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Bradley Cooper spent six years developing Maestro as a film. Cooper wrote, directed and stars as Leonard Bernstein. He told Deadline’s Pete Hammond at Contenders Film L.A. that he lost all sense of time making Maestro.
“He died in 1990 and I swear I knew him,” Cooper said of Bernstein. “This movie has messed time up for me. It’s bent time, it really has.”
Cooper said his obsession goes back further than the time since he got the rights to Bernstein’s music and life from his family. Cooper remembers asking Santa Claus for a conductor’s baton as a child, having seen it in Bugs Bunny cartoons.
“I spent embarrassingly too many hours pretending I was doing that,” Cooper said. “I didn’t know it was called baton back then. I was like the thing Bugs Bunny is holding that makes music.”
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This year, Cooper said, his daughter asked him for a baton coincidentally. It was both Cooper’s passion for conducting and his interest in highlighting Bernstein’s wife, Felicia Montealegre (Carey Mulligan), that won the Bernstein family over.
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Mulligan also signed on before Cooper had written the script. She visited Montealegre’s family in Chile.
“The more I learned about her, the more I wanted to learn about her,” Mulligan said “She wanted to be an actor. She wanted to come to New York but to know where she arrived, I needed to know where she came from.”
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Bernstein was bisexual and Montealegre tolerated his affairs with men. One of Bernstein’s
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With his role as musical icon Leonard Bernstein in Netflix’s Maestro racking up strong critical acclaim since the film’s premiere at Venice in September, Bradley Cooper adds another laurel with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival naming him the honoree of its Outstanding Performer Of The Year Award. It will be presented to the star at a tribute at the Arlington Theatre on February 8, 2024.
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Bradley Cooper isn’t ruling out returning to comedy. In Friday’s episode of The New Yorker Radio Hour, Cooper, 48, was asked if he was putting his comedic past behind him to take more dramatic roles, as he’s getting Oscar buzz for his latest movie, “Maestro.” “Are you done with fun?” host David Remnick asked.
Bradley Cooper has shared his thoughts about a potential fourth movie in the hit Hangover comedy film franchise.Speaking to host David Remnick of the New Yorker Radio Hour podcast to promote his new film Maestro, Cooper was asked about his pivot from comedic roles in The Hangover to his recent string of more dramatic and serious roles.Remnick asked Cooper: “Are you done with fun? In other words, if another kinda fun comic role came along, it was three months of your life, it’s not Hangover 5 but something of a similar spirit.”Cooper replied with a laugh before saying “Well, I would do Hangover 5. It would be Hangover 4 first, but yeah”.
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Bradley Cooper has addressed the controversy surrounding his decision to wear a prosthetic nose in upcoming film, Maestro.The actor plays Jewish conductor Leonard Bernstein in the biopic, which is also co-written and directed by Cooper. Following the film’s first trailer, some criticised the decision to use a fake nose to play the character.Speaking about the controversy during an interview on CBS Mornings on Tuesday (November 21), Cooper explained how they nearly considered not using the prosthetic.“The truth is I’ve done this whole project out of love, and it’s so clear to me where I come from with this,” Cooper said.
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his movie “Maestro” against criticism that the prosthetic nose he wears to play Leonard Bernstein is insulting to Jewish people.“I thought, ‘Maybe we don’t need to do it,’” Cooper, 48, said on “CBS Mornings” of his look in the biopic, which he also directed. “But it’s all about balance, and, you know, my lips are nothing like Lenny’s, and my chin.
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“I definitely didn’t want to try and make a puff piece Barbie. I wanted us to run at the scary things as much as we celebrated the wonderful things,” executive producer and star Margot Robbie said during a panel for the movie at Deadline’s Contenders Film: Los Angeles panel on the film. “That’s exactly why I went after Greta [Gerwig], because I was like, ‘She would do that.'”
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When Bradley Cooper’s sophomore directorial outfit Maestro, an ambitious and extravagant Leonard Bernstein biopic, debuted at Venice, none of the film’s stars or crew made it on to the red carpet. SAG was 51 days deep into its strike against the studios.
Bradley Cooper has revealed that he spent six years learning how to conduct in the style of Leonard Bernstein for his new film Maestro.The upcoming biopic, which will be released on Netflix on November 24, centres on the relationship between the American composer and his wife Felicia Montealegre (played by Carey Mulligan). Cooper also directs the film, and co-produces alongside Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg.At a Los Angeles screening for Maestro, Cooper explained the lengths he went to in order to replicate Bernstein’s conducting style.
Zack Sharf Digital News Director Much of the buzz around Bradley Cooper‘s “Maestro” so far has revolved around his shocking physical transformation into famed conductor Leonard Bernstein, but the actor-director-writer’s prep for the role might also blow some people away. Speaking at a recent Los Angeles screening for the film in a conversation moderated by “Hamilton” Tony-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cooper revealed that he spent a whopping six years learning how to conduct just over six minutes of music in the style of Bernstein himself so he could record a crucial scene in “Maestro” live on set. The scene in question recreates Bernstein’s famous conducting of the London Symphony Orchestra at the Ely Cathedral in 1976.
Carey Mulligan is opening up about her experience filming Bradley Cooper‘s Maestro.
Jazz Tangcay Artisans Editor Bradley Cooper had a problem. The Oscar-nominated actor was gearing up to play Leonard Bernstein, the musical genius behind “West Side Story” and “Candide” and one of the driving cultural forces of the 20th century. Except, Cooper looked nothing like the distinctive composer and conductor.