Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper will receive the 32nd American Cinematheque Award during a gala on November 29, 2018, at the Beverly Hilton. The award presentation will be held in the International Ballroom and will include in-person tributes from some of Cooper’s colleagues and friends, the American Cinematheque’s release said.
The Hollywood organization will honor the actor for his achievements in film, which include three consecutive Oscar nominations for his roles in 2012’s “Silver Linings Playbook,” 2013’s “American Hustle,” and 2014’s “American Sniper.” Last year’s honoree was Amy Adams.
Cooper will accept the award soon after the October 5, 2018, premiere of his directorial debut “A Star is Born,” which features Cooper and Lady Gaga as musicians exploring issues of age and alcoholism.
At the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, the director told Variety that Gaga made a pact with Cooper while in talks for the film, promising him she would “turn him into a musician,” if he could “get a performance that’s honest” from her.
“The American Cinematheque is extremely pleased to honor Bradley Cooper as the 32nd recipient of the American Cinematheque award at our celebration this year,” says American Cinematheque Chairman Rick Nicita. “Bradley Cooper is the modern-day equivalent of movie stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age — a leading man with the shapeshifting talents of a character actor. He is one of the few actors to be nominated for Academy Awards three years in a row for ‘Silver Linings ‘Playbook,’ ‘American Hustle,’ and ‘American Sniper.’ He showed his comedic chops in ‘The Hangover’ series, which is one of the highest-grossing R-rated comedy franchises of all time, and has been acclaimed for his voiceover roles in mega-hits like the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ movies. Moving effortlessly to behind the camera, he co-wrote and directed and stars in ‘A Star Is Born.’ While he has already worked with the greatest directors, actors, and actresses in the movie business and achieved the heights of commercial and critical success, his career is obviously moving to an even higher level of accomplishment. Bradley Cooper is an ideal honoree for the American Cinematheque’s 32nd annual award.”
“Bradley Cooper was the unanimous choice of the Cinematheque Board of Directors selection committee. Since 1986, the organization has annually honored an extraordinary filmmaker in the entertainment industry, who is fully engaged in his or her work and is committed to making a significant contribution to the art of the motion picture,” writes the website of American Cinematheque.
Born in Philadelphia, Cooper graduated with honors in the English program at Georgetown University. After moving to NYC, he obtained his Masters in the Fine Arts program at the Actors Studio Drama School.
For details, visit http://www.americancinematheque.com
Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the film.
Founder: Louise Blouin