Old Photos of Bradley Cooper Reveal a Frosted-Tips History & Much More — PHOTOS

399574 113: Actress Jennifer Garner speaks as actors Bradley Cooper (L) and Michael Vartan look on during the 28th Annual Peoples Choice Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center January 13, 2002 in Pasadena, CA. 'Alias' won Favorite New Television Dramatic Series. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
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Like a fine wine and cheese platter, Bradley Cooper only gets better with age. He turns 40 on Jan. 5, and he may be aging backward because he looks fantastic. (If you need proof, just look at him shirtless in Elephant Man on Broadway.) There are many reasons to love the actor, including how he speaks fluent French, has piercing blue eyes, and is phenomenal onscreen whether he's a raccoon or wooing Jennifer Lawrence. But today, it makes sense to remember the former Sexiest Man Alive's good looks. 

Although he has always been attractive, he's had some hair mishaps over the years — hello, frosted tips! — and some goofy looks since 2001's Alias. Let's take a walk down memory lane, shall we?

2001

Those frosted tips will live on forever. RIP, Alias.

2002

Two words: baby face.

2003

The stubble is here to stay, starting in 2003.

2004

What’s up with the flat hair?

2005

Casual reminder that Lauren Graham and Matthew Perry used to date.

2006

Proof that Paul Rudd and Penelope Cruz also don’t age. Bonus White Hot American Summer reunion, too!

2007

This was right before he decided to change his hair…

2008

Um, nice hat?

2009

“You’ve got that long hair, slicked back…”

2010

OK, things are getting good now. Hello, blue eyes.

2011

He can’t decide with his hair length, but he knows how to style it now.

2012

Bradley Cooper + Ryan Gosling = heaven.

2013

Also, Jennifer Lawrence + Bradley Cooper = heaven. The best. Those smiles!

2014

You really got us now, Bradley. Here’s to 40 more years of looking dapper in a suit.