Antonio Joseph "Tony" Mendez (born November 15, 1940) is an American CIA
technical ... Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious
Rescue in ... "Ben Affleck's A...
Jan 10, 2013 ... Argo Receives Seven Oscar Nominations - No Best Actor Nom Antonio Mendez
with Ben Affleck in the background By Bel Hernandez Did Ben ...
Oct 16, 2012 ... Dana Stevens is right: Argo, Ben Affleck's fictionalized account of a CIA plot ...
he's turned an unsung Latino American hero into just another white boy. ... And
characters of color are still routinely whitewashed, from Argo to the ...
Feb 8, 2013 ... Antonio "Tony" Mendez is an American hero of Mexican ancestry whose ... Not
only did a Latino actor not play Tony, who clearly in real life looks like a ... was
similarly white-washed when Jeffrey Hunter played him in the 1960 ...
Jan 13, 2013 ... Tony Mendez is part Mexican American and multiethnic. ... Nowhere in the movie
does the viewer get that the hero is Mexican-American… ... And characters of
color are still routinely whitewashed, from Argo to the Hunger ...
Feb 14, 2013 ... Argo, Whitewashing, and Race at the Golden Globes. Wynn Teresa ... He's an
American hero. He represents ... He does not speak Spanish and considers
himself as someone who grew up in the desert of the U.S. Southwest.
Dec 11, 2012 ... At a recent industry screening of Argo, I asked the film's director and lead ... in
some way and it's sort of being whitewashed by Ben Affleck the actor. ... and does
– belong to any number of nationalities… including American.
Oct 22, 2012 ... So, did Affleck whitewash Mendez's image or was his image already ... who see
Argo, or even hear about it, will not realize that the hero of the ...
Dec 10, 2012 ... [There has been controversy over the film Argo and its choice to have ..... did
actually whitewash by denying the role to a Latino American actor ...
Oct 9, 2012 ... Yet, once again, Hollywood chose to whitewash the part and add ... Argo
apparently does something similar, as it portrays the ... So credit for an incredible
heroic feat by a Latino man and the Canadians is now given to white Americans.
..... Mexican-American man cannot be portrayed as an American hero.