TODAY | January 10, 2014
>>> back now at 7:44, and the golden globes here in los angeles just two nights away now. and willie, you caught up with bradley cooper , a guy very comfortable with hollywood's award season.
>> the french thing. bradley cooper is up for a golden globe for a second year in a row. and win or lose, his role in " american hustle " is one he loved playing.
>> i heard you talk with a lot of different characters, i don't think i've heard you as excited as the way you are about this guy. what is it about this guy?
>> i'll tell you.
>> reporter: i've interviewed bradley cooper several times over the years, but for some reason this week, we both had a little trouble getting into character.
>> here we go. he's a character you are really excited about.
>> battle through, bro.
>> we did finally get down to the business of his golden globe nomination for best supporting actor in " american hustle ," the fictionalized story of the 1970s .
>> you've got to present it.
>> this is based on abscam.
>> just growing up on the east coast , i'm sure you did, too, that was on the radar when we were kids. it was a big deal , taking down congress, and it was the beginning of this idea of sort of fbi entrapping these government officials.
>> he plays fbi agent who recruits a professional conman played by christian bale . ad amy adams and jennifer lawrence complicate the scheme.
>> it would be very bad for you if you're playing me.
>> director david o'russell hustled the movie into the production after his success with cooper on "silver linings playbook."
>> by doing something crazy yourself. thank you. i love you.
>> you went to the oscars this time last year for "silver linings playbook" and went the next day, is that right?
>> yeah. we flew the next day to start preproduction and we were shooting it 2 1/2 weeks later.
>> this was a warp speed production?
>> yeah. everything was condensed. especially the editing process.
>> and bradley cooper working again with the director david o'russell. they become good buddies, jennifer lawrence , amy adams , the cast in the film was --
>> are you jealous of his relationship with o'russell?
>> i feel we're overstating my relationship. but we can see more of my interview --
>> when you spoon?
>> tonight on "going for gold" a star studded special hosted by matt. other interviews include justin timberlake , brad pitt and the entire cast of "12 years of slave" all starts at 8:00/7:00 central.
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