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Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper young

Birth Date

May 7, 1901


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Light brown

Eye color



6 ft 3 in | 190 cm

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81 kg | 180 lbs

Shoe size

14 US | 47 EU

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Early acting career First film Breakthrough

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).

Best Movies

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 VĂ©lez (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.