Two-time Oscar nominee, Bradley Cooper, has landed the lead role in a Broadway revival of Bernard Pomerance’s critically-acclaimed 1977 play, “The Elephant Man.”
It will be his second time playing the part of the deformed but brilliant Brit who climbs his way up the social ladder from circus freak to society darling in Victorian England.
Performances of the revival begin on Oct. 18 at New York’s Booth Theatre and run until Jan. 18. We can only imagine the amount of screaming girls who will be stationed outside the stage door hoping to catch a glimpse of the hunky 39-year-old!
Bradley is far from the first Oscar-nominated actor to dominate the Great White Way. Scroll down to see which award-winning males have filled theaters in the past four years!
Al Pacino: “Merchant of Venice” (2010)
The actor earned rave reviews for his role as Shylock in the 2010 revival of William Shakespeare’s play. The part earned him a Tony nomination.
Robin Williams: “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” (2011)
Robin starred in the Broadway production of Rajiv Joseph’s play about a tiger who haunts the streets of modern-day Baghdad following the Iraqi invasion.
Philip Seymour Hoffman: “Death of a Salesman” (2012)
His portrayal of salesman Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s revered drama earned the late actor a Tony nomination and plenty of critical praise.
Tom Hanks: “Lucky Guy” (2013)
The 57-year-old made his Broadway debut in Nora Ephron’s play about the life and death of a hard-working journalist, earning him his first Tony nomination.
Cuba Gooding Jr.: “The Trip to Bountiful” (2013)
The actor made his Broadway debut alongside seasoned pros Vanessa Williams and Cicely Tyson in Horton Foote’s 1953 drama.
Denzel Washington: “Fences” (2010), “A Raisin in the Sun” (on Broadway until Jun. 15)
The two-time Oscar winner did a wonderful job navigating a difficult character in the revival of August Wilson’s “Fences,” earning a Tony Award for his performance. He returned to Broadway this year to play Walter Lee Younger in the second revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun.”
James Franco: “Of Mice and Men” (on Broadway until July 27)
The 127 Hours star plays George in the second Broadway revival of John Steinbeck’s play, adapted from his 1937 novel of the same name.