Bradley Cooper Shows Off His Impressive Air Guitar Skills

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Is there anything Bradley Cooper can’t do?
The Elephant Man and American Sniper star returned to The Tonight Show on his 40th birthday and revealed yet another hidden talent: He can play the air guitar extremely well.
Strumming along to Neil Young’s “Down by the River,” Bradley impressed even The Roots with his air guitar skills, though he cautioned that his talent “was very little.” Wearing a Jimmy Fallon-gifted visor with a dramatic fro, the actor-producer hammed it up for the studio audience, catching every riff and run like a seasoned pro.
Watch Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s 1994 performance of the song!
“As a kid I had a lot of time on my hands and… there’s one song by Neil Young that I’m not sure if everybody knows this and I’m very proud that I know it,” he explained.
But when Jimmy asked why that particular song struck his fancy, Bradley failed to come up with a suitable answer. “It’s so meaningless!” he said with a laugh.
To celebrate Bradley’s 40th birthday, relive his first ET interview back in 2001 when the then-26 year old was rocking some long blonde locks while promoting TV spy series Alias.