Bradley Cooper and Leonardo DiCaprio are buds. Bros even. They’ve enjoyed classy dinners, Met Gala after parties, boxing matches, and more. But seeing them spend so much time together lately, we made a shocking discovery: Bradley Cooper is turning into Leo.
Hear us out on this one.
They love models. Younger ones.
Cooper used to date Renee Zellweger and Zoe Saldana, both fairly close to his own age. Then, he took a page out of DiCaprio’s playbook and turned to models in their twenties: 23-year-old Suki Waterhouse, and now 29-year-old Irina Shayk.
They’ve both been known to rock formidable beards.
Solid facial hair, guys.
They’re great actors who haven’t yet nailed that Oscar gold.
DiCaprio has received four acting nominations (for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Aviator, Blood Diamond, The Wold of Wall Street) while Cooper has three over the last three years (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, American Sniper). Someday, boys.
They each frequently collaborate with one highly acclaimed director.
For DiCaprio, it’s Martin Scorsese. For Cooper, it’s David O. Russell.
They each have a co-star they’ve worked with multiple times and are pals with without ever getting romantic.
Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence have worked together four times and are just friends, and DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, despite all our youthful dreams, worked together on both Titanic and Revolutionary Road without ever taking it to the next level. (He did walk her down the aisle at her 2012 wedding.)
They both brought the hottest dates to the Oscars: their moms.
Both gentlemen brought their moms to the 2014 Oscars, where they all hung out on the world’s cutest double date.
If Cooper needed a role model, he could have done a lot worse.
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