Who Was Leonard Bernstein, Being Portrayed by Bradley Cooper in ‘Maestro’, Upcoming Film on Netflix?

Published 05/31/2022, 11:30 AM EDT

After the big hit of the Academy Award Winner movie A Star Is Born in 2018, we are going to see Bradley Cooper in the upcoming American biographical film, Maestro on Netflix. Netflix is going to have a fine number of movies and shows to watch in the foreseeable future. Let us find out more about Maestro in detail.

Leonard Bernstein and his story

Bradley Cooper will appear as Leonard Bernstein in the upcoming movie named Maestro, which is based on the life of Leonard Bernstein. But who was he? Why does he continue to receive recognition?


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Leonard Bernstein was born on August 25, 1918. He died at the age of 72. Leonard was an American conductor, pianist, composer, music educator, author, educator, and humanitarian. He was recognized as one of the most important conductors of his time. Also, he was the first American conductor to receive international encouragement.

He was the first American-born conductor who led a major American symphony orchestra. Bernstein was a music director as well. He had conducted the world’s largest orchestras. He achieved a significant legacy of audio and video recordings.

Bernstein was a crucial figure in the modern revival of the music of Gustav Mahler. He was passionately interested in his music. As he was a skilled pianist, he often conducted piano symphonies on the keyboard.


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With his various educational efforts, including several books and the creation of two major international music festivals, Bernstein influenced many generations of young musicians.

He also worked to support civil rights and protested against the Vietnam War. He advocated for nuclear demilitarization. Bernstein also raised money for HIV/AIDS research and awareness. Bernstein was involved in multiple international initiatives for human rights and world peace. He was a lifelong humanitarian.

Bradley Cooper as Bernstein


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Co-written and directed by Bradley Cooper, Maestro is going to be released in 2023 on Netflix. Obviously, Bradley Cooper is portraying Leonard Bernstein. Netflix has given the first look of Cooper as Bernstein. Here! Take a look at it.

Bradley Cooper is completely unrecognizable in this picture. It will be interesting to see him as Bernstein.


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The movie Maestro follows the story of the complex love story of Leonard and Felicia. They first met at a party in 1946. The plot of the movie talks about the journey of 25 years of marriage and their 3 children. Bernstein has achieved so much throughout his life and career. He took his art to another level of excellence. He became the inspiration for the generations to come.

Maya Hawke and Carey Mulligan are the co-actors in the movie. We know little about the movie yet. But what we surely know is that fans will be eagerly waiting to see Bradley Cooper in this unrecognizable look.



Neha Chande

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Neha Rajesh Chande is a writer at Netflix Junkie. She has pursued her master's degree with English Literature. Previously, she's been a facilitator and a lecturer of English and Communication Skills.