Bradley Cooper’s Contribution In The Making Of ‘Joker’
Talking about the connection between Bradley Cooper and comic book movies, the first thought that appears to mind is him voicing Rocket Raccoon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, that hasn’t his only addition to the genre, as he is credited as a producer on the Academy Award-nominated Joker.
Bradley Cooper hasn’t mentioned that often throughout the Joker press tour, but don’t believe that doesn’t mean he wasn’t incredibly helpful throughout the making of the movie.
According to Joker’s editor, Jeff Groth: Bradley Cooper inevitably came on a couple of occasions. He was a producer on the film, but he watched the movie multiple times and sat with us. We could invite him if we got entangled with something and be like, ‘Hey, can you come over and take a glance at things?’
Bradley Cooper As Producer
While Bradley Cooper has been acting professionally for over 20 years, in 2018, Joker wasn’t his initial time serving as a producer, as he’s also credited that way for movies like Limitless, America Hustle and American Sniper. Furthermore, he showed off his filmmaking chops in 2018 with A Star is Born, where he also cast as Jackson Maine alongside Lady Gaga’s Ally Maine.
So as per Jeff Groth’s remarks, Bradley Cooper’s assistance was priceless on Joker, which he produced through the company he runs with director Todd Phillips, Joint Effort. Clearly, Phillips was much more intricately involved with the making of Joker, but when it appeared to pick out small details, Cooper shined brightly, Groth continued:
He doesn’t miss a thing (laughs). He would see stuff, and he would pick out even some of the smallest things and what are some of the things that he can pick out for us to address. He was undoubtedly a huge help. I believe he got a lot more experience in editing than most people would realize.
Bradley Cooper was just one of many selves who contributed to Joker’s success. The Clown Prince of Crime’s origin story concluded crossing the $1 billion mark, making it the first R-rated movie to do so and setting it as the seventh highest-grossing movie of 2019.