I must admit I really do not know much or have seen a lot of Lady Gaga. I saw her sing with Tony Bennett and I believe I saw her in a movie and a few times on tv. So this is my first exposure to her. She and Bradley Cooper in the 4th remake of A Star is Born. She is fantastic. Real, believable and man can she sing. Bradley Cooper also excels as the Star headed toward bottom. Super supporting cast including Sam Elliott, and a surprisingly good Andrew Dice Clay doing a character piece and not himself. The movie is a bit long but it hooks you early as you root for her and cover your eyes as he makes you cringe. Good acting with both of them and they provide the necessary heat. First time directing for Cooper. Good start.