Bradley Charles Cooper is an American actor and film producer who first gained recognition in the television shows Alias and Jack & Bobby. He later appeared in a supporting role in Wedding Crashers, Yes Man, and He's Just Not That Into You. He achieved fame with his roles in The Hangover trilogy, The A-Team, Limitless, Silver Linings Playbook, The Place Beyond the Pines, and American Hustle. His work in David O. Russell's films Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively. In 2011, People magazine named him the "Sexiest Man Alive".