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(CNN)   "A Latino should have played the lead role of a CIA agent in the movie Argo", a movie that almost completely ignored the massive Canadian contributions in a daring scheme that rescued six Americans and was dubbed the "Canadian Caper"   (cnn.com) divider line 6
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2013-01-10 08:03:41 AM  
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Johnny Depp set a better example. Several months ago, Depp turned down the role of Mexican revolutionary Francisco "Pancho" Villa in another film. He said that the role should go to a Latino. I praised Depp at the time for showing that, besides being a great actor, he is also a person of character.

Oh Fark that. I like Depp a lot, but using that logic, his role of Tonto in the forthcoming Lone Ranger movie should have gone to a Native American.

And Ben Affleck got the starring role because the director - a guy named Ben Affleck - thought Ben Affleck would do a good job acting and that a movie starring Ben Affleck would get seats in butts in theater. Ben Affleck.
2013-01-10 12:12:54 PM  
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Shall we bake you a cake too, ya hosers?
2013-01-10 11:47:42 AM  
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America's ethnic obsession is so farking tedious. And CNN knows it drives webclicks and knows it has no credibility anymore so it keeps at it.

What if he'd been played by a blonde-haired, blue-eyed Hispanic? Would that have satisfied the bill? Is this man similarly outraged that Abraham Lincoln wasn't Irish, yet was portrayed by an Irishman?
2013-01-10 11:36:04 AM  
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just for the record the Canadian Ambassador who was behind the entire Canadian Caper is on record saying he doesn't mind the changes in the movie, because basically "well, it's a movie!"
2013-01-10 11:23:29 AM  
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It could be worse, your entire race could be represented on film by Adam Beach.
2013-01-10 08:08:24 AM  
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Krieghund: Oh Fark that. I like Depp a lot, but using that logic, his role of Tonto in the forthcoming Lone Ranger movie should have gone to a Native American.


That's what I thought, then I looked it up and apparently he's got a Native American ancestor.

Krieghund: And Ben Affleck got the starring role because the director - a guy named Ben Affleck - thought Ben Affleck would do a good job acting and that a movie starring Ben Affleck would get seats in butts in theater. Ben Affleck.


Yep, pretty much that. Normally I don't like whitewashing in movies, but this was clearly Ben Affleck just doing something for himself, so it's much more forgiveable.
 
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