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Bradley Cooper Debuts Short Hair at White House Mental Health Conference

Bradley Cooper

We talk about Bradley Cooper a lot here at Reel Life With Jane, because, well, do we need a reason?

He debuted a new short ‘do (above) yesterday at a White House conference on mental health. Prior to that, the “Hangover III” star, 38, had been rocking longer locks, partly because of his role in David O. Russell’s next movie, “American Hustle,” in theaters Dec. 25, 2013.

In January, the Oscar-nominated actor permed his hair for a screen test for the film, and two months later was spotted on set with a head full of tiny pink rollers.

I like the short, suave, clean-cut look myself. Here he is before and after.

Bradley Cooper

In May, the actor showed off a tiny top knot while traveling to Rio de Janeiro to promote the third “Hangover” film.

He told Details magazine in April: “I just don’t sweat the s–t. The small stuff. My mind is just less busy now. There were so many times when I would sweat the small stuff. All through my life. High school. College. As an actor … ”

He added, “My dad’s death [in January 2011 after a long battle with cancer] allowed me to be more at ease with being myself. And if someone’s not going to like me, that’s just the way it is. I used to think, ‘Oh, my God. I don’t want to make anyone not like me. I don’t want to ruffle any feathers.’ Now it’s like, ‘I’m just going to be myself and trust that. And I’m enjoying life more.”

What do you think of the new haircut? Better long or short? 


3 responses to “Bradley Cooper Debuts Short Hair at White House Mental Health Conference”

  1. Melanie Votaw Avatar
    Melanie Votaw

    I do prefer the short hair, I think. It’s nice that he’s bringing more awareness to the stigma around mental illness. I’ve seen some comments online from people who say that he isn’t an expert, so he shouldn’t speak on the subject. But I don’t think he’s trying to pretend that he’s an expert. The fact of the matter is that when he attends something like this, it gets more attention – even if the VP is already there. And I’m sure that’s why he does it because he knows he can get press coverage on the issue if he’s there.

    1. Jane Boursaw Avatar

      That’s what I was thinking, too. That he’s doing it to bring awareness to the issue, which is great. I love it when celebrities use their powers for good.

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