June 8th, 2009
09:30 AM ET
Sometimes it's hard to determine what makes an actor go from playing the third extra at McDonald's in that terrible, straight-to-DVD movie to playing the leading man in next year's top romantic comedy. But with Bradley Cooper it's easy for me to see why he's (almost) risen to the Hollywood A-list.
Cooper is one of the stars of this weekend's comedy "The Hangover." You've seen him before - he played the jerk boyfriend of Rachel McAdams in "Wedding Crashers," the wing man of Matthew McConaughey in "Failure to Launch" and the cheating (with Scarlett Johansson... um, can you blame him?!) husband in "He's Just Not That Into You."
CNN's David Daniel has more on Cooper's career in this video:
When I first saw Cooper in "Wedding Crashers," I was immediately drawn to him. Despite the fact that I hated his egotistical character, I loved his comedic timing. Of course, it didn't hurt that he's not at all bad looking! Since then, Cooper has impressed me in film after film. His role in "The Hangover" is absolutely hysterical. I want to believe he's headed for the top, but what do you think? Is Cooper our next Brad Pitt? Matthew McConaughey? Or is he destined to be a forever sidekick in Americans' hearts?
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