Following the critical and boxoffice disappointments of his two most recent films, “Hit and Run” and “The Words,” actor Bradley Cooper has deleted his Facebook account in an effort to stop starring in bad movies directed by his friends.
Before shutting down his Facebook page, Cooper had signed on to star in 56 movies written and directed by his friends, many of whom re-connected with Cooper through Facebook. Most of them have never written or directed a movie before, but yet Cooper agreed to help them out.
“I can’t say no when a friend asks me to star in one of their films,” Cooper told Hollywood & Swine. “And unfortunately, I’m not friends with better filmmakers..”
According to sources close to the “Hangover” star, Cooper’s agent forced him to quit Facebook after discovering the actor attached himself to three romantic comedies written by Jerry Wallace, a friend who sat behind him in second grade.
“Bradley gives new meaning to the words ‘friends with benefits,’ ” Cooper’s agent said. “His inability to say no friends is the worst case of this I’ve seen since Adam Sandler who has been torturing people for years with his collaborations with friends.”
Cooper finally realized he had a problem with starring in his friends’ movies after he learned that the movie “Hit and Run,” actually started out as a segment on MTV’s celebrity prank show “Punk’d” that spiraled out of control.
“At first we just wanted to see Bradley’s reaction when I asked him to be in a movie where he’d be wearing blond dreadlocks and talking about getting raped in prison,” said former “Punk’d” star and “Hit and Run” director Dax Shepard, a longtime friend of Cooper’s. “But before I could tell him he was on ‘Punk’d’ he agreed to be in the film.”