Friday, March 07, 2008
Tropic Thunder-Downey Plays Black Man
Ben Stiller directs and stars in a high-concept action comedy about a film crew struggling against Murphy's Law during the production of a big budget war film, and just what happens when the actors become possessed by the bravura of their onscreen counterparts. Robert Downey Jr stars as Kirk Lazurus. Kirk is a serious Oscar winning actor who is cast in an expensive Vietnam adaptation movie. His character was originally cast as a black man, so in order to qualify for the part he dyes his skin and dons a wig.
In my opinion it is not anymore different then the role The Wayans played. Since Ben Stiller is in the movie I know it is going to be funny.