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So, Hollywood just said fuck it with casting!

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Re: So, Hollywood just said fuck it with casting!
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2017, 03:06:30 PM »
So... White people white peopleing? What's surprising here?

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Re: So, Hollywood just said fuck it with casting!
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2017, 03:11:49 PM »
Even if they didn't I'm sure some other up and coming Hawaiian actors did. And the guy they picked isn't setting the bar high in acting abilities or credentials.

I don't think I've seen anything with Zach in it, so I can't comment on his ability and I don't plan on watching this movie either. Just not sure I agree with the move being "whitewashing" rather than him just being the best overall choice of the people who actually auditioned.

Only thing I've seen him in is Agents of SHIELD and he's a completely serviceable tough guy villain but nothing special.
If I'm remembering right, he was also on Shameless.

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Re: So, Hollywood just said fuck it with casting!
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2017, 03:35:35 PM »
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Re: So, Hollywood just said fuck it with casting!
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2017, 03:52:35 PM »
Also on the series 100 on the CW.

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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2017, 04:04:21 PM »
We should have George Washington played by a jewish asian woman whose around 5"2 and 18 yrs old.

Makes about as much sense.

Say what you will about movie characters, it's another thing to do it to actual "historical" individuals.

I mean; Jesus Christ Man.

He "may" have some amount of mixed heritage but it ain't hawaiian and its not that much if he does.

Also; surprised there actually was some incident which spurred the whole internment camp thing.

Never learned about that one; always just "racism", not one incident+racism.


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Re: So, Hollywood just said fuck it with casting!
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2017, 04:06:16 PM »
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He was decent on Shameless as Jodi...the relapsing sex addict.

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Re: So, Hollywood just said fuck it with casting!
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2017, 04:12:44 PM »
We should have George Washington played by a jewish asian woman whose around 5"2 and 18 yrs old.

Makes about as much sense.

Say what you will about movie characters, it's another thing to do it to actual "historical" individuals.

I mean; Jesus Christ Man.

He "may" have some amount of mixed heritage but it ain't hawaiian and its not that much if he does.

Also; surprised there actually was some incident which spurred the whole internment camp thing.

Never learned about that one; always just "racism", not one incident+racism.

Ken Watanabe for Abe Lincoln

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Re: So, Hollywood just said fuck it with casting!
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2017, 04:26:34 PM »
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He was decent on Shameless as Jodi...the relapsing sex addict.

Not much to show in that role.

He did very well as Charles Vane, he can act

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Re: So, Hollywood just said fuck it with casting!
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2017, 06:21:10 PM »
lmao at least they should've asked the Rock

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Re: So, Hollywood just said fuck it with casting!
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2017, 06:21:57 PM »
When in doubt, start with the Rock for any role requiring a male.

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Re: So, Hollywood just said fuck it with casting!
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2017, 06:30:00 PM »
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Re: So, Hollywood just said fuck it with casting!
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2017, 06:34:23 PM »
lmao at least they should've asked the Rock

Lol! Ya think?  I'm like they could have hit someone from the Hawaii - 5 series. 

I find it funny as fuck.  Had someone I've gamed with for a long time go off about this on Facebook talking about they can't find good actors of that race, blah,blah.  That it took Denzel being thuggish to get an academy award.  Yet he's had and other People of Color have had movies with academy award caliber work.  But, they got overshadowed or shutout by some bullshit cliche movie.   Then he tagged me later regarding him being white.  And I was like dude the division by race traces back as far as the 1600's and I dropped 3 names that helped with that separation by race and I let him know that this went back far longer than him and me.  And that the results and effects of it are easy to see and can be backed in history.  He deleted everything he said.  Oh, he went on to talk about blacks trying to be white.  I had t responded that one due to being at work and didn't have the time to get after it.  But, my thought was.  But,  here's a clear case of someone white being cast as a non-white person.  And I think that despite it all it just says that only a white guy can play the hero.  When given the chance and opportunity anyone can step up and into the role in a real life situation. I've done it more than a few times in my life.  And I know a few of you guys have as well.  Shit, happens and you did your thing to stop it.
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Re: So, Hollywood just said fuck it with casting!
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2017, 07:32:06 PM »
We should have George Washington played by a jewish asian woman whose around 5"2 and 18 yrs old.

Makes about as much sense.

Say what you will about movie characters, it's another thing to do it to actual "historical" individuals.

I mean; Jesus Christ Man.

He "may" have some amount of mixed heritage but it ain't hawaiian and its not that much if he does.

Also; surprised there actually was some incident which spurred the whole internment camp thing.

Never learned about that one; always just "racism", not one incident+racism.

Ken Watanabe for Abe Lincoln

The man's got class I'll say that about him.

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Re: So, Hollywood just said fuck it with casting!
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2017, 07:40:05 PM »
it just says that only a white guy can play the hero.

How does it say that?


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Re: So, Hollywood just said fuck it with casting!
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2017, 07:53:17 PM »
Nigger victim logic.

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