Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Not Real Asian / Real Asian

Let's play a game . . .

Left: Mario Van Peebles as a samurai in Highlander: Final Dimension (1994)

Left: Ricardo Montalban playing the kabuki actor Nakamura in Sayonara (1957)
Right: Real-life Japanese kabuki actor Matsumoto Koshiro IX

Left: Henry Silva as a North Korean agent in The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Right: South Korean actor Gong Yoo as a North Korean agent in The Suspect (2013)

Left: Joel Grey as Korean martial arts master Chiun in Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)
Right: Real-life Korean Hapkido master Bong Soo Han in The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

Left: Keith Carradine as half-white/half-Chinese Shaolin disciple Kwai Chai Caine in Kung-Fu (1972)
Right: Half-white/half-Chinese actor Brandon Lee (son of Bruce) in Rapid Fire (1992)
Bottom center: Half-white/half-Chinese actor Russell Wong in Vanishing Son (1995)

Left: Tony Randall as a Chinese wizard in the 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
Right: Victor Wong as the Chinese wizard Egg Shen in Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

Left: Yul Brynner (Russian) as King Mongkut of Siam in The King and I (1956)
Right: The real King Mongkut of Siam (1851-1868)

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