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  1. Some of the scenes were filmed at the Coachella Festival in 2017, where Lady Gaga was the first female headliner in ten years. Festival-goers paid ten dollars to see the scenes being filmed, although recording devices were locked away to prevent any footage being leaked.
  2. Bradley Cooper said that Lady Gaga was the one who convinced him they should sing live. Gaga said she hated watching movies where the actors were not lip-syncing correctly to the songs, and to avoid this and get it right they needed to sing live for the film. This was what caused Cooper to get more extensive vocal training.
  3. Bradley Cooper claimed that his dream was to be a director before he got into acting, and this was his directorial debut. Additionally, he had written some of the film himself. Steven Spielberg and Clint Eastwood had expressed interest. However, Cooper's persistence landed him the project.
  4. Bradley Cooper began planning his vision for this film while working as a producer on American Sniper (2014), which was directed by Clint Eastwood. After Cooper and Lady Gaga performed a screentest together, Warner Brothers executives were impressed with their on-screen chemistry and greenlit the project.
  5. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2018, where Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper received an eight-minute standing ovation after the screening.
  6. Bradley Cooper admitted that he had taken his singing for granted. He went into rehearsals for this movie and learned that singing well was much harder than he thought.
  7. Bradley Cooper filmed scenes on the Pyramid Stage of Glastonbury festival 2017 just before Kris Kristofferson's live performance. Metallica's Lars Ulrich helped with filming.
  8. Alabama singer-songwriter Jason Isbell wrote song songs for the film.
  9. This is the fourth remake of "A Star Is Born." George Cukor directed What Price Hollywood, (1932) and the story was solidified. In 1937, a Technicolor version was released starring Janet Gaynor and Frederick March seventeen years later. In 1954, George Cukor directed Judy Garland and James Mason, who portrayed the leads. Garland and Mason each managed to snag a Golden Globe for Best Actress and Actor in a Comedy or Musical. In the 1976 version, the character's names were slightly altered. "Esther" was played by Barbra Streisand, while "John Norman" was portrayed by Kris Kristofferson. The movie was the second highest grossing film at the time and won Streisand two Golden Globes -- one for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) and another for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture (with Paul Williams), along with an Oscar for Best Music and Original Song. Kristofferson also won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical). In 2018, Stefani Germanotta (Lady Gaga) and Bradley Cooper took on the leading roles of Esther/Vicki and Norman.
  10. During one of Lady Gaga's concerts at Fenway Park in Boston, microphones were placed around the stadium and fans in attendance were encouraged to chant her character Ally's name for use in the film.
  11. At the Venice Film Festival, Cooper said the film's look was inspired by a Metallica concert he saw when he was six years old.
  12. The studio and producers desperately wanted Beyoncé for the role of Ally. She was attached to the project back in 2015, but decided to pass on it to focus on her music. Writer Camilla Blackett was in talks to re-write Bradley Cooper's script then and stated that the first thing she said in the meeting was that Beyoncé didn't have nearly enough lines.
  13. Scenes were shot during Lady Gaga's "Joanne" Tour on August 9, 2017 at The Tour Stop in Los Angeles, California.
  14. Bradley Cooper filmed additional crowd and stage scenes at the Palomino Tent at Stagecoach 2017. The same location as the earlier Coachella footage was shot with Lady Gaga.
  15. Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Kesha, Rihanna, Janelle Monáe and Esperanza Spalding were all rumored to play the role of Ally.
  16. The scenes at the gas station were filmed in Desert Hot Springs, California, at a small tire shop on Little Morongo Road.
  17. During the world premiere of the movie at the Venice Film Festival in 2018, the theater was struck by lightning which caused technical malfunctions, leaving the audience waiting for twenty minutes for the movie to resume.
  18. For his role as Jackson Maine, Bradley Cooper was taught to play guitar by Lukas Nelson, son of Willie Nelson. The pair hung out in Cooper's basement almost every night for a year so that Cooper could learn how to perform and present himself like a musician. Cooper is backed by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real for his stage performances.
  19. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga appeared on television series created by Ryan Murphy. Cooper had a recurring role on Nip/Tuck (2003), while Gaga appeared on American Horror Story (2011).
  20. The film premiered at TIFF (Toronto international Film Festival) in September 2018.
  21. This was the second 2018 collaboration of Warner Bros. and MGM. The first was Tomb Raider (2018), and the third was Creed II (2018).
  22. When Lady Gaga performed at the 87th Academy Awards, Bradley Cooper was nominated for an Oscar and was also in the audience.
  23. There was a scene where Lady Gaga's character overdosed on heroin but was later edited out.

Plot

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer - until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Directors

Bradley Cooper

Gender

Drama,Music,Musical,Romance

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Lady Gaga Lady Gaga

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Sam Elliott Sam Elliott

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Bobby Maine

Dave Chappelle Dave Chappelle

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Bonnie Somerville Bonnie Somerville

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Andrew Dice Clay Andrew Dice Clay

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Michael Harney Michael Harney

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Rebecca Field Rebecca Field

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Rafi Gavron Rafi Gavron

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Willam Belli Willam Belli

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Alec Baldwin Alec Baldwin

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