Robert De Niro Praises Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born,’ but the First-Time Director Owes His Success to Lady Gaga

After starring opposite one another in four films — “Limitless,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “American Hustle,” and “Joy” —Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro reunited for a one-on-one conversation at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

The hourlong discussion found Cooper looking back at his Oscar-nominated career and included David O.

Russell being invited onstage to co-moderate.

De Niro started the conversation with a revelation: He has already seen Cooper’s “A Star Is Born.”“A Star Is Born” marks Cooper’s directorial debut and is the third time the property has been remade since the original opened in 1937, starring Janet Gaynor and Frederic March.

The remakes have included a 1954 musical, starring Judy Garland and James Mason, and a 1976 rock musical, starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.“It’s terrific and Bradley is excellent in it,” De Niro raved.

“The movie is wonderful.

I hope it gets the attention I feel it should when it opens.

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