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Bradley Cooper on Lantern rejection

Bradley Cooper has no plans to don a superhero cape after being turned down for Green Lantern.

The Limitless star auditioned for the title role in Martin Campbell's forthcoming action adventure, which later went to Ryan Reynolds, and admitted the rejection left him feeling down-hearted.

"I auditioned to play the Green Lantern and I didn't get it, and I haven't had the balls to put the cape on again," he said.

However, Bradley - who will reprise the role of Phil in The Hangover 2 - is eyeing up some other roles.

"It's a hard business but there are a lot of things I would like to do. I would love to do a Western," he added.

The 36-year-old would also like to spend more time behind the cameras, after being a producer on Limitless.

"I hope to do more producing in future. It was a really nice gesture to be given that credit," he said.

"I don't think like an actor, I really do think like someone who's trying to make the whole film, so any part I can play collaboratively outside of just me and the role I love. I just like to work with great actors and directors. You just get up every day and try to get a job."

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