You won't recognize Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein in his upcoming Netflix movie

You are forgiven if you don't recognize the white-haired man in glasses smoking a cigarette in these promotional photos.

He looks important but only vaguely familiar -- like a long-lost uncle, or that old guy who plays chess every day in the park.

It's actor Bradley Cooper, under layers of prosthetic makeup, as aging composer

Leonard Bernstein in "Maestro," a biopic currently filming for Netflix.

The streaming service posted the photos Monday on Twitter,

where they immediately prompted double takes.

"Dang! He even has white arm hairs! Such attention to detail!

Whoever is the makeup/hair person(s) on that film needs to win some major awards,

Cooper, 47, also directs the movie, his followup to "A Star is Born."