Bradley Cooper doesn’t like deodorant, showers 3X daily instead: weird?

Bradley Cooper

The last time Bradley Cooper was interviewed by Esquire, it didn’t turn out so well at all. In fact, it was a walking disaster accessorized by a hilarious photoshoot of Bradley walking down sidewalks while holding shopping bags and flanked by fawning cougars. One of them was grabbing his ear, and another one was sticking her hand down his pants. It was pretty ridiculous, but that was nothing compared to the disastrous interview, in which journo Lisa Taddeo seemed to have mistaken Bradley for her ex-boyfriend and attributed all sorts of negative qualities to him simply because he reminded of the dude who got away. Taddeo didn’t even bother preparing questions for him and simply proceeded to draw existentialist conclusions about his inner nature based on … the way he stared out a window.

Now Bradley has returned for a feature in the the December issue of the men’s magazine, and I think his people were like, “You gotta get us a different interviewer this time, and let’s play it straight. Questions and answers.” The result is journalist Scott Raab and a very dry discussion between himself and Bradley about basic, career-oriented stuff. It’s kind of dull product, but at least Esquire is playing fair this time around, and the photoshoot is still hilarious because — what the hell — Bradley’s hair looks like John Stamos in “Full House” in some of these shots. Here are some excerpts:

Bradley Cooper

Has he paid his dues? “No. I mean, it depends on how you define ‘dues.’ I worked through grad school, and I got this job hosting Treks [in a Wild World], which was incredible. I went to Croatia, the Kornati Islands. They wanted a guy with experience with extreme travel but who has extreme sensibilities. I had never even camped before.”

He just might stink: “Yeah, I don’t use deodorant really anymore. I do take a lot of showers, so maybe that helps. In the morning and then at night. And after I work out, I’ll take a shower. So maybe three a day.”

On his scandalous past: “I got arrested when I was 15. Just underage drinking. My mom always said, ‘Just call me, I wanna know where you are.’ We always had good lines of communication, me and my parents.”

On making millions: “It’s afforded me the ability to do the five movies I did between Hangover II and Hangover III. And you can solve people’s problems. To be able to say to someone, ‘You know what? I’m gonna buy your house for you. You don’t have to worry about the mortgage anymore.’”

He loves motorcycles: “I love the focus aspect of it. And you get everywhere fast because you can split lanes in California. And in Hollywood, there’s so much paparazzi, it’s just logistically phenomenal. Because you’re anonymous. You have a helmet on your head.”

What happened to The Words?: Oh, I don’t know. It’s a really sweet movie, and for a first outing, for a guy who’s never directed a movie, it’s incredible. And the acting’s good, it was the best thing I think I’d done.

On the failure of The A-Team: “I loved that experience. It just didn’t turn out the way we wanted it to exactly. It did [disappoint]. Otherwise we would’ve made another one. But it was a great experience. And another chance to look under the hood of a director and see how he works. I learned so much from Joe Carnahan.”

[From Esquire]

Gross. Personally, I don’t get the “no deodorant” thing. I do shower daily, but I can’t shower more than once per day or my skin dries out. Deodorant just really seems like a must though, you know? Especially at the gym. I wonder if he’s worried about the chemicals in deodorant or something, but there’s honestly so much semi-toxic crap that we come into contact with on a daily basis that it’s hard to get worked up over something as insignificant as deodorant. Just use it, dude. Now I’m going to be thinking of Bradley Cooper as the “Friendly Neighborhood Serial Killer Who Stinks.” At least you’d smell him coming.

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper

Photos courtesy of Esquire

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  1. LittleDeadGirl says:

    There’s non toxic vegan deodarant if he’s worried about that. I shower once a day and not every day in the winter. It dries my skin out too badly even with lotion but I’m also not the most active person. When I run I always shower. Some people seem to like showering all the time but I can’t imagine how it’s not somewhat bad for your skin. Aren’t you removing all the natural oils constantly if you shower three times a day?

    • Esmom says:

      That stuff is good in theory but it doesn’t work, at least for tweens/teens with raging BO! I tried to go with all-natural but they have to use the “regular” stuff to keep it at bay. And the teachers are always reminding them, which I can’t blame them for because I can’t imagine what it’s like to be in close quarters with middle school boys all day!

      But I can see why people avoid all those chemicals. My sister’s ex stopped using it because Alzheimer’s ran in his family and he became paranoid that deodorant could be a triggering factor.

