Bradley Cooper has been criticized for wearing a fake nose to portray legendary conductor Leonard Bernstein in his upcoming Netflix movie “Maestro.”
The Oscar nominee has been described as ‘unrecognizable’ while wearing a prosthetic nose in a trailer for Netflix Biography which was released on Monday.
Who made the conscious decision to say ‘Yes, we’ll put a prosthetic nose on a non-Jewish man to play a Jew, a great idea, certainly not anti-Semitic or a harmful stereotype in any way,’ One user wrote on Twitter.
Chief Television Critics of Hollywood Reporter Daniel Feinberg called the actor Heavy latex looks “problematic” in a social media post.
My question, “How many pounds of latex would it take to turn Bradley Cooper into an old Jewish man?” It was meant to be rhetorical,” Feinberg wrote.
else Twitter user asked“Or you could… hire an old Jewish actor… instead of slapping on a prosthetic nose? These are some antisemitic bulls he would win an Oscar for.”
Born to Russian Jewish immigrants, Bernstein is best known for his work on West Side Story.
“Maestro” traces Bernstein’s life until his death at the age of 72 in 1990 when a train conductor died of a heart attack caused by progressive lung failure.
Feinberg too Film makers invited for their choice in choosing Carey Mulligan as Bernstein’s first wife, stating, “My criticism of Bradley Cooper’s conversion to latex Judaism led me not even to notice that Carey Mulligan was the first wife of Leonard Bernstein, who was a Chilean Jew. That’s too much of my ethnic cosplay for one movie.”
The “A Star is Born” actor is directing “Maestro” and is expected to be released sometime in 2023, According to the deadline.
Cooper’s publicist and Netflix did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Post.
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