Bradley Cooper Once Signed As His ‘Failure To Launch’ Co-Star Matthew McConaughey For Latter’s Fan: “This Is The Worst Way To Get Recognised”

Bradley Cooper once signed co-star Matthew McConaughey for Latter’s Fan as a ‘failure to launch’ (Picture Credit: Wikimedia)

Bradley Cooper is among the Hollywood A-listers who have forever etched their name in the hearts of fans. However, it was only once in terms of the actor that his most significant success came in 2009. In fact, he once had to sign his co-star Matthew McConaughey’s name for the latter’s fan.

Cooper made his acting debut in 1999 as a recurring actor on the sitcom, Sex and the City. During his illustrious career, the actor has done television shows, movies and Broadway. However, his biggest breakthrough came with the 2009 comedy The Hangover.

In 2008, Bradley Cooper appeared on Conan O’Brien’s show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, sharing a humorous incident with a Matthew McConaughey fan. During the show, the host noted how Cooper had appeared in five films that year and discussed how people should recognize him now. To this, the actor said, “Yeah, so, maybe, but they’re not” and burst out laughing, adding that he can live an anonymous life and work in peace.

Cooper further recalled an incident where he felt he was being recognized, but it was only for his failure to launch his co-star McConaughey. He said, “I did this independent film in Minnesota, and I was at an Applebee’s. It’s really the worst way to get recognized.” He continued, “This lady came up to me and she was so nervous, and she said, ‘Oh my god. You’re in that movie, Fail to Launch?’ I said, ‘yes’. [She said,] ‘Together Matthew McConaughey, And I said, ‘Yeah.’

The woman then asked the actor, “Can I have your autograph?” To which an excited Bradley said, “Of course, of course, do you have a pen? What’s your name?” As the actor wrote it down and autographed it, the woman said, “Oh no, no. Can you write Matthew?”

As the audience laughed, the Silver Linings Playbook star continued, “I was like, ‘Oh but I’m not Matthew,’ and she was like, ‘I know, but you were next to her. [so] It’s okay.'” Finally, Bradley Cooper Turns out he obliged and signed on as an Interstellar star.

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