Bradley Cooper Goes Nude for W Magazine

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He just turned 40, and Bradley Cooper is looking better than ever.

The actor is one of 39 stars highlighted in W Magazine’s special “Movie Issue,” profiling the year’s best acting performances.

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Bradley, who is being featured for his role as Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle in American Sniper, stripped down for his spread inside the mag – shielding himself by holding a pair of cream colored slacks over his legs with a matching jacket over his shoulder.

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Bradley opened up to W about preparing for his latest movie, telling the mag, “On USO tours, I went to bases in the middle of nowhere in enemy territory. I was with the soldiers in their barracks, and I really got a sense of it.”

On his cover, he’s a tad more clothed wearing the white pants with a pair of suspenders over his shirtless chest. Other stars featured on the seven artsy covers include Emma Stone, Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon, and Amy Adams.

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He also credits a past role for making him comfortable on set.

“I had experience from having starred in The A-Team. I learned how to shoot guns for that film. After making it, an M-4 felt as comfortable to me as a tennis racquet,” he shared.

But shooting guns isn't his only skill. When Bradley swung by The Tonight Show to celebrate his birthday, he showed off his air guitar skills. Watch the video above to see Bradley in all his nearly nude and air-guitar glory!

We’re curious what you think of Bradley’s W photo shoot! Are you a fan? Or, is it a tad too artsy for your liking?! Let us know by sending in a tweet with the hashtag #ETnow.