“My father gave me two gifts – having me and dying with me. I used to be the kid that got the shakes if I had to talk in public; now, I just don’t get nervous about stuff. I can’t control everything. I don’t want to win an Oscar. It would change nothing. Nothing. The things in my life that aren’t fulfilled would not be fulfilled. Career-wise, right now, it’s better that I don’t win one. I don’t want to win. I don’t.”
Very similar to Ronmey's son saying his father never wanted to be President.
He wasn't even second to DDL so he was well out of it.
He won't even get nominated again.
Bradley? Please shut the fuck up. You're making yourself look like a bigger idiot than you already are. Really.
[quote] Bradley Cooper: "I don't want to win an Oscar"
And you shall receive it - IN ABUNDANCE!
Frank N' Furter
I wanted to win very much.
He reminds me of that girl in the movie "Fame" who dances with Leroy and then doesn't get in and he does. She makes that big foul mouthed speech about who wants to go to a stupid school to learn how to dance anyway. (and then you see tears in her eyes)
I've been there Bradley, it is just called rejection.
Someone stuff a cock in his mouth so he shuts up.
He just says so because he knows there's no way in hell he's ever winning an Oscar.
I doubt he has to ever worry about winning an Oacar.
Why? He's a good actor. If he continues on his current trajectory he will probably win one. I see him going more toward character parts. His looks won't last. He looks a lot like his Dad and he was really jowly, I see Brad's looks going the same way.
I'm sure Leo would disagree. I bet he's dying to win one. Can someone please make a thread about why Oscar has not come calling for Leo. He has been nominated several times and yet he does not seem like he's a favorite in the way Clooney or Depp (even though he has not won either) still he gets a lot of smoke blown up his ass. So, why no love from the Hollywood Oscar makers for Leo?
I think Bradley was so damned happy to be nominated he gave truth to that cliche'. He was realistic. No one was going to take that Oscar from Daniel Day Lewis. There was a bit of rumbling about Hugh Jackman for a minute because he is so popular with voters and people love him.
Bradley isn't "beloved." He's been around for a while, and just now hitting his stride. And tell me again, what does a nomination mean in real terms? Terrence Howard was nominated for an Oscar. I can think of a dozen more who have careers but they aren't setting the world on fire. They cause no excitement.
When I read about Daniel Day Lewis accepting a film role I get excited. He is a master. Bradley is a very competitive person, but he is not dumb.
Leo's never won an Oscar because he's never been more than merely competent. He's just not a great actor who really moves you, and neither is he particularly charming so you feel compelled to give it to him.
Hey, I happen to like the guy. Is there anyone in the universe you people don't trash? If so, they must be few and far between.
I don't dislike Bradley, and I'm not trashing him. I just happened to think he spoke the truth. I truly believe after all these years, Bradley's just "glad to be here." if there ever was a year when it was safe to get nominated and lose, this was the year. No one begrudges DDL his Oscar.
Plus, consider that the Oscars get it wrong at least as often as they get it right. Right now we can all think of actors & Directors and movies who never got an Oscar. For work that was truly deserving of an Oscar.
I wish they'd change the way they vote. I think with some of these ild farts they need to really tie the voting to how many movies you've see. There should be a way to validate your vote.
There should also be a requirement that if you haven't voted or seen the nominated films for more than three years, you are ineligible. Tighten things up. Make it more legit.
The lady doth protest too much
I read he's an Oscar contender next year for "The Place Beyond the Pines" and maybe for "Serena." I wonder if he still won't care if he's a favorite to win.
I get what he's saying. But I could see how some may think he's being obnoxious. I don't think he's dissing the Oscars.
I think he has a point that there are some career opps that are more likely to go to those who have not yet won an oscar and are seen as somewhat likely to win one when the right role next comes along. A true oscar worthy role - isn't it often likely to go to someone who hasn't won yet who will be seen as due? Isn't that a calculation taken into account in casting - if we get Michelle Williams it may finally win her the oscar and we'll reap the rewards of that at the box office? If we give the role to Natalie Portman who's recently won, that is less likely...
I can easily see someone like Cooper's career being hotter coming off a non-win in SLP than coming off a win.
Makes sense. Can you imagine the backlash if he'd won it over DDL? It would've been a career-destroyer. He's got Place Beyond The Pines coming out soon, so people will know his performance in Silver Linings Playbook was no fluke. He's got great directors wanting to work with him, he'll be ok as long as he keeps making smart choices.
Ah, the things we say to make ourselves feel better when we lose.
He can speak French
He also fluent in Greek.
He has a nice thick dick. I suck it. Love his apple juice.
When you look at the performances that have been nominated in the past few years, it seems the Academy has had a difficult time even piecing together five strong contenders to face off against each other in each major category. In Hollywood today, I'd much rather be cast in a goofy three-part blockbuster that has nothing to do with talent but pays my ass into old age than to win an Oscar in times that are a mockery to the golden era of films. I bet Cuba Gooding Jr. would prefer some consistent, high paying work to an Oscar win people snicker about.