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I’m an Arab actor who’s been asked to audition for the role of terrorist more than 30 times. If La La Land cleans up at the Oscars, I’m done | The Independent

logoroguesI’ve worked as a professional performer in the UK since the age of 12 – and my Arab heritage has pitted me against some pretty awful racial profiling in the industry. My first film job at the age of 14 – Steven Spielberg’s Munich – featured me as an Islamic terrorist’s son. Needless to say, that was an explosive…

Source: I’m an Arab actor who’s been asked to audition for the role of terrorist more than 30 times. If La La Land cleans up at the Oscars, I’m done | The Independent

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2 comments on “I’m an Arab actor who’s been asked to audition for the role of terrorist more than 30 times. If La La Land cleans up at the Oscars, I’m done | The Independent

  1. This shows how much attention I’ve been paying… I had never even heard of either Moonlight or La La Land before yesterday. I didn’t watch the Academy Awards, either, although this morning I heard there was some sort of mix up along the lines of “And the winner is… La La Land… oh, shit, sorry about that, we messed up, the winner is actually Moonlight… Oops!!!”

    British writer Lance Parkin posted the following humorous-yet-all-too-accurate status on his Facebook page this morning: “The Oscars really were a liberal dream come true, after all: the manifestly wrong choice, a colourful but utterly vapid one, was declared the winner, but then someone strode onto the stage and announced it was all a mistake.” 🙂

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    • First Night Design
      02/27/2017

      You couldn’t make it up! I only wish someone would suddenly say, ‘Oops, sorry, we got it wrong – the next president will be Bernie Saunders.” 🙂

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