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When an actor plays a native of a nationality or area other than their own. Not counting those actors who play an extraterrestrial, who are never from the same place as their character. Probably.
Israeli and Arab actors tend to wind up playing each other quite frequently (though Israeli-for-Arab is more common than the other way around). Gung-ho movies made during World War II featured every kind of Asian except Japanese, since the Japanese-American actors were otherwise occupied. And very few Russian characters during the Cold War were played by native Russians. For foreign actors who are frequently employed to play foreign characters, see Plays Great Ethnics.
The most common examples have their own tropes: Fake American, Fake Australian, Fake Brit, Fake Irish, Fake Scot, Fake Russian, and its ethnic variations Yellowface, Brownface, and Fake Mixed Race. The Queen's Latin is a subtrope where characters in Ancient Grome or other classical-to-medieval settings are usually played by Brits, no matter what part of Europe they're actually from. See also: Fauxreigner where the character is pretending to be a nationality they aren't (or acting more stereotypical than they actually usually do).
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })If you are actually from the area in question, you may remember one or more of these examples as "That foreigner with a strange accent. Where are they supposed to be from?" On the other hand, some actors are really good at it. An added complication is that human appearance varies even within nationalities and ethnicities as a result when playing a historical character the foreigner might have been selected because s/he greatly resembled the original.
An actor who often does this well Plays Great Ethnics. When done poorly, it can result in WTH, Casting Agency?.
See Pass Fail when, for whatever reason, the actor isn't convincing as another nationality.
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The third episode of Sherlock has British actress Haydn Gwynne playing a Czech women. Gwynne is fluent in French and Italian, so she often plays different nationalities.
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The Japanese Suki from Tower Prep is played by a Taiwanese-American.
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Super Troopers has Brian Cox (Scottish) play Captain John O'Hagan of the Vermont Highway Patrol, an American of Irish descent, based on his last name and his catch phrase being "I'll believe that when me shit turns purple and smells like rainbow sherbet" in a fake Irish accent. The catch phrase and the accent are later mocked by Farva near the end of the film.
One of the Running Gags in the film is the fact that no one can quite figure out Ramathorn's ethnicity, if only by the process of elimination, due to him being Ambiguously Brown (he's not black, Mexican, or Arab). The actor Jay Chandrasekhar is actually American of Tamil descent.
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CMLL's Legión de Puerto Rico and Los Boricuas power stables were almost entirely made up of non Puerto Ricans. Even after they returned as El Comando Caribeño, a good deal of the members still weren't from the Caribbean(although Veneno was from Panama and El Hijo del Pierroth from The Dominican Republic). In the case of Comandante Pierroth, it could be considered a case of Boomerang Bigot and Les Collaborateurs since he was known as a Mexican before joining but all the same, Julio Estrada was the only Puerto Rican in of these groups initially and wasn't even the main focus. With the return of Camando Caribeño Estrada wasn't even around any longer, Zeuxis taking his place as the only Puerto Rican. Veteran Puerto Rican wrestler Rico Suave also associated with them when passing through Mexico, bringing the real Puerto Ricans to 16% of the group's alumni, Caribs 25%.
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Jaka, an American playing a Chadian.
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Sabu, in reality an American-born wrestler of Lebanese descent, has been billed as hailing from Saudi Arabia, and from Bombay, India. Sabu attempts to maintain the illusion by not speaking in public, though he has been overheard speaking to his opponents during matches in a perfectly American accent. At one point, ECW were billing him as from "Bombay, Michigan" as an in-joke. At the same time, his tag-team partner, Rob Van Dam, was billed as being from "Battle Creek, India".
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Greek in Alexander.
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The Moorish title character in Othello is often played by a white man (with or without blackface) in settings without many African actors. The first actor of African descent to be recorded playing Othello was in 1825, more than 200 years after the play was written. One thing to note is that "Moor" in Shakespeare's time usually referred to North-African Berbers, while most people of African decent in the Anglosphere derive from sub-Saharan Africa, so even modern actors commonly look very different from how the role was probably envisioned.
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Most of the Tibetians in 2012 were not played by actual Tibetians: Tenzin is played by Singaporean Chinese actor Chin Han, and his brother Nima by Canadian Chinese actor Osric Chau. Also, the Croat-Danish actor Zlatko Buric portrays the Russian Yuri, and his also-Russian girlfriend Tamara is played by French actress Beatrice Rosen, who also pulled a Fake Russian in The Dark Knight.
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Russian Jew in Fiddler on the Roof (On stage.)
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Controversy surrounded Miss Saigon when it was being transported to Broadway after a successful run in London. The Actor's Equity Association would not allow Jonathan Pryce, who had created the role of The Engineer in London, to play the role on Broadway. According to them, allowing Pryce, a white man, made up to look like an Asian in the show, would be an affront to Asian actors. A counterargument was that the Engineer is of mixed descent (French-Vietnamese), and Pryce was being discriminated against for being white. After pressure from Cameron Mackintosh, the producer, the general public, and its own members, the AEA relented and Jonathan Pryce was allowed to recreate his role on Broadway.
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Kato in various adaptations of The Green Hornet has always been Filipino but has never been played by one. The first radio actor to voice the role was apparently Japanese (Raymond Hayashi), American Roland Parker voiced him for most of the series run, while American Mickey Tolan played the role towards the end. In the film serials, Kato's nationality was specified as Korean, but the role was played by Chinese actor Keye Luke. And in the TV series Kato was played by Chinese-American actor Bruce Lee.
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Swedish actress Helena Mattsson was cast as a Russian gold-digger on Desperate Housewives.
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Holocaust 2000: The Israeli Sara Golan is played by Italian actress Agostina Belli.
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The only major character in Samurai Jack voiced by a Japanese actor was Big Bad Aku, who was voiced by the late Mako. The title character is voiced by African-American Phil La Marr; when the series was revived, Aku was voiced by his FusionFall voice actor, Greg Baldwin, who's white and Ashi, introduced in the final season, is voiced by Canadian-American Tara Strong.
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A Russian in Doctor Zhivago (Omar Sharif's brother, at that)
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Homeland has Pakistani characters played by Suraj Sharma, who is Indian, and Shavani Seth, who is a Brit of Indo- and Afro-Caribbean descent.
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...a half-Maori in the Ender's Game film.
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Kofi Kingston was originally billed as being from Jamaica, an artifact from NECW that probably got him hired since WWE apparently wanted Jamaican Wrestlers at the time. He was actually born in Ghana (and raised in America), which WWE finally admitted.
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...an Iranian in House of Sand and Fog.
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In Gilmore Girls Danny Pudi, who is half-Arab and half-Polish, plays "Raj", and no one mentions it explicitly but by the name, he's probably supposed to be Indian.
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The Damned (1969) provides one of the more extreme examples. While a few of the main cast (Helmut Griem, Albrecht Schoenthals, Rene Koldehoff) are German, most are a bizarrely eclectic mix of nationalities. Most speaking English in their native accents, at that!
Dirk Bogarde and Charlotte Rampling (English);
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In Rescue Me, African-American Daniel Sunjata plays the Puerto Rican Franco Rivera.
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Sokovia (Eastern Europe): Elizabeth Olsen (American), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (British), and Daniel Bruhl (German)
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On BoJack Horseman, the Vietnamese-American Diane Nguyen is voiced by white American Alison Brie. The creator, Raphael Bob-Waksberg has stated that if he was creating the show now he would cast an Asian actress.
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Enterprise has a Korean-American (Linda Park) playing a Japanese woman (Hoshi). But in general, the later series were more accurate, with human characters either played by actors of appropriate nationality, or being from worlds other than Earth.
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French - The Monuments Men
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Ahmad Kahn on NYC 22 is an Afghan refugee-turned-NYPD rookie. His actor is British of Arab or Persian descent.
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Lampshaded in a Wings episode: "Joe, please explain to the nice man with the gun that I am not a Libyan terrorist."
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The One Man Gang, a white guy from South Carolina was portrayed as Akeem the African dream.
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Omar Sharif and Keenan Wynn as Mexicans, and Julie Newmar and Ted Cassidy as Apaches in Mackenna's Gold.
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Robert Maillet and Heather Doersken (both Canadian) play the Russian pilots Aleksis and Sasha Kaidanovsky.
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The animal hunter in Eureka has a horrific supposed Australian accent. To an actual Australian, it sounds like a strangled mix of South African, Irish and New Zealand accents using occasional Australian words.
Played by Canadian American Matt Frewer, best known as Max Headroom.
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French, as Mariane Pearl in A Mighty Heart.
