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Race, wang size got me sacked: Thomas Jane

So actor Thomas Jane is unhappy about being replaced by Korean-American actor Sung Kang in the upcoming film “Headshot”:

JANE: Well, Wayne Kramer brought me into the project and when Wayne left the project I suggested Walter Hill to Stallone and the next week they hired Walter Hill and I was very happy about that because I’ve always wanted to work with him.

But then did the studio sort of…

JANE: Well, Joel Silver came onboard the project and said that he has a quote-unquote ‘formula’ for these quote-unquote ‘buddy movies’ and it has to be a white guy and a quote-unquote ‘ethnic guy.’ And they relieved me of duty and basically paid me off, which I was really upset about, you know? I didn’t get a call from Stallone. I was a little upset about that. Maybe they didn’t want anybody on the movie with a bigger dick than him.

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  • http://www.xanga.com/wangkon936 WangKon936

    My, that’s so classy of you Mr. Thomas Jane.

    Lord knows how many times an “ethnic” lost a role because the director and/or script demanded someone less “ethnic” or times where made-up white actors played “ethnic” roles.

  • http://jikding.wordpress.com/ 조엘

    In his defense, I think once you star in a show about you having a huge penis you’re pretty much guaranteed to be a dick for the rest of your life.

  • jd

    I’m not sure why Jane is getting all kinds of bad press because of this.

    Jane is making fun of Joel Silver’s formula for this type of movie. Joel Silver, according to Jane, is the one who wanted an “ethnic guy.” He’s also the one who used the term “ethnic guy.” That’s what the whole quote-unquote thing is about.

    Why blame Jane for pointing out the silliness of this well-establish Hollywood cliche?

  • dogbertt

    I had no idea “Hung” was a documentary.

  • dogbertt

    Lord knows how many times an “ethnic” lost a role because the director and/or script demanded someone less “ethnic” or times where made-up white actors played “ethnic” roles.

    This really seems to be a [ahem] “hot button” topic, even among the more rational kyopos.