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Should Bradley Cooper Play Lance Armstrong?

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Bradley Cooper is considered a long shot in his race to win the Academy Award for “Silver Linings Playbook.” There are few who believe that Daniel Day-Lewis won’t nab the statue for his performance in “Lincoln.” But Cooper might already be setting his sights onto a role that could just help him take home the coveted gold. After all, Oscar loves biopics about tarnished idols -- just ask Robert De Niro about his victory for “Raging Bull.”



Of course, Cooper would be intrigued by the part of the infamous multiple Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong. “Star Trek” helmer J.J. Abrams is said to be developing the film after securing the rights to the upcoming book “Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong.”

There’s no denying that Armstrong’s story is riveting. Given his unparalleled career, romances with celebrities, humanitarian efforts in the fight against cancer and ultimate disgrace, it’s without a doubt one of the juiciest roles around. So it’s no wonder that Cooper told the BBC, “I would be interested in that. I think he's fascinating.”

But ultimately the air might be let out of Cooper’s tires. He acknowledged that he hasn’t entered into conversation with anyone officially about the role. And he just might lose the race to other big stars whose names are being bandied about including Matt Damon and Christian Bale. Do you think Bradley Cooper would play a good Lance Armstrong?

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  • katywon 2013/03/06 06:13:11
    Yes
    katywon
    +2
    It's a movie role and a job. The debate should be ; Does Lance Armstrong deserve to be remembered in a film?
  • jami eregne 2013/03/06 06:07:03
  • geraldgnewton 2013/03/06 06:01:58
    Yes
    geraldgnewton
    +1
    why not????????
  • cingular 2013/02/21 21:23:12
    No
    cingular
    +1
    We need a fresh face.
  • mitsuturbo 2013/01/29 08:23:59
    No
    mitsuturbo
    +4
    Lance Armstrong should play Lance Armstrong. Derp!
  • CP 2013/01/29 04:29:58
    Yes
    CP
    +1
    good actor and fits the role..why not?
  • Ripley 2013/01/28 20:43:41
    Yes
    Ripley
    +1
    he has the look
  • maddyflorian 2013/01/28 01:19:32
    Yes
    maddyflorian
    +1
    why should lance armstrong get his own movie? come on people, we can do better.
  • ratclifft~pwcm 2013/01/27 22:35:34
    No
    ratclifft~pwcm
    +3
    no one should play him , he is a loser what he did was dope his way to the top ,why make a movie of him , yeah let's show our kid's that it is ok to do what ever it take's to get to the top just as long as you don't get caught doing it he's just like Ricky Williams when he was with the Saint he was making all that money and could not leave the weed alone. yeah there's the hero's that you want to have your kid's looking up to.
  • sm237 2013/01/27 14:41:12
    No
    sm237
    +3
    Lance Armstrong is a deceitful looser who should just crawl under a rock and fade away. Why would we want to glorify his despicable behavior by making a movie about him. If I were a famous actor I would decline the role.
  • virginiakarsli 2013/01/27 04:25:13
    Yes
    virginiakarsli
    +2
    Any movie with Mr. Cooper makes me exstatic!
  • trailerguy1 2013/01/27 02:30:49
    Yes
    trailerguy1
    +2
    Double yuck. They deserve each other.
  • Darr247 2013/01/26 22:44:23
    No
    Darr247
    +2
    William 'she bangs' Hung should play him.
  • Reggie☮ 2013/01/26 18:32:10
    Yes
    Reggie☮
    +2
    Why not he's a good actor.
  • Jdogg 2013/01/26 17:30:14
    No
    Jdogg
    +1
    I don't see how this is worthwile to be made into a movie?
  • Jack's Pearl 2013/01/26 16:45:16
    Yes
    Jack's Pearl
    +2
    Sure. I think he's a great actor. Go for the stars Brad!
  • 2789847 2013/01/26 15:12:40
  • Dave 007 2013/01/26 13:00:52
    No
    Dave 007
    +2
    Don't do it Bradley (unless the price is right). Nobody is going to pay to see something that we know about and is actually boring.
  • nicesteve 2013/01/26 08:50:33
    Yes
    nicesteve
    +2
    He's a good actor, and does look a little bit like Lance Armstrong, although,
    I kind of feel that he could find a little better man than Lance to play in a
    biopic. But I suppose that Lance's story does need to be told, in hope that
    it might discourge any future athletes from going astray to the magnitude
    that he went.
  • Resp 2013/01/26 02:48:46
    No
    Resp
    +2
    Can Bradley Cooper play dead please?
  • Ashley 2013/01/26 02:47:16
    Yes
    Ashley
    +2
    Sure hes a great actor
  • El Prez 2013/01/26 02:35:42
    Yes
    El Prez
    +2
    Ifhe wants to and the money is right, yes? We do not get to pick, just to react after the fact.
  • TimothyBrianFoley 2013/01/25 23:36:13
    Yes
    TimothyBrianFoley
    +2
    he would fit the role perfectly
  • David Murray 2013/01/25 22:16:51
    Yes
    David Murray
    +2
    He definitely has the acting ability to portray a sociopathic bully who crushes decent people who stand in his way as he cloaks himself as a martyred hero for his own personal gain. The true villainy of this undiagnosed psychopath and the amount of hurt and damage he was able to inflict on so many who were a threat to his lie deserves to be outlined to the public. How he was able to con a nation for so long is a fascinating story. A great actor like Bradley Cooper could do a terrific job.
  • Jimm 2013/01/25 21:17:36
    No
    Jimm
    +3
    Why waste his talent and time on a movie that no one wants to see?? Unless he just wants to do it for the paycheck...then I'd say "go for it, Brad!"
  • wes 2013/01/25 18:45:00
    No
    wes
    +2
    Why not Lance himself, he could use the money to start paying off some of that new found debt and I'm pretty sure he's available unless SAG discriminates against the use of PED's too.....
  • Garland Bennett 2013/01/25 18:23:40
    No
    Garland Bennett
    +2
    This movie shouldn't be made at all...period. It just sounds way too lame for me to possibly go along with it.
  • mzemma 2013/01/25 17:17:57
    No
    mzemma
    +2
    No. The movie should not be made... period.
  • pete77 2013/01/25 16:51:55 (edited)
    No
    pete77
    +1
    If you pay to see this about Lance Armstrong you are a fool.I see every movie that

