Bradley Cooper appeared on TV in 2001 as Will Tippin in “Alias.”

“The Hangover” brought Cooper to the limelight.

He got his first Oscar nomination in “Silver Linings Playbook.”

Cooper recently appeared in “Licorice Pizza” as Jon Peters and “Nightmare Valley” as Stanton Carlisle.

Other Oscar contenders are Will Smith, Andrew Garfield and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Cooper’s next project is a movie called “Maestro.”

He will direct, write and act as the main character in the movie.

David O. Russell wanted someone else to play the male lead character in “Silver Linings Playbook.”

He wanted Zooey Deschanel to play the female lead, but Lawrence changed his mind.