Why it matters that FX’s ‘Tyrant’ didn’t cast a Middle Eastern actor in its lead role

By Daniel Fienberg In reviews, podcasts and tweets, it has become common in recent years for me to lament the influx of British and Australian actors masquerading as Americans, all perpetrating the same flat, generic accents as if Americans all come from the same state, which is no state at all, but rather some nether-region dialect coaches call Mid-Atlantic or something. “This argument is a bit thin and overplayed. It’s not like the actor is in ‘tanface.’ The slope is getting pretty slippery.” Read the full article here: http://www.hitfix.com/the-fien-print/why-it-matters-that-fxs-tyrant-didnt-cast-a-middle-eastern-actor-in-its-lead-role

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