Bradley Cooper’s Ballroom Skills

So, if we started doing a weekly “Ellen DeGeneres amazingness” update, would you all be OK with that? Yes? Good. I thought so.

In that case, here’s this week’s installment: Bradley Cooper taught Ellen how to waltz on her show a few days ago.

He's an aggressive lead.

That sounds strange out of context, but if you’ve seen Silver Linings Playbook, Cooper’s latest movie, it makes a bunch of sense. In the film Cooper plays a man who’s just returned home from a psychiatric facility, and who rediscovers himself with the help of a) Jennifer Lawrence, who is uh-ma-zing as a depressive widow, and b) ballroom dance. Weird on paper, awesome in reality. Or at least movie reality. (And the film features some legitimate world-class ballroom dancing too, which is fun.)

Anyway, Cooper actually did do a fair amount of dancing in the movie. And if you have any connection to dance, however tenuous it may be, lord knows you’re gonna be showing off your moves on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Cooper chose to display his skills by giving Ellen a waltz lesson.

The result was equal parts adorable and awkward. Take a look!

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