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15 Actors Who Can Play Any Race According To Hollywood

Such versatility.

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1. Scarlett Johansson

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The Role: Major Kusanagi in Ghost In the Shell. Who knew that Scarlett Johansson had secretly been a Japanese woman all along?


3. Emma Stone

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The Role: Allison Ng in Aloha – a white-passing "super-proud ¼ Hawaiian." As Rogelio De La Vega quipped on Jane the Virgin, "I hear she can play any race!"

4. Joseph Fiennes

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The Role: Michael Jackson In Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon. Yes, this white man is playing one of the most famous black men in history. 2016!

7. Angelina Jolie

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The Role: Mariane Pearl in A Mighty Heart. Mariane is a real-life woman who is Jewish-Dutch and also Afro-Chinese-Cuban. Just like, uh, Angelina?


8. Jim Sturgess

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The Role: Ben Campbell in 21, who in real life is a man named Jeffrey Ma, who is Chinese-American. At least he sounded good on the Across the Universe soundtrack?


15. Nicolaj Coster-Waldau

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The Role: Horus in Gods Of Egypt. Imagine the phone call. "Oh, yeah, they're picturing you, the Danish guy from Game Of Thrones for the Egyptian god Horus." "I'll take it."

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