How Bradley Cooper Gained Excess weight For 'American Sniper'

Posted Monday, June 15th 2015 at 9:28am

When starring in films like "American Hustle" or "The Hangover," forty-yr-aged actor Bradley Cooper is able to remain at his standard bodyweight - all-around 185 pounds.
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But for his Oscar-nominated part as Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in "American Sniper," Cooper had to bulk up to engage in the 225-pound sniper.
Kyle, who died in 2013 immediately after becoming shot by a previous Marine who was struggling from post-traumatic tension problem, experienced one hundred sixty confirmed kills underneath his belt from his time as a Navy SEAL sniper in Iraq.
"I had to get to the point exactly where I thought I was him," Cooper explained to Men's Wellbeing magazine. "At 185 lbs, it would

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