His Oscar-winning roles as Will Kane from High Noon (1952) and Sgt. Alvin York from Sergeant York (1941) were ranked #5 and #35 in the American Film Institute's Heroes list in their 100 years of The Greatest Screen Heroes and Villains.
Cooper set in motion the first escalator to be installed in a cinema, at the Rex Theatre in Paris on June 7 1957. Despite his wholesome screen image, he was an infamous (and privately boastful) lady-killer in reality, allegedly having had affairs with numerous and sometimes very famous leading ladies throughout his career. This was in spite of the fact that he had a faithful wife, Sandra, and that many of his lovers were also married
American film actor, two Academy Awards, one Academy Honorary Award and one Golden Globe Award
Director: Frank Borzage. Also starred Mary Philips, Jack La Rue & Blanche Friderici. Plot: A tale of the love between ambulance driver Lt. Henry (Cooper) and nurse Catherine Barkley (Hayes) during World War I.Won 2 Oscars
Clarke Gable got the part
Robert Mitchum got the part
Director: George Fitzmaurice. Also starred George Cooper, Cleve Moore & Eugenie Besserer. Plot: All of those handsome young men in their flying machines are billeted in a field next to the Widow Berthelot's (Besserer) farmhouse in France...
Director: Howard Hawks. Also starred Franchot Tone, Roscoe Karns & Louise Closser Hale. Plot: The two lovers are living together and are not married as they hesitantly explain to her brother.
Director: Marion Gering. Also starred Cary Grant, Paul Porcasi & Juliette Compton
IMDB: 8.3/10. Director: Fred Zinnemann. 4 Oscars and 4 Golden Globes. National Film Preservation Board Award.
Director: Stuart Heisler. Also starred Dan Duryea, Frank Sully & Don Costello. Plot: Riding into Payneville, easy-going cowboy Melody Jones (Cooper) is mistaken by the townsfolk for notorious gunman Monte Jarrad (Duryea)...
Director: Frank Capra. Also starred Lionel Stander, Douglass Dumbrille & Raymond Walburn. Plot: Longfellow Deeds (Cooper), a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers. Won an Oscar.
Director: Archie Mayo. Also starred George Barbier, Binnie Barnes & Ernest Truex. Plot: Marco Polo (Cooper) travels from Venice to Peking, where he quickly discovers spaghetti and gunpowder and falls in love with the Emperor's daughter...
A marshall, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him.
Director: Rouben Mamoulian. Also starred William 'Stage' Boyd, Wynne Gibson & Guy Kibbee. Plot: Nan (Sidney), a racketeer's daughter, is in love with The Kid (Cooper), a shooting gallery showman.
Director: John Waters. Also starred Philip Strange, Ernie Adams & Christian J. Frank
Director: King Vidor. Also starred Kent Smith, Robert Douglas & Henry Hull. Plot: An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards.
Director: Josef von Sternberg. Nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress for Marlene Dietrich, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Director.
Director: Frank Capra. Also starred Walter Brennan, Spring Byington & James Bleason. Plot: A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins.
Director: Richard Wallace. Also starred Nora Cecil, Tempe Pigott & Arthur Hoyt.
Director: Victor Fleming. Also starred Mary Brian, Helen Ware & Chester Conklin. Plot: A good-natured cowboy who is romancing the new schoolmarm has a crisis of conscience when discovers his best friend is engaged in cattle rustling.
Director: Howard Hawks. Also starred Henry Travers, S. Z. Sakall & Tully Marshall. Plot: A group of ivory-tower lexicographers realize they need to hear how real people talk, and end up helping a beautiful singer escape from the Mob.