When Cooper played a cowboy you really believed he was a cowboy, and when he played an international man of sophistication, he was just as believable. That had a real effect on me, and we what I found so interesting about him. He was at home in either role and always convincingly authentic. There weren’t many actors that could do that, which is why Gary Cooper was not only the biggest star of his time, but also the definitive “American” move star-handsome, honorable, honest.
-Ralph Lauren


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