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)
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)
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