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1999's The Mummy is a festival of Fake Nationality. Its Egyptian/Arabic characters include Ardeth Bey (portrayed by Israeli Oded Fehr), professor Terrance Bey (Erick Avari, British-Indian), Gad Hassan (Omid Djalili, British-Iranian), and of course its titular mummy Imhotep, played by Arnold Vosloo (Afrikaner South African) as well as his ancient girlfriend Anck Su Namun (Patricia Velasquez, Venezuelan). The Mummy Returns adds in The Scorpion King, played by Dwayne Johnson (Samoan-Black Canadian-American).
It gets better: Arab-English Evelyn Carnahan (she states her mother was Egyptian) is played by Jewish-English actress Rachel Weisz, while her brother (presumably from the same mother) is played by Scottish actor John Hannah, and American Rick O'Connell, is played by Canadian Brendan Fraser. Fehr himself is something of an expert in Fake Nationality, as he also played Saudi terror mastermind Faris Al-Farik in the TV show Sleeper Cell. His character in Sleeper Cell even lampshades this by pretending to be Jewish, saying many people from the Middle East seem to look alike so he's passed as Iranian, Kurd, Jew, etc.
There's also Benny, who according to supplemental materials is supposed to be Hungarian, is played by Chicago-born Irish-American Kevin J. O'Connor.
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The 2017 The Mummy again has a mummy that is African but not Egyptian, with Princess Ahmahnet played by an Algerian, Sofia Boutella.
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The True Jackson, VP movie has an actor sloppily juggling an American and Scottish accent...while playing a Frenchman.
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In Heroes, we have the Indian-American actor Sendhil Ramamurthy playing the Indian character Mohinder Suresh; at the beginning of the show he attempted to do some kind of Indian accent (possibly Tamil?), but after a few episodes he settled on a (relatively good) straight British accent. We also have the Korean-American actor James Kyson Lee playing the Japanese (and Japanese-speaking) character Ando Masahashi, presumably under the tutelage of his authentically Japanese colleague Masi Oka.
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The Conqueror has John Wayne of all people played Genghis Effing Khan!
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The Spanish Princess: Englishwoman Charlotte Hope plays the titular Catherine of Aragon.
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The Indian Detective: English actress Christina Cole plays Canadian Robyn Gerner.
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Subverted in an episode of the Ellery Queen TV series, in which an Indian man is obviously played by a white guy with makeup. It turns out that, in-universe, he is a white guy in makeup playing an Indian.
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The character of Christmas Eve in Avenue Q is an immigrant who sings about how her life sucks, in part, because she worked in a Korean deli (or, in some versions, a Chinese restaurant) upon coming to America, despite being Japanese. In the Australia/New Zealand tour, she is played by Filipina Christina O'Neill.
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In TNA the stable Mexican America had no Mexican members. On top of that only one of them was even ethnically Mexican, Anarquia, who was an American from California. Both Hernandez and Rosita are Americans of Puerto Rican decent, but were from Texas and New York. Hernandez was even still wearing tights with the Puerto Rican flag on them when the angle began. Finally Sarita is Canadian and not even Hispanic. However her inclusion can be justified because she was the only one that could fluently speak Spanish.
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House of Cards (US):
The Cuban-American Linda Vazquez is played by Indian-American Sakina Jaffrey.
Russian president (and Putin Expy) Viktor Petrov is played by the Danish Lars Mikkelsen
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On Community Abed and his dad are Arab-Americans: Danny Pudi (Abed) is half-Indian and half-Polish (and grew up speaking Polish), while Iqbal Theba (Abed's dad) is Pakistani. The Arabic they speak, however, is real.
Señor Chang, a.k.a. El Tigre Chino ("The Chinese Tiger"), is played by Korean-American actor Ken Jeong.
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Also on Hawaii Five-O: among the many roles played by Mark Lenard was an amnesiac Japanese ninja. Really.
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Under the Skin features the American Scarlett Johansson as an alien disguised as an English woman.
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Similarly, Monostatos in The Magic Flute is referred to as a moor in the libretto, but is not always portrayed as black. It helps that (in North America, at least) operas rely on subtitles, so phrases like "the wicked moor" can be given as "the wicked Monostatos".
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He's a former East German in Commando
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Machete brings us American Steven Seagal as a Mexican drug lord. And no, he doesn't try at an accent.
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French (Mad Love, Passage to Marseilles)
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On Ringer Henry's American wife Gemma is - well, was - played by British actress Tara Summers. Averted on the same show by Ioan Gruffudd and Jaime Murray, however, who do indeed play Brits.
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...the French Inspector Clouseau,
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Power Rangers Samurai has the sort-of Mexican Antonio played by an American actor.
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In Moonraker, the minor villain Chang has a Chinese name, but was played by a Japanese actor.
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Discussed in Cracked, which calls the accent dissonance arising from Fake Nationality The Single Stupidest Way Movies Deal with Foreign Languages.
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Dora and the Lost City of Gold: Due to being filmed in Australia, a number of the minor characters are either Australians or New Zealanders playing Americans. Sammy was Hispanic American but played by Aboriginal Australian Madeleine Madden.
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Betty's father in Ugly Betty is Mexican , but the actor who played him, Tony Plana, is Cuban. Her extended family from the episode "A Tree Grows in Guadalajara" was composed of Justina Machado (Puerto Rican-American), Rita Moreno (Puerto Rican) and Lillian Hurst (Puerto Rican). The episode also had Lilyan Chauvin (French!) playing a Mexican native.
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The 100 has among others Australian Eliza Taylor as Clarke, Canadian Marie Avgeropoulos as Octavia, English Ricky Whittle as Lincoln, and Scottish-Peruvian Henry Ian Cusick as Kane.
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Young Frankenstein has three Transylvanian characters (Transylvania is part of Romania). In ascending order: Inga (Teri Garr, American), Frau Blucher [WHINNY] (Cloris Leachman, American) and Inspector Kemp (Kenneth Mars, American). Plus all the folks playing the villagers.
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White American actor Toby Huss voices the Laotian Kahn in King of the Hill. Similarly, series co-creator Mike Judge impersonates George Takei when voicing Kahn's Laotian friend Ted Wassanasong.
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Mighty Joe Young: Naveen Andrews plays an African. Add an Arab, that's three ethnicities by the same guy.
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24 has produced several examples:
South African Arnold Vosloo as Habib Marwan, a terrorist Big Bad of Turkish origin.
British-Sudanese actor Alexander Siddig played Hamri al-Assad, a presumably Lebanese terrorist mastermind turned Atoner.
Sean Majumder played an Arab terrorist on the show, despite being half East Indian and half Newfie.
In a particularly jarring example, American Dennis Hopper played Big Bad Victor Drazen, a Serbian warlord.
Indian-American actor Kal Penn playing an Arab of indeterminate origin.
Aki Avni, an Israeli, plays an Arab terrorist. For about twelve seconds.
And Jack Bauer is played by a Canadian actor of British ancestry. Damn it!!!
Anil Kapoor, a Bollywood (Indian) superstar, is playing a character of presumably Iranian origin, though not a terrorist, but a foreign President.
Australian John Noble played a minor antagonist on the series who was Russian.
Australian actor Nick Jameson also played a Russian character: Yuri Suvarov, the president of the country.
Peter Wingfield played David Emerson, a bad guy from the African nation of "Sangala," without his native-born Welsh accent. (He has also used, with varying degrees of success, an Irish accent on "NCIS:LA" and Russian on an episode of "Endgame".)
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The 1998 adaptation of The Man in the Iron Mask featured an eclectic array of fake Frenchmen. Most notable were Englishman Jeremy Irons as Aramis, Irishman Gabriel Byrne as D'Artagnan, American John Malkovich as Athos, American Peter Sarsgaard as his son, and American Leonardo DiCaprio as King Louis XIV, none of whom particularly bothered to disguise their country of origin. This was made particularly noticeable by having an actual Frenchman, Gérard Depardieu, round out the cast. Hilariously, the only accents that did match were John Malkovich and Peter Sarsgaard, playing father and son, and only because both men happen to hail from St. Louis.
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In Season 1 of The Closer, Marina Sirtis, of Deanna Troi fame, plays an Iranian woman. Though Greek, she plays a sleuth of Middle Eastern and Levant characters.
Marina Sirtis is British but born of Greek parents.
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1958's The Inn of the Sixth Happiness took this to What The Hell, Casting Agency? levels by having Swedish blonde Statuesque Stunner Ingrid Bergman as Gladys Aylward, the short dark-haired Cockney maid-turned-missionary whose story the movie was based on; Robert Donat as the Mandarin of Yang Cheng (after Sean Connery didn't get the role), and German-Austrian Curt Jürgens as Captain Lin Nan.
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The Love Guru has Canadian Mike Myers as an American, while actual American Jessica Alba plays a Canadian (as do several other cast members).
