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22nd Jul '17 8:01:09 PM PaulA
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*** ...and ''Film/TheMillionairess'' and ''[[Film/RoadTo The Road to Hong Kong]]''...

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*** ...and ''Film/TheMillionairess'' and ''[[Film/RoadTo The Road to Hong Kong]]''...''Film/TheRoadToHongKong''...
20th Jul '17 8:44:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/HannibalRising'':
** Lady Murasaki is a Japanese immigrant to France played by Creator/GongLi, who is Chinese.
** Inspector Pascal Popil is a French police detective played by Dominic West, who is American.
** Vladis Grutas, the Lithuanian war criminal, is played by Rhys Evans, a Welshman.
19th Jul '17 10:30:36 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Film/{{Help}}'': All the cultists from 'the East' are played by English actors. This is {{Lampshaded}} when the Beatles visit the Indian Restaurant "seeking enlightenment as to rings" from someone from "the mystic East" but quickly learn that everyone working there is English.
--> '''Ringo:''' He's from the ''West''!
--> '''Restaurant Host:''' No, the East... [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stepney Stepney.]]
3rd Jul '17 3:15:11 PM KEEP_IN
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* In ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', there is not a single character who is of the same nationality as their voice actor. The Australian Sniper is actually American, the German Medic is actually [[Creator/RobinAtkinDownes a Brit]], and so on. This was done on purpose, to make the characters' accents sound stereotypically exaggerated.
** The Scout and Engineer are both Americans voiced by Americans, but both actors are from different parts of the US than their characters. The Californian Nathan Vetterlein voices the Scout, a Bostonian trying to pretend to be a New Yorker, for example.

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* In ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', there is not a single character who is of the same nationality as their voice actor. The Australian Sniper is actually American, the German Medic is actually [[Creator/RobinAtkinDownes a Brit]], and so on. This was done on purpose, to make the characters' accents sound stereotypically exaggerated.
exaggerated. This even goes for the American accents in the game!
** The Scout and Engineer are both Americans voiced by Americans, but both actors are from different parts of the US than their characters. The Californian Nathan Vetterlein voices the Scout, a Bostonian trying to pretend to be a New Yorker, for example. Grant Goodeve, the voice actor for the Texan Engineer, isn't even Texan himself; he was born in Connecticut.
21st Jun '17 1:00:42 PM Pichu-kun
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* Pat Morita's heavy Japanese accent in ''Film/TheKarateKid'' franchise is notable due to his natural American accent.
** Supposedly, he didn't have this accent during his first audition and was rejected as a result. He then went to his uncle, who coached him in the "proper" Japanese accent and came back for a second try.

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* Pat Morita's heavy Japanese accent in ''Film/TheKarateKid'' franchise is notable due to his natural American accent.
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accent. Supposedly, he didn't have this accent during his first audition and was rejected as a result. He then went to his uncle, who coached him in the "proper" Japanese accent and came back for a second try.


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* Creator/MaryPickford was one of the most famous actresses during the 1920s and was known as "America's Sweetheart". She was actually born in Canada, though she spent most of her life as an American.
8th Jun '17 5:17:26 PM jormis29
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** Also, the French characters were played by Orlando Bloom (English), Creator/LiamNeeson (Irish), Brendan Gleeson (Irish), Marton Czokas (New Zealander), Creator/JeremyIrons (English), David Thewlis (English), Kevin [=McKidd=] (Scottish) and Michael Sheen (Welsh) to name a few. The only actual French person was Eva Green.

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** Also, the French characters were played by Orlando Bloom (English), Creator/LiamNeeson (Irish), Brendan Gleeson (Irish), Marton Czokas (New Zealander), Creator/JeremyIrons (English), David Thewlis (English), Kevin [=McKidd=] Creator/KevinMcKidd (Scottish) and Michael Sheen (Welsh) to name a few. The only actual French person was Eva Green.
3rd Jun '17 3:52:41 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wresetling/{{CMLL}}'s Legión de Puerto Rico and Los Boricuas {{power stable}}s were almost entirely made up of non Puerto Ricans. Even after they returned as El Comando Caribeño, a good deal of the members still weren't from the Caribbean(although Veneno was from Panama and El Hijo del Pierroth from The Dominican Republic). In the case of Comandante Pierroth, it could be considered a case of BoomerangBigot and LesCollaborateurs since he was known as a Mexican before joining but all the same, Julio Estrada was the only Puerto Rican in of these groups initially and wasn't even the main focus. With the return of Camando Caribeño Estrada wasn't even around any longer, Zeuxis taking his place as the only Puerto Rican. Veteran Puerto Rican wrestler Rico Suave also associated with them when passing through Mexico, making the real Puerto Ricans up to 16% of the group's alumni, Caribs 25%.

