Hollywood star Bradley Cooper and the former professional boxing legend Mike Tyson appeared together on the silver screen in their 2009 shared movie The Hangover. The film received mixed reviews, and with the likes of its star-studded cast, the movie became the tenth-highest-grossing film of that year, grossing over $467 million at the global box office.
In addition to Tyson’s boxing career, he has starred in some of the most iconic films, and his co-stars have on several occasions shared their crazy anecdotes of the fear they felt while shooting with him because of his fighting skills. In a candid interview, Cooper also revealed an incident where there was a sequence where Tyson was supposed to punch his co-star Zach Galifianakis, and he thought the former boxer smacked him too hard.
Bradley Cooper Reveals He Was Terrified When Mike Tyson Smacked His Co-star
Bradley Cooper’s on-stage and off-stage persona is unmatched. The actor has starred in several iconic projects and has played dynamic and playful characters throughout his career. His approach to acting and his determination to perform even the most complex roles is inspiring. Cooper made his head-turning acting debut in Hollywood by starring in the 2001 American Satirical comedy flick Wet Hot American Summer. He later gained wider recognition for his epic role as Will Tippin in the action thriller television series Alias.
His contribution to American cinema is indeed gratifying in so many ways. Bradley Cooper is a versatile actor who demonstrated extraordinary resilience and dedication in his on-screen roles. In 2009, he appeared in a comedy flick, The Hangover, in which Mike Tyson had a cameo role. However, in 2018 The Place Beyond the Pines actor revealed that his experience working with the greatest heavyweight boxer Tyson was a nightmare due to a bombshell reason.
Bradley Cooper, who starred with Mike Tyson in The Hangover, claimed he got terrified during a sequence where the latter was supposed to punch one of their film co-stars Zach Galifianakis. Cooper claimed he thought Tyson smacked Galifianakis too hard for real, which left him and his co-stars frightened.
During a candid conversation with BBC Radio 1, Cooper recalled the incident and said,
“When we all thought he really hit Zach. And actually, Zach’s beard had this…because it was so thick it was like a Brillo pad. So it’s like when you touch it, it keeps the indent. And his whole; beard was moved over to the side when he stood up.”
The actor further gushed about his right-hand skills claiming,
“It was terrifying, and the wind from it – he still had it. I think Ed says, ‘He’s still got it.’ He’s still got it! It was terrifying. He comes up to us, and then he hits Zach. Yeah, we were terrified.”
The Hangover is a 2009 American comedy film that stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Mike Tyson, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, and Jeffrey Tambor.