Famous white actors who played people of color
A shocking list with some of Hollywood's most celebrated actors
Casting choices have become a sore spot in Hollywood, what with the amount of white actors who have been cast as characters of other races—the so-called "whitewashing" of Hollywood.
But despite there being waves of protest when actors of color are considered for fictional roles like Spider-Man or James Bond, there hasn’t always been major backlash when white actors played characters of color, even when those characters were based on real-life people of color.
In fact, many of the most revered and beloved white actors have at one point in their career taken on a non-white role on-screen. Click through to see a sample of the surprising list.