Juano Hernandez in General Discussions Posted June 17, 2011 That was clearly his best role. It is both wonderful and painful to watch him in it. Wonderful because of his commanding performance. Painful thinking of all the performances we don't have of him because he was black. Lena Horne doesn't represent the only collection of lost opportunities due to the idiocy of racism. I like to imagine Shanghai Express with Anna May Wong and Marlene Dietrich playing each others roles.