Bradley Cooper speaks fluent French on French TV

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  1. luenatic

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  2. Gazpacho

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    VERY impressive! His pronunciation is quite good too. Obviously not native, but quite good. He says that he studied abroad in college in France.

    But that was decades ago. I'm very impressed he's kept up his French skills.
  3. cailuj365

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    WHOAAAAA. He just became a hundred times hotter. :D

    He's really good! I'm quite impressed that he's kept up his French since college, even with the study abroad. That did not happen with me at all....
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  4. overedge

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    He's really good. He must practice every year at Cannes or something...:lol:
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    I saw this yesterday and yes, it was a big turn on. :grope:
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    Yummy. Yummy. Yum.
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    :swoon::swoon::swoon::swoon::swoon::swoon::swoon: did I mention....:swoon:
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    My stars, who needs porn when we have this? :swoon: :grope:
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    I didn't think he could possibly get any hotter, and now this . . . . sigh.
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    So Hot :lol:.

    When I was in college, I thought it was such a pain in the *ss that I had to take 4 semesters of a foreign language. The only German I can remember now is "Sprechen Sie Deutsch?", LOL. Now I wish I had put more effort into it, because I do admire people that are fluent in more than one languages. I was in Turkey recently and was amazed at the fluent Japanese and Chinese that the Turkish tour guides were using with their respective Japanese and Chinese clients.
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    I actually didn't think he was hot... until I saw this video :shuffle:
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    I loves me some Bradley Cooper. He is just so incredibly sexy. Especially when speaking en francais. :swoon:
  14. Veronika

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    I don't think they ever had him speak French on Alias...am I wrong? Any fans here?

    I've always thought he was hot, and this makes him hotter. :)
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    [faints]
  16. HisWeirness

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    :swoon:

    :rofl: that the movie is apparently "Very Bad Trip 2" in France. :lol:

    I appreciate in the Hangover movies that they keep him looking :smokin: while Ed Helms is always missing a tooth or has a crazy tattoo ;)
  17. WindSpirit

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    You can still learn! Do it, it's amazing to be able to communicate in another language. Not to mention, think in it.

    As for Bradley Cooper speaking French, his heavy American accent kind of ruined it. But then again, neither the French language nor Bradley Cooper himself do much for me. :shuffle: (yes, I'm weird)
  18. allezfred

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    That was my initial reaction too. :lol:

    But is it really that surprising that someone who studied a language in college/university can speak it? :shuffle:
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    Of all Americans I ever heard speak or try to speak French, this was by far one of the best. I am actually quite impressed by his accent.
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    If that's what you think of Bradley's accent then don't ever listen to a Vanessa James' interview. I just did and I still haven't recovered. Compared to hr Bradley Cooper has no accent, I'm just saying...
  21. Veronika

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    If you live in the US, yes. But I don't want to start that language argument again... :shuffle:
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    I love Bradley Cooper as an actor, and loved him on Alias especially, but I don't find him all that attractive.
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    I took French in second grade (my school had a big French program for some reason) and loved it, but I haven't taken it since. I'm toying with the idea of taking it again, though. I saw Cyrano at the Folger Theatre last week, and have been thinking ever since how much fun it would be to read it in the original French! :lol: Maybe not much of a reason to learn a language, but . . .
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    Sigh, just as one comment says, life is so unfair!

    Slightly off topic, doesn't Jodie Foster speak very good French?
  25. allezfred

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    Yes, she went to a French school in LA, I believe.
  26. cailuj365

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    Bradley Cooper's accent is very good for an American. I wouldn't call that a "heavy American" accent at all. The phrases he uses are simple and he makes small mistakes here and there, but he speaks easily and without hesitation. And besides, Cooper is 36, so college was 14 years ago for him. If you don't use French at all afterward (and it's not like there are a lot of opportunities to speak French in America), it would have been easy to lose fluency. I would guess that he has a French friend or someone that he can practice his French with.

    Jodie Foster, on the other hand, is pretty much bilingual (recent French interview). She attended a French immersion high school in Los Angeles and spent a lot of time in France in her youth.

    Kristen Scott Thomas is also bilingual, but she has lived in France since she was 19. Evangeline Lilly is also good, but not quite fluent.
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    I commented on his accent, not his fluency in French or lack of thereof. I couldn't tell as I don't speak French at all. I did notice his accent, though. It's not that he has a heavy accent when he speaks English. But when he speaks French his pitch is the same as if he was speaking English. Which is very different from French. I don't know how to explain it better. To me, it was distracting. It's as if he was speaking English but I couldn't understand the words, my brain was getting confused. :lol:
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    Never French on Alias. He was normal there, except for when he was getting beat up, or forced into witness protection, or killing Evil Francie (who never stayed dead)... Loved seasons 1 & 2 of that show, but 3, 4 and especially 5 were horrid.
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    Who is Bradley Cooper? And if he is a TV or a Movie actor then WHY is speaking french "front page news"?
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    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    Pas mal du tout, M. Cooper.
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    OMG. I never realized until reading the last few posts in this thread that Bradley Cooper was Will on Alias. He's had something of a babe-a-licious makeover since then.....
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    Yeah - it was Michael Vartan who spoke French on Alias, and is another hottie who is bilingual. Michael guest starring as a French chef on Kitchen Confidential with Bradley was a great show.
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    Yes, if it was 14 years ago, and he lives in a country with few opportunities to practice it. I'd say that Cooper actually speaks French significantly better than most Anglophone Canadians.

    Brooke Shields can (or could) speak French very fluently, as she was a French major in college.
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    He's always been a hottie. There was one Alias episode where he turned super-hero (amnesia? drugged??) for which he was all in black, including some well-tailored leather pants... :swoon: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  36. luenatic

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    Did you watch 'Who do you think you are'? It's about genealogy.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...st-learns-royal-ancestors-U-S-television.html

    "Show researchers discovered that she (Brook Shields) was directly related to King Henry IV and that Louis XIV was a cousin, many generations removed."
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    Where is the "front page news"? Did you read it at your local newspaper as "front page news"? OMG!
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    And this sweeping statement is based on what? The millions of Canadians you have heard speak French?

    The other American actress that comes to mind as being fluent in French is Molly Ringwald, who has made several French language films.
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    Oh yes, I remember that one well (heh heh).
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    No, the many Anglophone Canadians who can't speak French as well. I have spent a lot of time in Anglophone Canada, mostly among moderately well off Ontario residents who are statistically more likely to have had good French instruction at school. Most of them have good reading ability and pretty good listening ability, but they wouldn't be able to do a similar interview in French.
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