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Iron Man 3
Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:46 PM
Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:56 PM
Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:57 PM
Please. Same thing.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:26 PM
Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:31 PM
Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:38 PM
"In a 2002 interview, Depp stated that he has Native American ancestry; in 2011, he specified, "I guess I have some Native American [in me] somewhere down the line. My great-grandmother was quite a bit of Native American, she grew up Cherokee or maybe Creek Indian. Makes sense in terms of coming from Kentucky, which is rife with Cherokee and Creek."
equals the fact that it's not a total whitewash as it were.
Moot point though since it looks like a stupid movie.
Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:43 PM
Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:16 PM
I don't see how it's an insult to hire a white actor to play Tonto. It's not a racial decision, its a financial one.
IT CAN BE BOTH!
Should actors only be able to play parts of their specific race?
Kind of yeah? Especially when it's a group that's been marginalized? Shouldn't filmmakers strive for some sort of accuracy?
And how narrow do we want to get with this definition?
Just narrow enough to avoid Native Americans being played by white people. That is narrow enough for me.
I mean it seems to be casting a fairly wide net to say only a Native American can play a Native American? There are many different types of Native Americans? Can a Sioux play an Algonquin? Can an Eskimo play a Cherokee? And if you say yes, isnt that like I said just casting a wide net? Isn't that saying "they are all the same".
If I were Driver here is where I'd put a picture of Mel Brooks as the Indian chief in Blazing Saddles
Can a Korean play a Japanese man?
If I were Driver here is wher I'd put a picture of Harold from Harold and Kumar as Sulu.
Can an Arab play a Persian?
I'm torn between a picture of Deanna Troi in Crash or maybe Jake Gyllenhaal from Prince of Persia?
Was it ok for Al Pacino to play Scarface? An Italian playing a Cuban? How about James Caan playing Sonny Corleone? A German-Jew playing an Italian?
I am totally okay with those. That's just white people playing white people. I agree that parsing the differences between races and restricting each actor of each race to portraying only people entirely like themselves is ridiculous. But if you're going to have an actor that's a certain race and that's the only guy of that race to be in your film in a substantive way maybe going for the guy who is not that race to play him isn't the best decision. And, yeah, Driver has pointed out that Depp is 1/whatevereth Cherokee and made a film starring and about Native American people so maybe it is okay but then again maybe not? I AM OPEN TO ARGUMENT ON THIS ISSUE.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:05 PM
I think the real issue is how the character is portrayed in the movie and based on some looking I've done on the internet it seems most of the pieces I've read have that opinion. They don't really care if Depp is playing the character, they care if the character is portrayed as some wild savage comic relief. Which seems to be the case.
Edited by The Choc, 12 March 2013 - 09:13 PM.