What's in a Skin Color? The Perils of Ethnic Impersonation in Movies

Las Vegas Weekly | August 22, 2008
Why is it that Robert Downey Jr. is celebrated for his clever meta-performance in Tropic Thunder, while Ben Stiller is attacked for denigrating a whole group of people in the same film? The line between respect and offense in cases like these is razor-thin, and it's not always easy to see where it should be drawn.

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