New York Times’ Vulture announced their 100 Most Valuable Movie Stars 2013. Bradley is ranked #23 at the Vulture Rankings, #23 at Studios Favorites, #12 at Tabloid Target, #48 at Most Respected, #24 at International Stars, #9 at Comedic Stars and #20 at Dramatic Stars.
After breaking out in 2009’s first Hangover film, it seemed like Cooper was off to a profitable, high-profile career as a cocky dreamboat, leaping from Valentine’s Day to The A-Team to The Hangover Part II. But then came last year’s Silver Linings Playbook and a Brad Pitt–style reevaluation occurred: Hey, this handsome blonde can act! The acclaimed and accessible Playbook earned Cooper his first Oscar nomination, and on a budget of $21 million, the movie scored $234 million worldwide — half of that overseas.
Blessed with a face that sells magazines (and a Sexiest Man Alive honor), Cooper seems determined to use his growing appeal and respect to reach for the highest tier of Hollywood projects. (And he finally seems free of the devolving Hangover franchise; the third installment made $238.8 million abroad, rare numbers for a comedy, but wildly underperformed Stateside.) He’s carefully sticking close to his Playbook cohorts: This winter’s American Hustle reteams him with director David O. Russell and co-star Jennifer Lawrence, and then there’s an untitled romantic comedy from Cameron Crowe and a surprising voice role as a gun-toting raccoon in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s hard to believe some never thought he’d go farther than that Wedding Crashers weasel.
Rank Compared to 2012: +24
Domestic Box Office: $70,063,097
Overseas Box Office: $82,050,000
Studio Value: 8
Critics’ Score: 33
Twitter Mentions: 2,188
Tabloid Value: 8
Some additional rankings when making ‘your own list’. Bradley ranks #37 when you only adjust Domestic Box Office, #38 at Overseas Box Office, #31 at Studio Value, #14 at Like ability, #93 at Critics’ Score, #21 at Twitter Mentions, #43 at Oscars, and #19 at Tabloid Value.