Bradley Cooper at ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Photocall

Posted on January 17, 2013

Our day of casualness continues, as Bradley takes time out on the way to meet his friends for brunch, to promote his movie for a minute.


Bradley Cooper attends the ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ photocall at the Santo Mauro Hotel in Madrid, Spain.

It’s kind of hard for any man to fuck up a v-neck and jeans, although we think it’s too causal, even for a photocall.

But really, someone needs to do an intervention on the whole hair issue. The greasy/crunchy Raquel Welch wig look has got to go.


[Photo Credit: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images]

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  • Sobaika

    Ewwwww he looks like he hasn’t showered in days. I’m usually all about B.Coops too but he is looking gross.

    •  my thoughts exactly.

    • captrenault

      It worked when he was kayaking on Globe Trekker, but not here.

    • He’s slowly morphing into Matthew McConaughey, and that’s so NOT a compliment.

      • Sobaika

        Can’t unsee.

      • mshesterp

        I’m getting more a shaggy Liam Neeson vibe if I squint hard enough.

        • If you squint. And if Liam were two days away from rehab. 😉

      • barbarienne

         I’ve always thought he looks like young Ralph Fiennes. Here he looks like Ralph Fiennes in Strange Days. This is NOT a good thing.

  • Those pants are too ill fitting even for a casual thing.  And that is WAY too much product in his hair.  It looks filthy.

    • Yeah, I get that jeans don’t have the same hem restrictions that formal pants have but he is swimming in those. And the hair, just gross.

  • Pretty good for attending parent teacher night though.

    •  You’re so right.  I might actually go to those meetings if this version of him was there.

  • teensmom99

    I think he just looks messy but I am not against the casual thing–though he looks yummy in a suit.  I think in “real life” LA is very casual so with all the events, I can see their being casual. When I lived in LA, people basically wore jeans and spent the money on their hair and their shoes.  Of course, Bradley fails on both those counts here.

  • Haley Buchanan

    His long hair is beyond gross.  I’ve actually never found him more attractive than he is in Silver Linings Playbook, and I’m sure that is at least in part because he cut his darn hair for the character.

  • mozzer0906


  • Remember when he was the geeky roommate on Alias?

    • Celandine1

      He washed his hair back in those days.

    • kimmeister

      After he had left the show, he came back for one episode in season 3 with very short hair and looked AMAZING.

  • holzfaellen

    The hair’s the main issue of course. But the red and shiny face doesn’t help either.

    • makeityourself

      I do believe the boy has recently been Botoxed, and maybe for the first time. I will have to go back to old pix and do some investigative work. That forehead has the shiny gleam that only comes from injections.

    • Stuck_on_Mute

      I’m pretending that he got confused on the start time and realized he had 10 minutes to show up, and still hadn’t showered yet. 

  • captrenault

    Sweater could be a size bigger.  It’s pulling a bit, and highlighting the shirt creases beneath.  The right size is always more flattering for your physique than a smaller one.

    • kimmeister

      Yes, the sweater is making him look paunchy when I’m sure he’s not.

  • nannypoo

    Crisco. It’s not just for baking anymore.

    •  (Laughing VERY loudly)

    • decormaven

      “Crisco’ll  do you proud every time!” – Loretta Lynn

  • Tamara Hogan


  • MilaXX

    Hot mess. He’s too old for those jeans, the hair looks like it smells, and don’t even get me started on those shoes.

  • RzYoung

    Why does he always look sun burnt?

  • bertkeeter

    Knock it off! He’s divine!!!! :))))

    • mhleta

      No kidding!! He looked so fan-freaking-tastic at the Golden Globes, I’m willing to give him an eternal pass for un-jujed hair. 

      • bertkeeter

        I went to Harvey Weinstein’s GG party….B C he seems to be enjoying life…always has a huge smile on his face. He has a beyond incredible head of hair….
        I like the fact that he just shows up feeling comfortable and doesn’t need an army of idiot stylist’s to put him in something that’s not him.

        • Billie_Dawn

          Actresses don’t get the benefit of just showing up looking like slobs with the excuse that they’re just “being themselves,” so neither should he. A shower and a shave is the very least he can do. If that’s “not him,” he should maybe reconsider his commitment to going out in public ever again.

          • bertkeeter

            You mean like Kerstin Stewart…who with an ARMY of stylists still manages to appear like she just left an Avenue D crack den? 
            Since there are no other pics from this event…maybe we it was a casual event…’s a photo-op more than a red carpet. 
            And I’m sure if he hit on any of you looking exactly as he does in this pic …for most there would be little resistance !

