Bradley Cooper Reveals He Almost Quit Acting, Shares What Changed His Mind

Mega actor Bradley Cooper almost gave his acting career up, but something special changed his mind. During a recent conversation with Mahershala Ali for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series, Bradley Cooper revealed considered walking away from acting, and might have had it not been for Paul Thomas Anderson.

“The reason that I didn’t give up acting is Paul Thomas Anderson,” he explained, crediting the director who cast Cooper in his latest film Licorice Pizza. “When he called me to maybe be in his movie [Licorice Pizza], I mean really, I think I’d open up a door in his movie. I’d do anything.”