They may be potential Oscar rivals, but that doesn't mean that Daniel Day-Lewis and Bradley Cooper don't respect each others work as Cooper admitted that the double Oscar winner told him that he is a fan of the hit comedy The Hangover, which Cooper stars in, and as it happens Cooper is quite the Day-Lewis fan himself.

Cooper was speaking with Metro when he mentioned that he bumped into the Brit actor during a telethon for Haiti when Day-Lewis told him: "oh, I loved The Hangover." 

Cooper wasn't quite so reserved in his praise however, describing him as "the greatest" and admitting that during the meeting Cooper told him "how much I loved him." Get a room guys.

Both Cooper and Day-Lewis are tipped for Oscar glory in February, with bookmakers making Day-Lewis the favourite to pick up his third Best Actor Award for his role in the much-praised Steven Spielberg epic Lincoln. Meanwhile, Cooper stands as the dark horse to take the prize for his role in Silver Linings Playlist, with his co-star Jennifer Lawrence already favourite to take home the Best Actress gong. Also in the frame for the top actor award in Hollywood is Joaquin Phoenix for The Master and another multiple Oscar winner, Denzel Washington, for his role in Flight.