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Bradley Cooper’s Sobriety Journey: How It Influenced His Role in ‘A Star Is Born’

Bradley Cooper Feels 'Very Lucky' After Being Sober For 19 Years

Bradley Cooper, celebrated for his talent both in front of and behind the camera, has been remarkably candid about his nearly two-decade-long journey of sobriety. In a heartfelt revelation, he opens up about how his struggle with addiction not only transformed his life but also influenced his performance in “A Star Is Born,” making it feel more manageable.

Bradley Cooper’s Sober Journey Enhances ‘A Star Is Born’

Bradley Cooper, who has been on a 19-year sobriety journey since getting sober at the age of 29, acknowledges his luck in this personal transformation. His role in “A Star Is Born,” where he portrayed a musician battling addiction alongside Lady Gaga, became more accessible due to his own experiences.

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“I was lucky. I got sober at 29 years old, and I’ve been sober for 19 years… I’ve been very lucky. It made it easier to be able to really enter in there. And thank goodness I was at a place in my life where I was at ease with all of that, so I could really let myself go. It’s been a real blessing. I hope I get to keep doing it.”

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Cooper’s Oscar Success & Sobriety Journey

Bradley Cooper directed the 2018 film “A Star Is Born,” earning Oscar nods in categories like Best Picture, Actress, Adapted Screenplay, and Actor. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song with “Shallow.”

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Cooper openly discussed his sobriety journey on a podcast last year. He credited co-host Will Arnett for helping him recognize his struggles in 2004, leading to a life-changing revelation about his issues with drugs and alcohol following his departure from “Alias.”