I wasn’t a fan of Bradley Cooper in Hangover or Failure to Launch.
I wasn’t particularly interested in seeing him in Silver Linings Playbook so I did what I do anytime I don’t really care if I see a movie, I watch it from the back of an airplane seat.
I rented it when I got home to watch it with purpose.
It was about that time I started looking at Bradley through eyes untainted by the characters of his previous movies.
I suspect he has hit his stride in American Sniper.
I happened to stumble on one of the morning news interviews give all the Oscar buzz.
He’s quite smart and a hard worker and unbeknownst to me he’s been acting on Broadway in Elephant Man.
As I watched the interview which showed the first few minutes of the play, I realized just how good an actor he is.
I’d given almost anything to have seen him on Broadway. Elephant man ends Saturday night.
But, Bradley, you can be sure I will be looking for more fine artistry to come from you in the years to come.
Break a leg.