Name: Bradley Cooper

Age: 37

Character: Pat Solitano

Film: Silver Linings Playbook

Synopsis: Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything -- his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months is a state institution on a plea bargain.

Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet-and to share their family's obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team.

When Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return.

As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives

Previous Golden Globe Wins: Bradley Cooper is yet to win a Golden Globe award

Previous Golden Globe Nominations: This is this first nomination

Award/Nominations for role: He has won Best Actor awards at the Hollywood Film festival, Indiana Film Critics, National Board of Review and Satellite Awards.

He has also been nominated at the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, Independent Spirit Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Critics: This is the best performance from Bradley Cooper to date as he plays Pat as a man who is desperate to win back his wife and get his life back on track but struggles with the problems that face him.

Cooper is best known as a comedy actor but he resists the urge to perhaps overplay the mental illness for laughs and instead he delivered a performance that is honest, engaging and incredibly heart-felt. - FemaleFirst

- Seeing it a second time has made me love it even more, not always the case. - This Is London

- Smart, funny, great performances - ReviewExpress.com

Check out the other nominees:

Hugh Jackman

Bill Murray

Ewan McGregor

Jack Black

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw


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