Bradley Cooper Talking About Epic Poetry Is Insane

Bradley Cooper Talking About Epic Poetry Is InsanePhoto by Peggy Sirota; Painting by Benjamin Van der Gucht

Without further ado, here's American actor Bradley Cooper, of The Hangover and American Hustle, on English poet John Milton, author of Paradise Lost:

Milton, bro? Milton. Fuckin’—that was the end of it. Motherfucker’s 57 or whatever, blind, dictating it to his fucking daughter-nurse—Paradise Lost? I mean, I just couldn’t… That poem fucking killed me. Satan? That character was un-fucking-believable. I could taste him in my mouth, dude, reading that. I really, really, for some reason, connected with that poem.

Cooper is GQ's January 2014 cover man, and this insane quote comes from Zach Baron's hilarious and insightful feature. It provides the necessary context that Cooper studied literature as a student at Georgetown. He wrote his thesis on Lolita. He shed tears reading Romeo and Juliet. He is fucking crazy about the written word, and that is an awesome fact about the actor most of us know as the douchey leader of the Wolf Pack in the Hangover movies. Let us celebrate this by playing the Internet's favorite new game, "Made-Up Bradley Cooper Quotes About World Literature":

"Bruh, Coleridge? When he woke from the opium dream and wrote 'Kubla Khan'?

"The first time I read 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner'? Brobro, I literally jumped out a window."

"But don't come to me with any fucking Hemingway, bro. Papa and I traded blows in Spain. Can't even talk about it."

Read the rest of the profile here.

[via GQ]

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