Those who thought Ryan Gosling was robbed of People magazine's 2011 "Sexiest Man" title will be happy to know that the actual recipient of the honor, Bradley Cooper, sort of gets it.
While visiting the U.K.'s "Graham Norton Show" last week, Cooper said he wasn't wholly comfortable with the title himself.
"I'm finally at an age - I'm 36 years old - where I really don't care about anything like that anymore, which is a wonderful thing. And then this happened, and I started to realize just how not sexy I am," he joked.
"I have a lot of moments where I'll be walking out, and I'll open up the door and I'll go, 'I could do that a lot sexier.'"
But then, there was the outcry.
"This is so awful that I'm admitting this, but to hell with it," Cooper said. "There was such a backlash when they announced it. And Ryan Gosling - who I love, I just did a movie with him, he's the greatest - we were both in Paris this last week, and a friend of mine showed me photographs from the paparazzi. And when I say 'friend,' I mean me alone looking at a computer."
Gosling, "he literally looks like he's in a photo shoot, like he just came off the runway," Cooper said, "and I literally look like the neighbor who never comes out of his house, and when he does you're like, maybe you should just stay in." So this whole "Sexiest Man" thing? "It's interesting," the "Hangover" star concludes.
Cooper did get around to talking about a "Hangover III," saying "I personally want to do it. I hope we're going to start shooting in September and I know Todd Phillips is working on a script. We adhered to the formula in the second one, and the third one, I think, which would close the whole trilogy, I think it'll take place in Los Angeles and maybe not adhere to the structure, maybe be different."
Hangover III somewhere in Europe would be great. Perhaps Amsterdam?
Hello! Have any of the people who voted for this honor ever laid eyes on ROBERT PATTINSON?
This is honestly the most ridiculous thing I have heard of in a while. And by this, I mean the WHOLE THING, not just this article. With GOP people LITERALLY (had to throw that in there :)) just throwing candidates at the proverbial wall and seeing what sticks, a collapsing economy in Europe (and hell, a collapsing economy here), and and ever more tenuous situation in the middle east, we worry about who is People Magazine's SMA.
DON'T GET ME WRONG. I'm clearly a part of the problem – after all, I'm following it – but DAMN. Guess it must be like watching a car wreck or an episode of Cops... we just can't look away....
I do think they are both extremely good looking, but they are two different types! How can someone say Bradley Cooper isn't gorgeous?! The real test is to see how both age
Just ride that pony all the way to the end of the trail, Brad. By the time the public turns on you and the work runs dry, you'll be richer than God, and you can spend the rest of your days spending all that wonderful money.
Ryan Gosling should be SMA. I'm not gay, btw.
Who gives a crap?
i thought lady gaga was gonna win it...
This whole thing is stupid. Ryan Gostling is incredibly generic-looking; at least Bradley has a cool personality. It's as if people are so besotted with a silly "contest" that they become overly angry about it.
What's a Ryan Gosling?
I would not kick him outta bed!!
hmmm i heard they might trade Rondo
Jon Bernthal from The Walking Dead kicks this guy's azz looks-wise.
I'd still bang him.
his nose looks ironically identical to my sausage
so ur things 2 inches long, white ,pasty wit no balls? bummer..
Bradley is Hotter and gets hotter by the second
I'd let him buy me a drink.
Way to go Bradley Cooper!!! For making me laugh by lightening up a silly debate. I can't imagine what it would be like to live my life under so much scrutiny. I appreciate your sense of humor and hope it helps you in what most of us hope is a long future in front of the camera!!
Sorry, but I hardly doubt any of you would kick Bradley out of bed... I mean if given the chance.
The most misused phrase is "I literally died!" Of course, by ladies.. I literally hate that!
I'd literally take Ryan over Bradley any day! Ryan's eyes are so dreamy looking... Ooooh!
And all this time I thought you were a chubby chaser. Who knew?
So I take it immortality and the white beard just aren't enough for you? I want a divorce!
Yeah, Mrs. Claus, that's what you said about Clark Gable, Rock Hudson, and Tom Selleck too.
Haven't liked Bradley Cooper since he was abusive to Rachel McAdams in "Wedding Crashers"!!! ; )
I've been waiting for Bradley's recognition since his days on 'Alias'. Not too many men can upstage Michael Vartan in the looks department, but Bradley certainly did. I don't understand the whole Ryan Gosling thing..........more like an ugly duckling as far as I'm concerned. It's a shame Mr. Cooper has had to experience this public backlash -come on ladies, could you imagine if you had been chosen as an icon and then have droves of people come along and complain about your looks? It seems he's taking it all in stride; good for him! Too bad his recent cinema popularity has come from such vulgar and crass material.
+1 to Cooper for being classier than all of Goslings dumba$$ 'fans'.
Bradley Cooper can be added to the list of people who overuse the word "literally" - and not even correctly.
Yeah, I literally hate that.
Literally – actually or without exaggeration. Sorry, but he uses it correctly on both instances. Thanks for playing, though.
Like it or not Bradley...you're HOT!!!
the hang over 3? really how many times can people watch the same movie
Just ask the fans of Will Ferrel and/or Adam Sandler...
Does Halloween, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Saw, Aliens and Predator movies, to name a few, come to mind. They will keep making them as long as people mindlessly spend money to watch them. Movies are not lousy because that's all they can make, they are lousy because we, the audience, don't complain about it. It's a lot cheaper to make a lousy movie full of holes, lousy plot and lousy actors that you don't have to pay much than it is to spend money on a good product. Especially when you know people will spend money on the garbage anyway.
The biggest movies of all time are all sequels – Harry Potter (all of them), Twilight, Spiderman 2 & 3, LotR:RotK, Transformers: dark of the moon, PotC:OST, Toy Story3, the Dark Knight... and most of them don't vary from the original script all that much.
It isn't that serious folks....
Reynolds would have gotten this if he was more conservative. Until he gets his head right on abortion and taxes, Cooper will always have him beat.
What are you talking about? You obviously ate a stupid dummy sandwich for lunch...
I know right? Abortion should be taxed.
Abortion IS taxed.
Yuck! Who votes on this?
You're here, aren't you?
What? You're not gonna say that you'd bang him?!?
Bradley Cooper, honey, you are the most beautiful man alive in Hollywood. I would love to see you and Jennifer the Lopez, gorgeous lady herself in Hollywood, to make babies together. You both make the most beautiful couple .
J. Lo. Yuck. She'd probably just name their babies after cartoon characters like she did her twins. I want to hear weird celebrity baby names, like Lamp Post or Gladiator. So disappointing, J. Lo.
No, I'm too busy banging your mom.
oh, Yes, Jennifer Lopez and Bradley Cooper make the best couple , ever. They are both beautiful. Can u imagine a georgeous Latina with a handsome man they can make beautiful music together.
You're an idiot.
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