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Oscar Nominees: Meet My Acting Inspiration

From classic movie musicals to tough-guy stars, slide to see what fired up Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper and more to head to Hollywood

BRADLEY COOPER

Best Actor nominee, Silver Linings Playbook
Though best known until recently for his shenanigans in The Hangover movies, the Georgetown grad has long been attracted to deep, complex characters. Case in point: The Philadelphia native decided to become an actor "when I saw The Elephant Man when I was 12."