Gary Cooper young
May 7, 1901
6 ft 3 in | 190 cm
81 kg | 180 lbs
14 US | 47 EU
Gary Cooper was born in Helena, Montana, United States, on May 7, 1901, was an American actor. Young Gary Cooper began his acting career as a stunt performer and in silent films. He made his big screen debut in silent historical adventure film Dick Turpin (1925) in uncredited role as Crowd Extra. Cooper's breakthrough role came as the Virginian in Pre-Code Western film The Virginian (1929).
He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles as Alvin C. York in drama biographical film Sergeant York (1941) and as Marshal Will Kane in Western High Noon (1952) opposite Grace Kelly.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles in films: Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936) as Longfellow Deeds, The Pride of the Yankees (1942) as Lou Gehrig and For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) as Robert Jordan.
He received an Academy Honorary Award in 1961.
Ball of Fire (1941) screwball comedy with Barbara Stanwyck
Meet John Doe (1941) comedy drama with Barbara Stanwyck
Wings (1927) silent drama action with Clara Bow
Design For Living (1933) pre-Code comedy romance with Miriam Hopkins
Love in the Afternoon (1957) romantic comedy with Audrey Hepburn
Vera Cruz (1954) western opposite Burt Lancaster and Charles Bronson
Morocco (1930) Pre-Code romantic drama with Marlene Dietrich
Friendly Persuasion (1956) Civil War drama with Anthony Perkins
The Westerner (1940) Western with Walter Brennan and Doris Davenport
Cooper was acted in leading roles in 84 films, during his career.
He is best known for his roles in westerns, starred in 20 westerns films.
He was best friends with Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway and James Stewart.
Was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard on February 6, 1960.
He married actress Veronica Balfe in 1933, they had a daughter, Maria Veronica Cooper.
He dated actresses Clara Bow (1927), Evelyn Brent (1928) Lupe Vélez (1929) Marlene Dietrich (1930) Carole Lombard (1931) and Patricia Neal (1948).
He had affair with actress Ingrid Bergman (1942).
Cooper died on May 13, 1961, Beverly Hills, California, United States, at age of 60.
In Westerns you were permitted to kiss your horse but never your girl.
The only achievement I am really proud of is the friends I have made in this community.
To get folks to like you, I figured you had to sort of be their ideal. I don't mean a handsome knight riding a white horse, but a fellow who answered the description of a right guy.
Naturalness is hard to talk about, but I guess it boils down to this: You find out what people expect of your type of character and then you give them what they want. That way an actor never seems unnatural or affected no matter what role he plays.
Movie acting is a pretty silly business for a man because it takes less training, less ability and less brains to be successful in it than any other business I can think of.