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Actors’ Roles: Should There Be a Limit?

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To the Editor: Re “Actors Are Supposed to Act. We Should Let Them,” by Pamela Paul (column, May 16): Ms. Paul’s piece was a breath of fresh air in this politically correct, yet toxic, environment.

As a child, I saw and loved “The Good Earth,” starring Paul Muni. But that was made in 1937, long before anyone questioned a Caucasian playing a Chinese man.

It was a movie of its time, and a memorable one, indeed. If it were remade today, the casting would certainly be more sensitive, as Ms.

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