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* In ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', the fair-skinned Ukrainian actress Olga Kurylenko has much darker skin as her Bolivian character, Camille.
* Gemma Arterton, a fair-skinned Englishwoman, looks considerably tanner while playing the Persian princess Tamina in ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime''. Curiously enough, Gemma Arterton's actual skin tone would be unremarkable in Iran itself, but rather her ''very'' European facial features and mannerisms would make her stand out.

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* In ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', the fair-skinned Ukrainian actress Olga Kurylenko Creator/OlgaKurylenko has much darker skin as her Bolivian character, Camille.
* Gemma Arterton, Creator/GemmaArterton, a fair-skinned Englishwoman, looks considerably tanner while playing the Persian princess Tamina in ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime''. Curiously enough, Gemma Arterton's actual skin tone would be unremarkable in Iran itself, but rather her ''very'' European facial features and mannerisms would make her stand out.



* In ''Film/AMightyHeart'', Angelina Jolie plays Mariane Pearl, a real-life journalist with a Dutch Jewish father and an Cuban-born Afro-Chinese mother. Jolie's skin is made slightly darker and her hair is made curly to resemble Pearl more. The casting caused a minor outcry in spite of the fact that Pearl had personally approved the casting.

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* In ''Film/AMightyHeart'', Angelina Jolie Creator/AngelinaJolie plays Mariane Pearl, a real-life journalist with a Dutch Jewish father and an Cuban-born Afro-Chinese mother. Jolie's skin is made slightly darker and her hair is made curly to resemble Pearl more. The casting caused a minor outcry in spite of the fact that Pearl had personally approved the casting.



* The 1961 film adaptation of ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' cast the Russian-American Creator/NatalieWood as Maria, who's from Puerto Rico. Her brother Bernardo was played by Greek-American George Chakiris. Creator/RitaMoreno, who played Anita, was the only actual Puerto Rican in the main cast... and even she was made to wear dark makeup.

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* The 1961 film adaptation of ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' ''Film/WestSideStory'' cast the Russian-American Creator/NatalieWood as Maria, who's from Puerto Rico. Her brother Bernardo was played by Greek-American George Chakiris. Creator/RitaMoreno, who played Anita, was the only actual Puerto Rican in the main cast... and even she was made to wear dark makeup.


* "Literature/ClublandHeroes" has an in-universe example. The Mystic Maharajah, one member of a superhero team called the Splendid Six, is actually a white Englishman pretending to be an Indian mystic.



* Another in-universe example in Hans Christian Anderson's ''The Wild Swans''. The WickedStepmother covers Elisa's face in walnut juice - which is known for staining the skin brown - to make sure her father doesn't recognise her.

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* Another in-universe example in Hans Christian Anderson's Creator/HansChristianAndersen's ''The Wild Swans''. The WickedStepmother covers Elisa's face in walnut juice - which is known for staining the skin brown - to make sure her father doesn't recognise her.


# The Ethnic getup. A white actor uses his or her normal features onscreen, but wears Ethnic garb. [[note]]This used to be also a common way for Westerners to blend in in Real Life in many places during the Age of Colonialism[[/note]]. This often sees works portraying people wearing stereotypical clothes and dresses, which may be from the wrong region, worn rarely, worn out of season, or worn in inappropriate locations, or times.

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# The Ethnic getup. A white actor uses his or her normal features onscreen, but wears Ethnic garb. [[note]]This used to be also a common way for Westerners to blend in in Real Life in many places during the Age of Colonialism[[/note]]. Colonialism.[[/note]] This often sees works portraying people wearing stereotypical clothes and dresses, which may be from the wrong region, worn rarely, worn out of season, or worn in inappropriate locations, or times.



* The 1961 film adaptation of ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' cast the Russian-American Creator/NatalieWood as Maria, who's from Puerto Rico. Her brother Bernardo was played by Greek-American George Chakiris.

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* The 1961 film adaptation of ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' cast the Russian-American Creator/NatalieWood as Maria, who's from Puerto Rico. Her brother Bernardo was played by Greek-American George Chakiris. Creator/RitaMoreno, who played Anita, was the only actual Puerto Rican in the main cast... and even she was made to wear dark makeup.


Brownface is seen more often than {{yellowface}} and {{blackface}} in modern productions. Lately, Hollywood prefers casting actors who ''look'' enough like Native Americans without using makeup when actual Native American actors aren't used. This is even more common with Latino characters, who have a greater latitude due to the fact that there are Indigenous, Black, Asian, and even White Latinos.

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Brownface is seen more often than {{yellowface}} and {{blackface}} in modern productions. Lately, Hollywood prefers casting actors who ''look'' enough like Native Americans without using makeup when actual Native American actors aren't used. This is even more common with Latino characters, who have a greater latitude due to the fact that there are Indigenous, Black, Asian, White, and even White Asian Latinos.


