Throughout the years, several veteran actors have enjoyed late-career renaissances in Hollywood. And given the praise he has earned for his performance in 2018’s A Star Is Born, Sam Elliott appears to be among that number. Perhaps chief among Elliott’s supporters, though, is Bradley Cooper, who delivered an emotional speech at a special ceremony honoring his co-star.
In October 2018 A Star Is Born – Cooper’s directorial debut – was released in theaters across the U.S. The star wasn’t just behind the camera during production, however, as he also took on the lead role of musician Jackson Maine.
And Cooper wasn’t the only big name to appear in the remake: Dave Chappelle, Alec Baldwin and Elliott all appeared in supporting roles, too. Elliott arguably took on one of the film’s most important parts, though, as he played Jackson’s older brother Bobby.