Bradley Cooper, 37, was in college when he went through the romantic novel. Bradley Cooper. Pic/Santa Banta "This is going to sound cheesy, but I remember taking a Shakespeare class in college where we had to read 'Romeo and Juliet'. "I'd read it in high school, but not properly and I remember sitting in the library reading it and thinking, 'Hmm, this is weird. I'm crying'," more.com quoted Cooper as saying.