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17 Offensive Movies That These Actors Should've Stayed Away From With A Ten-Foot Pole

Even into the 2010s, there was SO much yellowface in Hollywood, and it wasn't that long ago that Blackface was common, too. And of course, we still have plenty of fat suits, real-life tragedies and stories exploited for Oscar bait or box office revenue, and nondisabled actors playing disabled roles.

1. C. Thomas Howell as Mark in Soul Man (1986)

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2. Gwyneth Paltrow as Rosemary in Shallow Hal (2001)

a skinny gwyneth and gwyneth in prosthetics and a fat suit for her role

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3. Mickey Rooney as Mr. Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

close up of Rooney playing the Asian character in the film

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4. Hilary Duff as Sharon Tate in The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019)

Hilary Duff's character being held with a knife at her throat

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5. Scarlett Johansson as Major Mira Killian / Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell (2017)

close up of Johansson in a short black wig

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6. Nat Wolff as Light Turner in Death Note (2017)

Wolff facing off against a death god

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7. Tilda Swinton as Ancient One in Doctor Strange (2016)

Tilda with a bald head for the role

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8. Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily in Pan (2015)

close up of Mara in a large headpiece

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9. Jake Gyllenhaal as Prince Dastan in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

close of Jake in armor

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10. Eddie Murphy as Norbit, Rasputia, and Mr. Wong in Norbit (2007)

Murphy in all three characters

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11. Adam Sandler as Jack and Jill in Jack and Jill (2011)

Sandlar dressed as a woman to play Jill

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12. Sam Claflin as Will in Me Before You (2016)

Sam in a wheelchair

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13. Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl (2015)

close up of Eddie in his character

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14. Jeremy Irvine as Danny in Stonewall (2015)

close up of Danny outside in a T-shirt

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15. Maddie Ziegler in Music (2021)

close up of Maddie wearing  rainbow earmuffs with clouds

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16. Jeremy Saville as Joe in Loqueesha (2019)

close up of Joe on the phone

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17. And finally, Isla Fisher as Gloria in Wedding Crashers (2005)

Gloria clapping at a wedding

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