* In ''Film/ABeautifulMind'', Jennifer Connelly (whose MixedAncestry includes family from Russia, Poland, Ireland, and Norway) plays Alicia Nash, a woman from El Salvador.

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* In ''Film/ABeautifulMind'', Jennifer Connelly Creator/JenniferConnelly (whose MixedAncestry includes family from Russia, Poland, Ireland, and Norway) plays Alicia Nash, a woman from El Salvador.



* In the ''Series/CimarronStrip'' episode ''The Battle of Bloody Stones'', all the main Native American characters in the episode are played by white men, despite having Native American extras.

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* In the ''Series/CimarronStrip'' episode ''The "The Battle of Bloody Stones'', Stones", all the main Native American characters in the episode are played by white men, despite having Native American extras.



** Patrick Troughton in "Enemy of the World" when playing the Mexican-born Salamander, both as Salamander and the Doctor impersonating him. While it isn't very noticeable in black-and-white, a slightly-dark tinge is visible. It is worth pointing out that the story shows a scene of the Doctor literally applying dark makeup to appear like Salamander...

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** Patrick Troughton Creator/PatrickTroughton in "Enemy "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E4TheEnemyOfTheWorld The Enemy of the World" World]]" when playing the Mexican-born Salamander, both as Salamander and the Doctor impersonating him. While it isn't very noticeable in black-and-white, a slightly-dark tinge is visible. It is worth pointing out that the story shows a scene of the Doctor literally applying dark makeup to appear like Salamander...



* White Englishman Music/PeterGabriel wrote the story of Music/TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway with a New York Puerto Rican named Rael as the protagonist. When {{Music/Genesis}} took it on the road in 197475, Gabriel performed the role of Rael heavily made up in brownface.

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* White Englishman Music/PeterGabriel wrote the story of Music/TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway ''Music/TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway'' with a New York Puerto Rican named Rael as the protagonist. When {{Music/Genesis}} took it on the road in 197475, Gabriel performed the role of Rael heavily made up in brownface.


* Gemma Arterton, a fair-skinned Englishwoman, looks considerably tanner while playing the Persian princess Tamina in ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime''. Curiously enough, Gemma Artertons actual skin tone would be unremarkable in Iran itself but rather her ''very'' European facial features and mannerisms ''would''
** In the same film, Creator/JakeGyllenhall plays the titular Persian prince. Gyllenhall himself is of mixed European descent.

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* Gemma Arterton, a fair-skinned Englishwoman, looks considerably tanner while playing the Persian princess Tamina in ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime''. Curiously enough, Gemma Artertons Arterton's actual skin tone would be unremarkable in Iran itself itself, but rather her ''very'' European facial features and mannerisms ''would''
would make her stand out.
** In the same film, Creator/JakeGyllenhall Creator/JakeGyllenhaal plays the titular Persian prince. Gyllenhall himself is of mixed European Swedish/Jewish descent.


* ''Film/TheLastAirbender'' uses the "ethnic getup" variety for the Water Tribe characters, loosely based on real-world Inuit cultures.
* ''Film/Aladdin2019'' came under fire before release when word got out that most of the extras were white actors wearing skin-darkening makeup. In response to this, several crowd scenes were re-shot and re-edited with actual people of color.
* In ''Film/The33'', Chilean Maria Segovia was played by a French actress.
* An unusual case in the form of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_(2016_film) 2016 biopic]] of Music/NinaSimone, in which the Afro-Latina Creator/ZoeSaldana wore dark makeup and a prosthetic nose in the title role.



* Creator/JohnnyDepp plays Tonto in the ''Film/TheLoneRanger''. This is especially jarring since Tonto had always been played by Native American actors prior to the film. When critized for this, Depp responded that he had some native blood from his great grand-parents but specified which tribe they came from and he never dicussed ''anything'' about this before the film.

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* Creator/JohnnyDepp plays Tonto in the ''Film/TheLoneRanger''. This is especially jarring since Tonto had always been played by Native American actors prior to the film. When critized for this, Depp responded that he had some native blood from his great grand-parents but specified did not specify which tribe they came from and he never dicussed ''anything'' about this before the film.



* Gemma Arterton, a fair-skinned Englishwoman, looks considerably tanner while playing the Persian princess Tamina in ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime''. Curiously enough, Gemma Artertons actual skin tone would be unremarkable in Iran itself but rather her ''very'' European facial features and mannerisms ''would''.

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* Gemma Arterton, a fair-skinned Englishwoman, looks considerably tanner while playing the Persian princess Tamina in ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime''. Curiously enough, Gemma Artertons actual skin tone would be unremarkable in Iran itself but rather her ''very'' European facial features and mannerisms ''would''.''would''
** In the same film, Creator/JakeGyllenhall plays the titular Persian prince. Gyllenhall himself is of mixed European descent.


