Bradley Cooper owns up to his bad acting with Fake Baby in ‘American Sniper’

Bradley Cooper

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Bradley Cooper hasn’t been bringing the hot gossip lately, so I brought in the beige booty shorts for old times’ sake. This photo choice also works because BCoop finally broke his silence on the American Sniper Fake Baby. If anything ruined his chances at Oscar gold, it was how he handled Fake Baby. Rocking back and forth and using his arm to jiggle the baby’s hand into moving? Come on, BCoop could have done a better acting job, but he choked over holding a $10 baby doll from Target (or some random retailer). Sienna Miller (who is promoting Burnt just like BCoop) joked around last week about how she couldn’t believe they used a fake baby after the real one got sick. They could have subbed in a sack of flour and had the same effect at that dang doll.

Bradley sat down with Ellen DeGeneres, and of course, Ellen couldn’t let Bradley visit without a passing mention of Babygate. Here’s how BCoop excused his non-coping skills with Fake Baby:

“I couldn’t believe that we were working with a plastic baby. I was like, ‘This is nuts.’ … ‘I’m gonna save you all, like, $100,000 [in special effects costs] – and I just started doing this [motions thumb up and down as if wiggling the fake baby’s arm].’ Eat your heart out, Muppets. I fell in love with that plastic thing.”

Ellen told BCoop right to his face that no one bought the Fake Baby or Bradley’s attempt to sooth a hunk of plastic. Good for her! Ellen is known for sometimes (a lot of times) asking softball questions, but she wasn’t about to let BCoop get away with the Fake Baby nonsense. In an Oscar-nominated film and performance, no less. So … will Bradley make it a four-fer this year with Burnt? He plays a tortured chef, and so far, I’m not feeling that storyline.

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper

Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News & WENN

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  1. Louise says:

    His face — what gives??

    I wonder why he and Sienna haven’t hooked up

    • Miss M says:

      I don’t think Sienna is interested in bearding…

      • Louise says:

        I don’t know if he’s also in to guys but he clearly has relationships with women. Renee Zellweger, Zoe Saldana, that british model who looked like his daughter – none of whom have any need to beard – and his current gf … Why assume that he isn’t into both sexes just because you read a few blinds on the internet.. cause we all know how reliable they are!!

  2. Katie says:

    He just looks weird now. I can’t figure it out but it’s freAky.

    • Esteph says:

      I personally think it’s his hair. When it gets to a certain awkward length it just makes him look like a creeper

    • Lori says:

      He hasn’t looked the same since he gained the weight for Sniper and then lost it real quick. Same has Matthew McConaughey hasn’t looked the same since the rapid weight loss and regain couple years ago. Over 40 that does a number on your face. The skin just doesn’t bounce back.

    • WinnieCoopersMom says:

      He’s always had lizard-face to me, but then what do I know. According to Amy Schumer, a la her SNL monologue, he’s super fine in person, even if dismissable from photos lol..

  3. Lilacflowers says:

    The return of Fake Baby and the beige booty shorts! Fake baby was robbed of an Oscar nomination!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Oh, the beige booty shorts! Memmmmmoriesssss, light the corners of my mind……misty, beigey colored memmmmories….
      They never get old.

      • Shambles says:

        +1 fake baby.

        My anaconda don’t want none unless you got beige buns, Hun.

      • Cindy says:

        Beige booty shorts, grandma legs and Fake Baby. BCoop brings so much joy.

        The face thing is…..it looks like his entire face is pulled and sort of narrowed. It is so different looking, but I cannot figure out exactly how it could happen. Also the hairline seems to be involved somehow.

      • I Choose Me says:

        Hahahahahaha. You guys slay me.

      • mytbean says:

        When I see his face I always think of those cgi characters in that old 007 goldeneye playstation shooting game. Like his head is a texture painted on to a cube with not very many faces to make it look smooth and normal… And his hair kind of goes with that theme – like it doesn’t fit… it was borrowed from another character or something.

    • doofus says:

      #fakebabyforever

      #fakebabyforprez2016

      • antipodean says:

        My eyes, my eyes, Bedhead, how could you do this to us, just when we were starting to forget. Those shorts were hopefully burnt in a fiery pit long ago.

    • mimif says:

      None of this is valid without Kiddo. KIDDO, COME BACK!

