Bradley Cooper’s Star Is On the Rise

March 14, 2011
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Bradley Cooper stopped by to promote his latest film, ‘Limitless,’ and Howard asked how anyone so successful and handsome could ever suffer from a lack of confidence.

Bradley shrugged: “It happens all the time. Like, last week I felt that.”

Bradley said he was doing well but owed most of his notoriety to ‘The Hangover,’ an ensemble film: “They see you as sort of a triumvirate. Not as, like, one guy. I put myself on tape for a movie two week–two months ago.”

Bradley acknowledged that ‘The Hangover’ had raised his profile (“Whenever you’re involved in a film that’s that financially lucrative, you’re going to have a lot of opportunities.”) but he still has to work for every role, citing ‘The Green Lantern’ lead as an example: “I tried to get it. I auditioned for it and screen-tested and everything. They said no.”

He has, however, been paid $5 million–his biggest paycheck to date–to star in ‘The Hangover 2.’