Bradley Cooper says Russell Crowe on 'next level'
Bradley Cooper attends the Cinema Society screening of 'The Hangover Part II' on Monday, May 23, 2011 in New York. (AP / Peter Kramer)
Published Friday, May 27, 2011 7:25AM EDT
Bradley Cooper has branded Russell Crowe "s**t".
The 'Hangover: II' actor hit out at the 'Gladiator' star -- who starred opposite Bradley's ex-girlfriend Renee Zellweger in 2006 movie 'Cinderella Man' -- but gave no reasons for his dislike.
Bradley told the new issue of Esquire magazine: "Russell Crowe. S**t. He is. Next level."
The 36-year-old actor -- who has recently been romantically linked with actress Olivia Wilde -- is also critical of himself, admitting he thinks he could work harder.
He exclaimed: "Oh my God, I am so f**king lazy."
However, those who know the star disagree.
The publication reports three of his friends told them: "There is no off switch for his career," while his former rowing crew coach at Georgetown University spoke of his determined streak.
He said: "There is a fierce, fierce, fierce fire in that guy. That determination of his -- nobody should ever underestimate that
Bradley showed off his dramatic side earlier this year in thriller 'Limitless' but he insists the success of the film hasn't changed him or his career.
He said: "Since 'Limitless' opened, my agent calls me every morning and asks, 'Do you feel any different?' And I'm like, 'Nope. Do you feel any different?'"