Hollywood's Ethnic Roulette And The Chilean Miners
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Blogger AngryAsianMan tweets

Well, yes, Hollywood does play a form of Ethnic Roulette where they can't be bothered to match the ethnicities of the actors to that of the characters. That is, you have Dustin Hoffman, who is Jewish,  playing an Italian, and Al Pacino, who is an Italian, playing Roy Cohn.

This, by the way, is different from the phenomenon where they put black actors in previously white roles—I just saw Iron Man 2, and I didn't realize, when Samuel Jackson showed up with an eyepatch, that he was supposed to be Nick Fury of S. H. I. E. L. D. (I remember when Fury was a sergeant —a white sergeant, from Hell's Kitchen in New York.)

But there's no reason the Chilean miners shouldn't be played by white guys. The demographics of Chile are such that most of them are white guys—white Spaniards, like Marco Rubio.

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