Vincent Piazza, of Clint Eastwood's 'Jersey Boys' and 'Boardwalk Empire,' Discusses Italian-American Stigma, Playing a Latino

Jun 16, 2014 811

Hollywood has cast several Italian-American actors to play Latinos in film, including Al Pacino's infamous portrayal of Cuban gangster Tony Montana in "Scarface" and a Puerto Rican convict in "Carlito's Way," among others.

While the cultures of Latino-Americans, Italian-Americans and Latinos and Italians from their respective countries are all very different in their own ways, the cultural representations and typecasting of the gangster and criminal roles often parallel each other.

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