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In Code Lyoko: Evolution, Yumi, a Japanese girl, is played by Mélanie Tran, an actress of Vietnamese descent.
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Slumdog Millionaire 's titular Mumbai "slumdog" is played by (ethnically Indian) Briton Dev Patel.
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The Mandarin (A character usually associated with the region in China) in Iron Man 3. Though it's a ruse, and the Mandarin is actually a hired British actor, making this an in-story example.
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Very few Belgians have the 'Belgian accents' depicted in movies. Most Belgian Francophones have an accent similar to that of Northern France (not including Paris). In Belgium, the stereotypical 'Belgian accent' tends to be either played for the laugh or bashed mercilessly; the few people who do have this accent often face prejudice. Van Damme has used a few variations of his French accent including Cajun (Universal Soldier, Hard Target) or French-Canadian (Sudden Death). Not mentioning Legionnaire, where he is French.
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In Red Heat, his thick Austrian accent is twisted into a thick Russian accent, since most viewers won't be able to tell the difference.
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Both played straight and subverted in "The Night Of The Inferno," the pilot of The Wild Wild West: Nehemiah Persoff, born in Jerusalem, plays a Mexican; Victor Buono plays a Chinaman... who turns out to be another Mexican in disguise, making this a case of Fake Nationality in-universe (but still being a Fake Nationality). (While the nationality of Buono's villain Count Manzeppi was never made clear, he definitely plays an American in one of the two reunion movies; Persoff, on the other hand, plays a Chinaman in "The Night of the Deadly Blossom" and an American in "The Night of the Underground Terror.")
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X-Men: First Class features German-Irish Michael Fassbender as Magneto (who according to the comics is either German or Polish, but definitely not Irish).
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Most non-French film adaptations of The Three Musketeers qualify; The Three Musketeers (1993) had exactly one French person in the cast (Julie Delpy), which is still one more than The Three Musketeers (2011) (and neither of them were even filmed in France!).
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Star Trek (2009): African Nyota Uhura.
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Below Her Mouth: Erika Linder is Swedish, not Canadian. A couple of minor characters are American and Slovak.
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Wind River: Kelsey Chow, who played Natalie (a Native American), is half Chinese and half white. As a result of the film, she claimed to be part Cherokee, but there's no evidence for this.
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The New Mutants has Brazilian Alice Braga as the American of Puerto Rican descent Cecilia Reyes.
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Italian American Guido in The Misfits.
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In the original DuckTales (1987), the Scottish Scrooge McDuck was played by Alan Young, a Canadian-American who was born in Britain. Averted in the 2017 series, where he's played by an actual Scot.
On the other hand, in the 2017 series Flintheart Glomgold (who was retconned from Boer to Scottish in the 80s series) is returned to his South African Roots...while in-universe pretending to be Scottish as a way of one-upping Scrooge.
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Burqua-clad Syrian valet Raisha Saeed is portrayed by American Melissa Anderson, AKA "Future Legend" Cheerleader Melissa and Alissa Flash.
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Polish in Sophie's Choice.
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James Bond has many examples.
In Dr. No, the titular villain was Chinese-German, played by a Jewish Canadian actor.
Both Live and Let Die and Licence to Kill features many characters who are nationals of fictitious countries.
In Moonraker, the minor villain Chang has a Chinese name, but was played by a Japanese actor.
For Your Eyes Only has three fake Greeks, a fake Belgian, two fake East Germans and a fake Russian, at least. That's before we get to the Liverpudlian character who's putting on an Austrian accent.
Vincent Schiavelli, an Italian-American, stole his brief scene in Tomorrow Never Dies as the German Dr. Kaufman.
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Revenge has a number of Canadians playing Americans (Emily VanCamp, Henry Czerny, James Tupper) plus at least one Brit (Josh Bowman). There's also Karine Vanasse as Margaux, who's another Canadian. French-Canadian, but Canadian.
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American in Spider-Man 2 and Identity.
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Wakanda (Southeast Africa): Chadwick Boseman (American of Western African descent), Winston Duke (Tobagonian-American), Daniel Kaluuya (British of Ugandan descent), Letitia Wright (Guyanese-British), and Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett (both Americans). Partially averted with Lupita Nyong'o (Kenyan-Mexican), John Kani (South African), and Danai Gurira (Zimbabwean-American). Played with Michael B. Jordan who is an American yet his character is of both African American and Wakandan descent.
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Played straight in The Wolverine with Korean Will Yun Lee playing Japanese Kenuichio Harada. Averted with all the other plot-important Japanese characters who are portrayed by actual Japanese actors.
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The Honduran comedian Carlos Mencia (real name Ned Holness) made a career out of exploiting Mexican and Mexican-American stereotypes. He did this in both his stand-up routine and on the show Mind of Mencia. In his early stand-up career he tried to avert this by telling jokes about how he was always mistaken for Mexican. However he eventually decided to embrace the confusion, and identify himself as Mexican.
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The King of Armenia in The Fall of the Roman Empire
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The Dark Knight Trilogy is another such festival of Fake Nationality, mostly of British actors pretending to be American, such as Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, and Tom Wilkinson. Others Fake Americans include Irishmen Cillian Murphy and Liam Neeson (note: it was never stated Ducard was American, but Neeson uses an American accent), Dutch Rutger Hauer, and Australians Heath Ledger and Ben Mendelssohn. In fact, the only actual principal American actors on set were Morgan Freeman, Katie Holmes, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Aaron Eckhart. Singaporean Chinese actor Chin Han played the Chinese Lau, and French actress Beatric Rosen pulled a Fake Russian as Natascha, prima ballerina of the Moscow Ballet. The third film retcons Ducard as vaguely Middle Eastern, though he doesn't look the part. It's also possible he was simply an American in the employ of the warlord. And his daughter is played by a Frenchwoman who passes as Fake American. And from the same place comes Bane (half-British and half-Latin American in the comics), played by a Brit.
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300:
Very few members of the Persian army even look Persian, much less are played by Persians. Most can be handwaved by saying that they're members of the other "thousand nations of the Persian Empire," but that's not the case for Xerxes himself, who's played by a Brazilian.
The Spartans are played predominantly by British and Irish actors rather than Greeks. They speak the The Queen's Latin. Fittingly, when Spartan dialogue in classic literature was translated into English, it was usually given a Scottish Funetik Aksent to evoke the similar stereotypes embodied by the Spartans and Scots in their respective cultures.
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Almost everyone in Ever After, Hugo and In Secret is British playing a French character. The exceptions are Americans and other non-Brits playing French characters with English accents like Drew Barrymore in the first, Chloe Grace Moretz in the second, and Elizabeth Olsen, Jessica Lange and Oscar Isaac (born in Guatemala to Guatemalan and Cuban parents) in the third - the fake nationality triple play.
Hugo lead actor Asa Butterfield is English and has played a German, a Frenchman and an American before his fifteenth birthday* Based on filming dates, with Ender's getting 18 months' post-production. Kid's gunning for Christian Bale's record.
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Ross Martin, a Polish-American Jew, was so convincing as the Hispanic Andamo that he became typecast for a time in such roles.
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Some Girls has Anna Hitchcock, who is from New Zealand and is Viva's stepmother. Her actress, Dolly Wells, is actually English.
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is full of Fake American, Iranian-born American Shaun Toub as the Afghan Yinsen, Thor played by an Australian pulling off a British accent, British Andy Serkis as South African bandit Ulysses Klawe, and cases from two fictional countries:
Sokovia (Eastern Europe): Elizabeth Olsen (American), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (British), and Daniel Bruhl (German)
Wakanda (Southeast Africa): Chadwick Boseman (American of Western African descent), Winston Duke (Tobagonian-American), Daniel Kaluuya (British of Ugandan descent), Letitia Wright (Guyanese-British), and Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett (both Americans). Partially averted with Lupita Nyong'o (Kenyan-Mexican), John Kani (South African), and Danai Gurira (Zimbabwean-American). Played with Michael B. Jordan who is an American yet his character is of both African American and Wakandan descent.
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Russian Oleg Menshikov and Lithuanian Ingeborga Dapkunaite played a Bosnian Serb and a Bosnian Muslim, respectively, in Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness.
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In Pacific Rim, Max Martini (American) and Robert Kazinsky (British) portray Hercules and Chuck Hanson, the Australian pilots of Striker Eureka. American Raleigh Becket is portrayed by the British Charlie Hunnam.
The Chinese Wei triplets are played by the Vietnamese Luu triplets.
Robert Maillet and Heather Doersken (both Canadian) play the Russian pilots Aleksis and Sasha Kaidanovsky.
