If you haven’t heard about Scott Copper, you may want to look into him. Sure, he is not a household name in Hollywood, but he has certainly made his presence known over the last decade. Here are a few things you should know about it.

Who Is Scott Cooper?

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Scott Cooper is an American director, producer, writer, and occasionally an actor. He was born in Virginia in 1970, where he lived until he decided to try out as an actor. He moved to The Big Apple to study acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

Once he was done with school, Scott Cooper spent a decade working on and off as an actor on both film and television shows. It is safe to say that his acting career never took off. Early on, he appeared in one episode of “The X-Files” with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, alongside a few other minor roles.

It wasn’t until he wrote his first movie that he was actually noticed by people. The name of that movie was “For Sale By The Owner”, which he also starred in, but it was his producing and writing skills that have put him on the map. From that point on, he made several movies, and here are some of the recent ones that are a must-watch!

1. Hostiles (2017)

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Hostiles” is a movie set in 1892, and is following the story of a legendary Army Captain, Joseph J. Blocker, played by Christian Bale, and his mission of escorting a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to their lands.

As is was often the case back in the day, Army veterans didn’t really like the Native Americans, so this wasn’t an easy job for Capt. Blocker. Now, we won’t go too much into details, as we don’t want to spoil this movie for you, but if you do want to find out more about it, you can see what Scott Cooper Miami Beach filmmaker had to say about it.

2. Black Mass (2015)

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Scott Cooper is surely fond of true stories, so it didn’t come as a surprise when he wanted to make a movie about the life of the legendary Irish mobster, James Whitey Bulger, the leader of the Winter Hill Gang. The brilliant performance of Johnny Depp as the Whitey also makes this one a must-watch, if you haven’t already.

3. Antlers (2023)

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Set to be released on the 29th of October, “Antlers” is the latest film co-written and directed by Scott Cooper. It is a story of a middle-school teacher and her sheriff brother, who become entangled with a boy and his dark secrets.

All of this leads to a shocking revelation and the encounter with an out-of-this-world creature we never know even existed. We’ll see how this one pans out, but a thriller/horror just a few days before Halloween promises to be a good choice for a movie night.


Naturally, if you haven’t seen the iconic “Crazy Heart” or “Out of the Furnace” – watch those, too. They’re not as recent, but they’re still really good.