Bradley Cooper Ditches His Shirt (and Pants!) for W Magazine Photoshoot
Bradley Cooper strips down for W's movie issue photoshoot inspired by David Hockney's art and the free love of the '70s
Want to see more of American Sniper star Bradley Cooper? No problem.
The 40-year-old recently stripped down for W magazine’s movie issue. Inside, a slick-haired Cooper appears undressed against a white backdrop strategically holding a cream-colored suit over parts of his body.
The actor also appears shirtless on the cover of the issue, this time in a pair of white slacks with suspenders.
These revealing pictures are part of the a spread shot by Tim Walker that celebrates the best film performances of the past year. Over 30 celebrities were photographed for the feature – inspired by “the colorful, sun-drenched Los Angeles paintings and photographs of David Hockney” – including Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Chastain and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Cooper appears in the February issue for his performance in American Sniper, a biographical movie about the life of the Chris Kyle, the self-proclaimed most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.
“I had advantages in making a film about the Iraq war. On USO tours, I went to bases in the middle of nowhere in enemy territory,” Cooper says in W. “I was with the soldiers in their barracks, and I really got a sense of it. And, oddly, I had experience from having starred in The A-Team. I learned how to shoot guns for that film. After making it, an M-4 felt as comfortable to me as a tennis racquet.”