Bradley Cooper Shows Off His Impressive Air Guitar Skills

by Philiana Ng 9:52 PM PST, January 05, 2015
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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.

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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.

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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.