Newt and Hermann (both German) are played by an American (Charlie Day) and a Brit (Burn Gorman but born in the states)
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Whereas some of Overwatch's voice actors share heritage with their characters, most don't. Some standout examples include Mercy (a Swiss medic voiced by German-American actress Lucie Pohl), Sombra (a Mexican hacker voiced by Colombian-American actress Carolina Ravassa) and Zarya (a Russian weightlifter voiced by British-Bulgarian actress Dolya Gavanski).
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X-Men Film Series:
Halle Berry attempted a strange Kenyan accent for Storm (an actual African) in the first X-Men film, although she dropped it after this film.note It seemed to be a (poor) imitation of the rather odd British-African accent American Iona Morris used for the 1992 cartoon series. Canadian Wolverine is played by an Australian; Magneto (Polish) is played by an Englishman; German Nightcrawler is Scottish.
X-Men: First Class features German-Irish Michael Fassbender as Magneto (who according to the comics is either German or Polish, but definitely not Irish).
Played straight in The Wolverine with Korean Will Yun Lee playing Japanese Kenuichio Harada. Averted with all the other plot-important Japanese characters who are portrayed by actual Japanese actors.
X-Men: Days of Future Past has Mexican Adan Canto as Sunspot (Brazillian) and Canadian Brendan Pedder as Apocalypse (Egyptian).
X-Men: Apocalypse: The eponymous villain is now played by the Guatemalan-American Oscar Isaac, an Australian as Nightcrawler, and another American as a young Storm.
Despite the multiple British actors playing American characters throughout the X-Men movies, ironically the one British X-Man, Psylocke, has only been played by American actresses: Meiling Meloncon in X-Men: The Last Stand and Olivia Munn in Apocalpse. (though the latter's Asian heritage fits how Psylocke is effectively in a Japanese woman's body)
Logan: Laura is the child of an unknown Mexican woman who was impregnated with Logan's genetic material. She's played by Dafne Keen, who is mixed English and Spanish.
The New Mutants has Brazilian Alice Braga as the American of Puerto Rican descent Cecilia Reyes.
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Outsourced is a very egregious example. A lot of actors are from different backgrounds than the characters they play. For example, Rizwan Manji who is an Ismaili Muslim plays Rajeev Gidwani who is a Sindhi Hindu. Rebecca Hazelwood who plays Asha in Outsourced is part Indian, part English has played a lot of Indian characters of various backgrounds (although she is a decent enough of an actress to pull it off). All of the other Indian characters are played by American and British actors with Indian ancestry.
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In the first and third Die Hard movies, Englishmen Alan Rickman and Jeremy Irons played German terrorist brothers Hans and Simon Gruber. A scene was added to the first film when the producers discovered how well Rickman could also fake an American accent.
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Crossing Lines: Englishwoman Lara Rossi plays Dutchwoman Arabela Seeger. Goran Visnjic, who's Croatian-American, plays Italian Marco Constante.
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Shalhoub memorably created an entire language and accent for his cab-driver character in the comedy film Quick Change. (Or it would be memorable if anyone had ever seen the flick.)
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Although it's never stated in the movie, in the book Fezzik is Turkish. André the Giant, who plays him, is actually French.
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Spectacularly averted in Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines. Nearly every character in this cast of Funny Foreigners is played by an actor or actress of their own nationality. Stuart Witman plays the spirited Combat Pragmatist American pilot Orvil, James Fox is the stuffy British eccentric Richard, Alberto Sordi is the devout Italian Catholic, Gert Fröbe is the efficiency-obsessed Prussian, Jean-Pierre Cassel is the suave Frenchman more interested in wooing beautiful women than actually competing, and Yujiro Ishihara plays... an intelligent and articulate Japanese pilot with a love of fine scotch whiskey.
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Hispanic Michael Trevino plays the white Tyler Lockwood who is descended from Native Americans on The Vampire Diaries.
Also neither Paul Wesley or Ian Somerhalder who play the Italian-American Salvatores have any Italian in them and none of the actors who play the Originals have any Scandinavian ancestry, except for Riley Voelkel
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The "Somali" pirates in The Expendables are very obviously not Somali, but played by Americans of West African descent. Peoples from those two regions look nothing alike.
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Lee Byung-Hun is a Korean actor playing the Japanese Storm Shadow. As a boy, he's played by a Chinese-American, Brandon Soo Hoo (who also played a Vietnamese drug lord in Tropic Thunder).
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Daniel Davis of Arkansas has made a career playing proper Brits, most notably on The Nanny. According to his IMDb profile, during the run of that series viewers would write in saying that his castmate Charles Shaughnessy (who actually is British) should take lessons from Davis on how to do a proper British accent!
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In a very early episode of The Saint, Simon Templar has to rescue a kidnapped American girl in Rome. Said girl, played by English actress Sally Bazely, is the definition of Not Even Bothering with the Accent.
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X-Men: Days of Future Past has Mexican Adan Canto as Sunspot (Brazillian) and Canadian Brendan Pedder as Apocalypse (Egyptian).
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Seinfeld featured a Finnish character... using a Russian accent (which sounds nothing like Finnish). The Israeli Brian George also plays the Pakistani restaurant owner Babu Bhat.
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Esteban Colberto from the Colberto Reporto Gigante?
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21 Jump Street both subverted this in Real Life, and played it straight In Universe. Vietnamese Dustin Nguyen played Japanese character Ioki. Then it turns out Ioki is Vietnamese, and just pretending to be Japanese (including having taken on the name of "Ioki").
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Danish in Out of Africa.
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Sound Horizon usually does this for their live shows out of necessity. The band is Japanese, but almost all of the Rock Opera albums are set outside of East Asia (Ancient Greece, 14th century Germany, France, etc). Obviously, it's rather difficult to find German or French performers that can sing live in fluent Japanese, so Japanese people playing Westerners it is.
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Used a lot in G.I. Joe: Resolute. The entire production used four voice actors: Charlie Adler (Cobra Commander for the first time, Flint, Gung-Ho, Stalker, and Hard Master) Eric Bauza (Storm Shadow, Destro, and Tunnel Rat), Steve Blum (Duke, Ripcord, Roadblock, Zartan, Wild Bill, and Doc), and Grey DeLisle (Scarlett, Baroness, Dail Tone, and Cover Girl). Both Alder and Blum are Jewish-American, Bauza is Filipino-Canadian, and DeLisle is an American of mixed Dutch/French/Irish/Mexican/Norwegian descent and outside of Gender Flipping Dial Tone and Resolute following G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra's lead of Race Lifting Ripcord into an African-American, the characters still retain the nationalities and races of most other incarnations (Destro being Scottish; Baroness being Russian; Doc, Roadblock, and Stalker being African-American; Tunnel Rat being Chinese-American; Zartan being Australiannote despite one file card saying he's French; and Storm Shadow and Hard Master being Japanese).
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...the Chinese Sidney Wang and Fu Manchu in the parodies Murder by Death and The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu, respectively (acknowledging how common this trope was in the days of Asian characters like Charlie Chan),
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Star Trek has a lot of these:
The character of Khan Noonien Singh, a Punjabi Sikh played by Mexican Ricardo Montalban. His chiseled features, made up darker, worked, even while not remotely from "northern India". His accent, pimping as it was, didn't.
In Star Trek Into Darkness, Khan is played by the white British Benedict Cumberbatch.
Chicago-born Walter Koenig, son of two Russian Jews, as Russian Pavel Chekov.
Star Trek: The Original Series has a Canadian (William Shatner) playing an American (James T. Kirk), another Canadian (James Doohan) playing a Scotsman (Scotty), an American (Nichelle Nichols) playing an African (Uhura), and a Japanese-American (George Takei) playing a non-Japanese Asian-American (Sulu). The only regular character portrayed by an actor of the same nationality was McCoy, a U.S. Southerner played by a Georgia-born actor with a slight-but-legit Southern accent (DeForest Kelley).
Star Trek: The Next Generation has an Englishman (Patrick Stewart) playing a Frenchman (Picard), an American (LeVar Burton) playing an African (Geordi LaForge), and another American (Denise Crosby) playing someone of Ukrainian descent (Yar). Admittedly, Yar was not Earth-born; she was born and raised on a human colony on a completely different planet. LaForge's actual origins are deliberately vague—he's a Military Brat whose parents moved wherever Starfleet sent them. All we know for sure is that his mother was in Africa when he was born.
Enterprise has a Korean-American (Linda Park) playing a Japanese woman (Hoshi). But in general, the later series were more accurate, with human characters either played by actors of appropriate nationality, or being from worlds other than Earth.
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...Gandhi in Gandhi.
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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. Joe: Retaliation have quite a few (given they went from "real American heroes" to multinational, not surprising):
Both Jonathan Pryce (Welsh) and Sienna Miller (English, born in NYC) are Fake American (the President of the US and Anna Lewis/The Baroness).
