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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 5 months ago

Are there not many asian movie stars in America?

As I was watching Avengers Endgame, the Chosen one has a asian look about her even though the movie version has her as Celtic. In the comics, she is a he and he's from the Himalayas, it's in Asia. In the movie The Martian, the writer imagined the Mindy Park character to be asian but the movie has her being non asian.

I was just curious if there are any asian movie stars in the states other than in asian countries. I know there are popular stars like John Cho, Lucy Liu, Ken Jeong, etc but during the Sony hack, in the leak, there was a email conversation with Oscar winner screenwriter Aaron Sorkin saying he didn't want to write a script about a real life story of a asian Canadian wall street man because he felt there are no asian movie stars.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/tv/ct...

Update:

Jackie Chan ain't American, but yes, he is a movie star and he's probably considered the only bankable asian movie star for the U.S.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago
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    Asians seem to be marginalized yes, just look at the negative hoopla about Bruce Lee in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood movie.

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  • 5 months ago

    You obviously don't have much exposure to any films other than hollywood films.

    Bollywood and Hong Kong produces 1000's of films every year.

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  • 5 months ago

    The term "Asian" is extremely racist.

    Chineese people are not the same as Japanese. Neither are the same as Korean. Or Vietnamese. Or Mongolian. Or Tibetan.

    Those are DIFFERENT cultures.

    So when you say "no Asian stars", not only is that nonsense, but its also a blanket statement for a lot of different cultural backgrounds.

    • Adam D
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      5 months agoReport

      When considering census data, every specific Asian ethnic group is not included. The blanket category of "Asian" is what you'll see on your census, and for the sake of the discussion at hand is a valid term. Asia is the region of origin being discussed.

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  • Adam D
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    5 months ago

    People of Asian decent make up less than 6% of the population of the USA. So across all professions, it is reasonable to expect about 6% of the employees to be Asian-Americans.

    You listed 3 right here. The second Harold and Kumar movie made lots of money compared to its budget, and both titular characters are played by Asian-Americans. John Cho is probably far more bankable than Jackie Chan. You don't think Lou Diamond Phillips is bankable? Then how is he continually working in both film and television for the past 35 years?

    How about Kumail Nanjiani? The Big Sick was massively profitable.

    Daniel Dae Kim, Sung Kang, Maggie Q, Masi Oka, Dean Cain - none of these people are struggling to find work.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    You forgot Jackie Chan

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  • 5 months ago

    maybe they choose other jobs

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