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Whitewashing in Hollywood Movies
06-05-2019, 11:10 PM
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Whitewashing in Hollywood Movies
Whitewashing is the practice of using white actors to portray characters of color. We do not see this very much these days, the last notable example might be Johnny Depp's Tonto from 2013. Nevertheless, it's an interesting concept that was employed for many decades, virtually all throughout the 20th Century.



Mickey Rooney as Mister Yunioshi.


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John Wayne as Genghis Khan


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Marlon Brando as Sakini

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Yul Brynner as The King of Siam


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Paul Muni and Luise Rainer as Chinese farmers


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Boris Karloff as Dr. Fu Manchu


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Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson

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Johnny Depp as Tonto


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06-05-2019, 11:39 PM
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RE: Whitewashing in Hollywood Movies
oh boy.

when POCs straighten and lighten their skin what is it called?

whitewashing again?
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06-06-2019, 10:13 AM
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RE: Whitewashing in Hollywood Movies
Yul Brynner is Russian so he can pass for an Asian.

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I also like Warner Oland as Charlie Chan.

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06-06-2019, 03:16 PM
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Whitewashing in Hollywood Movies
Don't forget Michel Qissi as Tong Po [Image: 25ce7d396a8f882a2d561d76e41cf73f.jpg][Image: fe7aa66f105c514253bd31da50ec87f1.jpg]

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06-07-2019, 01:30 AM
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RE: Whitewashing in Hollywood Movies
Yul Brynner has russian mongolian blood for sure. Gordon Liu looks like him
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06-07-2019, 04:13 AM
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RE: Whitewashing in Hollywood Movies
(06-07-2019 01:30 AM)trevorrice Wrote:  Yul Brynner has russian mongolian blood for sure. Gordon Liu looks like him
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Apparently he was Buryat, but he also claimed at times to be part Gypsy.

Could both be true.

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Buryatia just north of Mongolia.
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