To be an original. Leonard Cohen knows. He published Beautiful Losers in 1966, and creative types have been falling for his wistful phrase ever since. Bob Seger recorded Beautiful Loser in 1975; Aaron Rose’s 2008 documentary (above), Beautiful Losers, revisited New York’s early ’90s countercultural art scene; and the independent film, Beautiful Loser, is currently playing somewhere. Losing never looked (our sounded) this good.