Today People magazine crowned Bradley Cooper as its 2011 Sexiest Man Alive. And while The Hangover star certainly has a lot going for him — good looks, a hot career — it’s his love of rescue dogs that we find sexiest.
In 2009, Cooper discussed his love for his dogs Samson and Charlotte, saying, “I have two beautiful dogs … I cherish. Samson is a 14-year-old German short hair pointer and Charlotte is a 6 or 7 year-old Chow Retriever mix. They are both rescue dogs and they are the best … I’m sort of a hybrid of both my dogs. Samson is stoic and makes me earn it and Charlotte loves me undyingly. They’re my kids.”
Although Samson is sadly no longer with us, Charlotte is still Cooper’s best buddy. He told People that he “fell in love with her immediately,” and happily brings her on set with him. “I’m not supposed to, but [she] hang[s] out in my trailer.”
And Samson still has a place in Cooper’s life. After the dog passed away last year, Cooper immortalized him by hanging an enormous photo of Samson in his house.
So, just what does would a woman need to do to land this self-described, “single, 36-year-old-male”? “She has to like my dog. My dogs and I come in a package,” he says.
To see Cooper and Charlotte in action, check out People‘s gallery of the pair.