Brad Pitt: Bradley Cooper is "brilliant"

What a laudation: Brad Pitt (60) presented his friend Bradley Cooper (49) with the award for best actor of the year in the biopic “Maestro” at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.

Brad Pitt: Bradley Cooper is "brilliant"

What a laudation: Brad Pitt (60) presented his friend Bradley Cooper (49) with the award for best actor of the year in the biopic “Maestro” at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. According to "People" magazine, Pitt previously sang praises about his Oscar-nominated colleague. He described Cooper as “unique” and “brilliant.” Pitt also publicly speculated about Cooper's secret to success.

When he arrived at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara on Thursday, Brad Pitt was in a good mood and joked about himself and Bradley Cooper: "We have a few things in common: our status as a film superstar and our first name." In his laudatory speech, Pitt then highlighted the uniqueness of his film colleague, which is also evident in Cooper's latest work "Maestro". In the biopic, Cooper not only embodies the American pianist, conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein. He also wrote the screenplay and directed. Cooper's film earned Pitt the title of "masterpiece." Cooper knows how to make key scenes in the film look “lively and natural” with his partner Carey Mulligan (38). That is “very, very difficult to achieve,” said Pitt.

He then speculated about Cooper's recipe for success: "I think it's his insatiable love for this little thing we call the human experience, with all its struggles, joys and discomforts. Bradley always goes into the thick of it and doesn't back down from anything. That is what he brings to every image he puts on the screen." Pitt wished his friend every success for the upcoming Oscars, for which "Maestro" is nominated seven times: "I really hope that this is his year."

In his acceptance speech, Cooper took a look at his own biography: Films changed his life and “kept him alive,” Cooper said. It was "absolutely incredible" to look back at himself as a "terrified" fifth-grader who was so nervous during a "presentation in front of a board that he was shaking." Will Cooper be able to stay cool when the 96th Oscars are presented on March 10th at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles?

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