Bradley Cooper’s Best Birthday Involved a McDonald’s, Egg McMuffins & the Jersey Shore

Bradley Cooper’s 8th birthday took place more than 30 years ago, but it still holds up as the actor’s favorite. Watch as the Oscar nominee recalls his memorable celebration at the golden arches.

Released on 1/5/2016

Credits

Starring: Bradley Cooper

Producer: Evan T. Cohen
Editor: Lynn Hirschberg
Cinematographer: David Rodriguez & Matt Klammer
Sound: Brain Rainwater & Michael Guggino
Gaffer: Silvestre Rios & Jason De Jesus

Transcript

00:00
[Interviewer] Tell me what your favorite birthday was.
00:04
Hm.
00:11
I'm just gonna tell you
00:12
the first thing that comes into my head.
00:13
It was McDonald's.
00:15
We used to have birthdays at McDonald's
00:16
when I was growing up.
00:18
[Interviewer] Really?
00:18
Yeah, I mean, that was a big thing, yeah.
00:20
McDonald's or, like, at a roller-skating rink.
00:22
But I remember really enjoying those McDonald birthdays.
00:25
[Interviewer] And why?
00:26
Did you never get a Big Mac for the rest of the year?
00:28
We would get Big Macs,
00:28
and we would go on our way to Jersey Shore.
00:31
No, we wouldn't get Big Macs, we'd get Egg McMuffins,
00:33
so yeah, number one was the Big Mac.
00:34
Number two was I just loved the, like,
00:36
the little trays with the party.
00:38
They would come in boxes.
00:39
Like, every kid would have a little party box
00:41
that you would then eat all your stuff in.
00:44
[Interviewer] That's so cute.
00:45
(laughs)
00:46
You were not expecting that answer.
00:48
Well, I don't know what it says,
00:50
I had to go back to eight years old
00:51
to tell you my favorite birthday.
00:52
(laughs)