Snake-Eyes is American but is played by the Scottish Ray Park.
Lee Byung-Hun is a Korean actor playing the Japanese Storm Shadow. As a boy, he's played by a Chinese-American, Brandon Soo Hoo (who also played a Vietnamese drug lord in Tropic Thunder).
The possibly European Zartan is played by South African actor Arnold Vosloo.
French actress Elodie Yung plays the Japanese Jinx.
The Irish Ray Stevenson plays a Southern-American, Firefly.
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Fiennes played an Austrian in Schindler's List.
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Scottish - Charlotte Gray and How to Train Your Dragon 2.(ALLEGEDLY, in the latter case.)
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On The Last Kingdom, the German Alexander Dreymon plays Uhtred, a Saxon born in what is now England. Interestingly, Uhtred does not have an English accent as he was raised by Danes.
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Hogan's Heroes is actually a surprisingly complete aversion. Of the main cast, which included French, British, American and German characters, only Sgt. Shultz was representing a different country-he was Austrian.
In the time the series is set, Austria wasn't exactly "a different country"-it had been annexed by Germany.
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In 30 Rock, Fred Armisen guest-stars as Liz's Middle Eastern neighbor whom she immediately suspects is a terrorist. He just wants to participate in The Amazing Race.
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While we're in Indiana Jones: Alison Doody said she didn't expect to play Elsa in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, "since they were asking for an Austrian 30-year old, not an Irish 22-year old". Also, the only villain with its own nationality is Mola Ram: Paul Freeman and Ronald Lacey are British, Belloq is French and Toht is German; Julian Glover is British, Donovan is American (but considering he played a Greek James Bond villain...); and Cate Blanchett is Australian, Irina Spalko is Soviet - Ukraine, actually.
Glover's (natural?) Scottish-sounding accent slips in a scene near the end, when he is saying: "The Nazis want to write themselves into the Grail legend....take on the world." I don't think this hurts the film too much; I just took it to mean that Donovan either was an immigrant or had one or two foreign-born parents, and so grew up with that accent before he tried to change it.
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In Taking Lives, most of the main French-Canadian characters are played by French actors using their own French accents. The difference between Quebec French and France French is as big as the one between British English and American English. Even more bizarre, the movie itself was shot in Quebec City and there are some bona fide French-Canadian as secondary characters.
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In the 2015 US tour of Matilda, one of the three girls in rotation for the eponymous role was a Filipina, Gabby Gutierrez.
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Tursas, an American playing a Finnish Viking monster.
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Lost has Briton (of Indian descent) Naveen Andrews as Iraqi Sayid Jarrah, New Zealander Alan Dale as the British Charles Widmore, and the Australians in flashbacks are overwhelmingly played by non-Australians faking the accent. Additionally, Frenchwoman Danielle Rousseau is played by Croatian actress Mira Furlan, while Russian Mikhail Bakunin is played by Venezuelan-born Andrew Divoff, but at least he's half-Russian and speaks the language. Nigerian Eko is played by British actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, but this is justified since his parents are Nigerian and he does the accent right for once. Similarly, Korean-born American Daniel Dae Kim plays a Korean...who can't speak English at first (ironically, he had to be re-taught Korean by his on-screen wife Yunjin Kin, similar to how in-character Sun teaches English to Jin).
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NCIS
The Israeli Ziva David is played by Cote de Pablo, whose parentage is Chilean.
For that matter, Ari the Big Bad is played by Rudolf Martin, a German.
And American (of Irish and Italian ancestry) Armand Assante as Frenchman Rene Benoit, a.k.a. La Grenouille. (But then, France is between Ireland and Italy, so...)
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On Mash, Asians of every nationality and descent were used to play the native Koreans.
In the later part of that series, Korea itself was cast to play Vietnam.
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Irish Australian Joe Byrne in Ned Kelly.
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And Molina's character in Boogie Nights, Rahad Jackson, was loosely based on Palestinian-born Eddie Nash (née Adel Gharib Nasrallah).
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The Brothers Grimm had Jonathan Pryce playing the French baddie, complete with an hilarious French accent.
Pretty much everyone in the film is this trope: Matt Damon (American) and Heath Ledger (Australian) as the titular German brothers, Peter Stormare (Swedish) as the Italian Mercurio Cavaldi, Lena Headey (English) as Angelika (German), and Monica Bellucci (Italian) as the Mirror Queen (presumably German).
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On Dollhouse, the white Mark Sheppard plays Graham Tanaka, a white FBI agent with an Asian last name.
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The very English Katrina, Ichabod's wife on Sleepy Hollow, is played by Swedish Katia Winter; Ichabod's dad is played by Canadian Victor Garber, and Lyndie Greenwood (Jennifer Mills) is also Canadian in real life.
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South American in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
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a Viennese psychiatrist in What's New Pussycat?.
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Irishman Liam Neeson also played a Scot in Rob Roy, a German in Schindler's List a Frenchman in Les Misérables (1998), and a (presumably) Spanish Jesuit in The Mission.
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Sniper 2 had Tom Berenger as the titular sniper battling villainous Hungarian-speaking Serbs in Cuban-style military uniforms through the streets of Budapest, Serbia (the actual capital is Belgrade, Budapest is the capital of Hungary). Three cheers for looking up basic facts on the Internet...
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Star Trek: The Original Series has a Canadian (William Shatner) playing an American (James T. Kirk), another Canadian (James Doohan) playing a Scotsman (Scotty), an American (Nichelle Nichols) playing an African (Uhura), and a Japanese-American (George Takei) playing a non-Japanese Asian-American (Sulu). The only regular character portrayed by an actor of the same nationality was McCoy, a U.S. Southerner played by a Georgia-born actor with a slight-but-legit Southern accent (DeForest Kelley).
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Played for laughs in the DVD extras of Knocked Up, where he participated in a skit in which Judd Apatow hired him for the male lead role (played in the movie by Seth Rogen) thinking he would use an American accent, which he refuses to do, leading Apatow to assume that he just can't. Bloom tries to play it off by saying that a British man can get a woman pregnant just as easily as an American man can.
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He especially insists he's English in several Sliders episodes. Once, when he's mistaken for Luciano Pavarotti, and again when he's asked by Rembrandt if he can fish. "I'm English. We invented fishing."
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Elsewhere, Willem Dafoe has played a Mexican in Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Jesus in The Last Temptationof Christ.
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...Indian characters in The Party, The Millionairess and The Road to Hong Kong...
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In War, Inc. Hilary Duff plays a Central Asian pop star, and unlike some people with Fake Nationality she doesn't drop the accent when singing.
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I Can't Think Straight: Tala is Jordanian-Palestinian, played by Canadian Lisa Ray who's of Indian and Caucasian ancestry. Leyla is British Indian, and played by Sheetal Sheth who's an Indian-American.
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The cast of 'Allo 'Allo! is made up of dozens of Englishmen playing Frenchmen, Germans, Austrians, Italians and Swedes. Only three characters in the show are British. Despite that, everyone talks English, but they pretend they can't understand each other and speak with different accents.
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NUMB3RS features Amita Ramanujan - a Tamil character played by a Rajput actress. More egregious than it sounds, since the two groups look significantly different.
Plus Navi Rawat (the actress) is half-German...and the actors who play her parents look nothing alike.
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A few members of the Kim's Convenience cast, while still Canadian, are fake Koreans:
Andrew Phung (Kimchee) is of Vietnamese descent.
Simu Liu (Jung) is Chinese.
Hiro Kanagawa (Pastor Choi) is Japanese.
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding is full of this.
Nia Vardalos is a Greek-Canadian playing a Greek-American.
Lainie Kazan is Russian Jewish on her father's side and Turkish Jewish on her mother's side.
Michael Constantine was born in the United States to Greek immigrant parents.
Andrea Martin is an Armenian-American; the scene where Rodney & Harriet try to recall the ethnicity of Rodney's secretary, which turns out to be Armenian, may be a reference to this.
Joey Fatone is Italian-American.
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In the 1982 film version of Annie, Trinidadian actor/choreographer Geoffrey Holder played Warbucks' Indian bodyguard Punjab.
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For Your Eyes Only has three fake Greeks, a fake Belgian, two fake East Germans and a fake Russian, at least. That's before we get to the Liverpudlian character who's putting on an Austrian accent.
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Metal Gear Solid has Sniper Wolf, a Kurdish sniper voiced by Tasia Valenza, a New Yorker. She sounds like an American trying to sound like a Russian trying to do an Iraqi accent.
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Occurs in-universe in The Most Popular Girls in School. Saison Margeurite tries to pass herself off as French when she's from Montreal.
