Vim & Vigor - Summer 2014 - University of Virginia - (Page 32)
BY ALISSA M. EDWARDS
How a movie role compelled
BRADLEY COOPER to become
an advocate for mental health
hen Bradley Cooper took on the role
of a man with bipolar disorder, he
probably never imagined it would
change his worldview.
Portraying Pat Solatano in Silver Linings Playbook,
the 39-year-old actor and executive producer earned
Academy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild
award nominations. The ﬁlm also catapulted him into a
role as a high-proﬁle advocate for mental health issues.
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