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Bradley Cooper to Director Who Questioned His Oscar Nominations: ‘Go F— Your self’

Bradley Cooper to Director Who Questioned His Oscar Nominations: ‘Go F— Your self’

Bradley Cooper shared on a current podcast {that a} well-known director — whom he didn’t identify — instructed him to his face he didn’t should have racked up seven profession Oscar nominations when “A Star is Born” was making the awards rounds.

At a 2017 CAA celebration, Cooper, instructed Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Sean Hayes on the SmartLess podcast, he was speaking to a thrice-Oscar-nominated actress (whose identify he additionally withheld) and the director. The helmer instructed the actor, “What world are we residing in the place you’ve got seven nominations and he or she’s solely obtained three?’”

Cooper, who now has 9 whole Academy Award nominations for co-producing “Joker,” and “Nightmare Alley,” was surprised. Because the stated on the podcast, “I’m like, ‘Bro, why are you such an a—gap.’ I’d by no means fucking neglect that. Go f— your self.”

In addition to scoring a Greatest Image nod in 2019 for “A Star is Born,” which was his directorial characteristic movie debut, Cooper additionally earned nominations for Greatest Actor and Greatest Tailored Screenplay.

And it wasn’t the primary time he was made to really feel he didn’t should be acknowledged by the Academy. In 2011, after he obtained his first nomination for “Silver Linings Playbook,” he stated a “hero feminine actress” instructed him in a condescending approach, “I noticed your film. You deserve the nom.” “I used to be like, ‘What? I’m sorry, what?’ ‘The nom.’ Then like 10 or 20 minutes later — I’m not kidding — I handed her going to the lavatory and he or she mouths it, ‘The nom.’ I bear in mind [thinking], what the f— is that this city?’ Are you able to think about saying that to anyone? You’ve obtained to be f—d up to do this.”

However regardless of beginning off his profession with “zero shallowness,” he’s doing simply positive, directing himself as Leonard Bernstein within the upcoming biopic, “Maestro.”

He instructed the podcast co-hosts, “I had a secret weapon in ‘A Star is Born.’ It was Girl Gaga. The key weapon I’ve on this film is f—ing Leonard Bernstein and Gustav Mahler. The music!”

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