Bradley Cooper

Committed to include women's wages in future negotiations of his

Usually you don’t talk about the financial stuff... It’s time to start doing that.

Bradley Cooper not only caused some waves back in 2015 when he showed outrage that his co-star, Jennifer Lawrence, was paid significantly less for the same work as he did, but he also exposed the fact that actors (men) almost never get involved in the financials related to actor's salary in movies, allowing agents to handle the matter and not being involved in ensuring pay equity. But we also admire Mr. Cooper for remembering to publicly give credit to people who work behind the scenes; Bradley Cooper is very cognizant to give credit where credit is due!


Born: 1975

Country: USA

Profession: Actor and film-maker

Best known for: Movies such as “Silver Lining Playbook” “American Hustle” “American Sniper” “A Star is Born” among many others

Contribution to success: Passion for what he does; and staying true to his ultimate goal in his work which Is not to achieve success but to grow.

Interesting fact: He is fluent in French and graduated with honors from Georgetown with a degree in English.

Why we chose him: When Bradley Cooper learned about Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams’ pay on American Hustle which was substantially lower than his deal. He has vowed to disclose his salary in future films in an effort to level the playing field, allowing women to have leverage during their negotiations.

Our favorite quotes by Mr. Cooper:

“You can’t really control how people are going to feel about you; all you can really do is be yourself.”

“What gets celebrated get replicated.”

"Usually you don't talk about the financial stuff, you have people. But you know what? It's time to start doing that." ~ on starting conversations to ensure women have knowledge about his salary while negotiating on their own behalf

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Karina Salfeld