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* Wresetling/{{CMLL}}'s Legión de Puerto Rico and Los Boricuas {{power stable}}s were almost entirely made up of non Puerto Ricans. Even after they returned as El Comando Caribeño, a good deal of the members still weren't from the Caribbean(although Veneno was from Panama and El Hijo del Pierroth from The Dominican Republic). In the case of Comandante Pierroth, it could be considered a case of BoomerangBigot and LesCollaborateurs since he was known as a Mexican before joining but all the same, Julio Estrada was the only Puerto Rican in of these groups initially and wasn't even the main focus. With the return of Camando Caribeño Estrada wasn't even around any longer, Zeuxis taking his place as the only Puerto Rican. Veteran Puerto Rican wrestler Rico Suave also associated with them when passing through Mexico, making bringing the real Puerto Ricans up to 16% of the group's alumni, Caribs 25%.
3rd Jun '17 3:50:18 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* This is fairly common in pro wrestling, and it goes back to the earliest days of the sport. One of the first such angles involved "Cowboys vs. Indians," with well-tanned wrestlers playing the heel Indians and some well-crafted publicity stunts used to draw the desired media attention. During the late 1940s and early 1950s, {{Foreign Wrestling Heel}}s became common, first with American wrestlers portraying Germans sympathetic to the Nazi cause (when in fact, several "pro-Nazi" wrestlers were Jewish or fought for the Allied forces), and later faux-Russians. Asian heels also became common, with most of them actually being Native American, Hawaiian or Samoan (although a few were legitimately Asian); for instance, Mr. Fuji was actually Hawaiian. During the 1970's and 1980's, such as Wrestling/IvanKoloff and [[Wrestling/EdFarhat the original Sheik]] were two of the biggest stars; they were actually North Americans posing as foreigners. In addition, a number of white wrestlers, such as Paul Diamond and Jamie Noble, have posed as Asians wearing masks.

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* This is fairly common in pro wrestling, and it goes back to the earliest days of the sport. One of the first such angles involved "Cowboys vs. Indians," with well-tanned wrestlers playing the heel Indians and some well-crafted publicity stunts used to draw the desired media attention. During the late 1940s and early 1950s, {{Foreign Wrestling Heel}}s became common, first with American wrestlers portraying Germans sympathetic to the Nazi cause (when in fact, several "pro-Nazi" wrestlers were Jewish or fought for the Allied forces), and later faux-Russians. Asian heels also became common, with most of them actually being Native American, Hawaiian or Samoan (although a few were legitimately Asian); for instance, Mr. Fuji Wrestling/MrFuji was actually Hawaiian. During the 1970's and 1980's, such as Wrestling/IvanKoloff and [[Wrestling/EdFarhat the original Sheik]] were two of the biggest stars; they were actually North Americans posing as foreigners. In addition, a number of white wrestlers, such as Paul Diamond and Jamie Noble, have posed as Asians wearing masks.



* Wresetling/{{CMLL}}'s Legión de Puerto Rico and Los Boricuas {{power stable}}s were almost entirely made up of non Puerto Ricans. Even after they returned as El Comando Caribeño, a good deal of the members still weren't from the Caribbean. In the case of Comandante Pierroth, it could be considered a case of BoomerangBigot and LesCollaborateurs since he was known as a Mexican before joining but all the same, Julio Estrada was the only Puerto Rican in of these groups initially and wasn't even the main focus. With the return of Camando Caribeño Estrada wasn't even around any longer, Zeuxis taking his place as the only Puerto Rican.

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* Wresetling/{{CMLL}}'s Legión de Puerto Rico and Los Boricuas {{power stable}}s were almost entirely made up of non Puerto Ricans. Even after they returned as El Comando Caribeño, a good deal of the members still weren't from the Caribbean.Caribbean(although Veneno was from Panama and El Hijo del Pierroth from The Dominican Republic). In the case of Comandante Pierroth, it could be considered a case of BoomerangBigot and LesCollaborateurs since he was known as a Mexican before joining but all the same, Julio Estrada was the only Puerto Rican in of these groups initially and wasn't even the main focus. With the return of Camando Caribeño Estrada wasn't even around any longer, Zeuxis taking his place as the only Puerto Rican. Veteran Puerto Rican wrestler Rico Suave also associated with them when passing through Mexico, making the real Puerto Ricans up to 16% of the group's alumni, Caribs 25%.
27th May '17 11:49:18 PM Anicomicgeek
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* The only major character in ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' voiced by a Japanese actor was BigBad Aku, who was voiced by the late Creator/{{Mako}}. The title character is voiced by African-American Creator/PhilLaMarr; when the series was revived, Aku was voiced by his ''VideoGame/FusionFall'' voice actor, Greg Baldwin, who's white; Ashi, introduced in the final season, is voiced by Canadian Creator/TaraStrong.

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* The only major character in ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' voiced by a Japanese actor was BigBad Aku, who was voiced by the late Creator/{{Mako}}. The title character is voiced by African-American Creator/PhilLaMarr; when the series was revived, Aku was voiced by his ''VideoGame/FusionFall'' voice actor, Greg Baldwin, who's white; white and Ashi, introduced in the final season, is voiced by Canadian Creator/TaraStrong.
27th May '17 11:05:19 AM nombretomado
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** Yet Skarsgård is the sole Swede in the main cast of the American remake of ''[[TheMillenniumTrilogy The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo]]'' (four others, including [[Series/TheKilling Joel]] [[Film/{{Robocop2014}} Kinnaman]], have smaller roles), which features lots of Brits and Americans speaking with Swedish accents.

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** Yet Skarsgård is the sole Swede in the main cast of the American remake of ''[[TheMillenniumTrilogy The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo]]'' ''Film/TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo'' (four others, including [[Series/TheKilling Joel]] [[Film/{{Robocop2014}} Kinnaman]], have smaller roles), which features lots of Brits and Americans speaking with Swedish accents.
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