Lady Gaga was recognized at the Academy Awards for her first leading role on the big screen in A Star Is Born. But the pop icon has admitted that her performance benefited greatly from the encouraging first-day words she received from its co-star and director. Here’s a look at how an early conversation with Bradley Cooper helped set Gaga on her path to awards glory.
The story of A Star Is Born has been given the Hollywood treatment on no less than four occasions. Indeed, it first hit the big screen in 1937, as a Technicolor romance helmed by William A. Wellman and starring Fredric March and Janet Gaynor. Then 17 years later James Mason and Judy Garland assumed the main roles in a remake directed by George Cukor.
In 1976 Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand shared the screen together in a third take on the story, this time directed by Frank Pierson. And in 2013 the world of Bollywood got in on the action with its own version. Aashiqui 2 starred Shraddha Kapoor, with Mohit Suri taking the director’s chair.