8 Actors Who Raceswapped (For Better and Worse)

Apr 29, 2014 at 7:14 am |

Raceswapping in a movie can be funny or downright offensive. Here are 8 of the best and worst examples of the trope.

Robert Downey Jr. – Tropic Thunder

Downey played an Australian method actor playing a black character in the movie-in-a-movie in Tropic Thunder as brilliant commentary on both the trope and the insecurity that drives many actors.

When an actor plays a different race than their own, it can be anything from funny to outright offensive. Here are eight of the best and worst.