Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper, who is nominated for an Oscar for his role in 'Silver Livings Playbook,' said recently that he is just trying to live in the moment in the run up to the Academy Awards on February 24.

Cooper told, "It just gets crazier and crazier."

While Cooper has been the focus of a lot of tabloid fodder lately - namely, his bizarre breakup with model Laura Simpson over a foot fetish - he insists that he still lives a very "normal" life.

"One of the things I love doing is to go to a theater and watch a movie by myself. My life's very normal."

Normal or crazy life, Cooper is still surprised by the response his work can draw. Last month, the actor participated in a talk with military veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Centre in Washington on Thursday and was overwhelmed by the response he received.

He said: "A lot of vets have reached out saying they can really identify with Pat Solitano (his 'Silver Linings Playbook' character). So we screened the movie last night - we thought 50 people would attend, and there were 200! We spent three hours there talking with them.

"We made this movie knowing it was personal for [director] David [O. Russell], but it's also become personal for so many people who have watched the movie."