Bradley Cooper learned French while studying in Aix-en-Provence when he was in college. Don't believe it? Check out this interview he did with media in France to promote his film, The Hangover 2. In the interview he answers questions from French fans!
The beloved late Alex Trebek hosted Jeopardy! for 37 seasons. That’s over 7,500 episodes! People knew him as being intelligent, quick-witted and eloquent, but did you know he also spoke French? His mother’s last name was Lagacé and she was Franco-Ontarian. Alex credited his mom for adding “French-speaking” to his extensive resume and enduring legacy.
With 23 Grand Slam titles under her belt, Serena Williams is one of the most dominant tennis players of all time. She learned French as a teenager because she dreamed of winning the French Open and accepting her trophy in French. She accomplished that goal in 2002 and today she’s passing on her love of French by teaching it to her daughter, Alexis!