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Now an A-lister, Bradley Cooper doesn't forget his pals

Published on Oct 2, 2012 10:24 AM

Hollywood star Bradley Cooper is not one to forget his friends.

This is how his childhood buddies Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal found themselves directing The Words, a film about a writer who must face the consequences after he steals another man's work.

At a press conference for the film at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills in August, Cooper says of his decision to sign as the film's lead: "I said 'yes' just because I'd do anything for them. Brian's my best buddy."

The Words' modest budget of US$6 million (S$7.4 million) alone suggests he is telling the truth and making the movie is a labour of loyalty for Cooper, who is earning more than twice that - US$15 million - for the movie he is currently filming, The Hangover 3.

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