Published On: Wed, May 14th, 2014

WHAT BRADLEY COOPER LOOKS LIKE NOW

 Bradley Cooper has packed on muscle (and quite the beard) since we last saw him in March. The speculation is that Cooper's drastic physical transformation is for his role in 2015's "American Sniper," in which he will play Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

Bradley Cooper has packed on muscle (and quite the beard) since we last saw him in March. The speculation is that Cooper’s drastic physical transformation is for his role in 2015’s “American Sniper,” in which he will play Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

  Cooper's beefier look comes on the heels of another on-screen transformation: his role in David O. Russell's "American Hustle." Part of the fun in watching the '70s-era drama is seeing Cooper's impressive perm


Cooper’s beefier look comes on the heels of another on-screen transformation: his role in David O. Russell’s “American Hustle.” Part of the fun in watching the ’70s-era drama is seeing Cooper’s impressive perm

With his new role as a superhero in Marvel's "Ant-Man," it looks like Paul Rudd is bulking up. The actor was spotted on the beach in Mexico on Friday, April 11, with some very noticeable muscles, leaving onlookers curious if he's been hitting the gym for the gig. (Or perhaps those pecs were there all along.)

With his new role as a superhero in Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” it looks like Paul Rudd is bulking up. The actor was spotted on the beach in Mexico on Friday, April 11, with some very noticeable muscles, leaving onlookers curious if he’s been hitting the gym for the gig. (Or perhaps those pecs were there all along.)

The Daily Mail headline read “The Hangover … Part 4: Bradley Cooper morphs into Zach Galifianakis as he arrives at the Met Gala with bushy beard.”

Wow.

With his obvious weight gain and scruffy beard, Cooper is looking quite different these days, but taking it to the Galifianakis stage might be a bit much. The “American Hustle” star has reportedly beefed up for his role as the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle for the forthcoming film “American Sniper.”

“He put on like 40 pounds,” co-star Eric Close told E! “He’s really been working hard. He looks great. He’s really taken on this character. … He really takes this story personally and wants to do an honorable job for Chris’ memory and for his family.”

Recent photos of Cooper show him sporting quite a bit of muscle along with the facial hair, the latter of which is way more familiar than the brawn. But the actor has been serious about his physical fitness for a while and once gave Men’s Fitness his Top 5 workout tips.

He advised not cheating on a diet “(for) at least six weeks. It’s vital you allow your body to rid itself of toxins and keep your hormones at optimal levels.” He also told the magazine that “sugar and processed food cause your body to respond in a way that prevents proper muscle growth.”

On Monday night, Cooper showed off his new form in formal wear at the Met Gala in New York with his girlfriend, model Suki Waterhouse.

 

  Mark Wahlberg has said that he wants to get "as thin as possible" to portray a professor with a gambling problem in an upcoming remake of "The Gambler." He reportedly lost 61 pounds.


Mark Wahlberg has said that he wants to get “as thin as possible” to portray a professor with a gambling problem in an upcoming remake of “The Gambler.” He reportedly lost 61 pounds.

Matthew McConaughey lost at least 40 pounds to portray a man with AIDS in the December release "Dallas Buyers Club."

Matthew McConaughey lost at least 40 pounds to portray a man with AIDS in the December release “Dallas Buyers Club.”

 Jared Leto said he shed nearly 40 pounds to play a transsexual woman living with AIDS in "Dallas Buyers Club."


Jared Leto said he shed nearly 40 pounds to play a transsexual woman living with AIDS in “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Charlize Theron gained about 30 pounds and wore crooked prosthetic teeth for her transformation into serial killer Aileen Wuornos in 2003's "Monster." She won a best actress Oscar.

Charlize Theron gained about 30 pounds and wore crooked prosthetic teeth for her transformation into serial killer Aileen Wuornos in 2003’s “Monster.” She won a best actress Oscar.

Meryl Streep won an Oscar for her portrayal of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 2011's "The Iron Lady," and so did members of her makeup team. They told Entertainment Weekly they pulled it off by working around Streep's natural facial elements.