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The Producers:
In the original film, Lee Meredith, an American actress from New Jersey, plays the Swedish Ulla. In an interview, she said that her use of stilted, formal Swedish, and her fake, vaguely Scandanavian accent, made Norwegians assume she was rural/small town Swedish, while the Swedes thought she was Norwegian.
In the 2005 musical remake, Ulla is played by Uma Thurman, who, although American-born, is at least half-Swedish.
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New Yorker Bernie Kopell was over-the-top German villain Siegfried on Get Smart.
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Erick Avari, an Indian who grew up in the Himalayan foothills, has played members of over 24 nationalities, including ancient Egyptian in both the original Stargate movie and in Stargate SG-1.
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Happens all the time in the English dubs of animes that occur in Japan, where the characters are typically voiced by American performers who don't have a drop of Asian blood, and use their "normal" voices. An example is the English dub of High Score Girl (although lead voice actor Johnny Yong Bosch is half-Korean).
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Garth Marenghis Darkplace:
An In-Universe example in which British actor Todd Rivers plays Hispanic doctor Lucien Sanchez. You can even see the eye makeup used to make him look Hispanic.
The Temp is played by an American (and Dagless mistakes him for one), but a poorly written speech given as he was dying reveals the Temp to be from Bermuda.
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Jin Yan was one of the most famous actors of early Chinese cinema, appearing in Peach Blossom Weeps Tears of Blood, Wild Rose, and many other productions over a span of 30 years, 1928-1958. He was called the "Film Emperor". He was Korean.
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Nearly every Spaghetti Western ever filmed has Spaniards playing Mexicans, since they were shot in Spain and Spanish actors were more readily available than genuine Mexicans. Also, for obvious reasons, Italians played characters from both sides of the border. And then, in a class by himself, we have New Yorker [Eli Wallach as Tuco Ramirez, "The Ugly".
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In Dr. No, the titular villain was Chinese-German, played by a Jewish Canadian actor.
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Help!: All the cultists from 'the East' are played by English actors. This is Lampshaded when the Beatles visit the Indian Restaurant "seeking enlightenment as to rings" from someone from "the mystic East" but quickly learn that everyone working there is English.
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...the French Georges Meliès in Hugo.
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Noah has Hebrews played by New Zealanders (Russell Crowe and Marton Csokas), Englanders (Emma Watson, Ray Winstone and Douglas Booth), a Welshman (Anthony Hopkins), Americans (Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Madison Davenportnote the ill-fated Na'el and Finn Witrocknote the young version of Winstone) and at least one Canadian (Dakota Goyonote the young Crowe). Several of them, notably the American actors, go for a fake nationality triple by donning English accents.
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Russian in Salt (but it fits as Salt is supposed to be a Deep Cover Agent... and she is one among many Fake Russians there).
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Troy (2004) featured Greek and other Mediterranean characters, but not a single Greek actor. A sampling:
American Brad Pitt as Achilles (with an atrocious British accent).
British Orlando Bloom as Paris.
German Diane Krueger as Helen of Troy.
Australian Eric Bana as Hector.
Irish Brendan Gleeson as Menelaus.
Irish Peter O'Toole as Priam.
Scottish Brian Cox as Agamemnon.
Australian Rose Byrne as Briseis.
Welsh Owain Yeoman as Lysander.
British Saffron Burrows as Andromache.
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In The Heroes of Olympus, Piper's famous Cherokee father has never played any Native American roles in his movies.
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Rade Serbedzija's international career has consisted of playing all kinds of fake nationalities, usually Russians (The Saint (1997), Mission: Impossible II, Snatch., Space Cowboys, 24), but he's also played a Czech (Duet), a Greek (The Truce), an Albanian (Taken 2), an Italian (Stigmata), and the Fake American homeless guy from Batman Begins. He's actually Croatian.
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The Princess Bride:
Mandy Patinkin, who plays Inigo Montoya, is American, not Spanish.
Although it's never stated in the movie, in the book Fezzik is Turkish. André the Giant, who plays him, is actually French.
Wallace Shawn (Vizzini) is not actually Sicilian.
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In You Only Live Twice, a portion of the plot revolved around making Connery into a Japanese guy. All they really did was dye his hair black, use eyeliner to fake epicanthic folds, and dress him in a kimono. And while James Bond is English, Ian Fleming eventually made him the son of a Scotsman specifically on the account of Connery.
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Cloud Atlas: In a way, since multiple non-Asian actors, including Hugo Weaving and Halle Berry, appear in heavy makeup as Koreans in the Neo Seoul storyline. Also, actress Doona Bae, a South Korean, appears as a Hispanic in the San Francisco story and as a white woman in the 1849 story.
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Most of Lou Diamond Phillips' early roles were Mexican-American characters (La Bamba, Stand and Deliver, Young Guns), but his ancestry is quite mixed note  Phillips' father is a Scots-Irish American with one-quarter Cherokee blood, and his mother is a Filipina with Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese ancestry. More recently, he has played both King Arthur and the King of Siam on stage.
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In Star Trek Into Darkness, Khan is played by the white British Benedict Cumberbatch.
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Both Live and Let Die and Licence to Kill features many characters who are nationals of fictitious countries.
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Fawlty Towers:
Manuel, who's from Barcelona, is played by a German-born Jewish British actor.
The "American" in the "Waldorf Salad" episode was a Canadian actor that made a career of being the token North American on British shows.
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Frenchman Balian in Kingdom of Heaven (again, with his British accent).
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He also played Uruguayan Carlitos at the beginning of Alive.
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Congo tries to pass Tim Freaking Curry off as Romanian. It is hilarious.
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The cast of the 2006 film adaptation of Perfume: Story of a Murderer has British actors/actresses, and German actresses playing Frenchmen/women. Only Dustin Hoffman, an American, was playing an Italian living in France.
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Mexican in Frida and Maverick
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Bram Stoker's Dracula:
Keanu Reeves (a Canadian of British, Chinese, Hawaiian and Portuguese decent) and Winona Ryder (an American Ashkenazi Jew) play Englishmen.
Englishman Gary Oldman plays the Romanian Dracula.
Welshman Anthony Hopkins plays the Dutch Van Helsing.
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In Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain and Dark Mirror, Canadian-American actress Jennifer Hale voices both Mara Aramov (Russian) and Maggie Powers (British).
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Logan: Laura is the child of an unknown Mexican woman who was impregnated with Logan's genetic material. She's played by Dafne Keen, who is mixed English and Spanish.
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Most of the cast in the American remake of The Debt (the main Israeli characters are played at various points in the film by England's Helen Mirren and Tom Wilkinson, Ireland's Ciarán Hinds, Australia's Sam Worthington, New Zealand's Marton Csokas and the USA's Jessica Chastain).
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In The Heat Kaitlin Olson cameos as Tatiana, a Bulgarian prostitute.
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In The Bridge German actress Diane Kruger plays American Sonya Cross, while Colombian actress Catalina Sandino Moreno plays Mexican Alma Ruiz.
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Caribbean Anamaria in Pirates of the Caribbean.
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Subverted by Peter MacNicol's character Janosz in Ghostbusters II: He spouts a bizarre accent throughout the movie, and when someone finally asks him where he's from, he replies in confusion: "The upper vest side."
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An Arab Bedouin in Lawrence of Arabia
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The Thorn Birds miniseries, set in Australia, is rife with this. The only Australian in a major role is Bryan Brown, who played Luke. Meanwhile, Americans and Brits play people from New Zealand (Fee and most of the Cleary children), Ireland (Ralph, Paddy, and Mary), Australia (Justine and Dane), and Germany (Rainier), while Canadian actor Christopher Plummer plays an Italian cardinal. Adding insult to injury, only three of them make any effort at at sounding the way they should.
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice adds Israeli Gal Gadot as the Greek Wonder Woman to the Fake American Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel.
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In Team Fortress 2, there is not a single character who is of the same nationality as their voice actor. The Australian Sniper is actually American, the German Medic is actually a Brit, and so on. This was done on purpose, to make the characters' accents sound stereotypically exaggerated. This even goes for the American accents in the game!
The Scout and Engineer are both Americans voiced by Americans, but both actors are from different parts of the US than their characters. The Californian Nathan Vetterlein voices the Scout, a Bostonian trying to pretend to be a New Yorker, for example. Grant Goodeve, the voice actor for the Texan Engineer, isn't even Texan himself; he was born in Connecticut.
Who knows where the Pyro is from, anyways?
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In Behind Enemy Lines, all of the Serbian characters were portrayed by Croatian actors.
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In the film The Peacemaker, with George Clooney, the Bosnian terrorist trying to nuke the UN building is played by Marcel Iureº, a Romanian.
