Celebrity Showdown: Bradley Cooper vs. Colin Firth
By Zach Seemayer
With Bradley Cooper's American Sniper sitting comfortably at fourth place at the box office after four weeks in wide release and eight weeks in theaters, it's clear that his role as "the deadliest sniper in history" resonates with many people -- but can he beat a British Oscar winner?
Looking at seven unique criteria that weigh box-office earnings, critic's reviews and award season gold, Celebrity Showdown examines the anatomy of both stars' careers to see who's the real super star.
Who do you think will win between Cooper and Firth? For fun, take a guess, then check out our totally scientific results.*
*Results are not actually scientific.
ROUND 1: TOTAL FILMS
Bradley Cooper: 21 Colin Firth: 34 (WIN)
ROUND 5:HIGHEST RATED FILM
Bradley Cooper: 93% - American Hustle Colin Firth: 94% - The King's Speech (WIN)
ROUND 6: AVERAGE RT SCORE
Bradley Cooper: 52.0% Colin Firth: 55.6% (WIN)
ROUND 7:'AWARDS SCORE'*
Bradley Cooper: 6 Colin Firth: 8.5 (WIN) *2 points for Oscar wins, 1 point for Golden Globes, Emmy or Screen Actors Guild Wins, .5 points for People's Choice Wins and -1 point for a Razzie Win.
AND THE WINNER IS…
COLIN FIRTH! 4 to 3
This has got to be one of the closest Celebrity Showdowns in recent memory. While Cooper dominated at the box office (with Guardians of the Galaxy and The Hangover being two of the best performing movies in years), Firth's strengths came in choosing solid material and his ability to get acting organizations to fall deeply in love with his British charm.