Students swoon as Bradley Cooper returns to Georgetown

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Bradley Cooper tried to dispense wisdom in a speech at Georgetown, his alma mater, last week. But mostly, the students just wanted articles of his clothing.

The actor, 35, a 1997 Georgetown grad, described his euphoria upon visiting the college as a high-school student. “I swear to God, Socrates was teaching in the corner, and there were tons of Frisbees and Golden Retrievers. All the women were from California,” he said. “And then I got rejected.”

After a year at Villanova, Cooper managed to transfer to his dream school, where he was an English major in the honors program. And soon he got bitten by the acting bug in a Georgetown production of Dangerous Liaisons.

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