Bradley Cooper Has Had a Good Easter

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In news that will make all insecure men very happy indeed, it appears that the beautiful Bradley Cooper really did let his hair down recently, by consuming one Easter Egg per hour over the holiday weekend, which led to a total of ninety six large Malteser Eggs being eaten by Cooper, including the small packets of actual Maltesers that can be found hidden inside the eggs, hidden like a mystery chocolate based treasure.

That’s right, Bradley Cooper has become a bit fat. But before you try tweeting him with your diet tips, or simple exercise programmes to get him back to his chiselled, lady pleasing shape, it’s all for his upcoming part in the movie drama American Sniper, Clint Eastwood’s latest Directorial project. The drama is based on the autobiography of Chris Kyle (no relation to Jeremy), a former Navy SEAL chief, with the greatest number of sniper kills in US history, and probably the largest collection of funfair goldfish thanks to his skills on the ‘ shooting targets on a shelf’ game.

 

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As you can see from the above photos, the fact that he can’t do his jacket buttons up is no wardrobe malfunction, it’s mainly because his six pack has now become a twenty four pack. Co Star Eric Close said “He really takes this story personally and wants to do an honourable job for Chris’s memory and for his family.”

Cooper is not the first actor to balloon in size for a movie role. One of the most famous transformations was Robert De Niro, who was almost unrecognisable in his role of Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull, having put on nearly four and a half stone to play the ageing boxer in 1980.

American Sniper is also due to be produced by Cooper, with Sienna Miller, Eric Ladin (Boardwalk Empire) and Navid Negahban (Homeland) joining the cast. No official release date has been announced yet, but it is expected to be in cinemas mid 2015, by which time Cooper will be roughly the size of Finland.

Christian started writing film reviews at school for a local paper. Since then he has written for BBC Radio 4's Newsjack and The London Film Review. He also writes and presents a comedy show on AbingdonXtra, an Oxfordshire based radio station.