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August 15, 1990 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of Asian actors who have protested the casting of a noted Welsh actor as a Eurasian in "Miss Saigon" is taking a much softer line on the casting of an American movie star as a Eurasian in renowned Japanese director Akira Kurosawa's next film. Kurosawa's selection of Richard Gere for the role of a Japanese American in "Rhapsody in August" was described as "far-fetched" by members of the Assn. of Asian Pacific American Artists, in a statement released Tuesday.
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August 15, 1990 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of Asian actors who have protested the casting of a noted Welsh actor as a Eurasian in "Miss Saigon" is taking a much softer line on the casting of an American movie star as a Eurasian in renowned Japanese director Akira Kurosawa's next film. Kurosawa's selection of Richard Gere for the role of a Japanese American in "Rhapsody in August" was described as "far-fetched" by members of the Assn. of Asian Pacific American Artists, in a statement released Tuesday.
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