      • Lizzie says:

        My dad’s like that too! It’s because deodorant is made with aluminum and studies have shown that too much contact with aluminum can trigger Alzheimer’s. He won’t cook with aluminum foil or on aluminum pans either. Adidas makes a cotton-based deodorant that he uses with no aluminum in it and it works pretty well.

  2. Marianne says:

    Some people don’t like deodorant because of the chemcials. In fact my 10th Grade science teacher, was always telling us how we SHOULDN’T wear deordorant. And how we should wash our hair with mayonaise.

  3. Heather says:

    I can shower in the morning and go most of the day without smelling if I forget deodorant (and I don’t think it’s the everyone knows I stink but me situation), so if he’s showering that often he’s probably fine. I would just hate showering that much.

  4. Ms. Candy says:

    there other options for deodorant but to each of their own.
    As for the pic simple but the hair what is going on with that… I chuckled a little bit..
    Otherwise he seems humble and grateful in this interview some of these bigger stars could use a dose..

  5. karma kandi says:

    My husband doesnt like wearing in either but its more of a skin thing bc he says they all make his skin itch. Luckily he doesn’t stink and usually takes a morning/ night shower too

  6. Kimbob says:

    Like Ms. Candy & others here state, there are definitely other options for deodorant. I use the mineral stick. Haven’t used traditional deodorant or anti-perspirant in about a decade without any “stink episodes,” thank you very much.

    Yes, that’s his personal decision, but I think showering 3X’s A DAY is RIDICULOUS & WASTEFUL for our precious water resources…it just is!

    Anyway, this dude’s always given me the “twink vibe.” His new movie out w/that Jennifer girl from the Hunger Games is not helping his image…he’s “kinda” falling for Jennifer & he’s learning to dance like he’s in a Broadway musical? Twinkle-twinkle, Bradley…ugh. He’s not attractive to me….his features are too asymmetrical & pointy/sharp. He doesn’t look manly…although he tries…LOL!

  7. Fancyamazon says:

    He should try some powder or rock crystal deodorant, and save his skin and the water.

  8. Beth says:

    He kind of looks like a douche when he smiles…

  9. Victoria says:

    Am I a hairy smelly bastard? If I don’t use deodorant, I smell, I even use the clinical strength kind for extra sweating. What the hell?

    He used to look hot beefy and buzzed, now he looks menacing or something

  10. Rachel says:

    My husband doesn’t wear deodorant. Never did. I didn’t even know until I moved in with him and asked where his deodorant was: he never stinks. Lucky bastard.

  11. HK9 says:

    There are so many natural deodoants that are effective there’s no excuse for it.

    If you don’t use deorodrant, because BO isn’t a crime, at some point you will smell and no one will tell you. They will just think it’s your personal choice, but please, don’t think we can’t smell you, because we can.

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      But the irony is that when you use deodorant it makes you stink – only instead of natural bo with deodorant one stinks of chemicals. Being a person with multiple chemical sensitivites (due to working with chemicals without protective equipment when young) BO at least doesn’t make my throat burn or have trouble breathing – and once the person with BO leaves the smell is gone. People who are addicted to their fragrances and deodorants create stink in their wake that stays hours after they leave.

      • victoria says:

        Take the NYC transit in the summer time and tell me again about synthetic fragrances. People reek!!!! I detest summer for that reason, and I say pump yourself full of chemicals to mask BO. I don’t care to smell last nights dinner.

      • jwoolman says:

        Yes indeed, Mitch. The artificial fragrances are designed to linger and remind of the person’s presence long afterward. Honestly, it’s as polluting as smoking. I tell people to come grubby or else they have to stay on the porch. It takes hours for the artificial fragrances to dissipate in my small space even for a brief visit and I’m very sensitive. I get headaches and respiratory reactions. I don’t know how people stand themselves with all those conflicting scents in the different products they use. Natural human or animal odors don’t have the same effect, not even skunk smell.

        Sometimes people don’t realize that their chronic problems are due to the artificial fragrances until they’re forced to not use any at work or for a friend or family member, and their problem clears up. The scent of a shampoo I was using many years ago turned out to be the cause of a chronic nagging headache, for instance.

        By the way- A friend who didn’t like commercial deodorants just washed under his arms periodically during the day. So full showers are not essential.

  12. Hannah says:

    I shower twice a day Coop, AND use deodorant!

    Although some of comments in this thread have reminded me that our science teacher told us deodorant caused cancer – I had forgotten that. Must look it up on Snopes.

    Cooper’s interviews lately have been really dull. And I don’t think much of his new film with J Lawrence.