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* ''Film/{{Pan}}'' sees [[IndianMaiden Tiger Lily]] played by Creator/RooneyMara. The InUniverse explanation is that the Neverland tribe is comprised of people of all races and ethnicities, but much of their iconography (feathers, braids, et al) is appropriated from real Native American cultures.


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* The 1961 film adaptation of ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' cast the Russian-American Creator/NatalieWood as Maria, who's from Puerto Rico. Her brother Bernardo was played by Greek-American George Chakiris.
* In ''Film/ABeautifulMind'', Jennifer Connelly (whose MixedAncestry includes family from Russia, Poland, Ireland, and Norway) plays Alicia Nash, a woman from El Salvador.
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A mixture of the three can be employed as well. No 1 is generally considered offensive these days, while No 2 and 3 are controversial; particularly with the latter due to the fact South Asian/Arab/Native/Latino actors are rarely given roles that aren't stereotypical.

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A mixture of the three can be employed as well. No 1 is generally considered offensive these days, while No 2 and 3 are controversial; particularly with the latter due to the fact South Asian/Arab/Native/Latino Asian/Arab/Native/Latino/Brown actors in general are rarely given roles that aren't stereotypical.


A mixture of the three can be employed as well. No 1 is generally considered offensive these days, while No 2 and 3 are controversial; ironically while many Westerners tend to be offended at 3 and label it "White Washing", people of the region portrayed generally find that the best result, especially if the actor's phenotype is within range of the types found.

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A mixture of the three can be employed as well. No 1 is generally considered offensive these days, while No 2 and 3 are controversial; ironically while many Westerners tend to be offended at 3 and label it "White Washing", people of particularly with the region portrayed generally find latter due to the fact South Asian/Arab/Native/Latino actors are rarely given roles that the best result, especially if the actor's phenotype is within range of the types found.
aren't stereotypical.



* Ashton Kutcher once darkened his face to play a stereotypical Indian man in a Pop Chips commercial, in an example of No 1 and 2. Ironically, if he had retained his actual skintone, he would have still been within the range of Indian Phenotypes and not come across as a jerk.

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* Ashton Kutcher once darkened his face to play a stereotypical Indian man in a Pop Chips commercial, in an example of No 1 and 2. Ironically, if he had retained his actual skintone, he would have still been within the range of Northern Indian Phenotypes and not come across as a jerk.


* In ''Film/TheOutrage'', Creator/PaulNewman plays Juan Carrasco, the {{Expy}} of Tajomaru from ''Film/{{Rashomon}}'', a {{Bandito}}. There is TruthInTelevision that a number of Mexicans are fair-skinned and fair-haired.

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* In ''Film/TheOutrage'', Creator/PaulNewman plays Juan Carrasco, the {{Expy}} of Tajomaru from ''Film/{{Rashomon}}'', a {{Bandito}}. There is TruthInTelevision that a number of Mexicans are fair-skinned and fair-haired.fair-haired, but it's still strange why an actual Mexican actor didn't play him.


* Creator/JohnnyDepp plays Tonto in the ''Film/TheLoneRanger''. This is especially jarring since Tonto had always been played by Native American actors prior to the film,

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* Creator/JohnnyDepp plays Tonto in the ''Film/TheLoneRanger''. This is especially jarring since Tonto had always been played by Native American actors prior to the film, film. When critized for this, Depp responded that he had some native blood from his great grand-parents but specified which tribe they came from and he never dicussed ''anything'' about this before the film.


Brownface is seen more often than {{yellowface}} and {{blackface}} in modern productions. Lately, Hollywood prefers casting actors who ''look'' enough like Native Americans without using makeup when actual Native American actors aren't used. This is even more common with Latino characters, who have a greater latitude due to the fact that there are White Latinos. In fact, the trope might be used unnecessarily on an actor who can already pass for Hispanic by darkening them to meet the perception that LatinoIsBrown.

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Brownface is seen more often than {{yellowface}} and {{blackface}} in modern productions. Lately, Hollywood prefers casting actors who ''look'' enough like Native Americans without using makeup when actual Native American actors aren't used. This is even more common with Latino characters, who have a greater latitude due to the fact that there are Indigenous, Black, Asian, and even White Latinos. In fact, the trope might be used unnecessarily on an actor who can already pass for Hispanic by darkening them to meet the perception that LatinoIsBrown.
Latinos.


