Actor-on-the-rise Bradley Cooper makes his bid for stardom as he appears in two consecutive major comedies from Warner Bros. – opposite Jim Carrey in “Yes Man” and as the leading man in the wedding-themed “Hangover.”
In “Yes Man,” Cooper plays Peter who is repeatedly frustrated by his friend Carl’s (Carrey) habit of saying `No’ and constant refusals to take part in life more than two years after the latter’s divorce. “I wanted to have that feeling that these two guys have been friends for a long time,” says Cooper. “And like any best friend, you go through the travails with the people that you love. Peter is not only his friend, but also sort of the audience’s eyes, watching and enjoying this really out-of-the-ordinary behavior come about in Carl when he finally learns to say `Yes.’”
Cooper previously impressed audiences in the romantic comedy “Failure to Launch,” starring Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker, and in the smash hit “Wedding Crashers,” starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.