Bradley Cooper goes nude for W Magazine shoot

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Bradley Cooper Strips Down in W Magazine


He just turned 40, and Bradley Cooper is looking better than ever.

The actor is one of 39 stars highlighted in W Magazine's special "Movie Issue," profiling the year's best acting performances.

Bradley, who is being featured for his role as Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle in American Sniper, stripped down for his spread inside the mag – shielding himself by holding a pair of cream colored slacks over his legs with a matching jacket over his shoulder.

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Bradley opened up to W about preparing for his latest movie, telling the mag, "On USO tours, I went to bases in the middle of nowhere in enemy territory. I was with the soldiers in their barracks, and I really got a sense of it."

On his cover, he's a tad more clothed wearing the white pants with a pair of suspenders over his shirtless chest. Other stars featured on the seven artsy covers include Emma Stone, Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon, and Amy Adams.

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He also credits a past role for making him comfortable on set.

"I had experience from having starred in The A-Team. I learned how to shoot guns for that film. After making it, an M-4 felt as comfortable to me as a tennis racquet," he shared.

But shooting guns isn't his only skill. When Bradley swung by The Tonight Show to celebrate his birthday, he showed off his air guitar skills. Watch the video above to see Bradley in all his nearly nude and air-guitar glory!

We're curious what you think of Bradley's W photo shoot! Are you a fan? Or, is it a tad too artsy for your liking?! Let us know by sending in a tweet with the hashtag #ETnow.

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Actors Bill Nighy (L) and Bradley Cooper attend American Theatre Wing's 69th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence attend the after party of a screening of 'Serena' hosted by Magnolia Pictures And The Cinema Society With Dior Beauty on March 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Actors Bradley Cooper and Victor Garber attend Sardi's Caricature Unveiling at Sardi's on May 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 13: Taya Kyle (L) and Bradley Cooper attend the opening of 'American Sniper' at the Burke Theater at the U.S. Navy Memorial on January 13, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0187 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Bradley Cooper during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on January 5, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 13: Bradley Cooper attends the opening of 'American Sniper' at the Burke Theater at the U.S. Navy Memorial on January 13, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 15: Actors Sienna Miller and Bradley Cooper attend the 'American Sniper' New York Premiere at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
Actor Bradley Cooper during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on January 5, 2015. (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: (L-R) Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola attend 'The Elephant Man' Broadway Opening Night - Curtain Call at the Booth Theater on December 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK NY - NOVEMBER 12: Bradley Cooper sighting on November 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0148 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Bradley Cooper and host Jimmy Fallon play 'Egg Russian Roulette' on October 17, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Anna Wintour, Suki Waterhouse and Bradley Cooper head to J Sheeky restaurant for dinner on September 15, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Keith Hewitt/GC Images)
From left, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, and Jeremy Renner speak on stage at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
From left, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper and Liev Schreiber attend The Weinstein Company's Golden Globes after party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
From left, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, winners of the award for best motion picture - comedy or musical for "American Hustle" pose in the press room at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Julia Roberts, left, and Bradley Cooper arrive at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Palm Springs, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Actors Gerard Butler, right, and Bradley Cooper prior to the Men's singles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Sunday, July 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Actor Bradley Cooper, center, listens during a panel discussion at the National Conference on Mental Health, Monday, June 3, 2013, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Cooper and Glenn Close were among those gathering at the White House for a conference on mental health, organized as part of President Barack Obama's response to last year's shooting massacre at a Connecticut elementary school. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper arrive at Warner Bros. Premiere of The Hangover: Part III, on Monday, May, 20, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Warner Bros./AP Images)
Bradley Cooper attends the TIME 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Time Warner Center on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Tina Fey, left, and Bradley Cooper present an award onstage during the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: (L-R) Actors Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish and Robert De Niro attend Relativity Media's world premiere of 'Limitless' presented by DeLeon Tequila at Regal Union Square Theatre, Stadium 14 on March 8, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Relativity Media)
Bradley Cooper, a cast member in "The Hangover Part II," poses with fans at the premiere of the film, Thursday, May 19, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
From left, actors Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and director Todd Phillips, from the upcoming film "The Hangover Part II", pose for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif., Wednesday, May 18, 2011. The film opens in theatres May 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Actor Bradley Cooper arrives at Spike TV "Guy's Choice" awards in Culver City, Calif., on Saturday, June 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Bradley Cooper, left, and Sandra Bullock, fellow cast members in "All About Steve," strike a pose at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Actors Gerard Butler and Bradley Cooper rehearse on stage prior to the 82nd Academy Awards Friday, March 5, 2010, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Actor Bradley Cooper, a cast member in the upcoming film "The Hangover," poses for a portrait, Saturday, May 16, 2009 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Actor Bradley Cooper accepts the Comedy Star of the Year award at the ShoWest 2009 Award Ceremony, Thursday, April 2, 2009, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Photo by: Walter Weissman/starmaxinc.com ©2006 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Telephone/Fax: (212) 995-1196 3/8/06 Bradley Cooper at the premiere of "Failure to Launch". (NYC) (Star Max via AP Images)
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