Bradley Charles Cooper(born January 5, 1975)is an American actor and producer. He first gained recognition in the spy-action television show Alias and the television drama Jack & Bobby. He later appeared in the romantic comedy films Wedding Crashers (2005), Yes Man (2008), and He’s Just Not That Into You (2009). He achieved fame with his role in the road comedies of The Hangover trilogy (2009–13), later starring in the action-comedy The A-Team (2010), the thriller Limitless (2011), the critically acclaimed romantic comedy-drama film Silver Linings Playbook (2012), the crime drama The Place Beyond the Pines (2013), the crime comedy-drama American Hustle (2013), and the war film American Sniper (2014); he also provided the voice of Rocket Raccoon in Marvel’s superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). His work in Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively, and his work in American Sniper (2014) earned him two more Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Picture as a producer. In 2011, People magazine named him the “Sexiest Man Alive”.