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Jun
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comment Are there relatively many British actors in US productions?
Here we are, @DA.! This would exactly be the answer to my question, if provably true.
Jun
28
comment Are there relatively many British actors in US productions?
@DA. And I don't understand the reference to non-English speaking nations. I was just considering the question, say, “Do British actors show up (in English-speaking productions) more than if one were to pick up randomly English-speaking actors?”
Jun
28
comment Are there relatively many British actors in US productions?
@DA. : Thanks, but you are indeed confirming my assumptions. The one about affording etc. was just to exclude indie, small-budget and so productions. So we both are talking about “global” productions where hiring someone from next door or from another country is more or less the same.
Jun
28
comment Are there relatively many British actors in US productions?
Why the downvote? Is there a way to make the question better (or just to close it)?
Jun
27
comment Why so many British actors in American productions?
I have posted a more conservative question.
Jun
27
asked Are there relatively many British actors in US productions?
Jun
27
comment Why so many British actors in American productions?
Thanks, but I am not saying they should not, nor that they should. It is just a – possibly misguided – curiosity. Assume I am asking why so many young action actors are called Chris (Pratt, Hemsworth, Evans...). One might answer: 1) that this is false, since numbers are statistically non significant; 2) that it is true, and there is indeed a so-and-so reason; 3) that it is true, but irrelevant. In all cases, it would not be a question of whether they should or should not be called like this or play such roles.
Jun
27
comment Why so many British actors in American productions?
@NapoleonWilson, thanks, but I don't need to “hide” this question. I like SE sites, and I try to give an active contribution to them (elsewhere more than here); I have now a feeling that this question does not enrich the site. OK, I will leave to others to delete or close it, if it deserves it.
Jun
27
comment Why so many British actors in American productions?
@NapoleonWilson: Thanks, but the comments and the downvotes suggested that it was just a naive question from someone who completely misunderstood the relationship between English-speaking nations.
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Jun
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comment Why so many British actors in American productions?
@KennyLJ: Perhaps I miss something not being American nor British (nor from any other English-speaking country). I see two different nations, in different continents, with an ocean in the middle, with different histories, customs, linguistic traditions (even without invoking Wilde), uses, laws etc. From yours and other of the comments I begin to gather that all English-speaking nations feel themselves as just regions of a single country, and I didn't understood them as such.
Jun
27
comment Why so many British actors in American productions?
@Catija: I can't follow your reasoning: perhaps is a stupid question but, as I phrased it, the only thing all my examples have in common is for the actors to be British, both as British characters and American characters.
Jun
27
comment Why so many British actors in American productions?
Actors, @Catija, as I say in the title and repeatedly in the question, portraying both British and American (and other) characters.
Jun
27
comment Why so many British actors in American productions?
@Catija: I find your tone a bit aggressive, but I'll ignore it. You telling an anecdote about one of those cases hardly is an explanation for the whole phenomenon, or a proof that this is not a phenomenon at all.
Jun
27
comment Why so many British actors in American productions?
@VedranŠego: Not quite: I am asking why they where chosen even though they were foreigners, with – in principle – a foreign accent, and so on. And see my previous comment.
Jun
27
comment Why so many British actors in American productions?
@Catija: «How difficult is that to understand?» Oh, that sounds quite patronising to my non-native ear. It must be me. It's not at all difficult, and it would be even less so if you had began by proving that this is uniformly the case for all the instances I pointed out and all the other ones out there.
Jun
27
comment Why so many British actors in American productions?
@his: It's a feeling, indeed. But I could even ask separate questions for most of those example: why was a quintessentially American character such as Lincoln (Superman, WWII soldier...) played by a British actor. Not that I complain, of course. It just seems like picking a black-haired actor to play a fair-headed character, and put them a wig (not an unheard-of thing, at that).
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