Cooper landed the lead role in the Ryuhei Kitamura-directed supernatural film The Midnight Meat Train (2008), based on Clive Barker's 1984 short story of the same name.Playing the dark character of a freelance photographer who tries to track down a serial killer was a departure from Cooper's previous comedic roles and an experience he found enjoyable. offers the most interesting variation on an old standard, playing his aggressive, cocky frat boy with a snarl of rage that masks an anxiety as hard to account for as it is to miss." Nevertheless, Cooper stated in a 2011 interview with Shave: "It's the same.
He played Phil Wenneck, one of the three friends—alongside Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis—to wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. The film was a commercial success, grossing over 5 million worldwide.Gossip Cop, however, has repeatedly debunked stories about Lawrence and Cooper dating.Bradley Charles Cooper (born January 5, 1975) is an American actor and producer.He first gained recognition as Will Tippin in the spy-action television show Alias (2001–2006), and achieved minor success with a supporting part in the comedy film Wedding Crashers (2005).His breakthrough role came in 2009 with The Hangover, a critically and commercially successful comedy, which spawned two sequels in 20.