Mr. Chris Cooper
A Doll’s House Part 2 (Jul 23 2017)
c/o John Golden Theatre
252 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
Dear Mr. Cooper,
My name is Matt Winick and I’m a fan of your acting. My favorite movies that you played in were October Sky, Capote, Breach, The Kingdom, Amigo, and Where The Wild Things Are. Breach was an interesting historical movie about an FBI agent Robert Hassen who is spying for the Russians and how he gets convicted by an undercover FBI agent along with the agency. I thought you did an excellent job portraying FBI Agent Hassen because I liked on how you made him have unique traits like being a mentor to O’Neill who is working in his unit while secretly working to pass information to the Soviet Union. In Kingdom, I enjoyed the action movie about Special Agent Ronald Fleury who leads a special team of agents to investigate a bombing caused by terrorist in Saudi Arabia. In that movie I thought you did a great job portraying Special Agent Grant Skyes because I liked on how you made him have great traits like working with Special Agent Fleury including the team, making sure that they are safe, and reviewing evidence. Where The Wild Things Are had a great plot about Max an 8 year old who goes to an island where he meets creatures who are “The Wild Things”. Mr. Cooper, you really made Douglas a great character in the movie because I liked on how you made Douglas, a Wild Thing creature care about Max due to him being different from other creatures and willing to protect Max from harm when other creatures realize that he is a boy. One of the documentaries that I really enjoyed was The American Experience: Walt Whitman was because I really enjoyed learning about Walt Whitman’s life including his work on poetry. You really did an excellent job reading some of Walt Whitman’s poetry including voicing him in it.
Mr. Cooper, I have autism with a learning disability. Having autism is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Another thing that I struggle with it is when I lose friends or people get judgmental about me being different or not meeting their standards. When I was young I use to read Where The Wild Things Are and I really liked the book because it was fun to read along with I liked about how a person who is different looks for friends. The book helped me have some comfort when I have struggles. Where The Wild Things Are movie including your role got me very interested in watching it and inspired me to work hard on my disability and be creative when I’m different from people. Your role in historical movies including biopic movies really motivated me to have an interest in learning history including learning about how different famous people shaped history. In history what I like to learn is how different famous people work hard to make a great difference or shaped society in a different way, learn not to repeat the same mistakes, the need to make Civil Rights stronger, protect the environment, and many others. Your work in The American Experience: Walt Whitman got me really interested in learning more about Walt Whitman’s life and to have in interest in reading some of his poems. My favorite poems that Walt Whitman wrote are Song of Myself, O Captain My Captain, Song of the Open Road, and different poems in Leaves of Grass. On USA Today website, I enjoyed reading an article “Chris Cooper Puts Walt Whitman’s poetry into motion for PBS” due to you explaining your experience on learning about Mr. Whitman along with reading some of his poems.
Mr. Cooper, I really think that you do such an excellent job acting in movies especially biopics along with historical movies. You really make some of the famous people come to live with their personality or how they were famous or influenced another person. Also I was very impressed and amazed on well you did an excellent job making American Experience Walt Whitman a great documentary and made Walt Whitman’s life with his literature come alive. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability, continue my interest in learning history, and be motivated to have an interest in watching documentaries. I have enclosed a picture of me as a gift to you for inspiring me along with $5 for you to use to help fund the arts to make them a better place for society. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, doing an excellent job making films including historical movies great to watch, and inspiring me. I wish you well to continue to act in future films.