Scott Cooper

Actor, Director, Producer
After toiling for several years as an unknown, but employable actor, Scott Cooper took his career by the reigns and directed "Crazy Heart" (2009), the poignant tale of a broken-down country music singer that earned ... Read more »

Filmography

Actor (13)

Get Low 2010 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

1968: Tunnel Rats 2008 (Movie)

Private Joseph Walderson (Actor)

For Sale by Owner 2006 (Movie)

Will Custis (Actor)

Bill's Gun Shop 2005 (Movie)

Dillon McCarthy (Actor)

Ladder 49 2004 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Takedown 2004 (Movie)

Nevin (Actor)

At Home with the Braithwaites 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gods and Generals 2003 (Movie)

Lt. Joseph Morrison (Actor)

The District 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

Bobby--Klansman's Son (Actor)

The X-Files 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Broken Trail (TV Show)

Actor

Rain (TV Show)

Actor
Director (4)

Black Mass 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Out of the Furnace 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Crazy Heart 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

The Emperor's Children (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (3)

Out of the Furnace 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Crazy Heart 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

For Sale by Owner 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (3)

Black Mass 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Crazy Heart 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

For Sale by Owner 2006 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

After toiling for several years as an unknown, but employable actor, Scott Cooper took his career by the reigns and directed "Crazy Heart" (2009), the poignant tale of a broken-down country music singer that earned critical acclaim and several key awards. Cooper was born in Virginia, but spent a fair part of his youth being raised in Somerset, KY, where he attended Somerset High School for one year before moving back to Virginia with his family. Growing up, he was reared on bluegrass music and Southern literature, which had a profound influence on his creative decisions later in life. Meanwhile, he ventured north to the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York, where he trained to be an actor. One of his earliest onscreen roles was playing Klansman's son in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" (1999). After appearing in the made-for-cable movie "Rain" (Animal Planet, 2001) and on an episode of the British import sitcom, "At Home with the Braithwaites" (ITV, 1999-2003), Cooper had a minor supporting part in "Gods and Generals" (2003), which starred his acting mentor Robert Duvall as General Robert E. Lee. Following a small part in the crime thriller "Takedown" (2004) and a larger supporting turn in the uplifting "Ladder 49" (2004), Cooper was finally noticeable as Henry 'Heck' Gilpin in the award-winning miniseries, "Broken Trail" (AMC, 2006), which gave the actor an opportunity to work again with Duvall.

Relationships

Jocelyne Cooper

Wife
Married at Duvall's 360-acre property in the plains of Virginia

Ava Cooper

Daughter

Stella Cooper

Daughter

EDUCATION

Lee Strasberg Institute

New York , New York

Milestones

2009

Again collaborated with Robert Duvall on "Get Low," which also starred Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek

2009

Made screenwriting debut with "For Sale by Owner"; also produced and starred in the film

2009

Directed first feature, "Crazy Heart," starring Jeff Bridges; also wrote screenplay and co-produced with Robert Duvall

2006

Re-teamed with Duvall for the Award-winning AMC miniseries, "Broken Trail"

2004

Acted opposite Joaquin Phoenix and John Travolta in "Ladder 49"

2002

First acted opposite Robert Duvall in the Civil War epic, "Gods and Generals"

2000

Appeared in the "Takedown" with Tom Berenger and Skeet Ulrich

1999

Had a small role in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me"

1984

Made feature acting debut as a judge in "Breakin'"

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