Before he was an Oscar-nominated actor, Bradley Cooper was just your average student!

In this adorable video, we see a young and eager 24-year-old Cooper get the chance to talk to acting heavyweight, Sean Penn, on "Inside the Actors Studio."

The "Silver Linings Playbook" star -- who's now been interviewed by James Lipton himself -- was just an aspiring actor who had the chance to sit in the audience back in 1999.

"Hey Mr. Penn, I'm Bradley Cooper a second year actor. My question is regarding 'Hurley Burley,' what was it like to revisit it, a character Eddie, after a 10 year hiatus?" he asked Penn.

He added, "Did you have new discoveries? Did you find that it was a different approach, because you had already done this character before?"

See, he was bound to make it to the Academy Awards with a well-thought question like that!

Bradley's also the first Pace University Actors Studio Drama School student to graduate and return to the show as a guest. Pretty cool, right?

Check out the clip above to see Cooper before he was famous! Do you think he'll take home an Oscar on Sunday? Sound off below!