          • Billie_Dawn

            And Kristen Stewart is frequently criticized and mocked for showing up looking like a slob with terrible hair (sound familiar?), so I’m not sure what that point is supposed to prove.

            A simple Google search shows that Ilaria Urbinati is Cooper’s stylist, so the idea that he’s somehow going this whole thing alone is silly. And there’s absolutely a way to look casual without looking like a slob. Ewan McGregor is a pro at this.

            And as for your final point, ah yes, we wimmins just can’t help throwing ourselves at a man, even if he is greasy and poorly dressed, right? Really, what were we thinking when we criticized him? Lead with your loins, amirite?

        •  Thanks so much for the first hand report.  I love that you go to the parties, and even more that you report back with positive inside scoop.

        • formerlyAnon

           Interesting to hear what a celeb seems like from someone who’s been closer to them than a photo on the Internet. Thanks for throwing in your take!

    • guest2visits

      Yeah… he got a pass here from me too. This is what casual looks like; he looks fine to me.
      (I can’t help but think he just stepped out of the shower – hair looks wet).

  • Annabelle Archer

    Greasy. Soooooo greasy.

  • Such a cute man. Such terrible shoes.

  • mellorcr

    He think’s he’s rocking a Brad Pitt look with the bad grooming, but I’ve noticed they both look pretty grimy when not professionally grooomed on-set.  And I mean grimy in a “smells like a homeless dude” way, not in a “good looking real dude who works hard” way!

  • Little_Olive

    Dude. You’ve got o be high to look so content while sporting that outfit and EW HAIR in a public appearance.  Safe bet I guess. 

  • FrayedMachine

    I’m actually okay with the look over all, minus the hair. It looks like he used oil to wash it that morning.

  • RebeccaKW

    I get that he probably has that hair for a role.  Fine.  But, it could still be washed.  And she could shave, at least his neck.  I think he looks fine, except the sweater probably is too small to wear over a button-down.  And he probably could have picked better shoes.

  • lalahartma


  • decormaven

    Tragic hair. I’d rather see a big Rastafarian cap, a dunce cap, anything but that mop.

  • What the fuck is wrong with him? Take a shower, use the soap. Cut your hair & shave. Damn.

  • Carrieanno

    Is he wearing what looks like a wedding band on his right hand?

    •  It’s a ring. Possibly an elvish ring of power, not necessarily a wedding ring.

      • Snailstsichr

         I guess he’s not allowed to shower with the ring on? I can’t fathom any other excuses for the hair.

    • Billie_Dawn

      I saw an interview with him not too long ago where he said that it’s his late father’s wedding ring.

  • That hair is causing me to comment.  Really?  How can someone let hair ruin a great pair of eyes that are so dreamy?  You suck Cooper!  Do over.

  • bluefish

    He looks, kindly, as though he may have stepped out of the shower … we can only hope!  I’d say he’d been up all night — easier to do in Barcelona but certainly not impossible in Madrid.

  • sablehunter

    Looks like someone had a night of hard partying.  Dude is totally hungover.

  • He looks good, but for a brunch/casual Friday kind of look.

  • Good workout at the gym, Brad?

  • lehen

    i like the outfit, but his hair is nasty.

  • Ewww, the hair.  I believe he’s not going to age well, ala Russell Crowe

  • after his awesome turn as Pat Solitano in Silver Linings Playbook, I’m down with anything Cooper, even this. Especially after he supposedly turn down as well TSwizzle’s advances!

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Coop, just because it worked for Daniel Craig, doesn’t mean it would work for you. He is Bond. You are a sweaty Mercedes salesman from the 90s. Turn yourself back to the door.

  • jw_ny

    The outfit…looks like my attire on any given day…for both casual and work.  I like it.  XD

    I really do want him to get rid of the Raquel do…but every time I see that comment it makes me chuckle! 

  • I think he managed to jack up everything – the jeans don’t fit quite right, the shoes are hideous, the dress shirt is straining at the top button, and if you’re going to layer a woven under a v-neck, I don’t think it should be a dress / collar stay kind of shirt to begin with. The hair and the shaggy face shall not be mentioned.

  • 3boysful

    All of that is product?!?  EWWW.  I thought he must have been running late and  just gotten out of the shower.

  • OrigamiRose

    Tears of joy streamed down my face when I saw Bradley’s face staring at me from the thumbnail.  Needless to say, your comments did not disappoint.  The “Raquel Welch wig look” is just classic.

