Hangover star has a strong work ethic

Bradley Cooper believes in hard graft.

The actor, who got his big break on Sex And The City in 1999, says he inherited his strong work ethic from his late stockbroker dad Charles.

I idolised my father for what he achieved,’ says Bradley, 38.

I felt, from an early age, a real need to take whatever progress he had made to the next level.

I didn’t really know what that meant but I always had a huge engine inside, a real work ethic.’

His jobs might not always have been glamorous but Bradley strongly believes that having the desire to work is what makes a man.

Since I was 15, I’ve always had a job,’ the Oscar-nominated star tells the Daily Mirror.

I worked as a busboy at a Greek restaurant while I was at high school, just because I wanted to have my own money, and work, and whatever that gave me, that fulfilment.

And it ties into what I always thought it was to be a man.’

SEE PICTURES Jennifer Lawrence at Oscars 2013

SEE PICTURES Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence party after the BAFTA Film Awards in London

SEE PICTURES Jennifer Lawrence at Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 2013

Anna Francis