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“Casting white actors as Asians characters is a practice that has been around for nearly as long as cinema has existed … Mickey Rooney’s buck-toothed I.Y. Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany's remains the starkest and most notorious example, but John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, and Marlon Brando took their turns at dramatic portrayals of Asian characters. Linda Hunt [in The Year of Living Dangerously] and Luise Rainer [in The Good Earth] even won Academy Awards for doing so.”
Rebecca Sun and Rebecca Ford, "Where are the Asian-American Movie Stars?"
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