Is Bradley Cooper’s Prosthetic Leonard Bernstein Nose Problematic?

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By Bonnie Stiernberg On Tuesday, Netflix released the first photos from its forthcoming Leonard Bernstein biopic, Maestro. Bradley Cooper, who directed the film and also stars as the legendary composer, is almost unrecognizable under layers of prosthetics — especially in old-age makeup as the elderly Bernstein. But it’s one prosthetic in particular that is raising eyebrows and prompting questions of whether the role should have gone to someone else. Cooper, who is not Jewish, wears a prosthetic nose in the movie to better resemble Bernstein, and some people have taken issue with the actor wear…

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