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John Forte
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"Great (white) directors who regularly feature PoC in major roles"


          

Tarantino might be the only one. Spielberg gets a pass for making two "black" films.

  

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If we consider Benicio a Person of Color, Soderbergh gets in
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Soderbergh also regularly casts Don Cheadle & Luis Guzman
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      Yeah, but those are typically tertiary roles, Cheadle excepted
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Tony Scott
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I'm not willing to call him a great filmmaker
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      i'd say its almost up for debate though
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Ted Demme would have done more if he hadn't passed so young
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Ted Demme cast ME in my only role
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came here to say Jonathan Demme
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      He was one of the first ones I thought of too
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      he owns a very large collection of haitian art
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Tom Cruise seems to always cast a PoC in supporting roles in his movies.
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Or...Michael Mann?
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      good choice
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      Yeah of course TC isn't a director but I am sure he calls the shots.
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           not saying you're wrong
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Wes Anderson.
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Woody Allen
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lol
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J.J. Abrams
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Looking only at his films, it's too early to tell
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John Sayles
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Brother From Another Planet, and Honeydrippers
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      Plus Passion Fish, City of Hope, Lone Star, Men With Guns, etc.
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           Yup. One of the best screenwriters of his generation as well.
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Jim Jarmusch
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Ghost Dog, Limits of Control
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James Cameron
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John Forte
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1. "If we consider Benicio a Person of Color, Soderbergh gets in"
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8. "Soderbergh also regularly casts Don Cheadle & Luis Guzman"
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And gave regular work to guys like Bernie Mac, and even cast Bill Duke in a flick.

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9. "Yeah, but those are typically tertiary roles, Cheadle excepted"
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Cheadle + Benicio gets him in the club

  

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2. "Tony Scott"
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5. "I'm not willing to call him a great filmmaker"
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6. "i'd say its almost up for debate though"
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he's got some pretty big "hits"

i could argue it either way i think

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3. "Ted Demme would have done more if he hadn't passed so young"
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4. "Ted Demme cast ME in my only role"
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14. "came here to say Jonathan Demme"
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Ted's uncle.

I once asked Jonathan Demme about his casting choices vis a vis race and he looked at me and kinda blinked like the answer should be obvious and said he casts films to reflect the world he actually sees, which is diverse and beautiful. His crews tend to be fairly diverse as well. He seems like a genuinely good dude.

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16. "He was one of the first ones I thought of too"
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17. "he owns a very large collection of haitian art"
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i dont know if this is still the case but at one point he had the largest collection outside of haiti

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7. "Tom Cruise seems to always cast a PoC in supporting roles in his movies."
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10. "Or...Michael Mann?"
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11. "good choice"
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12. "Yeah of course TC isn't a director but I am sure he calls the shots. "
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20. "not saying you're wrong"
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but sticking to him saying directors


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13. "Wes Anderson."
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15. "Woody Allen"
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if PoC means "Peak of Caucasity"

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18. "J.J. Abrams"
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Ever since I became aware of him circa LOST, I believe he's even gone on record stating it's vital and important to feature diverse casts. Examples include the recent Star Trek and upcoming Star Wars film reboots. His TV examples (directing/producing) include LOST, Undercovers (w/two PoC leads, Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw), Revolution, Person of Interest, and Almost Human.


EDIT: Though to be true to the OP, I suppose it also depends on whether one considers Abrams a "great" director.

  

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19. "Looking only at his films, it's too early to tell"
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Star Trek is automatically going to be diverse. To a lesser extent, so is Star Wars.

  

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22. "John Sayles"
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24. "Brother From Another Planet, and Honeydrippers"
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26. "Plus Passion Fish, City of Hope, Lone Star, Men With Guns, etc."
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Joe Morton is/was a frequent collaborator, and he's never been shy about doing stories that centered around African Americans or Latinos/Central Americans.

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28. "Yup. One of the best screenwriters of his generation as well."
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23. "Jim Jarmusch"
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25. "Ghost Dog, Limits of Control"
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27. "James Cameron"
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He usually has a poc in a major supporting role in most of his movies.

  

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