Meryl Streep won an Oscar for her portrayal of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 2011’s “The Iron Lady,” and so did members of her makeup team. They told Entertainment Weekly they pulled it off by working around Streep’s natural facial elements.

Jake Gyllenhaal lost roughly 20 pounds for his role in the crime drama "Nightcrawler."

Jake Gyllenhaal lost roughly 20 pounds for his role in the crime drama “Nightcrawler.”

 Jason Segel has been working hard to shed weight for his role in the upcoming comedy "Sex Tape," which also stars Cameron Diaz. The 33-year-old actor said that adopting a healthier lifestyle was key.


Jason Segel has been working hard to shed weight for his role in the upcoming comedy “Sex Tape,” which also stars Cameron Diaz. The 33-year-old actor said that adopting a healthier lifestyle was key.

 Ashton Kutcher had the good fortune of looking like Steve Jobs' long-lost cousin, so transforming himself into the icon of innovation didn't take much for the "Jobs" biopic. But it's amazing what the haircut, glasses and beard can do

Ashton Kutcher had the good fortune of looking like Steve Jobs’ long-lost cousin, so transforming himself into the icon of innovation didn’t take much for the “Jobs” biopic. But it’s amazing what the haircut, glasses and beard can do

For 2014's "Guardians of the Galaxy," Chris Pratt gave up beer for six months ... and wound up looking like this.

For 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Chris Pratt gave up beer for six months … and wound up looking like this.

 Elizabeth Banks' comedic timing is as sharp as ever in "The Hunger Games," but her makeup job is a far cry from how we're used to seeing her.

Elizabeth Banks’ comedic timing is as sharp as ever in “The Hunger Games,” but her makeup job is a far cry from how we’re used to seeing her.

 Daniel Day-Lewis looked presidential enough to appear on currency in 2012's "Lincoln." The actor portrayed the 16th president so well he won an Oscar.

Daniel Day-Lewis looked presidential enough to appear on currency in 2012’s “Lincoln.” The actor portrayed the 16th president so well he won an Oscar.

In "Looper," Joseph Gordon-Levitt was made up to look more like his co-star, Bruce Willis.

In “Looper,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt was made up to look more like his co-star, Bruce Willis.

50 Cent had fans worried that he was truly ill when images surfaced of his role as a man suffering from cancer in "All Things Fall Apart."

50 Cent had fans worried that he was truly ill when images surfaced of his role as a man suffering from cancer in “All Things Fall Apart.”

 While we've seen him become extremely thin to play a character, Leto has also gone in the other direction. For "Chapter 27," he packed on 60 pounds to portray Mark David Chapman.

While we’ve seen him become extremely thin to play a character, Leto has also gone in the other direction. For “Chapter 27,” he packed on 60 pounds to portray Mark David Chapman.

 Even if you don't remember 2008's "Tropic Thunder," you likely recall that Robert Downey Jr. was in blackface for his role. The controversial makeup choice was reflective of the lengths that Downey's method actor character, Kirk Lazarus, would go to portray a Vietnam War sergeant who was initially written as African-American.


Even if you don’t remember 2008’s “Tropic Thunder,” you likely recall that Robert Downey Jr. was in blackface for his role. The controversial makeup choice was reflective of the lengths that Downey’s method actor character, Kirk Lazarus, would go to portray a Vietnam War sergeant who was initially written as African-American.

  Nicole Kidman nabbed a best actress Oscar for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in 2002's "The Hours." But the makeup job that changed her appearance -- aided greatly by a prosthetic nose that stirred debate -- didn't receive a nod.


Nicole Kidman nabbed a best actress Oscar for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in 2002’s “The Hours.” But the makeup job that changed her appearance — aided greatly by a prosthetic nose that stirred debate — didn’t receive a nod.

 For his role as a man who aged in reverse in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Brad Pitt "had to endure the most complicated and time-consuming makeup effects," sometimes spending five hours at a time in the makeup chair, producer Frank Marshall told Variety in 2008.

For his role as a man who aged in reverse in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Brad Pitt “had to endure the most complicated and time-consuming makeup effects,” sometimes spending five hours at a time in the makeup chair, producer Frank Marshall told Variety in 2008.

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