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A National Scandal of Miscasting


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Fresh off his triumph with LAST TANGO IN PARIS, Bernardo Bertolucci planned to film an epic about Tupac Amaru. The government of Peru was at first very enthusiastic about the project, but its attitude changed when BB revealed his choice to play Tupac, a choice obviously based on the politics of the actor, rather than on his rightness for the role:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARLON BRANDO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hardly had the Peruvians recovered from their shock and dismay at this absurd casting choice, that they nearly fainted at Bertolucci's choice for the Inca princess who would be Tupac's love interest--again, a choice based on the politics of the actress, rather than her qualifications for the role:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JANE FONDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Peruvians were so outraged at this grotesque miscasting that would have turned the epic saga of Tupac into a ludicrous travesty that BB had to cancel the project.

Who do you think might have been Bertolucci's original choice to play THE LAST EMPEROR? Paul Newman? Robert Redford? Ryan O'Neal?

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Fresh off his triumph with LAST TANGO IN PARIS, Bernardo Bertolucci planned to film an epic about Tupac Amaru. The government of Peru was at first very enthusiastic about the project, but its attitude changed when BB revealed his choice to play Tupac, a choice obviously based on the politics of the actor, rather than on his rightness for the role:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARLON BRANDO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hardly had the Peruvians recovered from their shock and dismay at this absurd casting choice, that they nearly fainted at Bertolucci's choice for the Inca princess who would be Tupac's love interest--again, a choice based on the politics of the actress, rather than her qualifications for the role:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JANE FONDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Peruvians were so outraged at this grotesque miscasting that would have turned the epic saga of Tupac into a ludicrous travesty that BB had to cancel the project.

Who do you think might have been Bertolucci's original choice to play THE LAST EMPEROR? Paul Newman? Robert Redford? Ryan O'Neal?[/quote

 

 

That sounds so wrong on so many levels. Glad it never happened.

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