Bradley Cooper on the Set of “American Sniper”

Posted on May 14, 2014

Hmm. It turns out the new Bradley Cooper action figure also comes in a suit-and-tie version. Douchey sunglasses sold separately.


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We have a great appreciation for the new Bradley Cooper action figure, but we fear he’s sacrificed some of his suit-wearing skills in this new form. On the plus side, his t-shirt-wearing skills have shot up considerably.




[Photo Credit: Miguel Aguilar/JS/PacificCoastNews]

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    • @Biting Panda

      I dunno y’all….Beefy Bradley kinds scares me a lil bit.

      • NBG

        I’m there with you.

        • @Biting Panda

          I was into the casually dressed. Pappa Bear pics from last week, but in the suit he looks like a mean ass gov’t spook who doesn’t give two shits about my civil liberties.

          • Lori

            I don’t know about the not caring about your civil liberties part, but the mean ass spook is exactly who he’s playing, so his acting is clearly working.

            • @Biting Panda

              Well then, kudos to the costume dept, message received! : )

            • Lori

              I’m not sure what scene they were filming here. The kind of badass spookery Chris Kyle was known for* rarely involves wearing a suit. He spent most of the decade before his death** in war zones.

              *Most kills of any sniper in the history of the US military. Technically Kyle wasn’t a spook. He was a SEAL.

              **Did upteen tours in some of the most dangerous places on earth with hardly a scratch on him. Retired and returned home. Was murdered by a guy he had befriended.

            • @Biting Panda

              Damnit Lori, don’t muddle my snarky impressions with factual evidence about people who bravely served our country. I’m here to zing on B Coops, not be impressed by how well he is owning this role. Gah.

            • Lori

              Sorry. I’ll stop.

            • @Biting Panda


            • MartyBellerMask

              Check the flowers in the background. Looks like a funeral to me.

            • Lori

              After I typed that comment I looked again and that’s my assumption too. Kyle would certainly have gone to some funerals.

            • Alloy Jane

              Definitely a funeral. They go to a lot of those :-/

          • leahpapa

            I’m hearing Toby Keith playing in the background.

            • Sarah

              Heh. I am not skeered of his G-man appearance, but I do wonder what body snatcher he is, because that doesn’t look like Mr. Hangover to me.

            • Vtg Fashion Library

              Great, now I have Red Solo Cup stuck in my head. Damn.

          • holla

            does any gov spook give anything about any civil liberties?

      • CLoverleaf

        Not digging it.

      • Scimommy

        I’m not into the old Bradley, but the new Bradley is… even worse.

      • YoungSally

        Not just beefy — puffy.

        • leahpapa

          Yeah, I’m getting some moon-face here and in other pics, which makes me think ‘roids are at play. Which makes me sad, because I really want to believe that it’s possible to build beefy muscles in 2 months with an aggressive training program, but I’m betting a lot of action stars have to take some risky measures to get ripped.

          • YoungSally

            You are probably right. Even with an aggressive training program I think it would be tough even if you are starting from a really good base. I had a trainer who competed in fitness and while she certainly wasn’t going for Bradley’s look it was, I think, 16 weeks to get from her regular amazing look to her competition-ready look.

          • Denise Alden

            As a baseball fan (I know, I’m pathetic), he really looks like he’s taken steroids. I mean, it’s only been two months since the Oscars, and he didn’t look anything like this.

          • Laura Renee

            I’ve heard it’s practically required for actors, especially ones who jump between a lot of big roles. And that you can take on the most rigorous workout/nutrition regimens with no guarantee of results like these.

        • MishaFoomin

          Yeah, the puffiness is pretty bad. There’s things he could do to his diet to lose that Stay-puft look, but I guess the filming schedule doesn’t allow for it to happen. That’s too bad, because it alters the look of their intended character in a bad way.

          • Kent Roby

            …unless this is exactly how they want him to look for this role.

            • redstilettos

              But Kyle wasn’t puffy. I think it’s the effect of whatever BCoop is doing to try to get Chris’s look. BC is naturally lanky and CK was naturally more bulky.

      • Danielle

        I was digging the first, post-gym look, but this is… just not Doing It for me. I want to get off this ride now, please.

    • kimmeister

      I never would have known it was him from the pictures. In the thumbnail he actually reminded me of Ben Affleck.

      • fursa_saida

        I was getting some kind of unholy hybrid of Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe, but yeah–he just doesn’t look like himself at all.

    • Alyssa

      I’m thinking I’ll pass on beefed-up Bradley. He’s fairly unrecognizable to me in these pics!

    • JenniferA

      He’s been hanging around with Zach Galifinakis too much.

      • Anna

        I thought this was Zach at first!

        • AudreysMom

          Me too. This post showed up on my Facebook status bar and as I scrolled down and saw the top of the picture, then the hair then beard before i finished seeing the whole post I thought, ‘why is TLo doing a post on Zach Galifinakis?’

      • Kate Andrews

        That’s just what I thought too.

    • Trent

      Y’all can pass on this Bradley all you want…more beefy goodness for me (in my dreams). Mmmm…THIGHS….

    • Chuck Barthelme

      Kinda looks like a blow up toy that’s been inflated too much. There are definitely guys who can pull of the beefy look, but I don’t think he’s one of them.

