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10 Things That Prove Bradley Cooper Is Actually A Raccoon

Rocket Raccoon is the part he was born to play, baby! Ride along with the Rocket in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy — in theaters Friday, August 1.

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Did you think Bradley Cooper was cast as Rocket just because of his distinct voice? Guess again!

1. Raccoons are native to North America. Bradley Cooper is also a native — he was born in Philadelphia.

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2. Though native to North America, raccoons spread to other parts of the world in the 20th century. Though native to North America, Bradley Cooper's films spread across the world in the early 21st century.

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3. Much like a raccoon, Bradley Cooper's legs are longer than his arms.

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4. Raccoons have five fingers, which allow them to manipulate objects such as doorknobs. This is also true of Bradley Cooper.

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5. Many people are captivated by Bradley Cooper's eyes. Raccoon eyes are cute, too.

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6. When Bradley Cooper was a kid, he wanted to move to Japan and become a ninja. Raccoons look like they're wearing ninja masks!

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7. While on a no-carb diet, Bradley Cooper's favorite snack was grapes and almonds. Raccoons LOVE grapes and almonds.

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8. Bradley Cooper doesn't drink alcohol. Neither do raccoons.

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9. Bradley Cooper loves to cook. Raccoons sometimes "wash" their food before eating it.

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10. And they're both devilishly handsome.

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You see it now, right?!

Marvel / Guardians of the Galaxy

Get more from Bradley Cooper as the galaxy's most badass raccoon in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy — in theaters Friday, August 1.

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