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Done with each of the leads on Strike Back. American Philip Winchester plays British Sgt. Michael Stonebridge, while Aussie Sullivan Stapleton plays Ex-Delta Force soldier Damien Scott.
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Due to time constraints the crew of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic were unable to get a Swahili voice actress for Zecora, so they asked Brenda Crichlow to "ad-lib some African sounding gibberish." Then-producer Lauren Faust justified it by imagining Zecora's not speaking Swahili, but "Zebra".◊
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Night Train to Lisbon: Most of the main cast who play Portuguese characters are not. They're largely English (Jeremy Irons, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Huston, Christopher Lee) with the French Mélanie Laurent, Swiss Bruno Ganz, Swedish Lena Olin and Swiss Sarah Spahl as well.
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In the live-action adaptation of the life of the Mexican comedian Cantinflas, the titular character is played by the Spaniard actor Oscar Jaenada. Keep in mind Cantinflas in Real Life spoke with a very thick lower-class accent, and even Mexicans themselves struggles on imitate that kind of accent, but Jaenada himself manage to pull a really good accent anyways. For a better analogy for English-speaking audiences, it's like a classical British actor trying to imitate the stereotypical American ebonics accent.
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Greek-Cherokee-Mexican bandit Cacopoulos in the '68 Western Ace High.
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Mexicans Calvera in The Magnificent Seven (1960), Tuco in The Goodthe Badandthe Ugly and Max in Don't Turn the Other Cheek.
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French in Chocolat.
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Mortal Kombat: The Movie has an interesting, if complicated example with the character of Kano. In the video game his character was supposed to be of Japanese/American decent, but for the film his character was played by the white, Australian accented Trevor Goddard. Unfortunately Goddard was a Brit who only pretended to be an Australian in the belief that it would further his acting career, and his fake Australian accent makes Kano sound more like some sort of iffy Cockney. Thus not only did the character have a fake nationality but the man portraying him did as well. If that wasn't enough, the game developers liked Goddard's performance so much that they eventually decided to Retcon the character to be wholly Au Fstralian, but since the actor's nationality was fake it meant that the character's still was too.
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An odd aversion occurred in the film Shattered Glass. The real Kambiz Foroohar is Iranian-American. Upon watching himself portrayed in the movie, he posted an entry on a popular Iranian-American blog lamenting that although he was the first Iranian character depicted on film after 9/11, he had been portrayed as "generic ethnic guy", by an actor he had been told by the film's producers was Indian-Canadian. The "Indian-Canadian" actor in question then wrote into the same blog and clarified that actually, he was Iranian as well. Awkward...
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Although billed as being from the Soviet Union (specifically Lithuania), Nikolai Volkoff (born Josip Nikolai Peruzović) was actually from Yugoslavia (Croatia, to be exact). Boris Zhukov (born James Harell), his ostensibly Soviet tag team partner and later rival, was in fact born and raised in Virginia.
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You Don't Mess with the Zohan:
Adam Sandler plays a fake (titular) Israeli, quite horribly.
Emmanuelle Chriqui, a Canadian of Sephardic (Jewish) Morrocan descent plays the Palestinian hair salon owner and Love Interest of Adam Sandler.
The Italian-American John Turturro plays a Palestinian terrorist.
The Filipino-American Rob Schneider plays a Palestinian cab driver who bears a grudge against Zohan for taking his goat.
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In Paddington, the Peruvian bears are voiced by the English Ben Whishaw, Imelda Staunton and Michael Gambon. The English villain is played by Australian Nicole Kidman. The German Mr Gruber is played by English Jim Broadbent. Scottish Peter Capaldi and English Julie Walters have essentially swapped nationalities.
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...an Egyptian Pharaoh in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.
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An Indian in A Passage to India
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Banderas playing a Mexican struck again in Desperado, in which he played El Mariachi.
He's a Chilean in The 33, where in spite of being about Chilean miners who got trapped after a collapse, only two actors are from the country (meanwhile there are Americans, Colombians, Mexicans, a Frenchwoman and a Brazilian).
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British in The Tourist and the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider films
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In The George Lopez Show, Carmen, who is Mexican and Cuban, is played by the Albanian Masiela Lusha. Her Cuban-American mother Angie is played by Constance Marie, who is Mexican.
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Around the World in 80 Days (1956) had Shirley MacLaine as an Indian princess.
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Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders: Korean-American actor James Kyson plays a South Korean police detective. However, he was born in South Korea.
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The reality show Mystery Diners caught a group of people doing this to convince a business investor they were Russians so they could fool him into helping fund their scam.
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Power Rangers RPM has a New Zealander playing the extremely Scottish Flynn McAlisteir. He made a game effort on the accent, at least. Not to mention the full cast of Fake Americans in every season since 2003.
Now that Saban has the series back, Americans are playing the Rangers again, though filming's still taking place in New Zealand and there will probably still be some Fake Americans involved.
Power Rangers Samurai has the sort-of Mexican Antonio played by an American actor.
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The Promise (2016): Of the main cast who play Armenians, only Angela Sarafyan actually is (she's a US citizen, as her parents moved there when she was four). However, most of the Turks really are played by actors at least ethnically Turkish.
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All the Road Rovers, except for Hunter, are voiced by American actors instead of their nationalities, including black actor Kevin Michael Richardson as Exile and Jeff Bennett as German Blitz.
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Sicilian Silva Vacarro in Baby Doll.
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Done in-universe in The Legend of Korra, where Bolin (half-Fire Nation, half-Earth Kingdom) plays "Nuktuk, Hero of the South(ern Water Tribe)". A important note here is that both Water Tribes are by far the darkest skinned of the peoples in the Avaverse and Bolin and his co-star Ginger are both fair skinned.
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The Haunting of Hill House: The Dutch Michael Huisman plays the American Steven Crain, matching the accent of his character's American family pretty flawlessly.
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The second season of Once Upon a Time added the character of Mulan, based on the Chinese Ballad of Hua Mulan, played by a Korean-American.
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Averted in Godzilla (2014). Alongside Serizawa, the power plant workers, Ford Brody's teacher, the teenage Yanki boy, his parents, and the boy (who Ford Brody bonds with in the train scenes) and his parents are all actually Japanese. Played straight with Aaron Taylor-Johnson himself, who is from England.
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...Otto Frank (father of Anne) in Anne Frank: The Whole Story.
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel used this:
Americans David Boreanaz, James Marsters, Juliet Landau and Alexis Denisof playing the Irish Angel and British Spike, Drusilla, and Wesley respectively.
The California-born Marsters took this to an extreme in the Buffy episode "Doomed" (4x11). Playing the British vampire Spike, he replicates a Brit's very poor imitation of an American accent when Spike tries to change his speech to avoid detection by the vampire-capturing Initiative. This rather remarkable feat can be considered the linguistic equivalent of "chicken-fried chicken": chicken pretending to be cube steak pretending to be chicken.
In Boreanaz's case his character's nationality wasn't revealed until two seasons in, and he has some Irish ancestry. His Irish accent in flashbacks was rather poor, so he didn't bother using the accent when Angel was temporarily reverted to his teenage personality in one episode.
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Subverted when The Iron Sheik, an Iranian, had a brief run in the early 90s as Col. Mustafa, an Iraqi. He was still identified as being the Iranian born Sheik but had changed his allegiance to the nation that was now America’s main enemy
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This is endemic to the cast of Pride (2014). It's based on the true story of gay and lesbian activists in London organizing to help Welsh miners during the 1984-85 strike. Most of the Welsh characters are played by English actors: Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy, and Paddy Considine; an exception is Gethin, played by Irishman Andrew Scott. And the hero of the film, English-born/Irish-raised Mark Ashton, is played by New Yorker Ben Schnetzer. Oddly, this doesn't at all detract from the quality of the film.
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A great deal of the major or supporting characters in Mortdecai are played by someone not from the same country as them.
Spinoza, apparently a Frenchman, is played by Welsh actor Pal Whitehouse.
Emil Strago is definitely not an Australian, but his actor, Jonny Pasvolsky, is.
Hong Kong gangster Fang Fat is played by Phillipine actor Junix Inocian.
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Adelai Niska on Firefly, a crime boss of indeterminate Eastern European ethnicity (though he tells his henchman to cut off Mal's ear in Czech), is played by New Yorker Michael Fairman.
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American (Oregon) Drew Baylor in Elizabethtown.
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Canadian (though of Italian descent) Anthony Carelli playing Italian Santino Marella. Before that, in OVW, he was Russian wrestler Boris Alexiev.
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...A Hispanic in Death and the Maiden.
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Val Venis, a Canadian playing an American.
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Colombian Cataleya in Colombiana. The film also has Maori actor Cliff Curtis playing a Colombian-American gangster.