  • my first thought was ‘please tell me that hair is “styled” (note quotes) and not just as nasty greasy/smelly as it looks. Maybe he came right from the gym to brunch to the photocall? (oops, gym to photocall to brunch). Nasty.

    • formerlyAnon

       I’m quite confident that any actor on a red carpet with that kind of hair started out with hair washed squeaky clean and then a stylist gunked it up with product. See also: Stewart, Kristen.

  • The Raquel Welch reference will forever color the way I see him. Hilarious!

  • I know this isn’t the point of publicity, but I don’t see why he needs to get all dressed up for this poledance when his character spends half the movie in either a football jersey or a garbage bag. 😉

  • Kate4queen

    His hair is just yucky.

  • Judy_J

    I guess I’m just an old fogey, but I can’t help but think how much more handsome he would be without the scruffy beard and greasy hair.  He’s got such a great smile and blue eyes to die for.

    • l_c_ann

      I am a certified old fogey (and get the retirement checks to prove it).  The great smile and blue eyes to die for trump the hair and beard scruff. 

      Others who sport meaner and harder looks do not get a pass from me for their lack of scissors and razor blades.

    • he was certainly handsomein Silver Linings with his buzz cut

  • In America, soap is cheap.  There is no excuse for such slovenliness.

  • MzzPants

    Neck. Beard.

  • peachy

    bad hair; worse beard. shave that mess, bradleh.

  • GorgeousThings

    Hey! I had three Racquel Welch wigs when I was going through chemo, and they looked better than that!

    In the closeup shot, though, for a second I swore I was looking at Patrick Dempsey in his “Enchanted” character.

  • Imasewsure

    I actually like those shoes… the clothes are fine… just dull… hair and beard…. no comment (said better by all already)

  • kimmeister

    The Spanish translation of the film title amuses me.

  • I lust after him, I really do.  But enough.  Even in my fantasy world, I’m out of excuses for that.  I’m putting him on a shelf until he improves his whole head area.  

  • Leslie LeBlanc

    Douche-y hair and FTLOG shave!

  • Dan_In_NYC

    Raquel Welch wig is so 100% correct.

  • Dot

    Looking a little greasy, but I’d still throw it in.

  • He always looks a mess. And not a hot one. And why is he dressing like a 16-year-old boy? 

  • Candigirl1968

    He looks like a guy going to brunch after a really really hard night.  
    Men who don’t want to completely suit it up, but who aren’t slips of a man like Jude or Ewan, need to take a page out of the Javier Bardem playbook.  JB clearly is not a fan of ties, and yet he manages to pull together outfits that are Monday-Friday (not Sunday morning at Sarabeth’s) movie-star-man appropriate.

  • formerlyAnon

    Your words on hair, gentlemen, are true.

    Also: the world needs a refresher on neck beards, obviously.

  • amf0001

    I think so much attention has been paid to his looks,  that he is kind of optining out – focus on my work, not on my clothes/hair.  I will give you nothing to look at until you do…

  • Yeah, gross hair as per usual already!

  • OrigamiRose

    Oh dear.  Not only is his hair for a movie role… But… 

    He’s going to get a perm for the role too. (Sounds like he got a “test perm” if I’m reading the article correctly. Oy gevalt.)

  • Trisha26

    I’d settle for something goofy, even a “Seacrest bouffant” on Oscar night – just can’t with this unwashed mess.

  • Thank you, TLo. I just can’t with his hair. I miss his clean-cut-cutie days on Alias.

  • skeevy.

  • Somebody hold him down, I’m washing that hair. I can’t take it anymore.

  • Vera L-

    Wash your hair, get your hands out of your pockets and is that a wedding band on your ring finger? 

  • librarygrrl64

    Bad hair, neck beard. 🙁

  • Zippypie

    Would it kill you to shave and wash your hair, Bradley?

  • Cut yer hair!

    All these man-stars are turning me into my grandmother, y’all.

  • Joey Melliza

    he looks like he was whisked off to the photocall as soon as he got off the plane on a cross atlantic flight where he slept all the time…   terrible

  • I have never felt my pants quiver at the thought of Bradley Cooper, but just now, they trembled with fear.

  • Rebecca Jay

    LMFAO at those shooooooze.

  • Seriously I love Bradley Cooper but he looks SO much better with short hair. 

  • ccm800

    Line of the month: greasy/crunchy Raquel Welch wig look has got to go

  • julnyes

    Shave the neck and de-grease (or properly dry?) the hair and this would be an inoffensive “Man On The Street” look for him.

  • TLO – Bradley is from Phillie and still lives there part of the year.  Can’t you help out your fellow bro?