    Bradley Cooper has made,this one I will pass on.Do not let Lance Armstrong make one

    more penny!!!!
  • OneLastWord 2013/01/25 16:20:20
    No
    OneLastWord
    +2
    Doesn't Lance have to approve any movie made about him?
  • fooley177 2013/01/25 15:53:17
    No
    fooley177
    +1
    Cooper should not PLAY Lance Armstrong. He should PAY Lance Armstrong. Armstrong will need all the money he can get. If someone plays Lance Armstrong in a movie, it should be either Barry Bonds or Roger Clemens.
  • NancyR1 2013/01/25 15:39:50
    Yes
    NancyR1
    +1
    Sure, good actor, and delightful to watch, too! Go Bradley, I'll watch.
  • rebelhug 2013/01/25 15:02:22
    No
    rebelhug
    +2
    A better choice would be Pee Wee Herman (plus he look more like Armstrong)
  • fooley177 rebelhug 2013/01/25 15:56:35
    fooley177
    +2
    How about Lance Armstrong goes into acting and plays Pee Wee Herman? He could do his acting in a theatre.
  • djp 2013/01/25 14:48:35
    No
    djp
    +3
    No one should waste their time on a stupid idea for a movie! We all know how it ends up anyway. How much will Armstrong make off of this deal????
  • pitmail2019 2013/01/25 14:43:45
    Yes
    pitmail2019
    +4
    Who cares ?
  • no no 2013/01/25 14:35:48 (edited)
    No
    no no
    +2
    Lance is still playing Lance, why the hell make a movie about him, wait another twenty or thirty years,
  • Christopher Kirchen 2013/01/25 14:22:26
    No
    Christopher Kirchen
    +2
    No one should play Lance Armstrong; he shouldn't get the benefit of someone honoring him that way,
  • Fenabarb 2013/01/25 06:46:34
    No
    Fenabarb
    +1
    Tyler Hamilton is a better choice
  • Kitty 2013/01/25 02:43:38
    No
    Kitty
    +3
    I agree, there should be no biopic made on Armstrong. And he shouldn't get any payment or credits for being the topic of the movie, it's illegal to make money from the avails of crime. Sick of hearing about him already, I wouldn't waste money seeing a movie about him. As for Brad Cooper - he can do better than that, there are far more interesting people to portray.

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