Bradley Cooper celebrated his birthday on Jimmy Fallon wearing an afro wig and playing an air guitar solo for the audience to ring in his 40th year.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” star Bradley Cooper turned 40 on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” where he donned an afro wig and played air guitar to the tune of “Down by the River” to the delight of the studio audience.
The show’s host presented Cooper with the one-of-a-kind gift (the afro wig) for his 40th birthday in an ode to the era the Oscar-nominated actor was born. Both Cooper and Fallon wore their matching wigs, prompting People Magazine’s 2011 Sexiest Man Alive to exclaim: “This is amazing. This is another level.”
Cooper, who has previously wowed audiences with his fluent French, admitted that he had “a little musical talent” he was willing to show Jimmy Fallon.
“I play air guitar,” the actor admitted. “When I was a kid I had a lot of time on my hands and there’s this one song by Neil Young. I don’t know if everybody knows this, and I’m sort of proud that I know it. It’s just the guitar solo from ‘Down by the River’…To air guitar to it is so meaningless…but I’d love to give you a little taste. It’s long!”
Cooper proceeded to astound everyone with his performance, even going as far as to twerk right in front of faces of the studio audience.
The actor kept calling out to Fallon to turn up the volume while he strutted around the set mimicking Neil Young’s sharp staccato strumming and electric noodling, even to the point of sustaining each note with the flourish of a born guitar hero.
Cooper currently stars in Clint Eastwood’s latest project, “American Sniper,” where he plays an elite Navy Seal sniper, a film he gained 40 pounds of muscle for.
Take a look at his awesome air guitar skills here:
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