Bradley Cooper is an American actor and filmmaker that is beloved by millions. He first made his acting debut in 2001 and has become a mainstay ever since. Today, we are looking at Cooper’s ten favorite books and what we think of his picks!
Cooper got his big break in the comedy Wet Hot American Summer and made a name for himself by taking supporting roles in popular movies such as Wedding Crashers and Failure to Launch. He rose to stardom with the highly successful Hangover movies in the late 2000’s and solidified himself as an A-list actor.
After that, he took more serious toles such as The Place Beyond the Pines, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, and American Sniper. These movies would give Cooper the critical acclaim to be considered one of the best actors in Hollywood.
Bradley Cooper’s Ten Favorite Books
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
- Geek Love: A Novel by Katherine Dunn
- Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
- Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
- The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
- The Way to Rainy Mountain by N. Scott Momaday
- The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
- The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
- The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Cooper’s List is All Over the Place
Seeing this list makes it hard to understand how Cooper chooses his favorite books. There are the classics which are decent choices and then there are lesser names that few people have on their list. That makes me think Cooper goes out of his way to read books that aren’t as mainstream.
The first book on the list, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is a book that many of us read during school. It left a big imprint on Cooper and he fell in love with it ever since.
“What can I say? I remember reading it in school, and it was one of the first books that made me realize I loved reading. There’s something about traveling down the river—the flow—and how he made me see and smell the environment. It really transported me to a different time.”Bradley Cooper
That wraps up Bradley Cooper’s ten favorite books. What did you make of his list? How many of these books have you read? Let us know in the comments below!