Bradley Cooper Picks Sean Penn's Brain in 1999 Video

Lara Spencer explains what has people buzzing in the "GMA" Pop News Heat Index.
2:18 | 02/20/13

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Indeed. It would be my pleasure, miss robin. Good morning, everybody. We begin with some oscar news. Not long ago, bradley cooper was just an unknown actor, trying to learn everything he could about his craft. Take a look at this video. Trending big-time online this morning of young bradley in 1999, as a student at the actor's studio. The 24-year-old picking the brain of oscar-winner, sean penn. Fast-forward 14 years and that kid is best actor nominee. Wow. Also during his time at the actor's studio, he got a chance to ask robert de niro how to break into the business. The two would later co-star in best picture nominee, "silver linings playbook." Is that postal service you're wearing? It is a question we may be asking next year, when a new clothing line will be signed, sealed and delivered by the u.S. Postal service. The name of the line, rain, heat and snow, in honor of the elements the postmen endure to deliver the mail. And you know, the postman always rings twice. A line for women is on the way. Clearly, they're not mailing it in, looking fashionable. That was a triple-dinger. I need a band-aid, all right? Are they including the brown shorts they wear in the summertime? Those are unbelievable. First of all -- what can brown do for you? That's u.P.S. Oh. Make sure we get it right. They're navy blue shorts. I know. I'll check. Finally, this one is also for you, miss robin. I know you love basketball. I do. I know you love otters. We would like for you to meet eddie -- I knew that. Eddie is the star of the oregon zoo. At the ripe old age of 16, he may not be a youngster, but the man got game. He isn't just showing off, either.The deal is eddie has arthritis. And it's in his elbows. I didn't know otters had elbows. But apparently they do. And it's part of his physical therapy. And eddie almost never misses. I do like that. Did you all fight over "play of the day" for that? No. Well -- we keep it off the camera. Hey, sam? Nothing I could hear. Nothing.

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