  13. Headshot says:

    I liked the old Esquire article. I detest the circle jerk pieces that are so often pumped out. She called him out on his pretentions, the obviously prepared lines to come off as some kind of poet hipster.

    But then I prefer interviews that draw on the writers impressions and not just the image being thrust at us. It reminded me of the legendary De Niro Playboy profile. Where the writer says how sweet but totally introverted the guy is. How he couldnt even sit still for 20 minutes because he was so uncomfortable with the focus. Playboy had the best interviews – get your act together Hef!

  14. fabgrrl says:

    Showering three times a day? It hurts me to think about how dry that would make my skin. I shower as little as possible, skipping a day when I can. But I hardly ever sweat.

    My husband doesn’t wear deodorant, it makes him break out terribly. He does sweat and is hairy. Usually he changes his clothes 2-3 times a day.

  15. Elceibeno08 says:

    He’s hot. I’ve heard you can use lemon juice as a deodorant.

  16. Effy says:

    If you don’t stink, then we’re good to go.

  17. Mari says:

    I use a Body Shop deodorant and that one works well. I often forget to use it and I don’t smell. Getting stinky is often the result of stress or even the type of clothing worn. I know if I am wearing synthetic materials, the pits will stink.
    Something to try: wipe yourself with rubbing alcohol. After my second child, my hormones were all over the place and I stunk for months. The rubbing alcohol smell disappears with the BO.

  18. Adrien says:

    Deodorants leave a funny, sticky feeling on sweaty skin. Anti-perspirants give that unnatural feeling, like everything is perspiring except your underarms. They also discolor the skin and give you a grayish hue. Natural deodorants last only for a few hours.

  19. Helvetica says:

    I love that he showers a lot. :)

    But I did see him on Letterman the other night and he gave the most boring interview ever. Lol.

    This guy has the most amazing hair.

  20. Dani says:

    Love these pics. Always found his good looking.

  21. lori says:

    Matthew McCoungnehay said he doesnt’ wear Deodorant a while back and I thought it was so sexy and he’d smell like honey and sexy man. This guy says he doesn’t use it and i think he’d smell like a sour wet mop.

  22. Velouria says:

    I’ll sniff test him and coach the 3 showers too.

  23. OMSS says:

    Wow, wish I could do that! I have to get botox every six months due to my BO condition and on top of this bath twice a day (with surgical scrub!), apply a clinical strength deo at night and wear 3 layers of protection (I apply rubbing alcohol and let that dry, then mineral salt spray, then I apply talk after that has dried) during the day! Still get a little sweaty after a few hours! I also have to handwash clothing which had come into contact with my underarms before I put them on the wash :D
    Using an all natural routine is great, some of us don’t have the luxury to not wear anti-perspirants deodorant or bath irregularly.

    o have give my clothes pre-handwash to make sure clothes free of BO!

  24. OMSS says:

    Wow, wish I could do that! I have to get botox every six months due to my BO condition and on top of this bath twice a day (with surgical scrub!), apply a clinical strength deo at night and wear 3 layers of protection (I apply rubbing alcohol and let that dry, then mineral salt spray, then I apply talc after that has dried) during the day! Still get a little sweaty after a few hours! I also have to handwash clothing which come into contact with my underarms before I put them in the wash :D

    Using an all natural routine is great, but some of us don’t have the choice to not wear anti-perspirants deodorant or bath irregularly.
    #edit: sorry for the errors, typing on mobile:-)

  25. Mew says:

    This is some weird dude-thing. I once knew a dude who didn’t use deodorant and no toothpaste either. It was just super gross. Eugh! I feel I need a shower or two just thinking about it. Bleurgh.

  26. MyCatLovesTV says:

    Man, I don’t get it. If you smell, then do something about it. If you need to shower often, shower often. Aveeno for extra dry skin is great to resolve the dry skin issue. Dove anti-perspirant is good for those who want that sort of product but break out under the arms (maybe because of shaving or whatever). We make the world a better place….two armpits at a time!

  27. Rux says:

    My husband had the same deodorant for two years, that’s how long it takes him to go through one. He ran out a few weeks ago and finally decided to tell me to pick some up. During those weeks I never noticed any odor whatsoever. He’s just one of those people that does not need deodorant; the guy never smells. I, am not so lucky :-(

  28. Incredulous says:

    I don’t use male deodorants because the people who make them seem to think I should have a five foot aura of denatured alcohol which I find loathsome.

