Los Angeles Times
BLASTING OFF WITH BRADLEY
Bradley Cooper, 42, takes off again as the voice of the motormouthed, genetically engineered bounty hunter Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy
Vol. 2, opening May 5. Here are five facts about the Philadelphia-born, four-time Oscar nominee.
1 He’s fluent in French from his time as an exchange student in Aix-en-Provence.
2 While in high school at Germantown Academy, he worked at the Philadelphia Daily News.
3 Before he chose an acting career, he wanted to move to Japan to become a ninja.
4 He worked as a doorman at New York City’s Morgans Hotel while studying acting.
5 For American Sniper, Cooper trained with U.S. Navy SEAL veteran Kevin Lacz, who served with Chris Kyle, whom Cooper played in the film.