"Gary Cooper" was an American film actor noted for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style and screen performances. His career spanned thirty-six years, from 1925 to 1961, and included leading roles in eighty-four feature films. He was a major movie star from the end of the silent films/silent film era through the end of the golden age of Classical Hollywood cinema/Classical Hollywood. His screen persona appealed powerfully to both men and women, and his range of performances included roles in most major movie genres. Cooper's ability to project his own personality onto the characters he played contributed to his appearing natural and authentic on screen. The screen persona he sustained throughout his career represented the ideal American hero.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous actors! More Gary Cooper on Wikipedia.