Bradley Cooper Says Oui to 'Chef' Role (Plus 6 Other Unrealistically Attractive Fictional Chefs)

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Here's some news that should help perpetuate the myth that the food world is filled with brooding hunks: Bradley Cooper is in discussions with The Weinstein Company to play the title character in "Chef", a restaurant-focused comedy from director Derek Cianfrance. Cooper, who is currently riding the fame wave thanks to an Oscar nomination for Silver Linings Playbook, is no stranger to faux-kitchens. He previously played a recovering addict/head chef in the short-lived (but excellent) TV adaptation of Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential."

Cooper is hardly the first actor to pose as a hot force in the kitchen. For years, Hollywood has regularly portrayed restaurant chefs as seductive, olive-oil wielding artists.

In honor of Awards Season, here's a list of 6 unrealistically sexy fictional chefs and their best on-camera food quotes.

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Warner Bros
Catherine Zeta-Jones, No Reservations (2007). "You bring in a sous chef from an Italian restaurant and I'm the one in therapy?"








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Fox Searchlight

Penelope Cruz, Woman on Top (2000) "Make sure your tomatoes are firm and plump."








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Fox 2000 Pictures
Adrien Grenier, The Devil Wears Prada. (2006) "Give that to me. It's like ten bucks worth of Jarlsberg in there."








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Lionsgate
Chase Crawford, What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012). "What do you think you're doing? Pig is our turf."








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New Line Cinema
Sofia Vergara, New Year's Eve (2011). "Ay, Laura! Do you think Jensen will sign a banana? I don't have any paper."
















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Universal Studios
Jason Segal, The Five Year Engagement (2012). "Seeing you chop onions is depressing. It's like watching Michael Jordan take a shit."*

*This was actually said by Chris Pratt's character, Alex Eilhauer, who also could've appeared on this list.

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