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Sheila from Spyro: Year of the Dragon is voiced by British actress Edita Brychta speaking with an Australian accent.
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Parodied with the WWF/E's The Machines, a supposedly Japanese tag team whose membership included "Giant Machine" (obviously André the Giant in a mask), and "Hulk Machine" (Guess Who?) The group was actually part of a Charlie Brown from Outta Town angle when Andre was suspended for no-showing an event. note The angle itself was a cover for Andre's filming of The Princess Bride, a tour of Japan and tending to health problems.
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The Mask of Zorro gives us Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones (both Welsh) as the original Don Diego and his daughter. Spanish-born Antonio Banderas plays a Mexican... who goes undercover as a Spaniard. The antagonists of the film - evil governor Don Rafael Montero (probably Spanish as it takes place during the war of independence) - and its sequel - French Jerk Count Armand - are played by Englishmen.
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The 2000 Korean movie Joint Security Area:
Korean actress Yeong-ae Lee plays Swiss army Major Sophie E. Jean, who's supposed to have grown up in Switzerland. The film includes some daring stunt linguistics with Sophie opposite a more senior Swiss officer, played by Christoph Hofrichter (who is German). For some reason, they speak mainly English. He gives a reasonable approximation of a Swiss German accent. She just has a thick Korean accent.
The same movie has a Swedish officer played by a German actor. The looks work, the accent doesn't.
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Tony Randall played the titular Chinese wizard in 7 Faces of Dr. Lao. Although as the title also implies, the character can appear in pretty much whatever form he wants.
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On Voltron: Legendary Defender, Cuban American Lance and Afro-Samoan American Hunk are voiced by Caucasians Jeremy Shada and Tyler Labine, while Japanese American Shiro is voiced by Josh Keaton, who is of mixed Peruvian/Ashkenazi Jewish descent and Italian American Pidge is voiced by Bex Taylor-Klaus, who is of German Jewish descent, respectively.
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The early '80s film Night Crossing, about a family that escaped East Germany by balloon, featured British actors in the main adult roles, Americans as the kids, and Germans in practically every other role.
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American Todd Blackburn in Black Hawk Down.
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X-Men: Apocalypse: The eponymous villain is now played by the Guatemalan-American Oscar Isaac, an Australian as Nightcrawler, and another American as a young Storm.
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Irish - Veronica Guerin
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The 2002 remake of The Four Feathers has Heath Ledger (Australian), Kate Hudson and Wes Bentley (American) playing upper class Victorian English people. In a movie directed by Shekhar Kapur (Indian), to boot.
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In Mission: Impossible, Leonard Nimoy, as the Master of Disguise, went undercover as a Japanese person and did kabuki.
And as The Complete Mission: Impossible Dossier pointed out, when he disguised himself as the villain (played by Wo Fat himself, Khigh Dheigh) he somehow became several inches shorter...
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"The Ecuadorian Aristocrat" Juan Francisco de Coronado, an American playing an Ecuadorian...until he "lost" his Ecuadorian citizenship due to not paying taxes for ten years.
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Cinema Paradiso has three French actors playing Italian characters - including star Philippe Noiret as Alfredo, as well and Jacques Perrin and Brigitte Fossey as the adult Salvatore and Elena.
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...a Persian in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and The Physician.
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In Sky Riders, French-Armenian Charles Aznavour plays a Greek cop.
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Despite the multiple British actors playing American characters throughout the X-Men movies, ironically the one British X-Man, Psylocke, has only been played by American actresses: Meiling Meloncon in X-Men: The Last Stand and Olivia Munn in Apocalpse. (though the latter's Asian heritage fits how Psylocke is effectively in a Japanese woman's body)
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The Man in the High Castle features Americans Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Trade Minister Tagomi), Joel de la Fuente (Inspector Kido), and Louis Ozawa Changchien (Kasoura) as Japanese characters. Danish Carsten Norgaard plays the German Rudolph Wegener.
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In Sunday in the Park with George, this is guaranteed to happen, because the first act is set entirely in France with French characters (with two Americans and two Germans in the company), and the second act is set in America, with American characters.
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In Short Circuit and its sequel, Fisher Stevens (an American Jew) plays the Indian-American Ben in brownface.
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Star Trek: The Next Generation has an Englishman (Patrick Stewart) playing a Frenchman (Picard), an American (LeVar Burton) playing an African (Geordi LaForge), and another American (Denise Crosby) playing someone of Ukrainian descent (Yar). Admittedly, Yar was not Earth-born; she was born and raised on a human colony on a completely different planet. LaForge's actual origins are deliberately vague—he's a Military Brat whose parents moved wherever Starfleet sent them. All we know for sure is that his mother was in Africa when he was born.
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 Der Schuh des Manitu / int_89399ea2
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 Edgar Wallace Films / int_89399ea2
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 The Mambo Kings / int_89399ea2
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 Franchise: The Green Hornet / int_ad1da67f
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 And Then There Were None / int_89399ea2
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 How to Succeed in Evil / int_89399ea2
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 America's Next Top Model / int_ad1da67f
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 Anger Management
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 Beverly Hills 90210 / int_ad1da67f
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 Case Histories / int_ad1da67f
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 Cell 211 / int_ad1da67f
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 Charlie Chan / int_ad1da67f
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 Commentary! The Musical / int_ad1da67f
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 Dante Basco
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 Das Versprechen / int_ad1da67f
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 Dirty Pretty Things / int_ad1da67f
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 make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist EU Re KA / int_ad1da67f
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 Eastern Promises / int_ad1da67f
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 Eddie Spears
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 Frida / int_ad1da67f
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 Generation Kill / int_ad1da67f
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 H Plus / int_ad1da67f
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 Harper's Island / int_ad1da67f
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 Hotel Rwanda / int_ad1da67f
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 Jean Reno
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 Key And Peele
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 Layer Cake / int_ad1da67f
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 Los Caballeros Las Prefieren Brutas / int_ad1da67f
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 Mike & Molly / int_ad1da67f
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 Mothership Zeta Crew / int_ad1da67f
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 Necrosis Resurrection make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist your profile / int_ad1da67f
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 Ninja Assassin / int_ad1da67f
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 No Country for Old Men / int_ad1da67f
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 Once upon a Time in Mexico / int_ad1da67f
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 make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Park Bench / int_ad1da67f
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 Picnic at Hanging Rock / int_ad1da67f
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 make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Schindler's List / int_ad1da67f
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 make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Bram Stoker's Dracula / int_ad1da67f
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 make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Ooh Me Accent's Slipping
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 Taking Lives / int_ad1da67f
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 The Aviator / int_ad1da67f
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 The Eagle Has Landed
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 The Emigrants / int_ad1da67f
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 The George Lopez Show / int_ad1da67f
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 The Golden Compass / int_ad1da67f
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 The Pianist / int_ad1da67f
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 The Proposal / int_ad1da67f
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 The Proposition / int_ad1da67f
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 The Saint / int_ad1da67f
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 The Tudors / int_ad1da67f
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 Tongan Ninja
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 Tower Prep / int_ad1da67f
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 Two Brothers / int_ad1da67f
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 War Horse
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 Waterloo Road / int_ad1da67f
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 Lock, Stock... / int_ad1da67f
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 Elena Paparizou (Music) / int_89399ea2
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 Airlocked Round One (Roleplay) / int_89399ea2
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 Roleplay: OBJECTION!! / int_ad1da67f
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 Personification Life (Roleplay) / int_89399ea2
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 Series: Beachcombers / int_ad1da67f
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 Carry On Laughing! / int_89399ea2
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 Series: Case Histories / int_ad1da67f
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 Garth Marenghi's Darkplace / int_89399ea2
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 Greg the Bunny / int_89399ea2
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 Series: Iris
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 Series: Los Caballeros Las Prefieren Brutas / int_ad1da67f
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 Series: Odysseus / int_ad1da67f
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 Series: Park Bench / int_ad1da67f
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 Series: Samurai Girl
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 The Nanny / int_89399ea2
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 The Wire / int_89399ea2
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 24 / int_89399ea2
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 Series: Virtues Of Harmony / int_ad1da67f
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 Theatre: Drood / int_ad1da67f
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 Drakensang (Video Game) / int_89399ea2
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 Max Payne (Video Game) / int_89399ea2
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 Shadow Hearts (Video Game) / int_89399ea2
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 WET (Video Game) / int_89399ea2
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 World of Tanks (Video Game) / int_89399ea2
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 History of Power Rangers (Web Video) / int_89399ea2
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 Unskippable (Web Video) / int_89399ea2
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 Webcomic: Draw Your Own Story / int_ad1da67f
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 Nerf NOW!! (Webcomic) / int_89399ea2
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 Wrestling: WAW Wrestling
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