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What he's shilling: Though there's nothing too imminent, he's got the action-comedy "Outrun" opposite Dax Sheperd and Kristen Bell slated for release in August.
Nominations and wins: None.
Lowdown: Cooper is the rare actor with both comedic and dramatic cred, and last year he proved his draw as a leading man with the surprise success of "Limitless". In short, he's a star on the rise - and young and "hip" enough (at least based on his starring role in both "Hangover" movies) to appease the younger audience AMPAS craves.