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Mick Jagger and Tilda Swinton join calls for new law to protect Venice

A host of famous names including Mick Jagger and Tilda Swinton have supported an appeal urging the Italian government to introduce a special law to safeguard Venice. Tourists have started to return to the city since Italy eased coronavirus travel restrictions in mid-May. But residents and those with close links to the city do not want it to return to its pre-pandemic plight when it was overwhelmed by daytrippers and giant cruise ships that wreaked havoc on its fragile lagoon.
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How Tall Is Tilda Swinton?

Actor Tilda Swinton is famous for her androgynous look, pale face, and collaborations with revered independent directors in Hollywood. The star’s career spans four decades, with many of her films gaining critical acclaim. Swinton is a versatile actor who has brought various characters to life and has appeared in the MCU as The Ancient One. Typically fans want to know everything about this star, including her height. So how tall is Swinton?
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20 Shocking Actor Transformations: Christian Bale, Tilda Swinton, and More

When Hulu debuted the first photos of Lily James as Pamela Anderson in the streamer’s upcoming limited series “Pam and Tommy,” no one could believe their eyes. James, best known for roles in “Cinderella” and “Mamma Mia 2,” appeared completely transformed, so much so that she looked more like Anderson than herself. James’ “Pam and Tommy” look is the latest in a long tradition of actor transformations. Whether achieved through natural methods (weight loss, weight gain) and/or boosted by makeup and prosthetics, actor transformations have been shocking TV and film viewers for as long as the mediums have existed.

Tilda Swinton On The Visual Feast That Is Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘The Human Voice’

What’s your earliest recollection of watching a Pedro Almodóvar film, and do you have any favourites among his works?. I remember seeing Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and feeling this enormous sense of relief. Here was a filmmaker making films about Europe and about people and a milieu that I recognised entirely – and, at the same time, a contemporary artist whose reference to the cultural landscape of cinema makes him heir to so many great directors through film history, especially those great masters who have focused their narratives and their atmosphere on the lives and passions of women. Pedro was putting onto a global screen a sensibility and a vernacular which was close to the underground world I was living in with Derek Jarman in London in the ’80s and early ’90s. He was always our Spanish cousin, very dear and greatly cherished as a fellow traveller with brilliant moves…

Kevin Feige Regrets Casting Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One in Doctor Strange

Kevin Feige will not defend Marvel's decision to cast Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One in Doctor Strange, having come to regret the idea over the past several years. During production of the superhero movie, Feige felt that the Ancient One needed to change with his transition from the page to the big screen, as that version was seen as an Asian stereotype by many. Ultimately, Swinton was brought in to play an androgynous take on the character, who serves as a mentor to the titular Doctor.

‘Doctor Strange’ Casting Of Tilda Swinton As ‘The Ancient One’ Was A Mistake, Says Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige

The controversial casting of Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One in 2016’s Doctor Strange was a mistake, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has admitted. Speaking to Men’s Health for a cover story on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu, Feige said the uproar over casting Swinton as the Tibetan magic arts guru was “a wake up call.”

Kevin Feige: Casting Tilda Swinton in Doctor Strange was a mistake

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige thinks it was a "mistake" to cast Tilda Swinton in 'Doctor Strange' but he has learned from the backlash. Kevin Feige thinks it was a "mistake" to cast Tilda Swinton in 'Doctor Strange'. The 60-year-old actress portrayed The Ancient One in the 2016 blockbuster but...
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MCU boss Kevin Feige admits that casting Tilda Swinton was a mistake

Casting Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One in Doctor Strange was one of the most controversial decisions in the MCU. Originally depicted as an Asian man in the comics, Swinton’s character was widely criticized as an example of Hollywood whitewashing. Now, MCU producer Kevin Feige admits that this was indeed a bad idea.
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Kevin Feige Addresses Casting Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One

Better late than never... Sometimes you can overthink a casting, especially in a comic book movie. People are always trying to get things accurate or trying to find a happy medium with some of the characters, who were created in the past but might need a socially acceptable upgrade to the present.

Kevin Feige Admits Casting Tilda Swinton As The Ancient One In ‘Doctor Strange’ Was The Wrong

When Marvel Studios set out to bring “Doctor Strange” to the big screen, there was one massive question about the character’s history that needed to be answered—how do you translate the role of The Ancient One to the modern setting? For decades, the character has shown up in the comics as a stereotypical mystic Asian man that shows Stephen Strange how to wield magic. Clearly, as a society, we’ve moved past that sort of portrayal. Well, the answer that Marvel Studios had was to make The Ancient One into a sorta nebulous, non-binary character played by Tilda Swinton. That casting wasn’t met with the appreciation the studio wanted, but still, it happened and Swinton ended up showing up in that film and “Avengers: Endgame.” However, it was obvious that Marvel Studios still had a lot to learn about bringing Asian characters to the big screen.

Kevin Feige Admits Casting Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One Was a Mistake: “We Thought We Were Being So Smart”

When actress Tilda Swinton was cast as The Ancient One for 2016’s Doctor Strange, lots of people raised their eyebrows. In the pages of Marvel Comics, that character was drawn as Asian – but that depiction also leaned hard into horrifically racist stereotypes, so Marvel Studios and Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson decided to go in an entirely different direction and cast a white woman to play the role instead.

Kevin Feige Says Casting Tilda Swinton As The Ancient One Was A Mistake

Everyone wasn’t a fan of Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One in Doctor Strange. The character as portrayed in Marvel Comics was a stereotype, a sage-like Asian man who teaches Stephen Strange to become the Sorcerer Supreme. So the decision was made to do something different to get away from that portrayal by casting Swinton who is white and often plays nonbinary. Well, that might not have been the best choice, and Kevin Feige can admit that.