The test was for his second movie with director David O. Russell, a real-life drama costarring Christian Bale and Jeremy Renner about Abscam, the FBI's 1970s operation that led to the conviction of U.S. congressmen.
Sounds like this was no mild perm. "Like rollers!" Cooper laughed. "Oh, yeah bro, like rollers in the hair!"
He politely declined to show me pics of his curly coif stored on his iPhone.