Odds and Ends
Bend the truth on your job application
15 4, 10:41pm
So we got 4 major movies, Nick Fury doesn't count because they had changed him to his black and bald version way before the movies came out, same with Heimdall and Kingpin. The rest are Broadway which has always been loose with racial casting and one TV show.
Now lets do white actors in history playing other races.
Angelina Jolie as Mariane Pearl, Ben Affleck as Antonio J. Mendez, Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson, Mickey Rooney as Mr. Yunioshi, Juliette Binoche as Maria Segovia, The main cast of the The Last Airbender, Laurence Olivier as Othello, Natalie Wood as Maria, Johnny Depp as Tonto, Katharine Hepburn as Jade, Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra, Jim Sturgess as Jeffrey Ma, Jennifer Connelly as Alicia Nash, John Wayne as Genghis Khan, Russell Crowe as Noah, Christian Bale as Moses, Jake Gyllenhaal as the Prince of Persia, Fisher Stevens as Ben Jabituya, Meryl Streep as Clara del Valle Trueba, Marlon Brando as Sakini, Yul Brynner as The King of Siam, Paul Muni and Luise Rainer as Chinese farmers, Liam Neeson as Ra’s Al Ghul, Boris Karloff as Dr. Fu Manchu, Carey Mulligan as Irene, Scarlett Johansson as Major Makoto Kusanagi, Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Horus, Cameron Crowe as Allison Ng, Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan Noonien Singh, Justin Chatwin as Goku, Mena Suvari as Brandi Boski...
You know I can honestly list these in the hundreds, and that's just in movies, and that's not even listing the characters that could have easily been played by other races in movies but they went to white actors because people would have asked, "Why did they need to be (blank)? It serves no purpose to the story." Which implies that there was ever a reason for most characters to be white besides societal pressure. And this still goes on today every single year for multiple roles. So until the default of a character being white changes and all major roles are open to other races besides white, because white actors have had 80 years of film being default cast, then change as many "white," roles as possible. There is a lot of catching up to do.