Ben Affleck pays special tribute to friend Bradley Cooper at 2013 Palm Springs Film Festival

Palm Springs is a destination known worldwide for its beauty, history and famous Palm Springs International Film Festival. This year was no exception with A-list celebs descending on the desert oasis which has become a pre-curser for award season.The 2013 Palm Springs Film Festival attracted more than 130,000 film fans and showcased 180 films from different countries. Among those fans, some of Hollywoods A-list celebrities showed up to take part in the awards ceremony and related festivities.

Ben Affleck at 2013 Palm Springs Film Festival

Ben Affleck at 2013 Palm Springs Film Festival

Two men that attracted special attention were Ben Affleck and fellow ‘sexiest man alive’, Bradley Cooper. As it would happen, the two festival winners have quite a ‘bromance’, as was made apparent at the Critics Choice Awards just a couple weeks before the Palm Springs Film Festival. The two were reportedly really enjoying the company of one another, laughing and chatting up a storm.

Sexy man Ben Affleck and fellow cast-mates Alan Arkin, and Bryan Cranston accepted the award for Ensemble Performance in the Oscar winning film ‘Argo.’ Argo also won the Best Picture award at the 2013 Oscars. Affleck gives a heart-felt speech in regards to the award, but he also makes special remarks

Bradley Cooper at 2013 Palm Springs Film Festival

Bradley Cooper at 2013 Palm Springs Film Festival

about good friend and Silver Lining Playbooks star Bradley Cooper calling him a “genius” and “magnificent”. This must have been a nice compliment for 38-year-old Bradley Cooper, who was actually celebrating his 38th birthday that day.

Cooper was honored with the “Desert Palm Achievement Award” for his role in the Silver Linings Playbook, but before he even had a moment to take it all in, award host Mary Hart proceeded to lead the entire audience with a very special ‘Happy Birthday’ song.

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