Bradley Cooper showed a side of himself that we thought we would never see. Cooper lent his voice to the iconic character of Rocket Raccoon in the movie ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’.
People often miss out on the craftsmanship that goes into the voice acting and Bradley Cooper used his position and platform to change the perception behind it being a simple job.
Several videos and Behind the Scenes Take have been released by the production team of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) and Cooper can be seen practising his lines several times and putting his whole body into action while performing the dialogues.
Everybody who watched the film at first thought that the voice was altered by the team to sound so perfect and Bradley too thought that somewhere along the journey of his delivery, certain parts would have been altered to match the character perfectly.
However, the Russo brothers denied all the rumours and clearly stated that “no alterations are made, and Rocket’s sound is the result of Cooper’s genius voice work.”
Inspiration behind the character’s voice
In an interview with ET- Entertainment Tonight before the premiere of the movie, Rob Marciano asked Cooper about his special voice for the character. The voice actor of the Rocket Raccoon said, “we were trying to go for something like Jo Pesci, alfa male voice”
He even mentioned that he, like any other actor looks up to Jo Pesci and is always trying to learn and take inspiration from the legendary actor.
During an interview with BBC Radio 1, Bradley Cooper sat down and talked about how at first, he had to try to find Rocket’s voice and continued, “I had to try to find it. And I had this idea. At first, I was literally just doing Bill the Butcher from Gangs of New York, and that didn’t’ really work. We saw this sort of animatronic thing as I was doing it, and then it became like a hybrid of Daniel Plainview and Gilbert Gottfried. That’s where we wound up. That’s how I would describe Rocket’s inspiration.”
Like his admiration for Pesci, he also adores the work of Daniel Day-Lewis, and it is not a surprise that half of the character’s voice sounds like him.
Rocket Raccoon’s future
Considering the fact that Rocket Raccoon did not disappear into the oblivion after the infamous Thanos’ snap. We are positive that we would see him again in the forth coming movies in the Avengers’ series and probably with boasting amount of screen time.
It is also known that Rocket Raccoon will be saving the day both heroically and with the needed dosage of cynicism and sarcasm in the upcoming movie, Avenge the Fallen.
However, much cannot be known as the Marvel productions are known to be notoriously tight-lipped regarding the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) movies.
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