Bradley Cooper has been gracing our screens with his presence since 1999, starting with his first major acting gig opposite Sarah Jessica Parker on an episode of Sex and the City. And while there are those who would argue that it was a decade later that Cooper became a household name (thanks to a little movie called The Hangover), some of us have been following him for much longer.
And now? Just look at him. He’s not just an Oscar nominee but he’s a four-time, Oscar nominee for three straight years. (Lead Actor nominations for Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle and American Sniper, and another this year for producing Sniper). But we bet there are still a few things you don’t know about our man Brad.
Nine delightful things you may have forgotten about Mr. Bradley Cooper
He co-starred as Jennifer Garner's best pal on AliasWe didn't know what was more shocking — the moment his character, Will Tippin, learned Sydney Bristow was a secret agent, or that B-Coop wasn't cast as Garner's major love interest?Alias/CTV
He's fluent in FrenchYou don't have to understand him to know that this only makes him hotter.TF1
Brad took that famous selfieEllen DeGeneres may have gotten all the credit for the ultimate celebrity selfie ever, but it was really all thanks to B-Coop.Getty Images
The Coop wears a wedding ringBut relax, Cooper fans (and current GF, Suki Waterhouse): It's his late father's ring, who passed away from a long battle with cancer in 2011.Getty Images
No one plays douche like Coop.NO ONE. See for yourself.CP Images/Richard Cartwright
Bradley's a mama's boyBradley moved in with his folks a few months before his dad died — and still lives with mom Gloria Campano (though she's at his home now). The two are super-close and if Suki isn't by his side at a red carpet event, his mom usually is. Or maybe that's vice versa.Ellen/CTV
The dude has very famous exesWe know Coop's four-month marriage to Jennifer Esposito haunts her more than it does him, as he moved on to Renee Zellweger and then Zoe Saldana. Hmm, wonder if it was awkward promoting Guardians of the Galaxy?Guardians of the Galaxy/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
He achieved the impossibleAs a "second-year actor," he posed a question (of Sean Penn, no less) on Inside the Actors Studio and miraculously went on to make it big himself...much to Louis C.K.'s chagrin.Inside the Actors Studio/Bravo
He's awesome at air guitarWe'll just let his performance do the talking. It's something to behold.
Now that you're armed with all this Cooper knowledge, you can catch the man himself at this year's Oscars on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. (ET) on CTV.Getty Images