Hunky Bradley Cooper has stripped down to play The Elephant Man in a new stage production.
While his character Joseph Merrick from the Bernard Pomerance play, is plagued by shocking deformities the-37-year-old The Hangover actor is better known for his good looks. Cooper, who was voted Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine in 2011, displayed his toned torso at the Williamstown Theatre in Massachusetts over the weekend in his role as the tragic 19th century character.
Cooper is now stranger to the theater, previously starring with Julia Roberts in a Broadway production of Three Days of Rain (and had starred in an Actor’s Studio adaptation of The Elephant Man while in school). The actor is performing the part without the use of any prosthetics and, as you can see below, is using just his face and body to portray the deformities of the character.
Early reviews of the show say Cooper’s performance is “strong and generous.”