CLOSE-UP Culture pick out our ten favourite films from Bradley Cooper ahead of the release of his dazzling directorial debut A Star Is Born.
10) War Dogs (2016)
COOPER reunites with The Hangover director Todd Phillips to play Henry Girard, a US arms dealer with serious contacts in Albania.
9) Limitless (2011)
IN this passable sci-fi thriller, Cooper dominates the screen as a struggling writer who gets the full potential of his brain unlocked by a drug.
8) Guardians Of The Galaxy: Vol 2 (2014)
COOPER returns as Rocket to guard the galaxy once more, only this time he has Baby Groot by his side.
7) The Place Beyond The Pines (2012)
OPPOSITE Ryan Gosling, Cooper plays a rookie cop who becomes a hero when he stops a burglary.
6) Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
COOPER makes us belly-laugh in the role of a wise-talking, genetically-modified racoon in James Gunn’s buoyant superhero tale.
5) The Hangover (2009)
Flanked by the calamitous duo of Stu (Ed Helms) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis), Cooper’s Phil is a force of ‘normal’ amidst the chaos of Todd Phillips popular 2009 comedy.
4) American Hustle (2013)
COOPER gives an extremely entertaining performance as part of an excellent cast in David O. Russell’s Oscar-nominated 2013 film.
3) American Sniper (2014)
IN a film that split many audiences, Cooper delivers an undeniably captivating portrayal of US military marksman Chris Kyle.
2) Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
COOPER, Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell make for a perfect team in this irresistibly endearing comedy-drama.
1) A Star Is Born (2018)
NOT only does A Star Is Born mark a directorial debut to saviour from Cooper, it also showcases the best performance of his career as he plays a wayward country singer who finds unlikely love. An amazing performance alongside newcomer Lady Gaga.