Bradley Cooper’s dad passed away in his arms — so he moved in with his mom & became her caregiver

Hollywood might be filled to the brim with talented, good-looking people who have the drive and determination to get what they want, no matter the cost, but that doesn’t mean it’s overflowing with compassion and kindness.

Far from it, in fact. The world A-listers preside over is a cut-throat one, and a harsh environment usually breeds harsh people.

As such, there are many among the Earth’s most well-recognized and adored celebrities who aren’t actually all that nice. Sure, they’re entertaining, and they may even have a carefully crafted PR persona that makes them seem great in interviews, but the truth is, you probably wouldn’t want to have dinner with them.

But, of course, we’re not tarnishing every Hollywood A-lister with the same brush. Not only is that unfair, but it’s also wrong.

There are those individuals out there who buck the trend, break the mould, fly in the face of expectation. They may be few and far between, but I think it’s important we highlight them where we can …

Bradley Cooper is an actor whose talents and exploits are famed the world over. Having appeared in blockbuster movies like The Hangover, A Star is Born, and Limitless, it’s safe to say he’s hit a peak most aspiring performers can only dream of.

Yet the millions he’s made – and the subsequent flashy life he’s able to lead – are a far cry from the 48-year-old’s humble upbringing.

As per reports, Cooper was born on January 5, 1975 in Philadelphia, PA, to Gloria Campano and Charles John Cooper. His mother worked at a local NBC station and his father was a stockbroker, but both made sure they were there to give their son the best possible childhood.

Cooper himself has spoken on how his early life was simple and pleasant. He wanted to be a soldier or a ninja when he grew up, and his parents taught him core values including dignity and respect.

Cooper once revealed: “I begged my father to send me to Valley Forge Military Academy. Before that I thought only ninjas understood the meaning of life and death. And so I begged my father to send me to Japan…so I could train to become a ninja.”

As a young man, Cooper turned his interests towards acting, and though he had a bumpy road to the top, his hard work and determination irrefutably won through.

Yet through it all, Cooper himself has been a family man, and so his world was rocked when his father passed away, surrounded by his loved ones, in 2011.

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