  4. Bonnie says:

    He looked better bulked up for American Sniper. And the hair is way too long. And there suit is way too bright. But I would still let him bend me over any day. He is still in my forever dong club after SLP.

  5. Hannah says:

    I am not to interested in cooper, he’s alright I guess. Just came here to say that chiwetel a got a new girlfriend. Can we get a post about that?

    (Or idris new movie?)

  6. mindydopple says:

    Can we talk about that hair? The long pieces next to his face? The color? What’s happening?

  7. SusieQ says:

    Is he becoming less attractive…?

  8. t.fanty says:

    His new movie looks like his series Kitchen Confidental, without the humor. So, count me out. That show was fantastic.

  9. kri says:

    The 90′s have come for his hair. And now I am dealing with those beige roller derby sling bottoms and I’ve not yet even finished coffee #1. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY????

  10. pretty says:

    what kind of plastic surgery this dude has done to his face? he looks more like emu now.

  11. Insomniac says:

    Good lord, what a hairdon’t in those pictures! I don’t usually mind long hair on men, but I’ll make an exception this time.

  12. Josefa says:

    Unpopular Opinion here, but I like Bradley and I think he’s a pretty good actor. I think the fake baby scene was gonna ruin the movie either way. He could’ve brought less attention to the doll by not moving the arms, but the whole thing would’ve looked fake either way.

    • Dirty Martini says:

      Me too. Remember the “I Hate Rachel Green Club” of 2 on Friends? We can be the elite “I Love Bradley Cooper Club” here.

      But the fake baby–yeah not so much.

      • Josefa says:

        Count me in that club!

        He’s one of the few in Hollywood I’d call truly versatile. He’s done comedy, action, animation, rom-coms, drama, etc., always playing different characters and always believable in the role (at least for me).

        I can get why people are rubbed the wrong way by him because he does seem like a weirdo (and the psycho eyes dont help), but I find his acting chops to be very underrated.

    • Elisa the I. says:

      He was awesome in Limitless. And those shorts are everything! :)

      • WinnieCoopersMom says:

        That really was a standout performance of his, along with ‘The Words.’ IMO, his best performances are the least-hyped ones. Like Hangover was just friggin stupid, along with American Hustle. Glad he has been able to bounce back from all that overrated nonsense.

  13. Bucketbot13 says:

    Each and every photo in this post makes me wonder what people see in him…..haha
    Different strokes.

  14. Coco says:

    Bradley is rumored to have had a nose job. Totally looks like he did. Looked better before!

  15. smcollins says:

    I know I’ve posted this before, but I think it bears repeating. There’s definitely something off about his look these days, but for me he looked his hottest in the first Hangover movie. Mmmmmmm…makes me smile just picturing him. 😋

    And, yeah, the whole fake baby thing was a real distraction. It really pulled you right out of the movie. Aside from that, though, good movie and good performance by BC.

    • meme says:

      Agree. That baby was so fake I can’t believe they left the scene in. Did they think we wouldn’t notice?

    • Tracysmiles says:

      He was hot in The Hangover for sure and I also thought he looked the goods in The A Team… yes I watched it.

  16. Leah says:

    He looks like Barry Manilow in that red suit.

  17. I Choose Me says:

    *scratches head* What’s going on with his face? I can’t figure out what’s changed but the change is not good.

  18. funcakes says:

    Those shorts reminds me of Thomas Lennon’s character in “Reno 911″.

  19. tacos and tv says:

    He looks insane! What is up with that hair?! Was Clint Eastwood trolling Bradley with that fake baby? Maybe! Hahaha

  20. karen says:

    The real tragedy is that the beige, booty shorts missed out on Oscar gold because of the damned fake baby.

  21. WinnieCoopersMom says:

    Look at his glazed over eyes in the last pic. Is he strung out or wasted? He just does not look right in the face here.

  22. Cacao says:

    Bradley needs a perfect set of circumstances to look good: shorter hair, three-day growth, and non-bloat day. He’s commented himself that his looks are not traditionally heartthrob style. I thought he was good in American Sniper; though the movie has really dubious politics. The plastic baby was indeed terrible, but it made that scene go viral and I’ll bet raised awareness of the movie.

  23. Sarah01 says:

    He looks seriously creepy, like those ventriloquist dummy’s. He isn’t even a good actor does lots of dramatic shouting or talks fast but don’t like him very average like jlaw.