Bradley Cooper is on a hell of a run.

With a Best Actor nomination this year for "American Sniper," Cooper has now been nominated for an acting Oscar three years in a row. If he's nominated in 2016, he'll tie Marlon Brando for the most consecutive acting nods. All that from a guy who was afraid of being typecast as the "pretty boy."

From his hilarious big-screen debut to his early encounter with Sean Penn, here are 15 things you probably don't know about Bradley Cooper.bradley cooper facts

[Sources: IMDb, Wikipedia]