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* ''Literature/AFarewellToArms'' (1932)

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* ''Literature/AFarewellToArms'' ''Film/AFarewellToArms'' (1932)


* HeroicDimples: Was never the bad guy and his cheek dimples not only gave him charm, but it gave his macho characters a gentle, cute side that they never had.


Cooper was born in Montana, the child of immigrants from England. As a young man he managed his parents' ranch and drew editorial cartoons for a Helena newspaper before moving to Los Angeles in 1924, following his parents. Shortly thereafter Cooper started getting work as an extra, and in the late silent era started getting featured roles, including a small part in the first film ever to win Best Picture, ''Film/{{Wings}}''. His first sound film, ''The Virginian'', made him a star. Cooper typically portrayed taciturn, slow-talking, square-jawed heroes from Middle America. He played a lot of cowboys and sheriffs in [[TheWestern westerns]]. Offscreen, he was also well known as TheCasanova, having affairs with many of his female co-stars.

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Cooper was born in Montana, the child of immigrants from England. As a young man man, he managed his parents' ranch and drew editorial cartoons for a Helena newspaper before moving to Los Angeles in 1924, following his parents. Shortly thereafter thereafter, Cooper started getting work as an extra, and in the late silent era started getting featured roles, including a small part in the first film ever to win Best Picture, ''Film/{{Wings}}''. His first sound film, ''The Virginian'', made him a star. Cooper typically portrayed taciturn, slow-talking, square-jawed heroes from Middle America. He played a lot of cowboys and sheriffs in [[TheWestern westerns]]. Offscreen, he was also well known as TheCasanova, having affairs with many of his female co-stars.



* HeroicDimples: Was never the bad guy and his cheek dimples not only gave him charm, but it gave his macho characters a gentle, cute side that they never had.



* RatedMForManly: Along with Creator/JohnWayne, one of the stars who epitomized masculinity with a dominating serenity during the 50s. In real life, he was scrutinized during the 30's and 40's for not being masculine enough, and as a child, when he came back to Montana from England dressed like a gentleman, he was openly mocked for it.

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* RatedMForManly: Along with Creator/JohnWayne, one of the stars who epitomized masculinity with a dominating serenity during the 50s. In real life, he was scrutinized during the 30's '30s and 40's '40s for not being masculine enough, and as a child, when he came back to Montana from England dressed like a gentleman, he was openly mocked for it.

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* TheBigGuy: Was one of the tallest actors of his time at roughly 6'3''. Creator/ClarkGable was said to have joked that Hollywood didn't think that there would be anyone taller than him, and then they remembered that Cooper was already there.


* ''Film/{{Desire|1936}}''

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* ''Film/{{Desire|1936}}''''Film/{{Desire|1936}}'' (1936)

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* ''Film/{{Desire|1936}}''

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* ''Film/TheCourtMartialOfBillyMitchell'' (1955)

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* PrettyBoy: In his early works.


* RatedMForManly: Along with Creator/JohnWayne, one of the stars who epitomized masculinity with a dominating serenity during the 50s.

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* RatedMForManly: Along with Creator/JohnWayne, one of the stars who epitomized masculinity with a dominating serenity during the 50s. In real life, he was scrutinized during the 30's and 40's for not being masculine enough, and as a child, when he came back to Montana from England dressed like a gentleman, he was openly mocked for it.


Cooper was born in Montana, the child of immigrants from England. As a young man he managed his parents' ranch and drew editorial cartoons for a Helena newspaper before moving to Los Angeles in 1924, following his parents. Shortly thereafter Cooper started getting work as an extra, and in the late silent era started getting featured roles, including a small part in the first film ever to win Best Picture, ''Film/{{Wings}}''. His first sound film, ''The Virginian'', made him a star. Cooper typically portrayed taciturn, slow-talking, square-jawed heroes from Middle America. He played a lot of cowboys and sheriffs in [[TheWestern westerns]]. He was also well known as TheCasanova, having affairs with many of his female co-stars.

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Cooper was born in Montana, the child of immigrants from England. As a young man he managed his parents' ranch and drew editorial cartoons for a Helena newspaper before moving to Los Angeles in 1924, following his parents. Shortly thereafter Cooper started getting work as an extra, and in the late silent era started getting featured roles, including a small part in the first film ever to win Best Picture, ''Film/{{Wings}}''. His first sound film, ''The Virginian'', made him a star. Cooper typically portrayed taciturn, slow-talking, square-jawed heroes from Middle America. He played a lot of cowboys and sheriffs in [[TheWestern westerns]]. He Offscreen, he was also well known as TheCasanova, having affairs with many of his female co-stars.


Gary Cooper, born Frank James Cooper (May 7, 1901 -- May 13, 1961) was one of the most popular American leading men during UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra and UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood.

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Gary Cooper, born Frank James Cooper (May 7, 1901 -- May 13, 1961) 1961), was one of the most popular American leading men during UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra and UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood.


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* ''Film/TheLivesOfABengalLancer'' (1935)

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* ''Film/TheWinningOfBarbaraWorth'' (1926)


-->--'''Tony Soprano''', ''Series/TheSopranos''

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