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5th Feb '16 4:45:02 PM DrOO7
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* ''Literature/TheThornBirds'' miniseries, set in Australia, is rife with this. The only Australian in a major role is Bryan Brown, who played Luke. Meanwhile, Americans and Brits play people from New Zealand (Fee and most of the Cleary children), [[FakeIrish Ireland (Ralph, Paddy, and Mary)]], and Australia (Justine and Dane), while Canadian actor Christopher Plummer plays an Italian cardinal. Adding insult to injury, he's one of only TWO actors to make any effort at [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent at an accent]].
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* ''Literature/TheThornBirds'' miniseries, set in Australia, is rife with this. The only Australian in a major role is Bryan Brown, who played Luke. Meanwhile, Americans and Brits play people from New Zealand (Fee and most of the Cleary children), [[FakeIrish Ireland (Ralph, Paddy, and Mary)]], and Australia (Justine and Dane), and Germany (Rainier), while Canadian actor Christopher Plummer plays an Italian cardinal. Adding insult to injury, he's one of only TWO actors to three of them make any effort at [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent at an accent]].sounding the way they should]].
1st Feb '16 10:02:23 PM Montanto
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* Jean Reno was born in Morocco to Spanish Andalusian parents and is commonly known as a French actor. Apparently, that range has driven producers to see fit to cast him as Italian (in ''Film/TheProfessional''), German (in ''Film/MissionImpossible'') and Belgian (in ''Film/HotelRwanda''). He also played an Italian (Enzo) in ''Film/TheBigBlue'' (which was produced in France).
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* Jean Reno was born in Morocco to Spanish Andalusian parents and is commonly known as a French actor. Apparently, that range has driven producers to see fit to cast him as Italian (in ''Film/TheProfessional''), German (in ''Film/MissionImpossible'') and Belgian (in ''Film/HotelRwanda''). He also played an Italian (Enzo) in ''Film/TheBigBlue'' (which was produced in France). and an Iraqi in the Italian film, ''The Tiger and the Snow''.
31st Jan '16 3:49:07 PM jamespolk
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* Jin Yan was one of the most famous actors of early Chinese cinema, appearing in ''Film/PeachBlossomWeepsTearsOfBlood'', ''Film/WildRose'', and many other productions over a span of 30 years, 1928-1958. He was called the "Film Emperor". He was Korean.
30th Jan '16 8:37:51 AM nombretomado
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* In ''SyphonFilter: The Omega Strain'' and ''Dark Mirror'', Canadian-American actress Creator/JenniferHale voices both Mara Aramov([[FakeRussian Russian]]) and Maggie Powers([[FakeBrit British]]).
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* In ''SyphonFilter: ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter: The Omega Strain'' and ''Dark Mirror'', Canadian-American actress Creator/JenniferHale voices both Mara Aramov([[FakeRussian Aramov ([[FakeRussian Russian]]) and Maggie Powers([[FakeBrit Powers ([[FakeBrit British]]).
26th Jan '16 5:21:01 AM FuzzyBoots
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* Most of the Tibetians in ''Film/TwentyTwelve'' were not played by actual Tibetians: Tenzin is played by Singaporean Chinese actor Chin Han, and his brother Nima by Canadian Chinese actor Osric Chau. Also, the Croat-Danish actor Zlatko Buric portrays the Russian Yuri, and his also-Russian girlfriend Tamara is played by French actress Beatrice Rosen, who also pulled a FakeRussian in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.
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* Most of the Tibetians in ''Film/TwentyTwelve'' ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'' were not played by actual Tibetians: Tenzin is played by Singaporean Chinese actor Chin Han, and his brother Nima by Canadian Chinese actor Osric Chau. Also, the Croat-Danish actor Zlatko Buric portrays the Russian Yuri, and his also-Russian girlfriend Tamara is played by French actress Beatrice Rosen, who also pulled a FakeRussian in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.
22nd Jan '16 10:26:02 PM 10-13-2
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* Dark skinned, dark-haired Jewish American New Yorker Eli Wallach made a career out of playing people of color, usually pulling it off very well. He has played:
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* Dark skinned, dark-haired Jewish American New Yorker Eli Wallach made a career out of playing all kinds of dark Caucasians and people of color, usually pulling it off very well. He has played:
15th Jan '16 8:34:12 AM Anddrix
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* The title character in ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' has been played by a Caucasian (with or without blackface) more often than would make one [[http://newsletter.nlb.gov.sg/issue_Oct_nov06/hotvideos/images/q9.JPG comfortable.]] Do they figure [[ViewersAreMorons no one]] will notice?
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* The title character in ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' has been played by a Caucasian (with or without blackface) more often than would make one [[http://newsletter.nlb.gov.sg/issue_Oct_nov06/hotvideos/images/q9.JPG comfortable.]] Do they figure [[ViewersAreMorons no one]] one will notice?
13th Jan '16 4:42:43 AM Morgenthaler
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** British in ''TheTourist'' and the ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider'' films
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** British in ''TheTourist'' ''Film/TheTourist'' and the ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider'' films
7th Jan '16 12:41:16 PM Cindylover1969
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* Almost everyone in both ''Film/EverAfter'' and ''Film/{{Hugo}}'' is British playing a French character. The exceptions are Americans playing French characters with English accents (like Creator/DrewBarrymore in the former and Creator/ChloeGraceMoretz in the latter), the fake nationality triple play.
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* Almost everyone in both ''Film/EverAfter'' and ''Film/EverAfter'', ''Film/{{Hugo}}'' and ''In Secret'' is British playing a French character. The exceptions are Americans and other non-Brits playing French characters with English accents (like like Creator/DrewBarrymore in the former and first, Creator/ChloeGraceMoretz in the latter), second, and Creator/ElizabethOlsen, Creator/JessicaLange and Oscar Isaac (born in Guatemala to Guatemalan and Cuban parents) in the third - the fake nationality triple play.
3rd Jan '16 3:05:49 AM jormis29
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** A Mexican bandit in ''[[Film/MackennasGold Mackenna's Gold]]'' ** Perhaps most egregiously, a [[WhatTheHellCastingAgency German SS officer]] in ''Night of the Generals''. ** But his first major role was an aversion, an actual Arab tribesman in LawrenceOfArabia, someone who was actually named Sharif, to boot.
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** A Mexican bandit in ''[[Film/MackennasGold Mackenna's Gold]]'' ''Film/MackennasGold'' ** Perhaps most egregiously, a [[WhatTheHellCastingAgency German SS officer]] in ''Night of the Generals''. ''Film/TheNightOfTheGenerals''. ** But his first major role was an aversion, an actual Arab tribesman in LawrenceOfArabia, ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'', someone who was actually named Sharif, to boot.
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