    • Sissy

      why are we even talking about this?

      • Lori

        Have you met the Bitter Kittens? Sausage. It’s not just for Friday :)

    • imspinningaround

      Nobody’s into daddy bear Bradley Cooper? MORE FOR ME THEN, THANKS.

    • MilaXX

      So that’s what his hair looks like without 30lbs of product.

    • seethatgirl

      I disagree with the “douchey sunglasses” remark. They’re very par for the military/law-enforcement course. Function over fashion, you know? <– says wife of LEO husband

      • MartyBellerMask

        It appears to be a funeral scene. Sunglasses are warranted, and they are spot-on for the character.

    • quiltrx

      I need him to stop frowning. The moustache already has the downturned-mouth look, and his constipated/wishing-he-could-leave face is making it worse.

    • ceceliadid

      Hard to think of a less appealing movie title.

      • AnaRoW

        “I Know Who Killed Me”
        “The Hottie and the Nottie”

        “Mrs. Doubtfire 2″
        “Alvin & The Chipmunks 5″
        “Machete Kills … In Space”

    • Rhonda Shore

      He’s starting to look like Mandy Patinkin. It’s weird.

      • Kent Roby

        There’s no chill, and yet, I shiver!

    • JP

      Does anyone else think he’s starting to look like Zach Galifianakis?

    • MoHub

      It all looks a bit tight. I’m expecting a Bruce Banner-into-Incredible Hulk transformation any second. Please don’t make him angry!

      • demidaemon

        I said the same exact thing!

        • MoHub

          Great minds thinking alike! It’s the T-Lo influence.

    • Loladog10

      Is this a remake of Raging Bull? You know, where Robert De Niro gained like 40 pounds (the old-fashioned way) to show dedication to the craft? Here’s hoping the formerly handsome Bradley Cooper knows a good cardiologist.

    • jilly_d

      and now…..THIGHS.

    • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

      He always looks like he’s sucking on his lower lip….

    • Colleen Rodgers Jamison

      This is Bradley Cooper? I thought it was Zach Galafinakis, or however it’s spelled . . ..

      • ktr33

        me too (and I didn’t even try to spell his name)

      • JP

        EXACTLY what I said!

    • MartyBellerMask

      WOW. Talk about a transformation.

    • ktr33

      I actually thought it was Zach Galifalala

      • Wink

        Yes … but that’s Zach Galifalala on his BEST day!

    • Imasewsure

      He is absolutely unrecognizable

    • Pennymac

      I think those douchey sunglasses are those military spec ops types. Oakley makes them, and they can only be purchased by someone with a military ID. I will take ANY version of Bradley Cooper, even the suit and tie one. Clothes come off, y’all.

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    • e jerry powell

      I would hit that sixteen ways to Sunday. I am saddened knowing that he’s not going to stay this way.

    • Kent Roby

      It’s one of the Great Wonders of the World, the fact that big beefy guys often look terrible in suits, yet good in little or nothing.

      • makeityourself

        I’m feeling that way about Kate Upton. She’s a great swimsuit model, but her recent public appearances have shown how difficult it is to put that voluptuous body into tailored clothing.

        • Kent Roby

          I agree; it took me a bit to realize that the actress in the outdoor photocall where she and her costars wore white was the same girl who ruled the SI swimsuit issue.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Not a big fan of the Hulk look on him.

    • Jacob Bowen

      Rid him of douche-vision and I think I’m A-OK with this outfit…but it still doesn’t compare to the old Bradley doing an interview in French…I could stare at him and listen ALL DAY.

    • Mrs. C

      Is he playing Zac Galifianakis’ evil twin?

    • Kent Roby

      I hope that everyone who is concerned about BCoop’s size/clothes/sunglasses/tobacco habit/expression/beard/hairstyle/etc. know that these shots are of him on set portraying a character (who is a real person in this case). This is not Casual Bradley running errands in his favorite clothes, or Red Carpet Bradley poledancing for his latest flick.

    • anonylind

      His hair is veering towards a 1981 center part. Ick.

    • nannypoo

      I will need proof that this is actually Bradley Cooper.

    • demidaemon

      He seriously looks like his suit is going to explode, hulk-style. And even though I know he is supposed to be a sniper and conservative blah de blah, this outfit seems seriously unimaginative.

    • Trickytrisha

      Is he supposed to be a muscle man type, or just fat? For me, the latter appears to be the case. At least we know snipers can’t afford well tailored suits.

      • Hermitage

        Yea, he needs to fire his roid management people. He needs to hire whoever built up Christian Bale for the first Batman film, they did an excellent job.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      I had no idea this was Bradley Cooper! Usually I’d be all for the beard but he looks like he is playing Zach Galifianakis’ brother.

    • Man Dala

      That jacket looks so boxy on him. But the full beard is HOT as hell.

    • Cassidy Olsen

      Does his neck get thicker every day?

    • Gaby

      He looks like the marine I had a fling with. Weird.

    • Bradio311

      Yes to the t-shirt wearing! In a suit he looks like Russell Crowe or something… which is not a compliment in my book.

    • lilazander

      DOUCHE, to say the least…

    • JynxTheCat

      Is he contractually obligated to bad hair? Simon Cowell wants his do back.

    • Boop

      He’s totally unrecognizable.