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Bradley Cooper Wants In On The Great Gatsby

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Bradley Cooper Wants Great Gatsby Role

The makes-people-weak-at-the-knees seksi Bradley Cooper really wants to be a part of Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, because to him the meatiest role hasn't been cast yet, and he's just the man to bring it to life.

He wants the role of "Tom Buchanan, the cocky blueblood husband of Gatsby's (DiCaprio) love interest, Daisy (Mulligan)."

Why does he want it?

"To me, he's the best character in the book. He's so complicated. He's xenophobic, he's an alcoholic, but he also understands some profound stuff about class. Whoever plays it has to take a gentle hand, because it could so easily be stock, where he’s a rich jerk you don't identify with at all."

We think he'd be a good fit. Bradley Cooper's range hasn't yet been tapped for an emotional role like this, and it'd be wonderful to see him get a shot at it.

With Luhrmann's direction, he could be fab!

Bradley, we hope they let you audition! Oh, and you can stop by and run lines with us anytime!

What do U think about it if Cooper landed the role??

[Image via WENN.]

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10 comments to “Bradley Cooper Wants In On The Great Gatsby



  1. 1

    No…Perhaps Nick Caraway, whose role is actually central to the story as a narrator. I don't agree at all, as well, with Leo as Gatsby himself; _he'd_ make a better Tom Buchanan, especially now that he's rather more…um…substantial. Not fat or anything, but he's gained some physical heft so he no longer fits the sensitive, self-conscious image of one whose clothes and life are very elegant but may not fit the soul so properly. A younger Jude Law would have been absolutely perfect as Gatsby. Zack Efron or even James Franco could pull it off almost as well. Carey Mulligan seems made to play Daisy.



  2. 2

    I actually think he could pull it off. He's played that kind of jacka*s type character in the past and I think he's got the potential to go a step further with a character like Tom Buchanan. He is quite a complex character and I think it would be interesting to see if Bradley can tackle it.



  3. 3

    No Ive never seen him show any kind of depth or ability at all for this kind of thing i would prefer brad hes able to do all kinds of roles or george clooney or even colin firth



  4. 4

    What is up with that picture of him? In person he's got to be one ugly dude because his photos are always given the works in Photoshop. Wax figure much??



  5. 5

    As an English teacher who has taught Gatsby for years, I think Cooper would be a brilliant Tom. This movie is perfectly cast thus far and with Bradley, it would be complete!



  6. 6

    you guys are WAY BEHIND…Leo already got the part.i spot him in Santa Ana,CA filming the movie…heck i heard Clint Eastwood was their too.They were filming @ in old court house downtown ;D



  7. 7

    He might make up for some of the other (poor) casting choices.



  8. 8

    i think he'd be perfect



  9. 9

    I was thinking more along the lines of Timothy Ollyphant or Alexander Sasgaard.



  10. 10

    I could see it, he definitely looks the part and to be honest Tom doesn't change or develop during the story and it definitely isn't an 'emotional' role.