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June 18th, 2013

In a short time, Bradley Cooper has established himself as one of the top stars in Hollywood. With a flair for comedy and drama, Cooper continues to gain more notoriety. Here is a look at five movies that have helped shape his career. “Wet Hot American Summer”: In his film debut, Cooper played the character of Ben. When released in 2001, this comedy spoof of camp films garnered little attention but has since become a cult classic. “The Hangover”: Cooper’s breakout role came in this 2009 comedy, which also features Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis. The film proved to be a surprise smash, spawning two sequels also starring Cooper.Get more information here. http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/cinema-reviews/hangover-part-iii-insane-blast-of-irreverence/article4772139.ece “The A-Team”: Cooper made the transition to big-budget action films with this film adaptation of the popular 1980s TV series. Cooper plays Templeton Peck in the movie. “Limitless”: After much success in supporting roles and as part of an ensemble, Cooper proved that he could carry a movie on his own with this successful 2011 film. “Silver Linings Playbook”: As depressed former teacher Pat Solitano, Cooper enjoyed the best reviews of his career for this 2012 Academy Award-nominated film. Not only was the movie a hit, DTV package, it also earned Cooper his first Oscar nomination.

June 15th, 2013

As of 2013, the dynamic actor Leonardo DiCaprio has still not won an Academy Award for Best Actor. This is astonishing, considering DiCaprio’s remarkable resume that includes: “The Departed,” “Titanic,” “Inception” and “Gangs of New York.” But which movie roles in particular should have won Leonardo DiCaprio the prestigious Academy Award trophy for his quality acting talent? Look no further than these three performances that garnered DiCaprio Oscar nominations.

“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”

This 1993 drama featured Leonardo DiCaprio holding his own Read the rest of this entry »

June 12th, 2013

In 2006, the world-renown, New York City-raised Italian-American master of cinema Martin Scorsese finally directed a motion picture that won an Academy Award for Best Picture with his brilliant crime thriller “The Departed” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson and Matt Damon. But what about the other movie masterpieces that Martin Scorsese should have won that golden Oscar statue for?

“Taxi Driver”

Thirty years before directing a movie that won a Best Picture Academy Award, Scorsese painted an ultra-realistic gothic portrait of the New York City streets Read the rest of this entry »

June 11th, 2013

Many people thought that Ryan Gosling was just going to be a pretty boy in romantic comedies after “The Notebook,” but he quickly proved why he has to be considered on the best actors alive right now.

Ryan Gosling’s first great performance came in “Half Nelson.” He played a teacher that develops a great bond with a student after learning she is addicted to drugs. The performance even earned Gosling a nomination for an Academy Award.

Gosling’s range would be Read the rest of this entry »

June 9th, 2013

In a short time, Bradley Cooper has established himself as one of the top stars in Hollywood. With a flair for comedy and drama, Cooper continues to gain more notoriety. Here is a look at five movies that have helped shape his career.

“Wet Hot American Summer”: In his film debut, Cooper played the character of Ben. When released in 2001, this comedy spoof of camp films garnered little attention but has since become a cult classic.
“The Hangover”: Cooper’s breakout role came in this 2009 comedy, which also Read the rest of this entry »