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LOS ANGELES: Put "ancient Egyptian people" into a Google image search, and none of the resulting photos resemble Christian Bale or Joel Edgerton, stars of Ridley Scott's biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings"."Exodus," opening next week, stars Bale as Moses, Edgerton as pharaoh-to-be Ramses, John Turturro as the Egyptian leader and Sigourney Weaver as his queen. Actors of color occupy minor, mostly non-speaking roles.Otherwise, Hollywood's version of the biblical hero has always been white, played by actors such as Charlton Heston in 1956, and Christian Slater more than 50 years later.Boyd notes that actors of color are rarely, if ever, cast as white figures.For example, he said, Hollywood wouldn't make a movie about Princess Diana with Kerry Washington in the lead role.
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