Bradley Cooper begged his dad to send him to Valley Forge Military Academy

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Bradley Cooper and his 2013 date to the Oscars, mom Gloria Cooper. (AP Photo)

The only thing better than Bradley Cooper on the big screen is Bradley Cooper in a military uniform. Or Bradley Cooper as a ninja.

An interview published in the May issue of Details provides an in-depth look into the Philly-area native's relationship with his father who passed away two years ago, and what it's like to currently live with his mother.

The actor shares, "Let's face it: It's probably not easy for her, by the way, to be living with her son. It's life. And right now, two years after my father's death, this is where we are. My family is very close, and my dad dying was brutal for all of us."

Cooper continues, "But don't get me wrong. It's not without complications. It's not like I live in a compound and she's in the guesthouse. No. She's in the next room. But here's the thing: She's a cool chick. We can hang, and she can roll with the punches."

As for his potential bout as a service man? Cooper shares his obsession with soldiers as a child and how he seriously considered enlisting at one point in his life.

"So I begged my father to send me to Valley Forge Military Academy," he says. "I found the number in the Yellow Pages. He said no. I said, 'Dad, I want to go.' And he said, 'You don't know what you're talking about.' Before that, I thought only ninjas understood the meaning of life and death. And so I begged my father to send me to Japan until I was 21, so I could train to become a ninja."

Cooper, by the way, graduated from Germantown Academy, attended Villanova for one year, then received his B.A. in English from Georgetown. Cooper says, however, that when it comes to basketball, he's a 'Nova fan.

Read the full interview from Details, here.

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