jenny From the Block
When it comes to Bradley Cooper’s love life, he tends to try and keep his private affairs as hidden as he possibly can (which isn’t ever entirely, when you’re a mega-celeb.)
But we can speculate all we want to – especially when there are multiple witnesses and photos that see two stars together. And, in the case of superstar Jennifer Lopez and BC, how would the media not run with it when they were seen together in the actor’s car?
Consecutive Oscar Nominations
Nowadays, Bradley Cooper is basically an Oscars staple. In the 2010s, his accolades really started to snowball. He was nominated for an Academy Award three consecutive years in a row, in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
In 2013, it was for his work in "Silver Linings Playbook," in which he starred with Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. All three stars were nominated for major Oscars for their parts, including Cooper, who was up for the prestigious Best Actor award.
A Bad Rep
The actor may have dated his fair share of leading ladies, but there was a point in time when the tabloids weren’t too kind to him. In fact, they sort of dissed him, with one headline reading, “Why Bradley Cooper is the Worst Person to Date in Hollywood.”
On the list were several reasons behind the title, including the fact he’s a “major player with a small field.” Translation? There aren’t that many stars in Tinsel Town, and he’s been with his fair share of the bunch.
To the Stage
The actor has proven that he’s not only skilled behind the lens but also performing up on stage. He took on the role of Joseph Merrick in "The Elephant Man" in the 2015 Broadway production. Critics called him “almost unrecognizable” in the role.
Dominic Maxell, reporting for the Times, said that “there is really only one reason for seeing this imported Broadway smash hit, but it’s a good one: Bradley Cooper.” But his stardom was putting a strain on his personal relationships, and that was taking a toll on the actor.