Famous white actors controversially cast in non-white roles

A surprising number of Hollywood A-listers have played a part in whitewashing

Stars Insider

10/11/23 | StarsInsider

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The casting choices in Hollywood have sparked controversy in recent years due to the frequent selection of white actors to portray characters of different races, a practice commonly referred to as "whitewashing." Despite the public outcry over actors of color being considered to play fictional heroes like Spider-Man or James Bond, there has been minimal backlash when white actors portray real-life characters of color.

Throughout their careers, numerous white stars have assumed non-white roles on screen. Click on to discover who they are.

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