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Bradley Cooper Says Famous Director Mocked Him for Having 7 Oscar Nominations

Joe Harker

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Bradley Cooper Says Famous Director Mocked Him for Having 7 Oscar Nominations

Normally you'd think getting nominated for seven Oscars would be quite the achievement, especially considering most people don't even have one.

However, apparently this wasn't enough to impress one famous Hollywood director, who reportedly mocked actor and director Bradley cooper over his achievements.

Variety reports that Cooper was speaking on a podcast when he recounted the time he was mocked at a party while A Star Is Born was doing the rounds at the awards season.

Cooper starred and directed in the 2018 movie alongside Lady Gaga, which follows an alcoholic musician (Cooper) who falls in love with a young singer (Gaga) as she is propelled to stardom.

He picked up three Oscar nominations for the film, being in the running for the best actor, best picture and best adapted screenplay gongs.

They joined his four previous nominations for Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle and American Sniper.

Actor and director Bradley Cooper says he has been mocked for his Oscar nominations. Credit: Alamy
Actor and director Bradley Cooper says he has been mocked for his Oscar nominations. Credit: Alamy

That didn't appear to be good enough for one director, as Cooper explained on the SmartLess podcast.

He said he was at an awards season party when the director, who was not named by Cooper, indicated a famous actress also attending the party and told him: "What world are we living in where you have seven nominations and she’s only got three?"

Naturally, posing such a question didn't endear the director to Cooper, with the actor responding: "Bro, why are you such an a**hole?"

He said he would 'never f*****g forget' being spoken to like that and invited the director, who presumably knows who they are, to 'go f**k yourself'.

Bradley Cooper on the set of Maestro, his upcoming movie about composer Leonard Bernstein. Credit: Alamy
Bradley Cooper on the set of Maestro, his upcoming movie about composer Leonard Bernstein. Credit: Alamy

It wasn't even the actor and director's first experience with people mocking him for his award nominations to his face, as he spoke of another time a 'hero female actress' made fun of him.

Explaining that the comments made to him were sarcastic and condescending, he said: "She’s like, 'I saw your movie. You deserve the nom'.

"I was like, 'What? I’m sorry, what?' 'The nom'. Then like 10 or 20 minutes later - I’m not kidding - I passed her going to the bathroom and she mouths it, 'the nom'."

Since those encounters Cooper has picked up another couple of best picture Oscar nominations for his part on the production team of Joker and Nightmare Alley.

He could also be in line for even more nominations with his next film Maestro, an upcoming biopic of Leonard Bernstein.

Cooper is writing, directing, producing and starring as Bernstein during various periods in his life for the movie, which is set to release in 2023.

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock/Warner Bros.

Topics: Bradley Cooper

Joe Harker
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