- Critics said the decision to wear a fake nose plays up to Jewish stereotypes.
- “Maestro” is due to premiere at next month’s Venice Film Festival.
- Bernstein died in 1990 but remains one of the best-known composers and conductors of all time.
The family of Leonard Bernstein has defended Bradley Cooper’s controversial decision to wear a large prosthetic nose while playing the Jewish composer in a new film.
Oscar nominee Cooper — who wrote, directed and stars in “Maestro” — has received criticism since a trailer for the upcoming Netflix film was released online this week.