We'll admit that these recent photos of Bradley Cooper made us do a triple take! The actor left a store in LA on Thursday looking almost unrecognizable with his thick beard and major muscles. Bradley's buff new bod — he reportedly put on 40 pounds — is likely due to his latest role as a Navy SEAL in the action flick American Sniper, which he is currently filming. The film is being directed by Clint Eastwood and also stars Sienna Miller and Luke Grimes. We last saw Bradley at the Oscars looking considerably less built, partying with his mom and sister and starring in that now-unforgettable selfie with Ellen DeGeneres. He is reportedly heading to the Met Gala in NYC next week and will likely have girlfriend Suki Waterhouse on his arm when he hits the red carpet; we're pretty excited to see that chiseled physique in a tuxedo on Monday.