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.


Bradley-Cooper-American-Sniper-On-Set-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Bradley Cooper gets prepped to film scenes for “American Sniper” in Los Angeles, California.

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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?

    • 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.

        • 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.

      • 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.

  • 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.

  • nycfan


  • 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?

  • 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.

  • He’s totally unrecognizable.