    Most female deodorants are okay, though.

  29. UhhuhDUH says:

    I suspect McConaughey is behind this. DAMN YOU McCONAUGHEY! Whereas Bradley showers frequently McConaughey showers weekly and stinks like a 100 pigs rolling in shit in the hot Texas sun.

    Although I will say I prefer a man’s natural body odor over cologne and deodorants so long a they do shower frequently. No need to mask that natural sensuous musk its there to attract us women.

  30. Lisa says:

    Wish I had the time to do that.

  31. Aubra says:

    Roses are red, violets are blue, you don’t deoderize and I’ll still cut a bitch that tries to get with you…

  32. Aubra says:

    On a serious note, I can’t imagine that goes over well at all in the summer, at least toss some baby powder on your pits

  33. j.eyre says:

    I need some help with my mortgage, Mr. Copper… is your offer still available?

  34. Beatriz says:

    The not using deodorant and showering multiple times a day is more common than you think. Frank Sinatra used to shower ten times a day…

  35. Issa says:

    I use natural deodorant and it works just fine. There have been studies linking aluminum to Alzheimer’s. Had a great grandparent that died form Alzheimer’s so I’m just a little leery of using it. So its one of the main reasons. Also prefer a no scent deodorant, hate the scented deodorants.

  36. lrm says:

    botox under armpits is a terribe idea.
    seriously, ‘anit perspirants’ are a huge NO. deoderant masks the smell which is fine….
    but anti persp. aims to prevent prespiration/sweating!

    Do people not know that your body sweats t avoid overheating and also to release toxins? and that the lymph system includes lymph nodes under the arm pits?
    the lymph system is responsible for pumping toxins and keeping blood clean, it affects the endocrine system [includes hormones-thryroid, pituitary etc] and aids the liver and other organs.
    Do not prevent your body from doing what it was designed to do for health reasons.
    I never understand how ppl seem to act like biological functions are ‘optional’.oh, don’t need that organ, i’ll just cut it out.
    don’t like this function, i’ll just stop it.

    Unfortunately, while you may ‘live/survive’, there is an impact at some point.
    end of rant.

    • Becky1 says:

      I hear what you’re saying but some of us have to wear antiperspirants or we’d ruin all of our clothes with pit stains. I don’t particularly like having to wear an antiperspirant but if I didn’t I’d end up ruining my clothing (as well as feeling very embarrassed-visibly sweaty arm pits at work are not considered professional or attractive).

      • Tabby says:

        Lrm I totally agree with you. We sweat and smell for a reason and over washing and over chemicalling ourselves just make the whole thing worse.
        Ladies, if you have a serious sweating problem you need to get your thyroid and insulin levels checked. Excessive sweating is not normal or healthy and is a sign something is wrong. Your body is trying to flush toxins out of the lymphatic system.
        One shower a day and natural organic coconut oil works for me, even in the summer months. Rose water is also good and bicarbonate. I’m not fussed so much about the chemicals, but every deo I’ve ever used has given me a rash due to pore blocking.
        That said, Bradley does not look good here. Perhaps another shower, shave and haircut could do the trick?

    • LittleDeadGirl says:

      Relax. As some of the above posts said, people know, but we’re exposed to toxins everyday. We all choose what we want to do to our own bodies. If you want to change people’s mind yelling at them ain’t gonna do it.

  37. JennBee says:

    Yeah, Bradley probably stinks and seems to have zero personality. There is something angry and vaguely menacing behind that cute smile.

    Now Joe Carnahan is one of the funniest and nicest people I have ever worked with.

  38. KateNonymous says:

    I don’t think it’s a big deal–if he’s showering multiple times a day, he’s probably not working up much of a stink anyhow. Although it does seem like a ginormous waste of time.

  39. Chrissie Malcolm says:

    Clean sweat does not smell, so really no need for deodorant unless you have a problem.

    Three times a day seems a bit excessive, but if Bradley would like to make it four and needs any assistance I am willing to step up to the plate and loofah him to a shine.

    • Aubra says:

      oh no you don’t bish…I will slice you!!

      Sidenote: “Silver Linings Playbook” opened in my city on Friday (one of a few early opened) and I LOVED it! I see why there was so much buzz about all of the performances! He needs to buzz his hair and wear sweats always! LOL

  40. Ein says:

    He doesn’t wear deodorant. Big deal. It doesn’t mean he stinks. If he does, we should have heard something about it, like it happens with the other Brad…Brad Pitt has rumours he stinks.