* Gemma Arterton, a fair-skinned Englishwoman, looks considerably tanner while playing the Persian princess Tamina in ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime''. Curiously enough, Gemma Artertons actual skin tone would be unremarkable in Iran itself but [[RealityIsUnrealistic would not be convincingly Persian to Western audiences]] -- in reality such phenotypes are very common in some parts of the region.
* Fair-skinned English comedian Creator/PeterSellers wears brown makeup to play Indians in ''Film/TheMillionairess'' and ''Film/TheParty''. Again, his phenotype would actually not make him stand out in real life India. He was aware of this, and indeed he was paradoying stereotypical Western views of the Sub-Continent.

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* Gemma Arterton, a fair-skinned Englishwoman, looks considerably tanner while playing the Persian princess Tamina in ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime''. Curiously enough, Gemma Artertons actual skin tone would be unremarkable in Iran itself but [[RealityIsUnrealistic would not be convincingly Persian to Western audiences]] -- in reality such phenotypes are very common in some parts of the region.
rather her ''very'' European facial features and mannerisms ''would''.
* Fair-skinned English comedian Creator/PeterSellers wears brown makeup to play Indians in ''Film/TheMillionairess'' and ''Film/TheParty''. Again, his phenotype would actually not make him stand out in real life India. He was aware of this, India(well, [[InterchangeableAsianCultures Northern India that is]]), but rather his ''very'' European facial features and indeed he was paradoying stereotypical Western views of the Sub-Continent.mannerisms.


Of course, many Latin Americans are of partial (or total) European origin anyway. [[note]]Many Middle Easterners as well, although far less recent[[/note]]
For perhaps the same reason, Brownface doesn't seem to carry anything close to the stigma of the other two tropes. Typically, Brownface for a white actor ''could'' just be the effect of spending a lot of time in the tanning booth or on the beach. Not to mention post-production color correction, the OrangeBlueContrast can have a very similar effect on skin tone.



* Creator/JohnnyDepp plays Tonto in the ''Film/TheLoneRanger''. Of course, the issue doesn't really come up: not only is Depp (allegedly) of Indian descent himself, but Tonto spends nearly the whole film with white clay spookily smeared on his face (which, absurdly, doesn't even wash off when he jumps underwater!). InUniverse examples also include several white outlaws impersonate Comanche Indians in order to massacre settlers and provoke a war.

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* Creator/JohnnyDepp plays Tonto in the ''Film/TheLoneRanger''. Of course, the issue doesn't really come up: not only This is Depp (allegedly) of Indian descent himself, but especially jarring since Tonto spends nearly had always been played by Native American actors prior to the whole film with white clay spookily smeared on his face (which, absurdly, doesn't even wash off when he jumps underwater!). InUniverse examples also include several white outlaws impersonate Comanche Indians in order to massacre settlers and provoke a war.film,



* In ''Film/AMightyHeart'', Angelina Jolie plays Mariane Pearl, a real-life journalist with a Dutch father and an African-White Cuban-Chinese mother. Jolie's skin is slightly darker and her hair is made curly to resemble Pearl more. The casting caused a minor outcry in spite of the fact that Pearl had personally approved the casting.

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* In ''Film/AMightyHeart'', Angelina Jolie plays Mariane Pearl, a real-life journalist with a Dutch Jewish father and an African-White Cuban-Chinese Cuban-born Afro-Chinese mother. Jolie's skin is made slightly darker and her hair is made curly to resemble Pearl more. The casting caused a minor outcry in spite of the fact that Pearl had personally approved the casting.



* White man Creator/DouglasFairbanks plays a half-white half-Native American character in ''Film/TheHalfBreed''.

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* White man Creator/DouglasFairbanks plays a half-white half-Native American character in ''Film/TheHalfBreed''.



* ''Film/ExodusGodsAndKings'' features most of its cast tanning to portray Egyptian people. Joel Edgerton and Sigourney Weaver were the most obvious cases of it. The former at least was completly unnecessary, the real Ramases II was red haired. [[note]] Its currently believed that the Dynasty were the decendants of Immigrants[[/note]]
* ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' had the villan, Kamal Khan, an exiled Afghan Prince, played by the Frenchman, Louis Jourdan; we are told by M at the start that he is an Afghan, and thats it, no Brownface, no Ethnic Dress, no accent even.

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* ''Film/ExodusGodsAndKings'' features most of its cast tanning to portray Egyptian people. Joel Edgerton and Sigourney Weaver were the most obvious cases of it. The former at least was completly unnecessary, the real Ramases II was red haired. [[note]] Its currently believed that the Dynasty were the decendants of Immigrants[[/note]]
it.
* ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' had the villan, Kamal Khan, an exiled Afghan Prince, played by the Frenchman, Louis Jourdan; white Frenchman Creator/LouisJourdan; we are told by M at the start that he is an Afghan, and thats it, no Brownface, no Ethnic Dress, no accent even.

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